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Rosko toys

Founded in the 1950s, Tokyo, Japan.

An American toy importer, similar to Cragstan, which specialized in importing Japanese mechanical and battery operated toys.

Rosko appears to have been most active from the late 1950s through the late 1960s after which they disappeared from view. They are best known for their logo type "Rosko Tested Toys".

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Mike Riley - February 17, 2014

When i was about 5 years old my Uncle gave me a car from Rosco toys it is a touring car that went in circles and blew smoke rings out of the raditator and made old car sounds i would like more information on it. Age ect
►reply: Maybe you have a variant of this one.

John - September 8, 2013

I have a Rosko mechanical "Girl Skipping Rope." Does anyone have any information on this toy. It's a wind-up toy that has boy and a girl twirling a rope with a little girl jumping the rope. The boy and girl are connected to a base and the little girl is connected to the boy.

Brad - May 30, 2013

I have a Rosko tested steam roller and old timer locomotive in the boxes. just wondered if they are rare
►reply: I searched and searched but cannot find anything on Rosko steamrollers... Maybe you should auction it on eBay and see if there are people interested?

Mike - December 10, 2012

i have a rosko helicopter batery oporated remote control haskie h43-b kaman turbine a1 condition every thing works perfectly including the box i saw one sold on e-bay for 577.oo and had battery acid leakege in battery compartment whats mine worth
►reply: Last november there was one sold on eBay for 305 USD, boxed and in good condition (search for 'haskie rosko helicopter' on Google). I don't know why there is such a big price difference, maybe the time of selling (some auctions ends when its night in some continents), pictures, presentation, etc.

Stan Podgorski - May 10, 2012

I PICKED UP A VERY RARE FRANKENSTEIN LOOKS LIKE THE ROSKO BATTERY OPERATED THAT HAS HIS PANTS FALL DOWN BUT IT WAS FOR THE REAR OF YOUR CAR IT APPEARS TO GET HOOKED UP TO YOUR BATTERY AND BRAKE LIGHTS I THINK. IT GETS MOUNTED AND HAS 2 RED LIGHTS WERE THE HANDS ARE AND HIS HANDS SEEM TO BE ABLE TO MOVE UP AND DOWN. HOLDING ONTO NEED TO GET AN IDEA HOW MUCH TO SELL FOR.JAPAN ON THE BASE. I SEEN 1 ON THE INTERNET SOLD IN 2010 ON EBAY BUT I CANT FIND OUT HOW MUCH AND IT WAS DIRTY AND MISSING 1 HAND.
►reply: Very difficult to put a price tag on. Try the completed items on eBay now and then to see if one comes up.

Kimberly Tucker - April 16, 2012

I HAVE A ROSKO TESTED BATTERY POWERED BARTENDERS BANK I WAS WONDERING HOW MUCH ITS WORTH AND I AM INTERESTED IN SELLING IT AS I HAVE MANY COLLECTABLES AND THEY ARE BEGINNING TO CLUTTER MY HOUSE IS THEIR ANYONE INTERESTED?
►reply: Don't know how much is worth I'm afraid... You can try and sell your collectables on eBay.

Mary - January 19, 2011

I have a pom pom tank that was given to me by my uncle when he died. it looks great, but it tries to run, but it may need some work on the inside. I also have the orginal box, but its beat up.
►reply: If you're interested in value, search for: Rosko tank now and then on this website.

Sam - January 16, 2011

I have a Rosko battery operated bartender that use to emit smoke from his ears. Any idea how this can be fixed? Rest of unit works.

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