Micro Action EX is essentially an "exclusive" edition of Microman Micro
Action line. These are either special repaint versions or special
products that are gear toward smaller collectible market. The first two figures
were released in
2004 (EX-01 and EX-02) and are characters from British TV and movie
Thunderbirds. For 2005, TAKARA released two more Micro Action EX set - EX-03 Cutie Honey which
is sold together with DVD box set of RE: Cutie Honey and EX-04 Street
Fighter set, a
special two-pack repaint of the two Micro Action Street Fighter figures.
TAKARA is no stranger to Cutey Honey series
and they released CG (Cool Girls) version of Cutey Honey so it is not a
surprise that they would released another Honey figure. "Cutie Honey" is
based on character creation of legendary Go Nagai, call "Cutey
Honey". Cutey Honey is a story about a sexy and often scantily clad
android named Honey Kirasagi who has the ability to transform herself
into various disguises (she becomes briefly nude during transformation
to the delight of other male characters) which she uses to fight the evil organization
called Panther Claw.
RE: CUTIE HONEY (OVA)
RE: Cutie Honey is a remake ("re"
for remake) of the original Cutey Honey TV and manga series. Since the
remake is marketed as an OVA (original video anime, or what us in the US
call a direct to video) the show is gear for adult and feature even more
scantily clad, sword wielding Honey in even more compromising poses. The series is
funny with slapstick and very fast pace style but surprisingly faithful
to the original "Cutey Honey" series. To commemorate the release of "RE:
Cutie Honey" DVD box set, a special exclusive Micro Action Micro Lady
Cutie Honey is included with the set. So if you are purchasing the
set just for
the figure, then this is probably going to be your most expensive retail Micro Action figure.