Alps toys history
Alps toys (Alps Shoji Ltd.) Tokyo, Japan. Founded 1948.
Alps is specialized in toy vehicles and novelties. A lot of their toys were battery operated; made of mixed tinplate and tin. Space toys are among the most popular. The distinctive logo (the word "ALPS" printed on top of a mountain peak) of this Japanese company makes its toys easy to identify. ALPS made battery-operated mechanical toys (like robots, cars, musical chimps, clowns, wind-up animals, etc.) and the company produced some of the better quality Japanese toys throughout the post-war years.
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Many of its toys had multiple actions, for example, a convertible car would not only move forward and back, but the top would also roll down and go back up.
This ingenuity ensured the toys' popularity, and for a time, they were in great demand.
Alps Television Spaceman Robot
However, despite their success, ALPS abandoned toy making some time in the early 1970s to become a manufacturer of consumer and industrial electronics.
The company remains in the electronics business today.
Famous Alps toys are:
Television Spaceman Robot, Picnic Monkey, Shoe Shine Bear, Batmobile, Drumming Bear.
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