Aoshin was an older toy company with roots in Japan's post-war tin toy manufacturing. In the 1950's, Aoshin produced several classic tin robots (including the 'Tremendous Mike Robot' and the 'Chime Trooper') and a variety of model tin cars, all marked with their 'ASC' logo trademark.

Riding into the '70s, however, they found themselves face-to-face with a rapidly growing market for diecast toys instead.

Aoshin value and price guide

What's your 'Aoshin' worth? Here are some recently sold items (Canada).

Picture Title Date Sold for
Batman Batmobile Tin Litho Friction Car 10/2019 C $1 188.13
Asc Batmobile Japanese Tin Friction Toy 07/2019 C $595.39
Porsche 912s Japan Original Jouet Ancien 08/2019 C $583.53
Asc Batmobile Batter Op Tin Japan 09/2019 C $495.06
Asc Green Hornet Secret Service Japan 08/2019 C $396.03

See all sold items for more prices.


Do you want to know more about collectible tin toys, and want to learn about value and identification? Take a look at these books on old toys on Amazon.

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Comments (3)

Jodi - November 6, 2016
I have a battery operated chain control walking turtle in the original box with Aoshin Japan on it just wondering whether it is classed as an antique
Not really antique, more vintage :-)

Wendy - March 25, 2013
i have a boxed battery operated stop and go mystery action CHEERFUL PUPPY, says no.1 - 370 made in Japan on box but other than that no other details, anyone know its age and value at all. I would be grateful for any feedback ?

Gary - June 9, 2012
I have noticed that all the smoking volkswagens on these sites are orange. I have one that is red, what can you tell me about it? It is in mint condition, still in the box. The box is in poor condition.Thank YouGary Brown