ALPS made battery-operated mechanical toys (robots, cars, musical chimps, clowns, wind-up animals) and produced some of the better quality Japanese toys throughout the post-war years. Alps Shoji Ltd. Tokyo, Japan was founded in 1948 and was 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 it easy to identify.
Many of their 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.
However, despite their success, the company abandoned toy making some time in the early 1970s to become a manufacturer of consumer and industrial electronics and remains in the electronics business today.
Famous toys are:
|Iwaya Tin Friction 1952 Cadillac Series||Apr 2019||$ 885,00|
|Iwaya Tin Friction Toy Car 1952 Cadillac||May 2019||$ 1 200,00|
|Door Robot 50s 1950s Japan Battery||Feb 2019||$ 620,36|
|Rare Wind Up Toy Happy Life By Japan Co||May 2019||$ 601,98|
|Door Robot Japan 1958 Working Displays||Apr 2019||$ 610,00|
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