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.


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


Robby Robot Moon Patrol Space Div no3 Nomura Tin 1958 Battery Forbidden Planet
$100.00
Sale Ends Monday Sep-1-2014 23:34:55 PDT


70s Nomura Diecast Yamato 1 850 Chogokin Popy Bullmark Takatoku Godaikin DX
$360.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Sep-2-2014 9:04:45 PDT


Nomura Zoomer Robot Vintage Battery Operated Tin Space Toy 1950s Japan TN
$537.80
Sale Ends Wednesday Sep-3-2014 7:28:08 PDT


NOMURA MECHANIZED ROBBY THE ROBOT HELMET
$36.00
Sale Ends Thursday Sep-4-2014 6:44:45 PDT


nomura yamato 1 850 scale not popy
$300.00
Sale Ends Friday Sep-5-2014 4:55:31 PDT


ROBBY RUBBER DRIVE for ears and piston Nomura 50s
$12.50
Sale Ends Saturday Sep-6-2014 6:26:21 PDT


TN NoMuRa Japan 1958 Moon Space Ship NM In OriGiNaL BOXRAREFabuLOus Working
$2,900.00
Sale Ends Sunday Sep-7-2014 4:01:32 PDT


Rocket Pro Gigantor Tetsujin28 like Tin Toy Battery Operated X Plus Nomura Yonez
$159.00
Sale Ends Sunday Sep-7-2014 22:20:56 PDT


SCARCE VINTAGE NOMURA TN WIND UP WALKING FAMILY ROBOT SET OF THREE MINT ON CARD
$74.99
Sale Ends Tuesday Sep-9-2014 19:38:46 PDT


SONSCO NOMURA JAPAN SPACE MAN ROBOT TIN BATTERY OP RC TOY BOX
$2,750.00
Sale Ends Thursday Sep-11-2014 13:01:13 PDT


1960s RARE VINTAGE NOMURA MINI ROBO TANK TR 2 ROBOT MADE IN JAPAN
$649.95
Sale Ends Tuesday Sep-16-2014 8:55:39 PDT


GIROPLAST Celluloid tin wind up SPACE COSMIC ROBOT AUSTONAUT copy NOMURA JAPAN
$745.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Sep-16-2014 12:42:58 PDT


TOBOR CAPRI W TIN SPARKLING WIND UP MECHANICAL SPACE COSMIC ROBOT NOMURA COPY
$745.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Sep-16-2014 12:51:25 PDT


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Check out some videos on some classic Nomura tin toys from the past!

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Yellow version of the Remote Controlled Spaceman toy robot.

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