MAP-01 FYANA WITH DIDILIUM
DATE : 6/26/2006
RETAIL PRICE : 3,000 Yen
ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS MICRO ACTION
MA-24 Chirico Cuvie (9/05)
DMZ-01 Scopedog (3/06)
MAEX-05 Mellowlink (8/06)
MA-34 Ypsilon (9/06)
DMZ-02 Strikedog (10/06)
Micro Action Series is essentially a licensed character using
Microman Full Action Body format with no real tie to regular Microman
line. (Unlike Kiguru and Material Force series which are somewhat part
of the main line). Micro Action series have been very popular with
action-figures collectors who otherwise do not collect Microman series.
The characters for Action Series have been very diverse from Devilman to
Superman Returns and with nice good mix of live-action, comic and anime
characters. In 2006, Takara start several new sub-series for Micro
Action line for the Votoms licensed, including DMZ (stands for Dual
Model Zwie, Dual Model was the original Votoms action-figures line)
series and MAP (Micro Action Plus).
ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS SERIES
Armored Trooper Votoms is anime series
produced by Sunrise Studio and aired in Japan between 1983-84. Votoms is
one of the anime series resulting from the Gundam revolution in which
the giant robots are now depicted as realistic fighting machine rather
than the old super robot story of the 70's. In Votoms universe, the
fighting machines are called AT VOTOMS which stands for Armored Trooper
Vertical One-man Tank for Offense and Maneuvers. The main protagonist of
the show, Chirico Cuvie, an ex-elite force AT pilot, stumbled upon a
secret conspiracy center around the mysterious woman he called Fyana and
was then hunt across the galaxy. In recent years, there seems to be
revival interest in the Votoms series. Not only the old toys and the
anime are being reissued but brand new toys are being created such as
Takara Micro Action line for Votoms.
MICROLADY FULL ACTION
BODY VERSION 2
Takara introduce new Ver. 2 of Microlady
Full Action body in 2006 and the nude Proto-1 (coded name for Fyana) is
perfect candidate to show-off this new "anime style" body. The old
Microlady Full Action body suffer from many unsightly joint and a little
out of proportion especially when use to portray character from anime
series. The new Ver. 2 body uses the same construction as the recent
Microsister body and slim down the body shape while increase the
articulations. The new body makes the first debut with Plug Suit Ver.
Eva Girls figures but the Fyana figure is the fist to utilize the basic
full core Ver. 2 body. (Plug Suit Eva Girls have several remolded parts
and some parts from the Ver. 1 body). The Ver. 2 or "anime ver" body
comes with extra set of hands without the articulation points for
display (thus eliminate much of the problems associated with the
Microsister and Ver. 1 hands). The new body do lost some of the neck
movements and the ability to interchange head since Takara use the ball
joint neck instead of the peg (which is actually better since the head
is less likely to fall off like they usually do on the old Ver. 1 body.
MICRO ACTION PLUS +
Fyana is essentially a "material force"
version of the new Ver. 2 body, but instead of the blank head she comes
with sculpted heads. Takara include two heads for Fyana, a close-eyes
sleep version and an awake head. Fyana also has sculpted toes for her
feet. Since a naked figure would be very boring, Takara include with
Fyana her Didilium Capsule. The Capsule being a big part of the toy,
the set is actually part of a new series called Micro Action Plus (MA+).
The Didilium Capsule is fairly large and comes package in a square
blister box. The capsule is nicely sculpt with painted details, chromed
bed lining, and even blue LED lights. The capsule I got unfortunately is
defective and one of the LED light fails to come on (the feet section).
It is probably just a wire that perhaps comes loose during the shipping.
MICRO CAPSULE !
Fyana is one of those figure that you get
if you are hard core Votoms fans, or Microman freaks (the figure is
actually belong to Microman line!) The price tag of 3000 Yen is
pretty hefty for the set, but the capsule is very nice and if you miss
the old capsule chamber of the old vintage Microman or the Cyborg
Station then this Didilium Capsule works pretty nice as capsule for the
regular Microman figure. The clear body figures look great light up with
actually a genetically engineered solider named Proto-1.
She is created to be the perfect fighting machine that
is both beautiful and deadly.
comes with the standard Microlady hands set and the new
"Anime Style" hand set.
included a standard Microman figure stand.