1 comment

Bandai toys

Bandai Co. Ltd. toys history

Bandai Co. Ltd. (founded in 1950) is a Japanese toy making company and is the world's third largest producer of toys. After the merger with video game developer and producer Namco, Bandai Co. Ltd. is now under the management of Namco Bandai Holdings Inc.

Some of the early tin plate toys are highly collectible.

bandai logo

Since the 1980s, Bandai has become the leading toy company of Japan, and to this day, has the main toy licenses in Japan to popular properties including Daikaiju, Ultraman, Mazinger, Kamen Rider, the Super Sentai Series (which they took part in creating), Gundam and many others.

July 1950 President Naoharu Yamashina founds Bandai, based in the Kikuya-bashi region of Asakusa in Taito Ward, Tokyo
Paid-in capital ¥1 million. Mainly selling celluloid toys, metallic toys (passenger cars), and rubber swimming rings.
September 1950 First original Bandai product launched: the Rhythm Ball.
March 1951 Export sales commence.
April 1951 First original Bandai metallic toy launched: the B-26.
April 1953 As exports expand, new shipment and warehousing facilities constructed in nearby Komagata.
July 1953 Product inspection department established to perform quality control checks on all products.
R&D department established to improve quality of metallic toy range and develop new products.
Transport division (forerunner of Bandai Logipal) commences operations.
January 1955 Waraku Works established
June 1955 New company office built in Komagata 2-chome, Asakusa, Taito Ward.
Company logo created using the initials BC (Bandai Company).
September 1955 Inaugural issue of "Bandai-ya BC News" (PR letter)
November 1955 Bandai launches a product guarantee system-an industry-first-in conjunction with the Toyopet Crown (1956 version) model car.
July 1958 First TV advertisement airs with the catch-phrase "the Red Box means a BC-guaranteed toy."
July 1959 "Cars of the World" model car series launched.
Company logo stressing emphasis on product quality (commonly known as the "Banzai mark") created.

Bandai Toyopet

Official website: Bandai.co.jp
Bandai UK: www.bandai.co.uk
Bandai USA: www.bandai.com

Questions, comments, or sweet memories?
Share on this Bandai forum!

(will not be displayed)
yes, mail me the link to this page

Stephen Smyth - October 30, 2010

Hello my name is Stephen i'm 44 yrs old and i was going through my mother's basement and came across an old toy i had when i was a child that brought back a lot of good memories and better times! But I can not find any information on this toy?? it was an battery operated soccer man that was plastic and stood about 2 and a half feet tall ,he had black plastic hair his body jersey was red and his soccer shoes were black and had a green base were he would kick about 5 soccer balls at you?? Please help me find my childhood toys name,were he now resides in my home in my living room looking as new as he was back when I was a child! Stephen, Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

For sale on eBay Canada. To change country, click on flag:
Change selection: <---
ebay New to eBay? Join here, it's free!
Saint Seiya Myth Cloth Cygne Cygnus Hyoga
saint seiya myth cloth cygne1 bid(s)ends in 5hC $66.15
details  ►
Bandai Tamashii Nations SAINT SAIYA Myth
bandai tamashii nations saintC $26.45
details  ►
Bandai Mugenbine Machine Robo Mugen Safari
bandai mugenbine machine roboends in 14hC $44.09
details  ►
Power Rangers LEGACY Power MORPHER Die Cast
power rangers legacy powerC $61.47
details  ►
NEW Bandai Tamashii Nations Ultra Act
new bandai tamashii nations5 bid(s)ends in 15hC $9.50
details  ►
OFFICIAL Bandai Tamashii Nations P3 Persona 3
official bandai tamashii10 bid(s)C $34.18
details  ►
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Diecast Legacy
mighty morphin power rangersC $88.20
details  ►
Tamashii Nations Bandai SRC Super Robot
tamashii nations bandai src16 bid(s)C $73.88
details  ►
Bandai 1 144 HG Gundam 00 GNW 003 Throne Drei
bandai 1 144 hg gundam 00 gnwC $27.56
details  ►
Bandai Mighty Morphin Power Rangers White
bandai mighty morphin power1 bid(s)C $110.27
details  ►
tin car lincoln continental 9C $99.00
details  ►
power rangers titanus theends in 14hC $165.40
details  ►
Volkswagen VW Bug Beetle Bandai 742 tin toy
volkswagen vw bug beetleC $110.21
details  ►
Bandai Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Diecast
bandai mighty morphin powerC $176.41
details  ►
Bandai Kamen Masked Rider 555 Faiz Axel Form
bandai kamen masked rider 5551 bid(s)C $2.97
details  ►
Bandai Neon Genesis Evangelion Eva 01 Test
bandai neon genesis evangelionC $4.95
details  ►
Japan Anime Figures Lot Set Clearance Sale 30
japan anime figures lot setC $22.04
details  ►
Bandai Sentai Power Rangers Toys Ranger
bandai sentai power rangersC $9.91
details  ►
Bandai Super Sentai Gekiranger Yellow Cheetah
bandai super sentai gekirangerC $7.71
details  ►
Power Rangers Super Megaforce Turbo Red
power rangers super megaforceC $14.33
details  ►
Power Rangers Super Megaforce MMPR White
power rangers super megaforce1 bid(s)C $11.03
details  ►
Bandai HG Valvrave The Liberator IV Hinowa
bandai hg valvrave theC $44.09
details  ►
Power Rangers Super Megaforce Lost Galaxy Red
power rangers super megaforceC $11.03
details  ►
Bandai BB Senshi SD Mobile Suit Turn A
bandai bb senshi sd mobileC $8.77
details  ►
Power Rangers Super Megaforce Ninja Zord Toy
power rangers super megaforce1 bid(s)C $22.04
details  ►
Bandai Kamen Masked Rider Kuuga Mighty Form
bandai kamen masked riderC $5.94
details  ►
Banpresto DX Real Cloth Saint Seiya Doll
banpresto dx real cloth saintC $33.07
details  ►
Bandai Dragonball Tien Shinhan World Martial
bandai dragonball tien shinhanC $2.97
details  ►