First year of included the Founder Microman, Micro
Kit Machines and Conning Tower.
Second year saw more Microman and several new sub
series such as the Acroyears, Titans and Victory series.
line finally came into its own during the third year with new figures
and the classic Microman Transfer Fortress.
A watershed year for Microman series, this year
saw some of the best toys for the line.
tried new design and direction for the series with the released of
Hoodman and Arden.
Takara "rescue" attempt for the line
with the Rescue Team Microman. This year also saw updated of the old
favorite like the New Tower Base.
& Blizzard Man
The last year of the original series saw the shift
in the line to more robot like look and larger figures.
Takara reset the line and relaunch the series
under the New Microman banner.
Micro Robot series became the main focus of the
new line. Takara also tried to cash in on the "pla-mo"
popularity with Real Type and Micro Borg.
The "transformation" for Microman series
began with the Micro Change series.
continued with the successful Micro Change series but the
changing of the guard was inevitable.
Kit-Machine sticker sheet
new spin-off series from Microman toys called Micro Hoodman in early
part of 1978. The series centered around space explorer from Micro
Earth who shrunk themselves down to 8 cm tall as a mean to conserve
their resources. Micro Hoodman was initially marketed as its own
series (note the lack of any Microman reference on any of the Hoodman
toys package) but the series was later fully incorporated into Microman
line by the time Microman Police Keeper was introduced in late
1978. Takara released two Micro Hoodman series - H70X Type and
H71X Type, along with several Hoodman vehicles called Kit-Machines in
March of 1978.
were sold as kit and must be assembled together. The kit came in
simple small long white box. Note the lack of any Microman
logo on early Micro Hoodman toys.
Kit-Machine #2 Hood Gyro
Kit-Machine #3 Hood Cart
Kit-Machine #5 Hood Racer
Kit-Machine #10 Hood Winder