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ASTRO BOY


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Astro boy, also known as Mighty Atom, is one of the cult classics originated from Japanese Manga. Created shortly after the war during the 1950s, the Astro boy manga was inspired by the ongoing craze over robots and technology as Japan grew to become an economic superpower.

Based on the creator Osamu Tezuka’s experience during the war, the plot of Astro boy covers the theme of coping with grief as it follows the narrative of Dr. Tenma who build an andriod to replace his lost son, Tobio.

Created with seven built-in superpowers, Astro boy has become the de facto super robot of the time and ignited the imaginations of millions of Japanese children. Blast off into a futuristic world of andriod superheroes and join the fight to save the world in our Astro boy collection!

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ASTRO BOY ON FLYING SAUCER

This is a Tada wind-up tin toy of Astro Boy driving a ‘train’ of four flying saucers! One of rarest Astro memorabilia item we have from the 1960s era. 

Depicted in bright colours on the saucers are other iconic characters of the Astro Boy series such as Professor Echanomizu, the guardian to Astro as well as Astro Girl, Astro Boy’s younger sister.

MAKER:

Tada Seisakusho

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

Japan

YEAR OF MAKE:

1960s

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ASTROBOY RECORD

The toy is based on a futuristic robot, with a square head and body.

It is yellow, with red mouth and ears, black feet and details, and claw-like ‘hands’. There are dails on its chest, with the text “ROBOT ‘LILLIPUT’” on the back and sides, and “N.P. 5357” on its front.

When activated, the robot walks forwards with a ‘shuffling’ movement (produced by metal pins hidden underneath in his feet, moving up and down), with its arms swinging.

This toy is believed to be the first massed produced robot to be produced.

MAKER:

Golden Records (A.A.Records Inc.)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

United States of America

YEAR OF MAKE:

1964

ASTROGIRL BOUNCING BALL

The toy is based on a futuristic robot, with a humanoid shape and skirted lower half (rather than legs).

It is grey with red hands, ears and mouth, and has buttons and gears on its chest and back. There is a hook on the back of its head, which has resulted in this toy acquiring the nickname ‘Hook Robot’. It is very rare to find one of these toys with the hook still intact.

When activated, the robot moves forwards on wheels underneath, with its head turning from side to side.

MAKER:

Tada Seisakusho

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

Japan

YEAR OF MAKE:

1960s