VTG OCCUPIED JAPAN EASTER WINDUP MECHANICAL BUNNY MIB

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 28, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

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This fur covered bunny was made in Occupied Japan, and that is embossed on his tummy. The bunny is a windup mechanical - when you wind him up, he runs in circles then stands up and begs, waving his little front feet. Then he puts his feet down, and runs in circles again. This toy is soooooo cute! He comes with his original box. The box was in tatters, but has been repaired. I repaired it with acid free glue, to stop the deterioration, and to prevent further deterioration.

Occupied Japan items are items that were made in Japan for export from 1945 to 1955 as required by the terms of the surrender in 1945. Japan, who lost WWII, hated having to mark everything with that, and many items slipped out without it. There are collectors who collect just items marked with this, and other collectors like it, as it makes items easy to date. The box has the patent number and the company logo, FT, which is hard to see in the photo as it pixilated.
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