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FLYING TETSUJIN 28 - ATD ASAKUSA - JAPANMetallic blue in wind up flying Tetsujin T28. Blue vinyl head. T28 Wind up key in belly. Red celluloid propeller in feet. Hook on the back. Wind up action: the toy is suspended from a string and rotates. Asakusa logo on the box. Marked ATD on the feet.

This mould has been used for at least three other anime other toys
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FLYING TETSUJIN 28 – BANDAI - JAPAN A metallic blue lithographed tinplate Tetsujin robot. The robot has a complex pulley system attached to its back. The battery operated remote control robot attaches to a fixed wire and can be made to "fly" backward and forward with flashing lights in the clear red rocket backpace.
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FLYING TETSUJIN 28 – BANDAI - JAPAN A metallic blue lithographed tinplate flying Tetsujin robot. The friction action robot has wheels set into the chest. Clear red plastic rocket backpack.
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FLYING TETSUJIN 28 – NOMURA - JAPAN A metallic blue lithographed tinplate flying Tetsujin robot. This Tetsujin has a rather angular or boxy design. Battery operated remote control with wheels set underneath the body. The robot can be made to "fly" backward and forward with flashing lights in the clear red plastic rocket backpack.
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FLYING TETSUJIN28 ON TRACK - TPS - JAPANA small lithographed tinplate Tetsujin robot. The wind up robot rolls arounfd a figure of eight tinplate track with elaborate Tetsujin graphics. Toplay.
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TETSUJIN 28 "OWL" ROBOT - YONE/YONEYA - JAPANSmall tin wind up with litho T-28 details. 9.5cm. Flat plastic arms. Available in blue and gold litho versions. Probably sold in trade packs - no box known. Called the Owl Robot because of the beak like nose. Wire key. Wheels. Tetsujin.
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TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN Brown lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Wind up 1960 19.5 cm. Some examples look black.
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TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN Black lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Battery operated, remote. Flame foot yellow belt. 1961 2nd version 19.5 cm. Eyes light up. arms swing. roars and walks. The roaring noise is produced by a resonator inside. The rocket backpack contains a bellows mechanism that houses a tin cylinder. A tin arm pumps air.

This was also a low production prototype (25) offered as a prize in the magazine ”Shonen”

This toy was reportedly judged too expensive to produce.


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TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA - JAPAN N°5 Metallic blue lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Battery operated remote control 24cm 1965

This is essentially the same robot as N°3 but with an electric remote. Black elbows and the eye litho different. Same function as N°3: walk with sparks in the clear red plastic rocket backpack. (The picture here is based on the Osaka copy.)
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TETSUJIN 28 - NOMURA – JAPAN Silver grey metallic lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Wind up action. 19 cm 1961
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TETSUJIN 28 BAGATELLE - TOMY - JAPAN Tin and plastic bagatelle. 1966
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TETSUJIN 28 BANK - MAKER? - JAPAN Red vinyl Tetsujin bank with lockable tinplate door in the base.
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TETSUJIN 28 BICYCLE LIGHT - MITSUBA - JAPAN Distorted plastic Tetsujin bicycle light. Switch on rear tanks. Marked Mitsuba.
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TETSUJIN 28 BOARD GAME - MAKER? - JAPANBoard game, 1964
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TETSUJIN 28 BOAT - YONEZAWA - JAPAN Brighly lithographed tinplate tugboat. Tetsujin graphics. Crank action: the crank is set into the funnel. Box? 1964
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TETSUJIN 28 BOAT 5 - MAKER? - JAPAN Blue lithographed speedboat with a red Tetsujin graphic on the top. Crank action. Box? 1964
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TETSUJIN 28 BOAT BANDAI - JAPAN Brightly lithographed red, white and blue tinplate boat. Tetsujin graphics. Crank action. The cabin raises to give access to the crank.
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TETSUJIN 28 BUS - ASAKUSA - JAPAN Blue and pink lithographed tinplate bus with large Tetsujin graphic on the roof. Friction action.
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TETSUJIN 28 BUS - MIURA - JAPAN Stubby pink lithographed tinplate bus with blue roof and base. Red Tetsujin graphics on the roof. Friction action.
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TETSUJIN 28 CAR - NOMURA - JAPAN Red tinplate automobile with yellow roof. Tetsujin graphic on the roof, hood and trunk. Friction action.
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TETSUJIN 28 CAR - NOMURA - JAPAN Red tinplate automobile with white roof. Tetsujin graphics on the roof, hood and trunk. Friction action. Box?
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TETSUJIN 28 CAR - NOMURA - JAPAN Red tinplate automobile with white roof. Tetsujin graphics on the roof, sides, hood and trunk. Friction action. Box?
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TETSUJIN 28 CLOCK - MASUDAYA - JAPANTin and plastic clock. Tetsujin graphics on the dial, though the box does not have a Tetsujin theme.
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TETSUJIN 28 CRANE TRUCK - BANDAI - JAPAN Orange tinplate crane truck with working chain drive bucket grabber. Friction action. 1965
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TETSUJIN 28 FIGHTING TOY - BANDAI - JAPAN A vinyl Tetsujin is mounted on wheels facing a red villain with horns. A flexible rod connects them. The wind up toy simulates a fight between the two. Size 6" 1964
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TETSUJIN 28 FIRE TRUCK - MIURA - JAPAN Red lithographed tinplate fire engine with flat tin firemen. Ladder on the roof. The ladder has no rungs and displays a substantial Tetsujin graphic. Friction action.
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TETSUJIN 28 GUN – MATSUSHIRO - JAPAN Plastic space water pistols in the shape of a flying Tetsujin. Paper label. Blue and grey versions. Blister carded.
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TETSUJIN 28 INFLATABLE PLASTIC BOAT - BANDAI - JAPANVinyl inflatable boat. Tetsujin graphics.
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TETSUJIN 28 KOMA ROULETTE- JAPANSimple plastic roulette spinner. Tetsujin graphics.
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TETSUJIN 28 N°1 - NOMURA - JAPANMetallic blue lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Wind up action. 1963 19.5 cm

Two versions:
Top row - first version with black vinyl hands, pictured in the 1962 catalog of the 1st Japan International Toy Fair.

Bottom row - later version with integral tin hands, 1966
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TETSUJIN 28 PENCIL BOX Lithographed tinplate pencil box with Tetsujin graphice.
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TETSUJIN 28 PLASTIC - MAKER? - JAPANBlue plastic Tetsujin figure in flying pose.
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TETSUJIN 28 PLASTIC GUN - MAKER? - JAPAN Blow mold plastic gun with concertina center section. Propels red plastic Tetsujin figure. Bagged with header card.
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TETSUJIN 28 RIFLE - MATSUSHIRO - JAPAN Two versions of a conventional tinplate rifle, one with telescopic sight. Tetsujin graphics on the sides. Pop gun cork firing action. The box lids both have a particularly large image of Tetsujin. 1964-1965
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TETSUJIN 28 ROCKET - YONEZAWA - JAPAN A large orange tinplate rocket based on the MOON ROCKET XM-12 design. Lithographed canopy and other details. A vinyl plastic Tetsujin figure is fixed to a rod emerging from the center. When tin rocket is rolled forward, sparks are emitted from back and side gels while armature on top moves back and forth. Size 14". Friction action with spark.
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TETSUJIN 28 SANDPAIL - JAPAN Lithographed tinplate sandpail bucket. 1965
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TETSUJIN 28 SHINKASEN TRAIN - NOMURA - JAPAN Train set comprising track sections and a white, red and blue tinplate engine. Tetsujin graphic on the roof. Battery operated.
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TETSUJIN 28 SHOES - MAKER? - JAPAN Tetsujin canvas shoes with graphics.
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TETSUJIN 28 SPACE GUN - NOMURA - JAPAN Large blue tinplate rifle machine gun. Tetsujin graphics on the wood effect stock. Action? Box?
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TETSUJIN 28 SPACE GUN - TOMY - JAPANThis is a variation of the Tomy Siren raygun design. Black and white plastic flashlight raygun with siren. Tetsujin grpahics.

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TETSUJIN 28 SPACE REVOLVER CORK GUN - TT TAKATOKU - JAPAN Black and silver traditional revolver with Gigantor graphics on panels in the handle. cork firing action. Matching holsters.
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TETSUJIN 28 SUPER TRAIN - YONEZAWA - JAPAN Red and blue three part train comprising two engines and a central carriage. Reversible direction. Friction action. Gigantor characters printed in the windows. Size 30"
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TETSUJIN 28 TANK - MAKER? - JAPAN Conventional tank in military green. Tetsujin character graphics. Box? friction action. 1963
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TETSUJIN 28 TELEPHONE - MAKER? – JAPAN Red and silver telephone hand set. Tetsujin on the dial. Wind up action. Box?
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TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN - MAKER? - JAPAN Lithographed tinplate sigle coach train. Tetsujin graphic on roof. Friction action. Box?
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TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN - NOMURA - JAPANOld style steam locomotive with cowcatcher and large funnel. Red lithographed tin. Tetsujing grahics on the side. Action?
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TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN - TT TAKATOKU - JAPAN A simple light blue tinplate train with three coaches. There is no track. Tetsujin graphics on the side. Wind up action.
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TETSUJIN 28 TRAIN - YONEZAWA - JAPAN A tinplate train set comprising a circular track, locomotive, passenger coach, level crossing and a rising barrier. The engine has a plastic Tetsujin mounted on top and the coach has Tetsujin graphics.
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TETSUJIN 28 TRUCK - NOMURA - JAPAN Red tinplate dumper truck with a yellow tipper on the back. Small Tetsujin graphic on the hood. Friction drive with tipping action.
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TETSUJIN 28 TV TOY - MAKER? - JAPAN Old style plastic TV set with Tetsujin graphics. Box?
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TETSUJIN 28 WATERING CAN - MAKER? - JAPANTinplate watering can with Tetsujin graphics.
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TETSUJIN T28 DOUBLE BARREL SPACE MACHINE GUN - NOMURA - JAPANJapanese superhero black tin lithographed double-barrel space machine gun. Rotating cylindrical tin magazine effect. Two clear red and green plastic barrels. Friction noise and spark action. The box is entirely in Japanese and designed for the home market. The name would be character specific. TN.

There are several character versions of this gun.

Box? Packaging?
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TETSUJIN TRAIN - MAKER? - JAPAN Old style blue tinplate train. Tetsujin graphics on the boiler side panel. Action? Box?
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VISION CONTROL TETSUJIN 28 - POPY - JAPANVision Control is a blue lithographed tinplate walking Tetsujin robot. Tin body, legs and feet. Plastic head and arms. Note that the fist can be propelled by a spring

Battery operated remote control robot. The remote wire from the plastic remote must be inserted into a jack in the back of the robot.

The robot has NTV copyright indicating that it has was produced when new T28 anime cartoons were released on NTV in 1980-1981)

Popy is a division of Bandai (1971-1983) and produced many tin toys and diecast based on anime series.
   
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