Edward28

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  1. Edward28 added a post in a topic: Naito Shoten Interplanetary Explorer - box variation?   

    Update:

    http://www.naito.net/en/corporation/history.html

    1953 Naito Shoten is founded in Arakawa-ku, Tokyo with the capital of 1.5 million yen.
    So how does AN = Arakawa Naito (versus the other Naito location in Taishun)
  2. Edward28 added a post in a topic: Naito Shoten Interplanetary Explorer - box variation?   

    -Old topic, but some new thoughts on A.N.

    N could stand for Nippon or Japan

    Nippon (Hiragana: にっぽん) is a reading of kanji 日本 that refers to Japan. Nippon is more formal and rarer than Nihon (にほん), an alternative reading. For more

    So we have theses possibilities:
    Alps Shoji Co.
    Anzai Seisakusho. Japan.
    Aoki Industries Ltd. / Aoki Shokai. Tokyo, Japan.
    Aoshin / Aoshin Shoten Co., Ltd. Tokyo. Japan.
    Asahi Trading Company / Asahi Corporation. Tokyo, Japan.
    Asahi Toy Company / Asahi Gangu Seisakusho. Tokyo, Japan
    Asakusa Toy Ltd. / A-ONE Ltd. Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan.
    Asakusa Toys & Dolls Co., Ltd / Asakusa Gangu Ningyo. Tokyo, Japan.

    I recall conversations with Jim Chapin & Ray Rohr about how many toy companies used the same crafts people. So in the end, you may have the same person with just a series of brandings & new labels & box designs to handle distribution.

    Ed
  3. Edward28 added a post in a topic: Separate Battery Box - Horikawa   

    John,

    I see Mr Zero and have seen multiple versions of it. Do you have any guide on the variations, or can you speak to V1, V2 etc?

    Ed
  4. Edward28 added a post in a topic: X-27 Explorer Robot   

    I get it now with the more chubby, more fat design of the real deal. It is so "off" it is good.

    Ed
  5. Edward28 added a post in a topic: Buck Rogers Prototype Figures, Cocomalt   

    Here is a similar set you guys might enjoy

    Ed

  6. Edward28 added a post in a topic: X-27 Explorer Robot   

    P.S. Great image Donald! Yours? Is it heavier than the reproduction?
    Ed
  7. Edward28 added a post in a topic: X-27 Explorer Robot   

    I greatly appreciate the details guys. I've been offered it before, ages ago, and may get offered it again. we will see. I've often found it so very difficult to appreciate an object without enjoying it in person.

    Unfortunately, I saw the poorly done reproduction first, so it spoiled my first impressions. The real thing is the real thing…..

    Ed
  8. Edward28 added a post in a topic: Is This A Rare Box Version ?   

    Never seen one like that before. Thx for sharing.
    Ed
  9. Edward28 added a post in a topic: X-27 Explorer Robot   

    Question-- Now that I see very poor reproductions of the X-27 Explorer, how do you feel the original has fared? Is it still super sought after? Can someone educate me on the big draw, is it design or function?

    Thx for the help.
    Ed
  10. Edward28 added a post in a topic: Chicago Toy Show   

    No, wish I could :(

    Ed
  11. Edward28 added a post in a topic: 1970 Robotank   

    So that is a recent reproduction? What company/distributor sells it?

    Thanks for the help!

    Ed
    Robot-Japan.com
  12. Edward28 added a post in a topic: Gort Diecasts   

    Is it me or have the Gort diecast robots floundered? I see them for sale all over the place with no bids :(

    It is ashamed.

    -Ed
    Robot-Japan.com
    RJBB
  13. Edward28 added a post in a topic: Price Record For This Type Of Robot?   

    That price doesn't seem to far off to me either, and the condition is stellar. I recall JimmyS being a seasoned collector in the North East US (possibly even a dealer).

    Though I don't specialize in tin, I haven't seen it for sale too often. The design looks quite nice to an inexperienced tin collector like myself.


    -Ed
    Robot-Japan.com
  14. Edward28 added a post in a topic: Wood   


    I can't believe that is wood :unsure:

    I am absolutely bowled over!! Wow thank you all for the superb pictures. They ARE inspiring!

    -E
    robot-japan.com
  15. Edward28 added a post in a topic: Wood   

    Hello,

    Has anyone made an original wooden robot design? What wood would (heh, heh) you suggest using?

    -Got pics, I would love to see your work?

    I'm feelin' creative.


    -Ed
    www.robot-japan.com

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