It was made in Japan by Linemar Toys. Anyone who is familiar with this particular toy knows how very difficult it is to find it complete with the 3 original fish and the tin tray! Hungry Cat requires two "D" size batteries to operate and is fully functional with the following 7 actions: 1. Its green eyes light up, 2. Its head leans forward to look into the bowl, 3.
The left paw comes down to try and swat at the fish, 4. Squeaking or "meow" sounds are emitted, 5.
The propeller in the bowl spins, 6. The fish would be floating/swimming around with water in the bowl I didn't test with water, but see no reason why it wouldn't be ok....
But I leave this up to the new owner to decide, and 7. The cat's tail moves/wiggles back and forth. Cosmetically, the toy is in mint/excellent condition.The cat's fur is clean, the tin is in excellent shape with only a few light scratches, the plastic fish bowl is free of any damage or cracks, and the battery compartment looks great with the battery diagram paper still inside. The original box remains solid, colorful and presents with only a minimal amount of shelf wear, mainly along the top edges of the lid.
A very cute and entertaining toy from this era. Hungry Cat stands approximately 9 tall. She would make a fantastic addition to any battery operated/vintage tin toy collection!
Please view all photos closely as they are considered part of the item description and feel free to ask any questions you may have. I can also send additional photos upon request. Damaged than what is described in the listing or it never arrives at all.
If an item ends up getting damaged or lost in transit, I will handle matters on my end. The item "VINTAGE BATTERY OP HUNGRY CAT TIN TOY MIB COMPLETE RARE 1960'S JAPAN WORKS GREAT" is in sale since Sunday, April 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Tin\Other Vintage Tin Toys". The seller is "rememberthetime-toysandcollectibles" and is located in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.
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