Yoshiya, also known as Kobe Yoko Ltd., was a major Japanese toy manufacturer from the postwar period. The company was founded in Kobe, Japan in the early 1950s and produced a wide variety of mechanical and wind-up toys, including robots, vehicles, animals, and other figures. Yoshiya toys were known for their intricate designs and high quality, and they were popular both in Japan and abroad.
One of Yoshiya's most famous products was the Robby the Robot toy, which was based on the robot character from the 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet. Yoshiya produced a number of different Robby the Robot toys, ranging from simple wind-up models to more complex battery-operated versions. These toys were very popular with children in the 1950s and 1960s, and they helped to make Yoshiya one of the leading Japanese toy companies of the era.
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