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Reserved for FeltiesGalore, Wind up toy, walking bear with key, 1940s Occupied Japan, stuffed animal, Modern Toys or Masudaya Toys Co.

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An adorable wind-up tin toy walking bear with his original key! He was made in Occupied Japan, which dates him from 1945 to around 1952. His tin structure is covered in salt-and-pepper gray fur, and he works great! Just wind him up with the removable key, and he lumbers forward, stopping every now and then to shake his head back and forth.

I made a YouTube video of him, so you can see how cute he is! View it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WnC-Fj22IY

A sticker on his belly identifies his maker as Modern Toys, also known as the Masudaya Toys Co. of Tokyo. Masudaya was a leading builder of mechanical and battery operated toys in the post-war period, and still exists today.

This little guy has been well-loved over the last sixty or seventy years. He still has one of his fabric paw pads, his ears and stubby tail, a worn metal nose and two glass eyes. His fur is in pretty good shape, but a little shabby here and here.

Won't you give this sweet little bear a new home?


5.5 inches long, 3 inches tall
(13.97 cm long, 7.62 cm tall)


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Reserved for FeltiesGalore, Wind up toy, walking bear with key, 1940s Occupied Japan, stuffed animal, Modern Toys or Masudaya Toys Co.

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: tin plate, fake fur, metal, fabric, glass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 402 reviews
  • Favorited by: 5 people