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Vintage 1960’s Bandai Battery Op. Tin Lithograph Red Volkswagen Sedan VW Bug Japan #4071 for Sale


Vintage 1960’s Bandai Battery Op. Tin Lithograph Red Volkswagen Sedan VW Bug Japan #4071

This is a sweet king size battery operated tin lithographed red model #4071 Volkswagen Sedan (VW Bug) scale model made by Bandai of Japan.

This piece is in excellent all original condition with no restorations, repairs, or touch ups. This tin litho battery operated car is a bit dusty, but in otherwise excellent condition with the usual patina, scratches, scuffs and chips that are seen with age and display. This VW comes with rubber tires that are in great condition. There is no rust on the vehicle and the bottom is very clean. We tested this and the lights light up and it runs but it will not shift past first gear. Included, is the rare shrink wrapped original box that is also in great condition. The battery compartment is corrosion and rust free.

This car measures approximately 10 ½” x 3 ¾” x 3 ¼”. We encourage you to examine the photographs to further determine condition and quality.



A brief history of Bandai, Japan:

Bandai Co. Ltd. of Japan was founded in 1950. When Bandai merged with the video game developer and producer Namco, Bandai Co. Ltd. they officially became Namco Bandai Holdings, Inc.  Namco Bandai holds the main toy licenses in Japan to many popular properties including Gundam, Ultraman, Daikaiju, Super Sentai Series, Kamen Rider, and Mazinger. It easy to see that how  Bandai became the number one toy producer in Japan and the world’s third largest producer of toys. Early tin plate toys from Bandai such as the one we are offering are highly collectible and can often be hard to find in such great condition because of their fragility.

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Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in