It is in perfect working order. Overall condition is PRISTINE MINT. Tin litho, plastic, fur, straw hat and clothing are very nice & clean. His left ear is made of brown fur. It is made from the factory that way.
No rust or corrosion anywhere. Battery compartment & base are excellent. The 6 correct actions of this toy are as follows: (1) Eyes light up, (2) Right arm drops fishing pole in hole and raises up with a fish, (3) Head moves back and forth 3 or 4 times in approval, (4) Bear starts making a laughing sound, (5) Left arm lifts and removes fish from pole, (6) Electro-magnet in left hand drops fish in basket. The fish slide back into the creek to be caught again. A very cute toy to watch.1 of the original tin litho fish is included. It is pictured on page 75. It is a 1950's era toy made by the Alps Co.
The box is complete and in very good condition. It does have a number of clear tape repairs on the lid. Would make a nice addition to any toy collection or a great gift idea for any sportsman, hunter or fisherman. My personal favorites are these fishing toys. The item "MINT 1950's FISHING BEAR BATTERY OPERATED TIN LITHO TOY ALPS JAPAN MIB" is in sale since Monday, December 26, 2016.
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.