This is a large Battery Operated Early Chinese Dragon looking Lion. It measures 14" height x 14" long (end of tail) By approx. This is a very Scarce, Rare toy which comes with a hand held shaker, Original box with inserts included. The toy is clean and looks like it had very little in any playtime.
The shaker is still tied to the card board insert, never removed. The color, fur, face, tassels look new. The fur is over a tin body. The battery box is clean. It takes 3 D Size batteries.
When you turn the switch on it walks, both eyes light, and the head will shake, ears and will flop with the motion - very strange looking toy. The hand held shaker has a wooden handle and bells.
The box shows you can turn the toy on and off by touching the lion in certain places with the shaker. I will send a copy.
The first time I tried touching the chin and tail using my finger it turned on and off. I've tried it since but it doesn't seem to work. Maybe I'm not touching the right spot. Maybe you need to touch it with the shaker but the toy does work well using the on - off switch. The Original box is in good shape.It is Titled LION PLAYING BALL and has the number ME 795. The box has some normal storage/shelf wear with small creases and one small 1/2 tear on side edge of the cover. All the staples seem intact. This a a very rare early Chinese Toy from the 1960's complete and with the Original Box. The pictures are part of this description.
If you have any questions, please ask. I will be listing more toys over the next several weeks. The item "Vintage Battery Operated Toy ME 795 Lion Playing Ball WithBox 1960's Red China" is in sale since Monday, December 05, 2016. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Electronic, Battery & Wind-Up\Battery Operated\Pre-1970".The seller is "pgpr" and is located in Albany, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.