& M272 were the only two members of M27X type to be sold
individually. M271 came in orange Rescue case and M272 came in red
color Rescue case.
The standard Rescue Pulsar
Energy gun and energy backpack were replaced by a single chrome gun call
Each figure came with
version two of 1979 Rescue Microman "Catarog". The
catalog came inserted inside the capsule (folded in half).
Back view of M27X
M27X came with
distinctive back design. Note the hose that ran across his chest
went all the way around the back.
M27X Type was released during the second
half of 1979 as part of the Rescue Microman series along with M28X
type. M27X Type shared the same basic body parts as the two
earlier Rescue types - M25X and M26X.
Lake (vintage) & M272 Leon (vintage)
M271 Lake and M272 Leon were the only two
members of M27X type to be sold individually in the Rescue case.
The case was the same as M25X and M26X type, however, M271 came with
orange color case and M272 came with red color case. (All
individual figure M25X came in a white color case and individual M26X came in
blue case). The rest of the
members of M27X (M273, M274 & M275) were sold only as part of the
vehicles. M273 was sold with Rescue Command
Gyro, M274 was sold
with Cosmo Roller play-set and M275 was sold with Rescue Command 3-4-5
the second half of 1979, Takara began to use the idea of the exclusive pack-in figure as a way to sell more
play-set and vehicles. This tactic of offering special color
figure as an exclusive pack-in
would continued through 1980 Microman Punch year and eventually on to New
M27X Variants Checklist
*Note : M273 was
sold with blue Microman Gyro, M274
was sold with
red Cosmo Roller and M275 was sold with Rescue
3-4-5. M27X has the distinction of being the only Rescue type
that were released with five members during the Original Microman
L-R: M273 Leonard, M274
Carlton & M275 Richard (vintage)
L-R: M009 Kenji Green,
M009 Kenji Blue & M009 Kenji Yellow (vintage)
Takara also released M27X type as M009
Kenji during 1981-84 New Microman series. M009 were sold in
dark green/black color for individual sale (with capsule), in dark yellow/black and in light blue/black with Bull Sonic Armored Suit DX
Takara reissued M27X
series in October of 2002. The figures were sold in pair via
Takara e-Hobby Shop Internet site. See also Replica Microman
Series - e-Hobby Rescue M27X.