MICROMAN 2006 - ASSASSINS VS XADO
Takara begin 2006 for the core Microman
line with two new series in April. There are total of six new figures,
three for Microman side and three for Acroyear side. Microman series are
called the Assassins Force and are based on last year Microman Falcon
Assassin Force concept. Acroyear series are called XADO (in keeping with
the letter "x" theme). XADO is a pun on Japanese word "jado" which
roughly translates to evil way or evil path. Both XADO and Assassins
Force are the first Microman 200X to have all Japanese names and are
heavily influenced by Japanese theme and designs.
The new Assassin Force Microman consist of AF-11
AF-12 Kyoushiro and AF-13 Yume - a lone Microlady in the group. Unlike
Acroyear side, Microlady use the same designation as the male team
members. Assassins Force theme is darkness and light, the dual nature of
these new Microman. On the surface they are just like any ordinary
Microman, but secretly they are assassins that hunt down the Acroyears
and oppose the XADO.
Kyoushiro is light smoke clear Microman
Full Action Body with beautiful silver highlight and gray trim.
Kyoushiro has dark chrome head and he comes with dark metallic gray
chromed armors set. The armor fit well and look nice on the figure. The
shoulder / arm armors are snap on and can snap off if the arm is move
around but they stay on pretty good for the most part. The armor come
with movable arm that attach to his grappling hook and pulley unit. The
yellow pulley isthe only bright color part of all the Assassin figures.
The armor and weapon both have several 3mm ports and allow for some nice
interchangeability with other Microman accessories. The shoulder
armors can be pose in either up or down and is a nice touch to the
simple armor. The grappling hook is attached to a nylon string and
can be retract and extend.