REFERENCE BOOKS - PAGE 1
1001 Tin Toys, Teruhisha Kitahara & Yukio Shimizu, 1996 This is a compilation of the
three early Kitahara books: wind ups, robots and cars at a bargain price. The robots
are one per page, and the effect is impressive. Great value for money.
Baby Boomer Toys and Collectibles, Carol Turpen. Schiffer 1993 Contains a 33 page
section on tin robots and space toys. A great read.
Battery Toys, Brian Moran One of the best toy books ever. Great value. Rare robots
and other battery ops. There's also an accurate rarity scale. Recently updated.
Boys' Toys of the Fifties and Sixties : Memorable Catalog Pages from the Legendary
Sears Christmas Wishbooks 1950-1969 A trip down memory lane. Remember getting
your hands on the catalogs and planning Christmas? Well, it's all here, along with all
those robots that you could have bought for $10 but didn't.
Christies Catalog, New York, November 1989 Davidson Collection A high quality
catalogue picturing some great robots and space toys amassed by an early collector.
Christies Catalogue, Amsterdam, May 1988 Many rare space toys. Half of this
catalogue features many of the more common robots, the tin and plastic variety. The
sale prices of some of the common pieces attracted unusually high bids.
Collecting the Space Race, S. Schneider. Schiffer 1993 If you want to explore the
range of space items available in the 50s and 60s it's worth it. In addition to masses of
space related paraphernalia there are some excellent pictures of robots and space
Future Toys: Toni Emchowicz Hardcover - 227 pages New Cavendish Books; ISBN:
1872727689 A picture book with plenty of variety and an accurate desirability scale.
Griffith Collection, Sothebys December 2000 The catalog for the sale of the late
F.Griffith's collection. Prices proved "reasonable". A wide range of robots and space
Japanese Robots, Green Arrow Grafitti. Japanese text. Familiar pieces from the
Kitahara collection spiced with a few more rarities. The inclusion of some cheap
modern plastic pieces creates an odd effect.
Les Jouets Japonais. Japanese Toys from the Late 50's & 60's. Jacky Broutin,
Anamorphose, France 1982 A compilation of several hard-to-find toy catalogs from the
1960s. There's information on the whole range of Japanese tin, and robots and space
toys feature prominently. Poor quality black and white photos, but priceless
information. Out of print.
Marx Toys : Robots, Space, Comic, Disney & TV Characters : With Values (Schiffer
Book for Collectors) Maxine Pinsky Quite a few interesting robot and space toy entries
- many Linemar items.
Noi Robot, Giocattoli Spaziali. Massimo Monteleone & Gugliemo Signora, Granata
1994 (Italy) Some pictures of interesting newer robots including Transformers. Oddly,
the photograps of the older tin robots are poor copies of the Kitahara book!
Nostalgic Tin Toys Vol 2: T. Takayama, Kyoto Shoin Ltd, 1989 The emphasis is on the
Japanese market. Covers pieces that the other works miss. I love it.
Ray Gun by Eugene W. Metcalf, Frank Maresca, Charles Bechtold Not robots, but
their weapons arsenal. A great rerference work by Gene.
Robot and Space Toys Collection Takashi & Kinya Morita. World Mook 242 (Yes,
Mook!) Fast becoming my favourite. Absolutely brimming with a wide variety of robots
and space toys. Well worth tracking down.
Robot Toys Japan club 1983 Rare in its own right. Poor quality photos and very little
that isn't covered better elsewhere
Robot World and Price Guide, Ernie Mannix 1992-1993 Only six volumes of this very
promising magazine saw the light of day.
Robot, I Giocattoli Degli Anni Della Fantascienza, 1985 (Italy) Glossy art photographs
of many robots. A bit like a robot pin-up calendar.
Robot. Pierre Boogaerts, Futuropolis 1978, France The other classic reference work.
Not such good pictures, but a wider range of space toys with an alternative numbering
system (now largely defunct). Long out of print.
Roboter Weltraumspielzeug. Botho Wagner, Battenberg 1993 (Germany) At last a
book covering plastic robots as well as tin ones. German text.