Nomura Robots

By | August 1, 2013

The company Nomura, similar to many other Japanese manufacturers, began in the tin toy industry in the late 1940's after World War II to help reconstruct the economy. Nomura is famous for their tin robot toys such as Tetsujin 28 aka Iron Man and Astro Boy. In addition, coming off the success of the movie Forbidden Planet, Robby the Robot became a popular toy robot. These productions of battery operated walking tin robots help establish Nomura as hugely popular for its toys during the 1950s and and 1960s. In the early 1970s, the company adopted diecast metal for the production of their toys after Popy had success with their line of die cast toys. During this time, the company acquired the license to produce the Yamato toyline based on the popular animation series in Japan, Farewell to Yamato, which is related to the animation series called Star Blazers in the United States. Today, many toy collectors find nostalgic Nomura's toyline as an attractive investment for their collection.


Robby Robot Moon Patrol Space Div no3 Nomura Tin 1958 Battery Forbidden Planet
$27.00 (5 Bids)
Sale Ends Friday Aug-1-2014 9:16:59 PDT


70s Nomura Diecast Yamato Cosmo Tiger Chogokin Popy Bullmark Takatoku Godaikin
$198.00
Sale Ends Saturday Aug-2-2014 4:24:02 PDT


VINTAGE WIND UP MECHANICAL TIN TOY SPACE ROBOT NOMURA TOYS JAPAN CIRCA 1940
$1,299.99
Sale Ends Saturday Aug-2-2014 14:46:24 PDT


70s Nomura Diecast Yamato 1 850 Chogokin Popy Bullmark Takatoku Godaikin DX
$380.00
Sale Ends Sunday Aug-3-2014 8:38:21 PDT


Vintage Antique Nomura Zoomer Battery Operated Tin Robot 1950S Made In Japan
$375.00
Sale Ends Sunday Aug-3-2014 17:29:35 PDT


RARE Tin Friction Space Guerrilla Combat Ray Gun 1960s Yoshiya Nomura FLARE KO
$119.00
Sale Ends Sunday Aug-3-2014 20:23:15 PDT


NOMURA MECHANIZED ROBBY THE ROBOT HELMET
$36.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Aug-5-2014 5:25:16 PDT


NOMURA ROBOTANK Z and R 1 HELMET
$42.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Aug-5-2014 5:25:46 PDT


Vtg 1960s NOMURA R1 ROBOTANK Robot tank space Battery B O mechanical Tin Japan
$395.99
Sale Ends Tuesday Aug-5-2014 8:12:40 PDT


Nomura Zoomer Robot Vintage Battery Operated Tin Space Toy 1950s Japan TN
$441.61
Sale Ends Wednesday Aug-6-2014 4:53:58 PDT


nomura yamato 1 850 scale not popy
$300.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Aug-6-2014 4:55:31 PDT


Space Toy Robot Tin Bulldozer Japan w Truck Trailer BANDAI Unique eBayNo Nomura
$966.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Aug-6-2014 10:25:32 PDT


TOBOR CAPRI W TIN SPARKLING WIND UP MECHANICAL SPACE COSMIC ROBOT NOMURA COPY
$745.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Aug-6-2014 17:36:46 PDT


GIROPLAST Celluloid tin wind up SPACE COSMIC ROBOT AUSTONAUT copy NOMURA JAPAN
$745.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Aug-6-2014 17:41:00 PDT


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