ALPS Occupied Japan Celluloid Windup “Sharp Shooter” Crawling Soldier in Box for Sale
ALPS Occupied Japan Celluloid Windup “Sharp Shooter” Crawling Soldier
This piece is a vintage, occupied Japan, celluloid, windup “Sharp Shooter” crawling soldier that was manufactured by ALPS/Alps Shoji Ltd. of Japan.
ALPS made battery-operated mechanical toys (robots, cars, musical chimps, clowns, wind-up animals) and produced some of the better-quality Japanese toys throughout the post-war years. Alps Shoji Ltd. Tokyo, Japan was founded in 1948 and was specialized in toy vehicles and novelties.
When wound this working soldier crawls forward, turns his head, makes shooting sounds and continues crawling forward. It comes with its key. There is a small nick from the key winding on the keyhole. The box is in good condition and wrapped in cellophane to further prevent degradation.
This piece is in excellent all original condition with restorations, repairs, or touch ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 8 ¼” L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
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|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 9 in|