Force 2nd Run (2/04)
MF1-01 Commander Microman
MF2-01 Skymaster Hayate
ML1-01 Commanderlady Diane
2004 came in beautifully done removable blister card
style packaging. The backing card had very nice picture
of the toy with all the accessories on display in the
blister window. As a nice touch, the blister had the
"O" design (in MICROMAN logo) molded on. While
the cylinder tube 2003 series was nice and compact, the
new blister was definitely more attractive looking.
There was no instruction included with the Lady series.
Lady - Commanderlady Diane
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. The stand came
especially handy for the Lady figures as they are less
stable than their male counterpart due to the slimmer
I preferred Commanderlady to Ninjalady but after playing around with both
figures, I found Shina to be slightly better design. The main problem with
Diane was the difficulty in posing the figure due to all the over hanging
accessories. (Though she do looked really nice as you can see from
the pictures once you finally get all the pieces in placed.) The
figure stand well on her own even with the giant size bazooka on her back.
I am not sure if Takara will do the other two member of Micro Force
(Gunner and Spy) in female form but I would rather they would just moved on and do
something more akin to the Master Force for the next Micro Lady series.