Nomura Robots

By | January 17, 2015

The company Nomura, similar to many other manufacturers in Japan, 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.


1960s Jupiter Space Toy Rocket Launcher R C No Japan Robot Nomura Very Rare NR
$23.50 (17 Bids)
Sale Ends Sunday Apr-26-2015 18:00:12 PDT


1960s Space Toy IMAI KAGAKU The Mole Thunderbirds B O Japan No RobotNomura NR
$11.50 (3 Bids)
Sale Ends Sunday Apr-26-2015 18:10:30 PDT


Vtg Green Tin 5 Robot Sparking Wind Up Toy Nomura Made in Japan
$39.00 (1 Bid)
Sale Ends Sunday Apr-26-2015 18:29:00 PDT


Musical Drummer Robot 1950s Nomura Japan Tin Litho Space Robot Battery Toy
$280.00 (11 Bids)
Sale Ends Sunday Apr-26-2015 18:35:02 PDT


NOMURA TOY Tin MECHANIZED ROBOT Robby 1950s + 1990s parts MIJ
$719.99
Sale Ends Sunday Apr-26-2015 20:33:37 PDT


Nomura TN Mini Robo Tank TR 2 1960s Japan Rare Space Tin Robot Tank
$352.00
Sale Ends Tuesday Apr-28-2015 8:34:03 PDT


70s Nomura Diecast Yamato Analyzer Chogokin Popy Bullmark Takatoku Godaikin DX70
$152.80
Sale Ends Wednesday Apr-29-2015 1:04:04 PDT


1950s NOMURA SPACEMAN ROBOT REMOTE CONTROL BATTERY OP MADE IN JAPAN working
$350.00
Sale Ends Wednesday Apr-29-2015 9:28:19 PDT


VINTAGE WIND UP MECHANICAL TIN TOY SPACE ROBOT NOMURA TOYS JAPAN CIRCA 1940
$1,299.99
Sale Ends Wednesday Apr-29-2015 14:46:24 PDT


Vintage Japan Tin R 1 Robot Robotank Space Toy B O TN NOMURA TOYS
$46.99 (13 Bids)
Sale Ends Wednesday Apr-29-2015 16:28:59 PDT


1950s NOMURA RADAR ROBOT SCARCE JAPAN SPACE TOY
$101.00 (2 Bids)
Sale Ends Wednesday Apr-29-2015 17:31:06 PDT


VINTAGE 1950s NOMURA MUSICAL DRUMMING ROBOT GREAT LITHO WORKS TIN B OP TN JAPAN
$265.99 (5 Bids)
Sale Ends Thursday Apr-30-2015 18:08:53 PDT


TOBOR CAPRI W TIN SPARKLING WIND UP MECHANICAL SPACE COSMIC ROBOT NOMURA COPY
$745.00
Sale Ends Thursday Apr-30-2015 20:24:44 PDT


BEAUTIFUL AND RARE NOMURA DREAM CONCEPT CAR JAPANESE TIN 1950S
$2,950.00
Sale Ends Friday May-1-2015 9:02:40 PDT


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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