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.

Asakusa value

What's it worth? Take a look at this Asakusa price guide: sold listings for a value indication.

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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 Francis - May 17, 2014

I have a "Baby Douglas" clockwork tinplate aeroplane with the trademarks ASAKURA