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? Here are some recently sold items.

Picture Title Date Price
mercury cougar asakusa police tin toy friction Mercury Cougar Asakusa Police Tin Toy Friction... 03/2021 £128.23
1967 mercury cougar 15 5 39 cm hardtop original 1967 Mercury Cougar 15 5 39 Cm Hardtop Original... 02/2021 £370.16
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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