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
cpa postcard asia asia japan japon asakusa kwan on Cpa Postcard Asia Asia Japan Japon Asakusa Kwan On 09/2021 £3.02
asakusa tokyo noren shop curtain shop curtain japan Asakusa Tokyo Noren Shop Curtain Shop Curtain Japan 09/2021 £25.79
hiroshige japanese woodblock print great lantern at Hiroshige Japanese Woodblock Print Great Lantern At 09/2021 £8.93
japanese furoshiki wrapping cloth ukiyoe snowy asakusa Japanese Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth Ukiyoe Snowy Asakusa 09/2021 £4.74
sachets healthy omamori lucky charm good luck Sachets Healthy Omamori Lucky Charm Good Luck 09/2021 £2.47
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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