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Tomy Japan 100th Anniversary, manufacturers of the first tin skirted robot


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Tomy is still nailing it.  All 23 pounds. I hope to see them expand ventures like the Enterprise. My aircraft/Tank collection surpassed the Robot collection long ago. Not intentional I just seem to gravitate to toys with more of a realistic or historic foundation.

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Allow me to twist the blade, lol.

 

Did you know that that the Robot car was made by Tomy? I think it is also known as Robot Bride and Groom car. 

 

A lot of Japanese accounts follow me on Instagram, the guy who posted these pics said he was sharing what he exhibited at the Shibuya art museum. He is also unaware that E.T is Eiichiro Tomiyma.

 

 

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Thanks again, Plastic. 

Very informative history of toy brands on that French site.

 

Wonder if some day also for K.T (Robot Lilliput) we‘ll know a confirmed identity. 

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3 hours ago, Lunik said:

Wonder if some day also for K.T (Robot Lilliput) we‘ll know a confirmed identity. 

 

 

The mention of Kuromochi with Tomy was very interesting. I think a lot of the info in that site may come from this book about tin airplanes.

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Avions-jouets-1945-nos-jours/dp/2951648626https://www.amazon.com/Avions-jouets-1945-nos-jours/dp/2951648626

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The collector who has the boxed Robot car was on a TV show in Japan with Kittihara, he asked him if he had any info on ET and the car. Kittihara thought it may be Marue toys. 

 

Maybe he meant Marusan? The same collector has a Taxi cab that is the same body as the robot car made by ET and a police car that is very close to them however it is marked  Marusan.

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BREAKING NEWS

 

With the discovery of a boxed Robot Car it was also noted that it has the same manufacturer as the "robot war boat". 

 

Close but, no. It's the "Atomic Boat", I had been wondering what other ET robot and space related toys might exist and we can add this to the ever growing list of TOMY products. This robot though similar is not the same as the Robot Car. I also want to add that when I was chatting with the Robot Car's owner I did ask him if maybe Kittihara meant Marusan when he said "Marue Toys." He was sure he didn't mean Marusan.

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Thanks guys, here's some more facts to upset the apple carts.

 

I was searching around here and Brian had posted a ton of stuff in "Catalogs", New Design Japanese Trade Magazine entries. Brian posted them in the original Japanese text and then tried to credit the designer. Here they are translated by google which renders Eiichiro Tomiyama as Ejiro Toyama sometimes Eiichiro, as it is translating the kanji to English. Amazingly all the evidence is right there and just what I suspected all along. Mr Mercury, Cragstan Talking Robot, Jupiter Robot, and the Marx Frankenstein are all credited to Eiichiro Tomiyama. THANKS BRIAN!

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It was always known that the small wind up versions of Garloo, Frankenstein and the Sparking Spaceman were marked Tomiyama distinctly but why was it a stretch to think that the larger toys were also Tomy?

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The top of the mini robot's head is a design feature that appears on other Tomy robots. Japanese toy robots have a genealogy and the most important DNA came from Tomy.

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