Aoshin was an older toy company with roots in Japan's post-war tin toy manufacturing. In the 1950's, Aoshin produced several classic tin robots (including the 'Tremendous Mike Robot' and the 'Chime Trooper') and a variety of model tin cars, all marked with their 'ASC' logo trademark.

Riding into the '70s, however, they found themselves face-to-face with a rapidly growing market for diecast toys instead.

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Aoshin value and price guide

What's your 'Aoshin' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):

Picture Title Date sold Price
1960's Japan Asc Tin B O Lincoln Futura 05/2019 $1 250.00
1960's Japan Asc Monkee Mobile Tin B O 05/2019 $1 500.00
1960's Japan Asc Monkee Mobile Tin B O 05/2019 $1 250.00
Asc Batmobile Japanese Tin Friction Toy 07/2019 $451.00
Monkee Mobile Sound Japan Tin Battery 04/2019 $410.00
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Jodi - November 6, 2016

I have a battery operated chain control walking turtle in the original box with Aoshin Japan on it just wondering whether it is classed as an antique
►reply: Not really antique, more vintage :-)

Wendy - March 25, 2013

i have a boxed battery operated stop and go mystery action CHEERFUL PUPPY, says no.1 - 370 made in Japan on box but other than that no other details, anyone know its age and value at all. I would be grateful for any feedback ?

Gary - June 9, 2012

I have noticed that all the smoking volkswagens on these sites are orange. I have one that is red, what can you tell me about it? It is in mint condition, still in the box. The box is in poor condition.Thank YouGary Brown