Japanese manufacturer of the Thunder Robot, originally produced in 1957.
Today, times are tough for the Asakusa toy industry. Virtually all the factories have moved to China or other low wage cost countries. The wholesalers were dealt an almost fatal blow in the early 1990s by the arrival of the American toy superstore chain Toys R Us, which started buying directly from the makers. Now makers and retailers both do business at paper-thin margins.
What's your Asakusa worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.
|1960 S Mercury Cougar Police Friction Car 15 By A1||09/2021||$294.98|
|Japan Multifrkd Airmail Cover Asakusa To Forest Hills||09/2021||$7.00|
|Kawada Paper Nano Asakusa Building Kit Pnc 006 Japan||09/2021||$20.01|
|Japanese Colour Tinted Postcard Nakamise Asakusa At||09/2021||$6.93|
|Great White Fleet Jiunikai Pagoda Asakusa Japan 1908||09/2021||$24.49|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||10/2021||$-.--|