Nomura Robots

By | November 10, 2017

Like many manufacturers in Japan, the company Nomura made a transition towards the tin toy industry in the late 1940's after World War II to help reconstruct the economy of their country. 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.


ORIGINAL NOMURA RADAR ROBOT DARK GREY RED SPACE TIN TOY MADE IN JAPAN WITH BOX
$1,200.00
Sale Ends Sunday Jan-21-2018 16:49:10 PST


ROBOTANK Z TN Nomura 1960s
$450.00
Sale Ends Monday Jan-22-2018 6:19:45 PST


Nomura Zoomer the Space Robot made in Japan for parts or restore
$99.00 (1 Bid)
Sale Ends Monday Jan-22-2018 6:41:32 PST


Nomura Robot Japan Vintage Original Box and Robotank Z Boxed Rare 1960s
$850.00
Sale Ends Monday Jan-22-2018 16:49:00 PST


Zoomer the Robot 1950s Original Nomura Japan Tin Litho Battery Space Toy
$375.00
Sale Ends Monday Jan-22-2018 19:00:01 PST


Space Toy EGE NAVE COLUMBIA B O NO NOMURA YONEZAWA JAPAN ROBOT BOX ONLY empty
$9.99
Sale Ends Tuesday Jan-23-2018 14:16:48 PST


ALL ORIGINAL NOMURA SHOWA PISTON ACTION ROBOT ROBBY + BOX 1957
$495.00
Sale Ends Thursday Jan-25-2018 17:07:01 PST


Vintage Nomura Windup Space Robot Antique Toy Working Blue Yellow TN Rare Old
$24.99
Sale Ends Thursday Jan-25-2018 17:35:06 PST


Mechanized Robot 1950s Nomura Toy Reprint Version Osaka Tinplate
$1,230.00
Sale Ends Friday Jan-26-2018 7:23:52 PST


Tetsujin 28 No3 Windup Tin Toy Rare Vintage made by Nomura Toy Japan Roboto
$4,999.99
Sale Ends Friday Jan-26-2018 10:08:02 PST


MINT ASTRONAUT ROBOT SPACE SCOUT SHIP MADE IN HONG KONG EXACTLY JAPAN NOMURA
$390.00
Sale Ends Saturday Jan-27-2018 8:16:07 PST


NOMURA tin Robotank R1
$127.50 (2 Bids)
Sale Ends Saturday Jan-27-2018 15:47:15 PST


TIN SPACE TOY MISSILE LAUNCHER TANK MS 85 ARMY MD 5 MASUDAYA B O ROBOT NO NOMURA
$425.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Jan-30-2018 14:24:35 PST


ALL ORIGINAL NOMURA VOLKSWAGEN VW R 10 SPACE PATROL ROBOT SPACE TOY 1960
$1,995.00
Sale Ends Friday Feb-2-2018 17:23:01 PST


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

Vintage Nomura Ishi Zoomer Wind-up Robot Toy with Sparks

Vintage Nomura Blue Spaceman Astronaut Robot with remote control.

Nomura robot toy
Yellow version of the Remote Controlled Spaceman toy robot.

50s Nomura batop radar tin robot

Nomura produced the popular tin robot toys such as Astro Boy, Tetsujin 28, Zoomer Robot, and most notably Robby the Robot, whose iconic character originally debuted in the American science fiction movie classic, The Forbidden Planet. These toys were battery operated tin robots that would walk. The popularity of these toys established Nomura as one of the leading producers of walking tin robot toys during the ’50s and ’60s. The manufacturer eventually moved away from manufacturing tin toys to diecast metal toys due to its lower cost.