Astro Boy, also known as Mighty Atom, is one of the cult classics originated from Japanese manga. Published shortly after the war in 1952, the Astro boy manga was inspired by the ongoing craze over robots and technology as Japan grew to become an economic superpower.
With a total of 23 original volumes of manga sold over 100 million copies, as well as the successful adaptation of television and film animation, the Astro Boy series has been named the best selling manga of all time and recognised as one of the pivotal creations towards the development of the manga and anime industry.
In The Birth of Astro Boy collection, the selection of toys will introduce Astro boy and Astro girl, feature a series of Astro Boy weapons and vehicles as well as exploring a range of Astro boy merchandise.
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ASTRO BOY ON FLYING SAUCER
This is a Tada wind-up tin toy of Astro Boy driving a ‘train’ of four flying saucers! One of rarest Astro memorabilia item we have from the 1960s era.
Depicted in bright colours on the saucers are other iconic characters of the Astro Boy series such as Professor Echanomizu, the guardian to Astro as well as Astro Girl, Astro Boy’s younger sister.