Battery Operated Toys Page 4




1950's Japan Linemar CO's SCARCE Popeye & Olivoyl Tank Licensed by King Features Syndicate with Scarce ORIGINAL Box- This is the holy grail of both battery toys & popeye character collectible toys. Presenting the truly scarce popeye tank with his scarce seldom seen original box. Popeye lifts the tank & Olive emerges from the turret. VERY SCARCE & VERY DESIRABLE. This toy has fetched the highest price ever of any battery toy Bar none ! Few pictures exist of this toy & certainly not the box. Not even listed in Moran's or Hultzmans Books & many collectors did not even believe it existed outside of perhaps salesman samples or prototype status. This example is in superb C-9+ condition with a SCARCE ORIGINAL C-8+ Original Box, also has his Original pipe & both Original Nubs on his legs YOU WOULD BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND A NICER EXAMPLE !!! Box has a small tear on one flap not a big deal & easily removed. Popeye functions as he should If you miss this one you will toss & turn for endless nights wishing you added this to your collection ! Display Only




1950's Japan Linemar CO's SCARCE Popeye in the Rowboat Licensed by King Features Syndicate with Scarce ORIGINAL Box- One of the holy grail of both battery toys & popeye character collectible toys. This is the truly scarce popeye rowboat. Is it obvious why not many of these survived? Last time one was offered for sale MIB was years ago & fetched nearly 15K !!! This example is in excellent C-9 condition with a SCARCE ORIGINAL C-9 Crispy Box !!!, also has his pipe ! Box has a small lable on one flap not a big deal & easily removed. Popeye functions as he should. SOLD




1950's Japan Marusan CO's Captain Hook with Scarce Original Box-  Very few of these toys are in known collections which needless to say is why it is considered among the rarest of battery toys. Seldom seen , especially with an original Box. Captain Hook sits on his Tin litho treasure chest but don't get too close or he'll raise his trusty pistol & fire away ! Smoke comes out of the barrel for effect ! The toy is in excellent C-9 condition with his C-8 Original box & functions as he should ! 100 % Original !!! This scarce toy is a new one just acquired !. Available now for only SOLD


1960's Japan MT CO's Captain Kidd Pirate Ship with Original Box- Perfect compliment to your Pirate & / Or Battery Op Collection. The Ship Moves with Bump & Go & has Cap shooting & cannon action ! Way Cool !! Sillohettes of Pirates Illuminate at the Rear !!! . Excellent C-9 Toy with C-9 Box  SOLD


1960's Japan MT CO's Pirate Ship with Original Box- Perfect compliment to your Pirate & / Or Battery Op Collection. The Ship Moves with Bump & Go & has more Ornate decorations than above as well as twinkling treasure chest ! This version appears less often the Kidd.  Excellent C-9 Toy with C-9 Box  SOLD
1950's Japan SONSCO's Rare  BATTERY OPERATED WESTERN BAD MAN In Scarce Original Box- Western Bad Man also known as Red Gulch Bar. The toy is Lithographed Tinplate and Vinyl Toy Features the Red Gulch Bar and 3 Plastic Bottles. Gunman Drinks Beer, Face Turns Red, Shoots Bottles Bartender moves and the toy also Smokes ! In Excellent C-9 Condition with his C-9 Original Box ! Has Some Light Wear and Scuffs. Box Has Some Edge and Corner Wear and Creases. This is a VERY DESIRABLE Battery Operated toy & On the top of many prominent Battery Toy Collections ! From the famous Griffith Collection & actual toy shown in Moran's Battery Toys !!! SOLD







1950's Japan  HTF CO's Shooting Cowboys in Barrels with Original Box- Extremely hard to find battery operated toy. This piece is so hard to find that we have actually never had it with the two cowboys. Comes to you in terrific condition C-9 , with the original C-8 box and works great! The box is nice and solid. The bottom has some light overall soiling but no rips or tears and all staples still intact. Looks like a little water spotting toward the bottom. The top shows some very light soiling colors are nice and bright and the graphics are fabulous. Graphics are just darling. A little light wear on the edges. Some tape residue on two sides of the top and a little paper litho has torn away on one of those sides. Solid box overall displays extremely well. Piece itself is super with nice bright colors and fabulous detailing. A few light hairline type scratches, very minimal & hard to see. Battery box is clean but there is a slight amount of discoloration near the bottom. SOLD






1950's Japan Cragstan CO's Rare Galloping Savings Bank with rare reproduction box- Vintage Tin Battery Operated Cowboy Bank... Made in Japan by Cragstan. Real nice bank, in good C-8+condition  with a nice reproduction box. Works Fine. Like the ride at the super market,  Put a coin in the slot and the horse starts to move back and fourth, the cowboy swings his arms and his hat tips; this goes on for awhile then stops; waiting for another coin... Lithoed around the base are pictures of cowboys riding horses, horse drawn covered wagon, and a cowboy with a money bag...Light rust marks on battery door and base, battery box is OK... Bank base measures about 6 3/4" X 3 3/4", and Bank is about 8" tall. SOLD





1950's Japan Linemar CO's SCARCE Popeye in the Rowboat Licensed by King Features Syndicate with Scarce reproduction Box- One of the holy grail of both battery toys & popeye character collectible toys. This is the truly scarce popeye rowboat. Is it obvious why not many of these survived? Last time one was offered for sale was years ago. MIB this toy fetches a kings ransom. This example is in excellent C-8.5+ condition with a rare repro box , also has his pipe ! & functions as it should. SOLD











1950's Japan Linemar CO's Rare Smoking Popeye with Scarce Original Box & Instructions - Outside of the Popeye Rowboat & the Popeye Tank this battery operated toy ranks as the Most difficult Popeye toy to find. Popeye lifts his Pipe Waves & smokes ( he never paid attention to the surgeon  generals warning ) . Sits on a nicely lithographed Spinach can. Operates as it should. The toy is in Superb C-9 Condition with his C-9 Original Box with Inserts & Original Instructions ! Unheard of to find in this type of condition. Don't miss out on this exceptional example that will really highlight your Battery toy & or Popeye collections. This actual toy featured on a book cover soon... SOLD




1960's Japan Marx CO's Rare Flintstone Flivver Car with Scarce Original Box - Probably the most desirable of all the vintage Flintstone Battery Operated Toys. Seldom Seen especially with original Box. The car is a tin litho design that mimics the trademark "stone look" of the wheels & seat. Celluloid type Fred pilots which you control via remote control. The toy is in superb C-9 condition with just one speck at the roof edge & comes with its very good C-8 Original Box that has wear but is complete. There is some (unnecessary) internal reinforcement of the box. Works fine. Comes with original leaflet instruction insert. A rare piece.  SOLD




1950's Japan HTC CO's Scarce Musical Bank Organ Grinder & Dancing Monkey in Scarce Original Box- Stunning toy that crosses over to bank collectors as well as Battery op collectors. When you deposit a coin the organ grinder plays a real song by rotating his arm while the monkey dances & spins up top. Beautiful litho details abound. Seldom available but almost never in the excellent C-9 Condition with it's C-8 Box as offered here. Don't miss out !  SOLD


















1950's Japan Linemar CO's Scarce Serpent Charmer with Scarce Original Box- A beautiful & scarce figural battery op presenting the scarce Serpent Charmer with his Scarce Original Box. Almost all completely tin lithograph with a tin litho backdrop this is a really outstanding unit that will complete the high end battery toy collection. Stands 7" high & has a total of 4 actions. The photo on left is of the actual toy & box.Original snake ! Excellent C-9 with C-8 box
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1960's Japan Rosko CO's Gino the Neapolitan Balloon Blower with Original Box- Charming piece of battery toy nostalgia. Gino is a staple of any battery toy collection. Bright colors & litho compliment the action of bell ringing, arm raising & eye movement. A wonderful example in C-9+ condition with C-9 original Box plus original instructions & soap solution ( evaporated somewhat after 40 years )  SOLD





1950's Japan MT CO's Scarce Walking Knight Robot with Rare Reproduction Box- Seldom seen crossover battery toy.  Nearly impossible to find. All tin construction finished in a light green & red with period litho details. Advances forward via remote control. The helmet is illuminated. Outstanding Lithographed details abound. The current MT CO also created a  small wind up as homage to this scarce piece. Functions as it should & the Tin & lithography are rust free & in excellent condition . Overall excellent C-8.5 condition with a rare Reproduction Box. Don't Miss out on this one ! SOLD
1950's Japan Plaything CO's Sam the Shaving Man with Original Box- Hard toy to find. Sam lathers his face & proceeds to shave . His face actually illuminates to reveal stubble. Plaything was known for only 2 rare battery toys this & the other being bear magician. This particular example is in excellent C-9 Condition with his C-8+ original Box. The toy functions perfectly & includes the oft missing Original Mirror. Great toy for any advanced battery toy collection,  SOLD





1960's Japan Rosko CO's Charley Weaver with original Box- Here is a nice mint in box Charley Weaver that works great. Just a small piece of litho missing on the Lower corner of the base..nothing major . Operates Fine. Nice & clean example in overall excellent C-8 condition with his C-9 Original box  SOLD



1960's Japan Rosko CO's Bartender with Revolving Eyes in Original Box- Rare version to find with revolving eyes. The toy shakes the drink, pours it , face lights then turns red , smoke comes out of the ears , & then the eyes revolve. Amazing action ! The toy is in excellent C-9 condition with his excellent C-9 Original Box & insert . Functions perfectly as it should. Only
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1950's Japan Straco CO's Lucky Crane in Original Box- Rare arcade style vintage battery operated toy. The lucky crane looks like those vintage diggers at places like coney island ! Toy operates via 3 buttons & side lever that move crane to pick up one of the 3 original tin toys ( all included ) . The toy is in excellent C-9 condition with it's C-8 original box. One small oxidized spot at rear ( nothing major ) Operates sluggishly as these tend to. Only SOLD



1950's Japan San CO's Pistol Pete in Original Box- Highly desirable vintage cowboy & a rare find especially with original box ! Pete walks forward with illuminated smoking gun which his arm lifts & causes rat tat tat tat sound. Pete is in excellent C-9 plus condition with his C-9 original box Box has one small tear on side flap Toy is all original & includes all accessories like hat badge & gun . Functions as it should. SOLD



1950's Japan TM CO's Rare Champion Racer 301- Scarce , Imposing , Massive 18" Vintage open wheel racer. The champion 301 doesn't surface much & when they do they tend to be in poor condition. This is an exceptional example is very good C-9 condition & operates perfectly ! Moves in a circular pattern with bump & go & illuminated hi rise intakes. Great litho details & nice shiny chrome accents. A racer to treasure ! SOLD



1950's Japan Linemar CO's Nutty Nibs with Reproduction Box- One of the most desirable of all battery toys. Nutty Nibs crosses over to Linemar Collectors as well as Black Americana. Charming actions include raising his arm that pops a nut ( steel pellet ) into his opening move while eyes move a funny sound is emitted & then the actions repeat. This toy will delight the most ardent toy collector. In excellent C-9 Condition with an impressive Reproduction Box All functions operated as they should & one original Ball is included. SOLD




1950's Japan ASC CO's Jaguar Champ O Racer in Original Box- This toy is undoubtedly rare as it isn't even mentioned in Hultzman's book. This is a remote controlled highly detailed 50's style Jaguar Racer in superb C-9+ condition with it's C-9 Original Box  Operates perfectly going forward & reverse with rear illuminated engine compartment. Nice 50's mauve color enhances the vintage feel. SOLD



1950's Japan Linemar CO's Western Style Music Box in Original Box- Very cool western music box plays an actual song think it was home on the range . Meanwhile our hero cowboy dances away to the tune. Delightful vintage western theme battery toy that is sure to amuse collectors & onlookers with equal measure ! Toy is in excellent C-9 condition with it's rare C-8 Original Box. Functions perfectly.  SOLD



1950's Japan TN CO's Hot Rod with Original Box- Sunday Monday Happy Days...Remember the classic TV show ? Then you'll see why this vintage 50's Hot Rodder actually depicts a pretty accurate image of those times. The toy operates with it's Shaking Hemi Style Motor exposed !  Zooming along with excellent litho details. Nice for Battery Op, Car & racing memorabilia collectors. In excellent C-9 condition with his C-7.5 Original Box. Functions as it should & displays like a Boyd Coddington 60K dream boat. SOLD



1960's Japan Rosko CO's Pat O'Neaill with Original Box- Toughest Character to come across of all the smokers in this series. As usual the toy does not have his thermal coupler to activate the toy but as with 99% of Pat Oneill's you can bypass & run direct from the switch. Other than that cosmetically in excellent C-9 condition with his C-8 Original Box- Plus you wouldn't want to really hold a flame to this guy would you ? SOLD




1950's Japan SAN CO's Smoking Grandpa with Original Box- Remember when the pipe was actually fashionable to smoke with tobacco ? Well so does this charming Smoking Grandpa from the 1950's. Gently rocks back & forth while his arm raises to his mouth, pipe lights up & smoke is exhaled through his mouth. Thankfully he has iron lungs that allows him to withstand 50 years of tar & nicotine. In excellent C-9 condition with his C-7 Original Box.  Functions as he should . Box Bottom was replaced, no big deal. Grab a cigar & head out to the deck with your scotch & smokin grandpa for only  SOLD



1950's Japan SAN CO's Mystery Action Police Patrol Car- This is one of the most beautiful & highly lithographed Police vehicles ever made. There is both a passenger & driver. Detailed litho interior & exterior with moving illuminated roof mounted siren/light. The car resembles an early 1950's chevy. Excellent C-9 condition With shiny bright work & functions perfectly for only SOLD




1960's Japan Alp CO's Major Tooty with Original Box- This one came right from the master himself Don Hultzman & is most likely the actual one featured in his book. Ole major toot actually drums to a rhythm while whistling to boot !  You saw the movie drumline, Now get the real deal, the Original, Major tooty. Nicely finished on a tin litho base. In outstanding C-9 Plus condition with his C-9 Original Box. operates flawlessly ! Original Hat, inserts ..etc..doesn't get much nicer than this. SOLD


1950's Japan TN CO's Sammy Wong the Tea Totaler with Original Box- Nice ethnic character toy. Sammy Wong is mounted on a highly detailed tin litho base with area designs. He pours his tea from an illuminated smoking pot & proceeds to drink. Tough to find working & complete in his box. Sammy is in excellent C-9 condition with his C-7+ original box & functions as he should. SOLD


1960's Japan TM CO's Timmy Oclock with Original Box- TIMMY O'CLOCK is a most unusual battery toy and extremely hard to find. He is almost ten inches tall with carry ring extended. Made mostly of tin and in excellent condition. NO rust, dents, scratches or dings-like new with minimal factory touchup! His backside, and battery box, are also as nice as the rest of him-near mint with NO damage or corrosion. Takes two "D" batteries. Push white button (at 1 o:clock) and hold it down momentarily, until his alarm (bell) rings. He "wakes up", opens his eyes and mouth, yawns, and raises his arms up as he stretches and his legs start moving as he walks around until the moving clock hands on his face reach 12:00 o'clock. He then stops for another snooze until his alarm goes off again, and repeats all six actions. Works perfectly! Box is clean, crisp, colorful and undamaged with "Xmas-1964" written on top. Both box and toy are 100% original and complete! C-9 Toy C-9 Box - SOLD




1950's Japan Y CO's Ol Sleepy Head RIP with Original Box- Nice rare version of sleeping baby bear. Ol Sleepy head rises after a 20 year nap to the sweet sounds of the chirping Blue Bird. Rare toy to find complete with Original Bird & Box ! Very Good C-8+ condition with C-8 Original Box operates fine SOLD


1960's Japan Rosko CO's The Drinking Captain with Original Box- Traditional Bar toy that has become a favorite of many battery Toy Collectors. The Captain hangs buy the street lamp drinking his hooch which causes the face to illuminate & this version expels smoke from his belly where his t-shirt depicts a ship. Harder version to find. Excellent C-8.5 condition with his C-8 Original Box plus inserts. operates fine for only SOLD


1950's Japan HTF CO's  Cowboy in Barrel ( Western Beer ) - Difficult to find remote version with single cowboy When operating toy moves with bump & go action while cowboy pops out to fire his trusty ole six shooters. Not seen to often. The toy is in Excellent C-9 condition Don't confuse this one with the other example on this page they are 2 different toys. This one is very minty ! SOLD



1960's Japan Daiya CO's Police Command Car with Original Box- Nice 60's police vehicle with driver & passenger. Bump & go actions with hood mounted siren & illuminated Flashing Stop panel mounted on trunk. Toy displays excellent C-9 however there is some oxidation on the battery door although the comaprtment itself is fine so overall Very Good C-8+ with C-7 box. Box has soem tape repairs visible on front but still displays fine . SOLD



1950's Japan AHI CO's Playboy Cadillac with Original Box- Nice vintage early 50's Fat Cadillac with waving tin litho driver. Nicely detailed with an excellent illustrated box. Toy in excellent C-9 condition with it's C-8+ Original Box & works fine . Tough toy to find . Only SOLD



1960's Japan TN CO's Comic Tea Pot in Original Box- Perfect partner for timmy o'clock ! The tea pot operates with winky eyes, rattling Lid & smoke. Excellent C-9 with C-8 Original Box All functions operate fine & is only SOLD


1960's Hong Kong Genie Bottle with Original Box- Very cool plastic fortune telling toy that smokes & reveals fortune ! Great Box art .Tought to find complete. SOLD


1950's Japan TN CO's Pinkee the Farmer- Nice battery op vehicle with moving pistons & piggies that pop in & out of their cage. Good C-8 condtion & works fine.  SOLD


1960's Japan Cragstan CO's Rare Skin Diver with Original Box- Non Working ( All of these are non working ) but one of the most complete examples of this Rare & fragile toys I Have seen ! Complete with C-8 Original Box Most of the divers body is intact & has weighted leg pieces included SOLD


1960's Japan TN CO's Highway Drive with Original Box- If you own a 1969 Corvette &/or 1969 Camaro this toy is worth it just for the box art alone ! Mint C-9 toy with C-9 Original Box insert & car plus instructions ! Very nice tin lithography. SOLD


1950's Japan TN- CO's Brave Eagle with Original Box- Very cool character figure that  rythmatically beats his drum in a swaying fashion while whistling Woo Woo sound is eminated. Excellent C-9 condition with C-8 + Original Box. Works fine & has original drum top that is usually missing . SOLD


1960's Japan Cragstan CO's DC-7C PAA with Original Box- Rare legacy carrier plane that was actually used as a cragstan salesman demo toy Hence it's excellent C-9 condition C-7 box has one corner tear with a piece of side flap missing but cover is intact & has bright colors . All tin Props are intact . Spotless remote & toy operates fine. What a historic opportunity to own a toy that was used by the cragstan company itself to promote it's toys ! See more detailed photo's on auction page 2 SOLD



1960's Japan Cragstan CO's Magic Action Bulldozer with Original Box- Nice example of a large Battery operated construction toy. The engine lights up & the operator moves the levers. Bump & Go action. Another Ex-Cragstan Salesman toy that remains in excellent C-9 original condition with it's C-8 original colorful Box. Again, what a historic opportunity to own a toy that was used by the cragstan company itself to promote it's toys ! See more detailed photo's on auction page 2 SOLD




1950's Japan Cragstan CO's MP Jeep with Original Box- Salesman Demo toy, Unfortunately the batteries were left in the battery compartment & rust occurred, Other wise the toy is clean C-7+ original box has end flap missing . The Insert for the soldier boys head is included . The head was never mounted so I did not force it oon the neck. If the terminals were cleaned it may operate. Not too tough to clean this toy up . Detail photo's on auction page 2

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1950's Japan Cragstan CO's Scarce Remote Control Anti-Aircraft Jeep with Original Box- Unknown if this toy was ever massed produced. No Remote version listed in either Moran's or Hultzman's Books. This former Cragstan Salesman Sample toy still has original Scrace Cragstan Sample tag attached . Excellent C-9 working condition with C-8 Original Box. Tissue paper for remote included in box. Reverse operates ack ack sound from guns. More pictures on auction Page 2.  Historic opportunity for any collector  !  SOLD


1950's Japan Cragstan CO's Scarce Remote Control Fire Engine with Scarce Original Box- As with the above Jeep Unknown if this toy was ever massed produced. No Remote version listed in either Moran's or Hultzman's Books & no KO CO fire engine listed as MFG. This former Cragstan Salesman Sample toy still has original Scrace Cragstan Sample tag attached . Excellent C-9 working condition with C-9 Original Box. All inserts & sleave for remote included in box. Minor tarrnish on the chrome parts as would be normal after 50+ years . Original Red bulb blinks, has a siren type sound & the one fireman waves the flag !  More pictures on auction Page 2.  Historic opportunity for any collector  !  SOLD
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