Before the war the Japanese Toy industry was content on making cheap imitations of other countries toys with recycled tin cans
However, after the war and through the sixties they came into their own with the most ingenious toys imaginable in Battery Operated Toys which changed the dimension of the toy world.
Starting in 1946 Japanese toy makers began replacing clockwork and friction drive toys with small electric motors this enabled the toys to imitate both human and animal motions over the next twenty years approx 95% of battery operated toys came from Japan.
Below I have include part of my collection."Ballon Vender" 1960's Y co: 12" tall Four actions
" Barber Bear" 1950's T-N Co: 9" tall five actions
"Balloon Blowing Monkey" 1950's Alps co: 11" tall five actions
"Bartender" 1960's T-N co: 11" tall six actions
"Blushing Willy" 1960's Y Co; 10" tall four actions
"Smoking Grandpa" 1950's SAN Co: 8" tall four actions two variaions were made one with eyes open one with eyes closed.
"Jocko the drinking Monkey" 1950's Linemar 11" tall four actions
"Reading Bear" 1950's Alps Co; 9"tall five actions
The most important thing for parents to remeber at xmas was to make sure they bought Batteries because they were "Not Included"
To see more of my collection visit my website "pedalmania"
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