Founded in the 1950's in Tokyo, this small Japanese toy maker is known mainly for it's vehicle toys.

They currently produce a wide range of mechanical and electrical components, but they are presumed to have stopped toy production in the early 1970's.

Ichiko value and price guide

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

Picture Title Date sold Price
Tv Radio Camera Car Ford Galaxie 500 04/2019 $2 739.00
Cadillac Tin Toys Showa Retro 73cm Mini 06/2019 $989.00
1957 Lincoln Hardtop Tn Friction Toy 05/2019 $561.10
1957 Lincoln Premier 13 33 Cm Japanese 06/2019 $530.00
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Tin Toy Car 06/2019 $399.00
See all sold items for more prices

Books

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Matthew - April 21, 2019

How much is the 1955 Buick farlane is orange and the roof is white along with the rear side panals . I can't find another one like it.
►reply: Not sure, don't you mean a Ford Fairlane? Look here for pics: Ichiko Ford Fairlane.

Steve - April 4, 2019

I have an ichiko buick convertible Highway Patrol Car, appears to be circ 1959, is in fairly good condition with all rubber tyres present. This one does not have a gun on the bonnet, but has on off switch lever on left. Stamped made in Japan on dashboard. Not original box as box is marked Crangstan Ford Thunderbird. So original box has been lost over time.
►reply: Search for Ichiko patrol car on this website and click 'sold listings' in the description, maybe you can find yours. The box is also worth some money for someone who has a Cragstan, but no box ;-)

Luka - December 16, 2018

How much it worth 1960s ambulance cadillac deville perfectly condition with box. Around 30cm long
►reply: Sorry for the late reply. Search for ichiko ambulance and you might get an impression.

Spencer - December 6, 2018

I just purchased a tinplate friction Mitsubishi Colt Galant (4 door) red, mint with box by Ichiko. It is 33cm long. I'm just wondering the value of this as I can't find any information when I google it.
►reply: Sorry, I can't find any info on this either... Try to get an estimate if you look at the approx. age and look at other model cars by Ichiko from the same period.

Mike - August 31, 2018

I have an Ichiko PU tin plate Kanto Toys and is a 1955 Chevrolet coin operated bank car; you put in a quarter and it runs and drives. I have not been able to locate another. Any ideas?
►reply: Sounds amazing, never heard of it! Maybe another visitor can shed some light on this.

Steven - January 9, 2013

Hi, I have found 2 Ichiko Cars in my closet. 1. Ichiko Mercedes Ambulance (car box in good condition)2. Ichiko US Police PD Cadillac (car in good condition, only under the car there is a tape to keep the battery in place)I would like to know how much these cars are worth.
►reply: One ambulance recently went for 40 EUR and one around 100 USD but both without box. So with box could be between 100 and 200 USD. Police car the same, value between 100 and 200 USD (with box that is).

Ian - October 9, 2010

Hi, I have a Ichiko tin Mercedes 2 door hardtop ride on car. Steering wheel on bonnet. Over 600mm long. All complete but with tarnished chrome and paint patina. Has been used but looks awesome. Any idea of its value? as I am thinking of selling (reluctantly) to reduce my cluutter (my wife is !!!!)