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LINEMAR

Golden Lantern Powder Robot

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A1 TOYS/ASAKUSA

Big-X Boat

BULLMARK

Kaiju Jirass (Collared)

Kaiju Godzilla

King Kong wind-up

GAKKEN

Lunar 8 with original box

HORIKAWA

Rotator Robot with original box

Thunder Robot with original box

KO/YOSHIYA

Wind Up Space Dog with original box

Mr Chief Robot

MARX

Mr Mercury (1st version) and original box

Whistling Kooky Spooky Tree with original box

MASUDAYA

Space Commando Robot with original battery box

MITSUHASHI

Gold Star Space Plane and box

NOMURA

Earthman Robot and box

OSAKA TIN TOY INSTITUTE (OTTI)

Silver Mechanized Robot with original box

TOMY

Billy Blastoff International Cargo Set with original Japan box 

YONE

Mighty Robot Carrying Apollo with original box

YONEZAWA

Conehead Robot with Japan box

Jet Race 53 Car with original box

Mirrorman Sparking Wind-Up with Japan Box

YOSHIYA

High Wheel Robot with original box

X-PLUS

Robby the Robot Altair-4 Transporter with original box

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VIDEO SECTION

​Our latest listings are below, with videos showing them in action.

More ROBOTS are being added regularly

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YONEZAWA

Jet Race Y-53

1950s Yonezawa Japan Tin Friction Y-53 Jet Race Car Toy & VERY RARE Original Box. Tin friction Jet Race car which was made in Japan by Yonezawa in the 1950s. The friction motor works but the flint has worn down, so the toy no longer sparks.

YONEZAWA

Conehead Robot

1960s Yonezawa Japan Tin Wind Up Space Robot aka CONEHEAD Robot – ULTRA RARE.
Tin wind-up robot which was made in Japan by Yonezawa in 1967.
Conehead was a Japanese Superhero in the late sixties and was well known for his rockets in his feet, just like Astro Boy. It’s the robots head that makes him so special…big eyes and a very unusual shape. Conehead robot was made only for the Japanese market and maybe that is the reason why he is such a difficult robot to find in any condition.
After testing the wind-up functionality, the robot advances with walking motion as expected and even still SPARKS!!! The switch in his chest panel is inactive.

DUX

Astroman nr150

1950s West Germany Battery Operated Dux Astroman Nr.150 Robot Toy & Original Box.
An early classic battery-operated remote-control robot which was made in West Germany in 1959.
The robot is controlled by a remote control which allows the robot to walk with a light in the chest, bend over as well as lifting/lowering & opening/closing his arms to grab things. The head of the Dux Astroman is special, it glows in the dark!
After testing the robot with batteries, it does exactly as described above and is in FULLY WORKING condition.

SOLD

YONEZAWA

Martin the Martian aka Krome Dome

Tin and plastic battery-operated robot which was made in Japan by Yonezawa in 1968.
Also known as Krome Dome, early versions of this toy featured the Martin the Martian name on the box and was Yonezawa’s own production issue. Later versions assumed the Krome Dome nickname and were made for Mego. The robot is the same, but the graphics and name on the box is different.
This early Martin the Martian robot with its near mint box is incredibly rare!
Strange, charming, and rare, Martin the Martian functions as a traditional bump and go robot then stops to perform a complex series of actions. As the accordion like body stretches, Martin’s arms raise while the mouth begins to open and close as it emits a space noise as well as the eyes lighting up red.
After testing with batteries, he does exactly as described above and is in WORKING condition but please note that Martin does not make his space noise.

SOLD

MASUDAYA

Space GIANT

1960s Masudaya Japan Tin Battery Operated Space Giant Flying Saucer Robot Toy.
Large and incredibly impressive, lithographed tin battery-operated flying saucer which was made in Japan by Masudaya in 1963.
This Big Flying Saucer (that’s why it’s called “Giant”) has beautiful lithography which is what makes this flying saucer so much searched for by collectors as it’s also one of the largest saucer toys that was ever made.
The Space Giant has non-stop mystery bump & go action, flashing lights in green and red on top of the ship. Also, the taillights are illuminated in red and green, and the Giant makes a very special space noise. The Tin made astronaut is in control of this Giant.
After testing the saucer with batteries, it does exactly as described above and is in FULLY WORKING condition.

SOLD

YONEZAWA

Moon Robot aka Ribbon Robot

Tin wind-up robot which was made in Japan by Yonezawa in 1960.
In action he advances with walking motion as the multi-coloured ribbons inside his head turn.
Stamped with ‘Y’ logo and ‘Made in Japan’ on the body between the legs. The dome is clear plastic with a distinct pink tinge, a unique feature of this robot. After testing the wind-up functionality, the robot moves forward and the ribbons inside his head turn, but he no longer sparks through the red gel mouthpiece.
The robot is accompanied by its ULTRA RARE ORIGINAL BOX WITH INSERT. The overall condition of the box is also very good for its age with only minimal signs of wear, small tear and creasing to corners, ends and sides. The graphics are clean and bright. The insert is slightly distorted but houses the robot perfectly.
The original box for this robot is incredibly hard to find and is highly sort after, so if you are interested in just purchasing the box, please do contact us to discuss.

SOLD

HORIKAWA

TV Dino Robo (Japanese Market version)

Tin and plastic battery-operated early version red fly eye space dinosaur robot which was made in Japan by Horikawa in the late-1960s and was bespoke for the Japanese market. There does not appear to be an English version of this robot. The mystery of this robot coming with a small plastic dinosaur/monster toy still surrounds this robot today. THIS REALLY IS THE REAL DEAL AND A VERY SOUGHT-AFTER ROBOT AND BOX COMBO FOR ANY COLLECTOR.
In action, he walks forward, stops, then a stunning scene of prehistoric mayhem is displayed on his TV screen. He also has a “spaghetti” red shoulder antenna which rotates whilst this is going on. Incredibly cool robot to see in action. 
After testing the robot with batteries, it does exactly as described above and is in FULLY WORKING condition.

SOLD

ALPS

Moon Explorer Robot

Tin and plastic battery-operated robot which was made in Japan by Bandai for Alps in 1966.
This very impressive robot is one of a group of Alps robots based on the same moulds which are referred to as the “Gang of 3”: Rocket Man, Moon Explorer and Missile Robot.
THIS REALLY IS THE REAL DEAL AND A VERY SOUGHT-AFTER ROBOT.
In action he advances with walking motion, moving arms, and flashing head lights as his chest clock turns, colour wheels spin and pistons move. Incredibly cool robot to see in action.
ONE OF THE BEST ROBOTS JAPAN EVER PRODUCED IN THE GOLDEN AGE!!!
After testing the robot with batteries, it does exactly as described above and is in FULLY WORKING condition.

SOLD

MARX

Frankenstein

1960s Marx Toys Japan Tin Battery Operated Remote Control Frankenstein Robot Toy.
Tin battery-operated remote-control Frankenstein robot toy which was made in Japan by Marx in 1962.
This is the rarer and harder to find brown foot version. Frankenstein is controlled by a remote control which allows the robot to walk, bend over as well as raising, lowering, opening, and closing his arms to grab things.
After testing Frankenstein with batteries, he does exactly as described above and is in WORKING condition.
The overall condition of Frankenstein is very good for its age showing usual expected signs of play wear and a few scratches. The head and hands are in good shape. Both motors are working and he walks and bends which is very rare as this function very seldom works. The top motor which controls the arms works slowly but although he raises and lowers his arms the open/close function of the arms is very temperamental and not working well. 
The remote control is in good condition with no cracks.
Approx. 31cm tall.
Requires 2 x D cell batteries (not included).

YONEZAWA

M-27 Moon Explorer

Tin battery-operated Moon Explorer space vehicle which was made in Japan by Yonezawa in 1963.
It has an ingenious internal mechanism that drives 4 legs with pods to give it a stable walk.
Walking on 4 legs with a revolving antenna, cameraman coming out of an access door, flashing lights and a beautiful lighted engine…This really is a wonderful space toy with outstanding lithography. It’s powered by a corded remote control that is in the shape of a rocket. The remote has 2 buttons, white and red. Pressing the red button makes the M-27 start walking and exploring the “moon surface”. Pressing the white button makes the M-27 stop, a hatch/door opens and when fully opened, the cameraman/astronaut comes out, shooting the “moon surface”. Then the door closes again, and the M-27 heads out for a new adventure.
CAUTION! DO NOT HOLD DOOR CLOSED WHILST PRESSING THE RED BUTTON.
After testing this fantastic space toy with batteries, it does exactly as described above and is in WORKING condition but please note the antenna is missing.

SOLD

BULLMARK

Godzilla

Tin battery-operated remote-control toy, which was made in Japan by Bullmark in the late-1960s. This is an extremely hard to find toy in complete, all original, fully working condition. In action, Godzilla walks forward waving his claws, opening/closing mouth with light, smoking action, and he screams like a T-Rex. Incredibly cool toy to see in action!
After testing with batteries, it does exactly as described above and is in FULLY WORKING condition.

NOMURA/SONSCO

Spaceman Astronaut Robot

Incredibly rare tin battery-operated remote-control astronaut robot which was made in Japan by Nomura and imported by Sonsco (a short-lived US importer) in 1958.
In action, he advances with walking motion as his helmet lights and arms swing. He also carries a space gun and a lighted torch.
After testing with batteries, he does exactly as described above and is in FULLY WORKING condition.

SOLD

MARX

Hootin Hollow Haunted House

Tin battery-operated spooky haunted house toy which was made in Japan by Marx Toys in the early-1960s.
The litho design is out of this world and this unbelievably awesome toy has 8, YES EIGHT different functions. There is light, sound, a moving cat, a ghost, more scary sound, a skeleton, more creeps and more more more!
Full list below of all 8 functions and how they are worded on the toy above each button:
1. JUMPING CAT
2. GHOST AT WINDOW
3. FRONT DOOR
4. WINDOW SHADE
5. SHAKING HOUSE
6. SKELETON
7. SPOOKY SOUND
8. WHISTLING WIND
After testing the house with batteries, unfortunately the motor is not working and it only functions with manual buttons. The light works in the Ghost window.

SOLD

HORIKAWA

Busy Cart Robot (Japanese Market version)

This is the VERY RARE, hardly ever seen, Japanese market only version of the Horikawa Busy Cart Robot. You often see these robots with plain hats, but this version which was only made for the Japanese market has a narrow brim hat with black stripes and Japanese writing on it which is the name of the Japanese construction company this fantastic Busy Cart robot was “working for”.
A brightly lithographed tin and plastic battery-operated robot which was made in Japan by Horikawa in the late 1960s / early 1970s.
Not only does this robot have the VERY RARE Japanese market only hat, but it is also the leg variation which has considerable knee litho detailing compared to the usual plain leg design.
This imaginative robot advances with walking motion carrying his cart, he then stops, and this is where the magic begins…he raises his arms which lifts the wheelbarrow up, he then shakes the cart like he is emptying the contents inside and then he dumps the cart down and walks on. Oh, and whilst all this is going on, there is realistic cart noise!
After testing the robot with batteries, it does exactly as described above and is in FULLY WORKING condition.

SOLD

NOMURA

Mechanised Robot

Tin battery-operated Robby robot which was made in Japan by Nomura in 1957.
This is for sure the robot icon that everybody knows: ROBBY THE ROBOT in its purest form. Its also a FIRST VERSION of the toy with pin style handle pulls on the leg battery compartment doors.
In action Robby advances with walking motion as his head dome lights up, pistons move up and down and his ear antennas spin.
After testing the robot with batteries, he does exactly as described above and is in working condition but please note that the piston action in the head section lights up and moves with the two ear antennas rotating but these can be a bit temperamental in functionality.

SOLD

DAIYA

Astronaut

Large 14” lithographed tin battery-operated astronaut which was made in Japan by Daiya in 1966. This is the blue version which has slightly different litho detailing to the red version and does not carry the Cragstan logo. In action, he advances with walking motion then suddenly he stops, raises his BIG gun, and starts to fire it at will with a loud sound and lighted end. He then lowers his gun and moves on to his next target!
After testing the robot with batteries, he does exactly as described above and is in FULLY WORKING condition.

SOLD

HORIKAWA

New Fighting Robot aka Thunder Robot

VERY RARE battery-operated tin and plastic robot which was made in Japan by Horikawa in 1971.
Also referred to as Thunder Robot, this is by far one of the rarest Horikawa robots ever made as it was at the end of the Horikawa era and this was a very limited production run!
In action he walks forward, stops, and then opens fire with sounds and lit up guns in his chest. Unlike other Horikawa robot’s where the chest plate pushes out once, the guns on the chest panel of the New Fighting Robot have a truly unique functionality that allows the guns to move fully in and out during the shooting cycle. The effect makes the whole robot shake, resembling recoil from the guns, hence the "Thunder" tag. Such a cool robot to see in action.
After testing the robot with batteries, he does exactly as described above and is in FULLY WORKING condition.

SOLD

HORIKAWA

Dino Robot

Tin and plastic battery-operated Dino robot which was made in Japan by Horikawa in 1972. 
THIS REALLY IS THE REAL DEAL AND A VERY SOUGHT-AFTER ROBOT

AND BOX COMBO FOR ANY COLLECTOR.

As soon as it’s switched on the robot walks forward a few strides and then undergoes an impressive transformation as the head splits in two to reveal a lighted, roaring dinosaur head. The head then snaps shut, and the robot walks on. Incredibly cool to see this one in action. Please note: Metal House reproductions of this robot have a serial number stamped on the back of the head and they are missing the distinctive moulding line running around the eyes and mouth. After testing the robot with batteries, it does exactly as described above and is in FULLY WORKING condition.

SOLD

ALPS

 Rocketman Robot

EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND ROBOT IN ANY CONDITION!!!
Large tin and plastic battery-operated remote-control robot astronaut made in Japan by Alps for distribution by Rosko in 1963. This very impressive robot is one of a group of Alps robots based on the same moulds which are referred to as the “Gang of 3”: Rocket Man, Moon Explorer and Missile Robot.In full action, the robot should advance with walking motion, moving arms and lighted head as his colour wheels spin and pistons move in his chest. Press the second remote button and he individually fires his rockets as the clock hand moves.
Flip up his helmet to see the tin astronaut head.
ONE OF THE BEST ROBOTS JAPAN EVER PRODUCED IN THE GOLDEN AGE!!!
After testing the robot with batteries, he is in partially working condition. He walks forward with moving arms whilst the wheels and pistons move in his chest, but please note that the lighted head does not light up due to missing bulb and the rockets are missing so do not launch. The rocket launching rotating cam however does work so should fire rockets if present and the clock hand moves. The Antenna is also missing. PLEASE ONLY BID TAKING ALL OF THIS INFORMATION INTO CONSIDERATION.

SOLD
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