Nomura Robots

By | December 14, 2015

Like many other manufacturers in Japan, the company Nomura began in the tin toy industry in the late 1940's after World War II to help reconstruct the economy of their nation. 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.


1950s Vintage Nomura Mechanized Robby Robot Forbidden Planet Black Re Painted
$750.00
Sale Ends Friday May-27-2016 21:54:04 PDT


ROBBY RUBBER DRIVE for ears and piston Nomura 50s
$10.00
Sale Ends Saturday May-28-2016 6:26:21 PDT


Vintage Rosko Astronaut Robot Original 1950s NOMURA Made in Japan Bat Op Rare VG
$299.99
Sale Ends Saturday May-28-2016 13:55:26 PDT


Rare Zoomer the Robot TN Nomura Toys Made Japan 1950s Battery Operated
$349.99
Sale Ends Saturday May-28-2016 16:01:05 PDT


Rare Silver Piston Action Robot Pug Robby TN Nomura Toys Made Japan 1950s Box
$499.99
Sale Ends Sunday May-29-2016 15:49:13 PDT


TIN TOY NOMURA ROAD GRADER N 108 BATT OP NO ROBOTSPACE TOYYONEZAWA NO RESERVE
$9.99
Sale Ends Sunday May-29-2016 17:18:33 PDT


ORIGINAL 1950s NOMURA RADAR ROBOT B O TIN LITHO SPACE TOY WORKS JAPAN
$169.50 (12 Bids)
Sale Ends Sunday May-29-2016 18:00:01 PDT


VINTAGE 115 MOON TRAVELLER APOLLO Z SPACE TIN TOY IN BOX 1969 NOMURA WORKS
$295.00
Sale Ends Sunday May-29-2016 21:44:16 PDT


RAREJAPAN R 1 ROBOT TANK NOMURA
$350.00
Sale Ends Monday May-30-2016 4:54:42 PDT


50s Nomura Ratchet Robot Vintage Tin Wind Up Toy Japan Boxed
$449.00
Sale Ends Monday May-30-2016 11:00:05 PDT


Rare Mechanized Robby Robot TN Nomura Toys Made Japan 1950s Battery Operated Box
$1,499.99
Sale Ends Monday May-30-2016 16:13:17 PDT


VINTAGE 1950s NOMURA ZOOMER TIN ROBOT BATTERY OPERATED TOY
$9.99 (2 Bids)
Sale Ends Monday May-30-2016 19:00:40 PDT


NEW SPACE TOY BANDAI ROBOT R C MECHAGODZILLA 1974 Japan B O Or Boxes No Nomura
$15,000.00
Sale Ends Tuesday May-31-2016 9:09:48 PDT


GIROPLAST Celluloid tin wind up SPACE COSMIC ROBOT AUSTONAUT copy NOMURA JAPAN
$745.00
Sale Ends Tuesday May-31-2016 17:26:53 PDT


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