Colors are clear & bright. Litho, tin, clothing & plastic parts are very nice & clean. When switch is turned on he correctly does the following 6 actions: (1) His body sways from right to left, (2) Head moves from side to side, (3) Right hand tips his tin litho hat back and forth, (4) His nose lights up red, (5) His left arm moves across the front of his body, (6) His left hand spins back and forth to operate/fan the card trick ribbon apparatus (Jacob's ladder). Very amusing to watch in action. This toy has been tested and works fine.
Battery compartment is mint as are the connections. It is listed on page 48. It is a 1950's era toy made by the Alps Co.The original box is included. It is in fair -average condition as it has a large number of clear tape repairs on the lid. This would make an nice addition to any collector of B. The item "MINT 1950's BATTERY OPERATED CLOWN THE MAGICIAN TIN LITHO CIRCUS TOY ALPS JAPAN" is in sale since Monday, January 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Electronic, Battery & Wind-Up\Battery Operated\Pre-1970". The seller is "dogfoxy" and is located in Omaha, Nebraska. This item can be shipped worldwide.