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1978 Police Keeper

1978 Microman Police Keeper Series

Police Keeper Climb Leader (c.1978)



Back pack to activate the vehicle.



Takara released Climb Leader 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 also decided to drop the vehicle category names such as "Machine Cars" , "Cosmo Cars" from the line. 

Police Keeper Climb Leader

Climb Leader was Microman Police Keeper all-terrain vehicle build mainly for transportation. The vehicle had very beautiful design with clear orange seat, side mount missile launcher with flashing orange head light.  The vehicle had real working rubber caterpillar and a very strong magnet block under the vehicle so it can actually climb metal surface (like a refrigerator).  Climb Leader also came with towing unit.  The top of the vehicle has series of 5mm port that design to accommodate the Build Base type building squares.  There was a bootleg version of Climb Leader by a Taiwan toy company.  The bootleg version was very well done and almost identical to the real thing with the exception of the slightly poorer quality parts and much weaker magnet.  The bootleg version even came in similar looking box as the Microman version.

Climb Leader with the tow unit.

Climb Leader 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.