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.
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…..
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?