Tenyo Non-Magic Items

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Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by JohnM » Thu May 15, 2014 3:58 pm

Please post here Tenyo Non-Magic items that you have or would like to have. Items would be Clocks, Banks, Novelties, Puzzles, etc.

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Tenyo Smoking Gnomes

Post by JohnM » Fri May 16, 2014 5:28 am

These little fellows are so cute. I never knew there was more than one design. I bid on the Tenyo Smoking Gnome before but have lost. They usually go for at least $50 each. They come in a small Tenyo box with the smoking rabbit logo. You put a little cigarette in the gnome's pipe and light it and then he puffs away in delight.

There is another set of three on auction now on ebay.
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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by Elliot W. » Fri May 16, 2014 10:12 am

This is an interesting bank I picked up. There are four plastic plates with slots in them. To get a coin in the bank the slots must line up. Your spectators will try to line up the plates by tilting the bank but will end up just like the fella on the bottom of the package. :)
There is a logical way to get the coins in the bank but you'll have to figure it out yourself. ;)
This bank does not appear to be that old but for some reason I don't see it around too much.
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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by Roberto B. » Fri May 16, 2014 10:46 am

My favourite:

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Post by VictorS » Fri May 16, 2014 11:23 am

Roberto, is this the original one from Tenyo or knock off version ?
I have one too but I think it was a knock off.

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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by Roberto B. » Fri May 16, 2014 11:40 am

I have the same from the video ......................and the box and the item says Tenyo (not sure if it says "Made by..." or "Created by..." or "Designed by..."......but for sure it says Tenyo.

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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by VictorS » Fri May 16, 2014 11:50 am

Interesting Patent to see for the saving box ;)

https://www.google.com/patents/USD33574 ... CDcQ6AEwAA

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Post by VictorS » Fri May 16, 2014 11:55 am

I never saw this one in real, created by Tooru Suzuki, but should be very interesting item too

https://www.google.com/patents/US549421 ... kQ6AEwAzgK

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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by SimonC » Fri May 16, 2014 1:27 pm

Are those money banks still available? I have the star wars darth vader/ yoda one that I've had from when I was wee, think I got it at Pizza Hut or KFC.
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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by Elliot W. » Fri May 16, 2014 1:36 pm

Tenyo still sells the Micro Bank, Spin Bank, and Art Banks. They are pretty easy to find.

By the way my favorite Art Bank is the one with Mickey Mouse flying on a bird. The bird flaps its wing(s) when you put a coin in

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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by Roberto B. » Fri May 16, 2014 9:46 pm

vsuperanto wrote:I never saw this one in real, created by Tooru Suzuki, but should be very interesting item too

https://www.google.com/patents/US549421 ... kQ6AEwAzgK
Interesting!!.....never seen this neither.....somebody has seen it??

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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by JohnM » Sun May 18, 2014 12:37 am

This is a novelty paperweight by Tenyo.

I think the joke about the washer is very clever. :lol:
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Post by VictorS » Sun May 18, 2014 12:58 am

Looks very unique John :)

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Post by VictorS » Sun May 18, 2014 1:13 am

The main Tenyo website could be a good source for Tenyo Non Magic Items. Unfortunately the website is in japan language only.

http://www.tenyo.co.jp/

it lead us also to some unique toys, puzzles, etc

http://www.tenyo.co.jp/toyhobby/index.html

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Post by JohnM » Sun May 18, 2014 1:19 am

Elliot W. wrote:Tenyo still sells the Micro Bank, Spin Bank, and Art Banks. They are pretty easy to find.

By the way my favorite Art Bank is the one with Mickey Mouse flying on a bird. The bird flaps its wing(s) when you put a coin in
Here is a link to a French Tenyo Tribute Site (not Stereo's) that shows a nice assortment of the banks.

Here is the French Translation of the text next to the bank where Mickey is flying on a bird.
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Creator: Shigeru Sugawara

Two animated versions (a satellite that rotates and Mickey on the back of a goose which flaps its wings).
Just like Elliot said.

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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by Elliot W. » Mon May 19, 2014 12:42 am

Yep. it's really cute.
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I've never seen the satellite one though. Got to keep an eye out for that one.
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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by David DeTenyo » Mon May 19, 2014 1:55 am

Very cool bank!

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Post by VictorS » Mon May 26, 2014 11:38 am

Shocking Hand Greeter
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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by kellebotond » Mon May 26, 2014 2:20 pm

Looks like the smoking dolls are relisted, or another set is for sale:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Vintage-Smoki ... ue_Toys_US
Tenyo Rocks!!! :–)
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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by Rob Rand » Mon May 26, 2014 3:36 pm

These smoking dolls remind me of Paulus de Boskabouter. Probably only my Belgian fellow members will know him.

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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by Richard W » Tue May 27, 2014 6:27 am

Status Update:

I've got 3 of these little ZZ Top looking Gnomes on their way here now.
Had to have them they are smoking hot. :mrgreen:

Wonder how much Tenyo had to pay them to use their likeness. 8-)
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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by BobD » Tue May 27, 2014 11:23 am

I like your Shocking Hand Greeter, Victor. It's the first time I've ever seen one. Thank you for posting it here.

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Post by VictorS » Tue May 27, 2014 11:33 am

BobD wrote:I like your Shocking Hand Greeter, Victor. It's the first time I've ever seen one. Thank you for posting it here.
It`s not mine Bob, I just found some pics from other collector and I think it would be great to share it here.

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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by SimonC » Tue May 27, 2014 2:37 pm

these things were used as an anti-masturbatory aid in the late 19th century, kind of like a hand-held chastity belt
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Re: Tenyo Non-Magic Items

Post by David DeTenyo » Tue May 27, 2014 3:36 pm

I would love to have one of the three dolls in this new lot. Anyone else interested? Perhaps someone can buy all three, and distribute them afterwards :)

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