Force (Reissue) (2/04)
MF1-01 Commander Microman
MF2-01 Skymaster Hayate
ML1-01 Commanderlady Diane
& Machine Force Microman (9/30/04)
Mirror & MM Xeku
Stinger & MM Godoh
Tiger & MM Hack
Kong & MM Trinity
Military Force (12/3/04)
Acroyear X-2 came in the same style packaging as the
Acroyear and Master Force series.
X-2 came packaged with new Microman catalog - "Infomercial
Vol.04". The latest catalog features the new Acroyear X-2.
AcroElsa - Elsa does not possess fighting skill but she use
her pet panther for attack. Her equipments included
Panther-Goggles, Panther- Tails and her pet AcroPanther. She can
communicate via telepathy with her Panther Psychic
AcroPlana - her body was derived from insectivorous plant
and her equipments included Plan-Tail, Evil-Mouth and Gorgon
Snake-Vines. Plana has glow in the dark body and the most well
endowed of all Micro Lady.
2004 came with new style figure stand. The stand
features Microman "Da Vinci's The Vetruvian Man" style logo emboss
on clear plastic with two styles of foot pegs - one for
the newer Microman 2004 figures and one for the old
Microman figures with the 5mm port.
2004 Acroyear X-2 Series was released on Jan. 27th, 2005. The series was
delayed from the original December release date and one of the last
Microman series for the 2004 line-up as the line moved on to the 2005
Magne Force series to be debuted in April. Acroyear X-2 as the name
suggested was the followed up series to the Acroyear X. However instead
of four Acroyear, the series was split into two Acroyear figures (AX-21
AcroPhantom and AX-22 AcroMedalg) and two Acro Lady figures (AL-21
AcroElsa and AL-22 AcroPlana). Acroyear X-2 followed the same sci-fi /
fantasy theme of the Acroyear X and Acro Lady series with elements from
many of the recent popular Japanese anime and manga.
AL-21 AcroElsa was one of the
figures in the X-2 series that used some new tooling for the
body (the other one was AcroPlana and AcroMedalg). AcroElsa had retool
pelvic section along with new feet design (barefoot). Elsa had one of
the more interesting color scheme with clear pink body and white camouflage
pattern over her body. She also sported silver badge on the right side
of her chest. With the exception of Plana, Takara seems to go for
"less is more" design for the X-2 series. AcroElsa had very
little accessories and armor pieces. She came with two arm-wings, four
bracelets (in metallic pink) and wand (complete with heart shape motif).
However, while she might lack in accessories, Elsa came with a cool
animal cat pet sidekick. This was the first full size "pet"
figure to appeared in the new 2004 series and a nice homage to the pet
figures found in the vintage Microman series. The jungle cat (AcroPanther)
was done in clear purple with compartment for the extra accessories and
several 5mm and 2.5mm ports and connectors. The pet parts can be used as
accessories for AcroElsa to change her appearance even the cat head can
be remove and used on Elsa so she appeared to have mechanical cat head
(the head seem to be a homage to Microman Odin from the Magne series).
Aside from the cat head and purple cat mask, Elsa even came with
interchangeable hair style so she can appeared with pig-tail hairstyle.
Elsa is probably one of the most "girlie toy" to come out for
the Microman series. The figure just ooze that girl toy feel from the
bright pink body to the various accessories. Even my little daughter who
usually doesn't really care much for my Microman toys, finds this figure
interesting and want to actually play with it.