Takara released Air Roader in
1978 for Microman Police Keeper Series. There were only three types of
vehicles released for Police Keeper Microman the rest of the toys were
either for the Build Base or MicroHoodman figures. Takara decided to
drop the vehicle category names such as "Machine Cars" ,
"Cosmo Cars" from the line.
Police Keeper Air Roader (Tram Mode)
Air Roader was Microman
"air-tram" vehicle build mainly for transportation. The vehicle
was quite unique since it was design to be mount on a line and can move via
the pulley on top of the vehicle. Air Roader came with extra set of
wheels that can be attach to the front and the pulley arm can be rotate
downward and acts as rear wheels.
Air Roader in car mode.
Air Roader is fully motorized
(require two AA batteries). The vehicle like the rest of Police Keeper
battery operated toys can only be activate by placing the magnetic backpack
to the seat section (which then complete the electrical circuit). This
backpack can be attach to Microman figure via 5mm peg so when kid seated
Microman figure equipped this backpack the vehicle would start to go and
appeared as if Microman was driving it.