Cragstan robots & tin toys
Cragstan was a toy marketing and distribution firm based in New York and imported post-war Japanese battery-operated and mechanical toys produced by Nomura, Masudaya, Yoshiya, Daiya, Horikawa and Yonezawa. The company's main focus was on toys with multiple -mechanical- actions, for example robots, and made sure the Cragstan name and logo appeared on their packaging in which they were sold. These boxes were highly decorated.
Origin of name
It is assumed that the company's name was derived from a combination of the owners' names. Cragstan continued to operate through the mid -1960s.
Toys from Cragstan have more quality and are more detailed than other battery-operated toys. The fine quality, litography, boxes and the more complex actions of the toys, helped set Cragstan apart from other toy companies.
Find videos of Cragstan toys in action on youtube.
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