Asakusa Toy Co.

Japanese manufacturer of the Thunder Robot, originally produced in 1957.

Today, times are tough for the Asakusa toy industry. Virtually all the factories have moved to China or other low wage cost countries. The wholesalers were dealt an almost fatal blow in the early 1990s by the arrival of the American toy superstore chain Toys R Us, which started buying directly from the makers. Now makers and retailers both do business at paper-thin margins.

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Asakusa value and price guide

What's your Asakusa worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
1960 asakusa rcc buick car friction tin toy 1960 Asakusa Rcc Buick Car Friction Tin Toy 09/2021 C $704.93
photo meiji period stereoview asakusa park japan c09 Photo Meiji Period Stereoview Asakusa Park Japan C09 09/2021 C $17.95
japan multifrkd airmail cover asakusa to forest hills Japan Multifrkd Airmail Cover Asakusa To Forest Hills 09/2021 C $8.97
japanese colour tinted postcard nakamise asakusa at Japanese Colour Tinted Postcard Nakamise Asakusa At 09/2021 C $8.76
great white fleet jiunikai pagoda asakusa japan 1908 Great White Fleet Jiunikai Pagoda Asakusa Japan 1908 09/2021 C $31.39
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Comments (2)
Philip - April 14, 2015
I have a mint condition battery operated yellow with a black top 66 buick with lights on the fender..what is worth.
Keith - May 17, 2014
I have a "Baby Douglas" clockwork tinplate aeroplane with the trademarks ASAKURA