Vintage Masudaya Modern Toys (MT) Battery Operated Tin Lithographed Atom Motorcycle Made in Japan. This piece is an all original Masudaya Modern Toys battery operated tin lithograph Atom motorcycle with driver, manufactured in Japan. This toy is in working condition, when you slide the switch on the back over the driver kicks his leg over (with a bit of assistance, after all he is pretty old) then kicks his leg back over (with a little help) then the bike moves forward. The headlight works and has a bulb in it. The front tire is rubber and the two smaller tires appear to be a plastic of some sort.
The battery compartment is corrosion and rust free. The lithos are bright and strong with some scratching and scuffing due to age and play. The toy is approximately 11 ½ x 3 ½ x 8 ½ This toy is in over excellent condition and would be great for any tin toy or motorcycle collector. A brief history of Masudaya Modern Toys (MT) of Tokyo, Japan. Masudaya was one of the leading builder of tin type mechanical and battery operated toys in the post-World War II era.
Unlike many of their competitors Masudaya managed to survive to this day, due in part to their involvement in the airsoft gun craze of the 1980s. They are mostly known for basically creating the skirmishable airsoft guns that could be used for combat simulations rather than target shooting.Masudaya normally identifies their toys using the M-T, or Modern Toys logo. Pictures included are of actual item(s) for sale colors may differ slightly in person due to lighting, cameras, or monitor settings.
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