In 2001, Takara announced plan to release
the first new Microman design based on the original 1970's series.
The new design would be based on Devilman character, another creation of
Mr. Go Nagai who was also responsible for the series such as Geeg and
Mazinger Z. The series would be along the same concept as the
original Microman Geeg and Microman Gakeen - Microman that were
based on TV and manga characters. Micro Devilman would get
numerical designation of MD 60X, this would made them the first new
designation type in over 20 years.
Takara, originally plan to release Micro
Devilman in 2001 but the series was delayed several times and was
finally released in March of 2002. Beside the four members,
Takara also planed SAS version of Micro Devilman to be sold at WCC-14 toy
show in May of 2002.