Monday, February 3, 2014

Vintage Wind-Up Toys

The variety of cool toys made in Japan in the 1970s-80s is amazing. We cover a lot of sofubi on KK, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. You've also got chogokin, keshigomu, jumbos, talkers, belts, masks, rigs for bikes to turn your banana seat Stingray into a Kamen Rider Cyclone (oh yes, indeed...)

Then there are tin toys, a staple of Japanese toys going back more than half a century. A lot of them are really tough to find these days, especially with the boxes. Here's a look at a bunch of wind-up walkers I came across in Tokyo.
Barom 1 and Getter Robo

Ultraman Leo, Zaboga, Ultraman MAT, Mirrorman


Kamen Riders + Ultraman Leo

Check out the cool wheel action on this Rider!

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