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Original Microman Series

1975 Project Victory

 

Project Victory

Microman Series

 

1974

Microman Zone
First year included the Founder Microman, Micro Kit Machines and Conning Tower.

 

1975

Project Victory
Second year saw more Microman and several new sub series such as the Acroyears, Titans and Victory series.

 

1976

Spy Magician

The line finally came into its own during the third year with new figures and the classic Microman Transfer Fortress.

 

1977

Command
A watershed year for Microman series, this year saw some of the best toys for the line. 

 

1978

Police Keeper

Takara tried new design and direction for the series with the released of Hoodman and Arden. 

 

1979

Rescue Team
Takara "rescue" attempt for the series with the Rescue Team Microman.  This year saw updated of the old favorite - the New Tower Base. 

 

1980

Punch & Blizzard Man
The last year of the original series saw the shift in the line to more robot like look and larger figures.

 

New Microman Series

 

1981

New Microman
Takara reset the line and relaunch the series under the New Microman banner.

 

1982

Micro Robot
Micro Robot series became the main focus of the new line.  Takara also tried to cash in on the "pla-mo" popularity with Real Type and Micro Borg.

 

1983

Micro Change
The "transformation" for Microman series began with the Micro Change series.

 

1984

Transformers

Takara continued with the successful Micro Change series but the changing of the guard was inevitable.

In 1975 Takara continued Microman series with the next Microman Zone using "Man from Cosmo" theme.  However this year, the line was completely revamped to be its own series and not just the miniature  version of Henshin Cyborg toys. During the second year, Takara introduced several different toys into Microman line with the focus on the 5mm interchangeable aspect. Henshin Cyborg characteristics were no longer prominence and the emphasis was now placed on three new Microman series - the M11X & M12X type, Super Steel series and the Acroyears.

 

M11X and M12X are two new capsule Microman type. The original design for these two types were intended to be Henshin Cyborg Android-A equivalent of Microman. This was, of course, abandoned as Microman was reintroduced and its own series. The original four Microman were reissued as M10X Type with new revised versions of their feet and cuffs.  The "barefoot" from the Henshin Cyborg were replaced with cybernetic feet, completed with the standard 5mm ports.

 

 

Takara also released two die-cast Microman series. The first series was the M20X Super Microman which were essentially die-cast version of M-10X miniature Henshin Cyborg a remnant of last year design.  The two additional types that were later added as part of the Super-Steel Microman series - the M21X and M22X however were clearly design for this new direction of Microman.  The second series that making a debut was Microman mortal enemy the Acroyears.  The Acroyears were Microman that became evil due to being evolved in the polluted part of Earth.  These figures have die-cast body and limbs connected using 5mm sockets.

 

Since Microman was not longer just the extension of the Cyborg line, Takara introduced a concept called the Victory Project to tie Microman series back to the Henshin Cyborg.  The first toy in the Victory Project was the Robotman series. Robotman was a big 12" tall motorized robot with clear "cockpit" to hold a Microman inside.  Robotman was design as a dual identity toy that was part of both the Microman and the Henshin Cyborg line. The concept was ,however, shot live because of the cancellation of the Henshin Cyborg line in 1976. By 1977 Robotman series would  became solely part of Microman line and the Victory Project series was abandoned.

 

Several new type of vehicles were also released.  The vehicles, which consisted of three separate series - Cosmo Car, Machine Car and Mecha-Cosmo, came in various sizes and shapes. Takara also released two play-sets for the line this year - the Connig Station and the Road Station Base. As one can see this was a very busy year for the Microman as they came out from the shadow of the Henshin Cyborg series.

 

 

Microman Story

 

In outer space near planet Earth, Microman M10X were revived by ray of the sun. They are the first Microman to arrive on (modern day) earth. They constructed M115 Conning Tower to revive other Microman using the Spectrum MX Radiation. M11X are the Microman who were revived near earth planet core. Their body have undergone major evolution and every organs were replaced with cybernetic parts. They have unique energy circuit unlike any other Microman. M12X were revived at the same time as M11X type. Their body have evolved with the influence of Earth crust. T40X Titans were another Micro-race who were revived in the ring of Saturn.  Their body were altered with the influence of Saturn magnetic field.  They have a special ability that enable them to break apart their body limbs and reconnect them at will.  They build base on Titan, moon of Saturn. 

ACTION-FIGURES

 

Microman Series

  M10X Type
  M11X Type
  M12X Type

 

Super Steel Microman Series

  M20X Super Microman
  M21X Dash Wing Type
  M22X Hand Bazooka Type

 

Acroyear Series

  M30X Acroyear (A30X)
  M31X Acroyear 2 (A31X)

 

VEHICLES & PLAY-SETS

 

Machine Cars Series
  Formula Z
  Auto Buggy
  Super Jet
  Bull Crane

Cosmo Cars Series 
  Micro Saucer UFO (Red)
  Micro Saucer UFO (Blue)
  Micro Cessna

Mecha-Cosmo Series
  Escargot
  Marine Copter

 

Robotman/Victory Series
  Robotman
  Drill Tank Set
  Bull Dozer Set

 

Microman Base Series
  Connig Station Base
  Road Station Base

 

PREMIUM & EXCLUSIVE

 

Microman Quiz Prize

  Gold M20X Super Microman