Thursday, 18 February 2016

YANOMAN TOYS CO., LTD. / Y.M. BRAND / YANOMAN CORPORATION

Company Name/s: Yanoman Toys Co., Ltd. / Yanoman Corporation.

Name Derivation / Meaning: From the founder's name, Mr Yano.

Location/s: 20, 3-Chome, Higashikomagata, Sumidaku, Tokyo, Japan and 14, 2-Bancho, Kawarayamachi, Minamiku, Osak, Japan.
Trade Mark/s: The letter "Y" superimposed on a larger letter "M" within a circle.

 Yanoman

Dates: Founded 1954 - To present.
Notes:


Checklist For Yanoman Tin Toys (links lead to images in my photo-gallery).

COMPILING NOW - Last Updated 19/02/2016-

YANOMAN CATALOGUE 1965

YANOMAN CATALOGUE CONTENTS 1965 (Tin Toys only).

542 - Auto Racer (8.00 inches long) - Friction. Motorbike & Rider.
602 - Portable Sewing Machine - B/O.
605 - Sewing Machine - B/O.
961 - Mechanical Boy On Bike (5 inch high version) - W/U.
962 - Mechanical Boy On Bike (4.5 inch high version) - W/U.
2710 - Continental Bus (7.0 inches long) - Friction.
3210 - Boxing (6.00 inches long) - W/U. Plastic figures.
4194 - New Service Car, Assorted (5.25 inches long) - Friction. Cadillac etc.
4195 - Assorted Sedan Car (7.25 inches long) - Friction. Police, Fire Chief etc.
4835 - Jumping Dog With Ball (5.00 inches high) - W/U. Plush covered.
4839B - Jumping Monkey - W/U. Plush covered.
5196 - Space Scout (10.00 inches long) - B/O.
5513 - Space Tank (6.00 inches long) - Friction. Marked "Mars Patrol".
5530 - Mechanical Playful Hippo (6.00 inches long) `- W/U. With butterfly.
5535 - Trolley Car (8.00 inches long) - B/O.
5536 - Greyhound Bus (10.75 inches long) - B/O (see also No. 5719).
5542 - Mechanical Dog With Boot - W/U.
5545 - Mechanical Acrobat Monkey - W/U.
5547 - Aircraft Carrier With Helicopter (8.75 inches long) - Friction.
5548 - Rendezvous (17.00 inches) - B/O. Spaceship in two parts.
5550 - Space Race Car (9.00 inches long) - Friction.
5560 - Mechanical Playful Dog With Butterfly (7.50 inches long) - W/U.
5564 - Space Explorer (7.00 inches long) - Friction.
5571 - Continental Trailways Bus - B/O.
5572 - Continental Trailways Bus - Friction.
5573 - Fire Chief Car (10.5 inches long) - Friction.
5573 B - Highway Patrol Car (10.5 inches long) - Friction.
5615 - Kitty In The Shoes (6.00 inches long) - W/U.
5631 - Mechanical Jumping Dog (5.00 inches high) - W/U.
5635 - Mechanical Sweet Kitty (7.50 inches long) - W/U.
5650 - Mechanical Comic Dog - W/U.
5652 - B.O.A.C. Jet Plane - Friction.
5653 - Assorted Jet Planes (T.W.A., United etc.) - Friction.
5707 - Mechanical Sioux Canoe - W/U.
5714 - Greyhound Bus (11.75 inches long) - Friction.
5716 - Mercedes Benz - Friction.
5718 - Greyhound Bus (7.0 inches long) - Friction.
5719 - Greyhound Bus (10.75 inches long) - Friction (see also No. 5536).
5721 - Japan Airline Prop. Plane - Friction.
6673 - Assorted Air Planes (3.50 inches long) - Friction. Six different types.
6674 - HB-2 Jet Plane (6.25 inches long) - Friction. 
6681 - Boeing Air Plane (5.00 inches long) - Friction.
6683 - Pan American Air Plane (7.50 inches long) - Friction. 
7675 - Kick Action Machine Gun (22.50 inches long) - B/O. 
8303 - Station Wagon - Friction.
8162 - Crown Jeep (4.50 inches long) - Friction. 
10011 - Ford Assorted Cars (8.00 Inches long) - Friction. Police, Fire, Ambulance.
10210 - Convair Jet (7.00 inches long) - Friction. Marked Convair, USAF & 11-1000.

The 1965 catalogue also includes plush toys (not detailed above). View catalogue.


Abbreviations Used.
N/M = no mechanism.
H/O = hand operated.
Friction = friction wound flywheel mechanism.
Crank = crank wound flywheel mechanism.
W/U = wind up / clockwork (spring) mechanism.
B/O = battery operated.
B&G = bump and go / mystery action.
R/C = remote control.
Name In Italics = exact name unknown (updated when I spot an original box or obtain an original catalogue).  

Pinterest Board for Yanoman - Pictures and links to other pages with Yanoman tin toys. Includes items for sale on auction sites etc.

IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION ON YANOMAN TOYS CO., LTD I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

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