M11X was sold out of the display box
in a plastic capsule. Each member came with specific color capsule. M111 was
sold in orange capsule, M112 was sold in red capsule, M113 was sold in
cream (off-white) capsule and M114 was sold in yellow.
Early capsules came with green
Microman badge logo sticker on the lid that identified Microman., Takara later changed them to Microman Command
era logo in 1977.
Early version of M11X,
the figures came with "L" connector that match the color of
their shin guards. M111 & M113 came with white, M112 came with
blue and M114 came with yellow. Later releases, the "L"
connectors only came in white.
Sticker and instruction sheets.
Although, each figure came with the chest sticker pre-applied, Takara
also include extra one on the sheet.
Takara released M11X Type Microman in 1975,
the second year of Microman-Zone toys. M11X came in a capsule similar
to the one for M10X barefoot. M11X came with "L"
connector and a set of sticker to decorate the figure.
There are several variations to the M11X type
since the time the figure was first released in 1975. Early version of
M111 Bobson came in darker sea blue, Takara later changed this to brighter
blue color, perhaps to make him more attractive to kid. The second run
of M11X also have lengthier shoes than the first version, this was done to
increase stability to the figure. In 1978, during Police Keeper
Series, M11X were released with several minor changes. First
the "L" connectors are now white color instead of light blue for
M112 & yellow for M114. Second, the shoulder joints were opaque
white instead of clear. (Takara switched to opaque white shoulder
parts in 1978-1979. The white shoulder connectors would soon became a
standard on all post-1979 Microman figures with the exception of the Rescue
There are currently four members to M11X type
plus a premium name Preton. Preton was a premium mail-away figure
promotion for first series Microman Gum. Preton came in three
different version, the first is all black body with white feet and hands,
second is all black body with white hands but black feet, and the third,
which is the rarest of the three, is an all black color (including the head,
hands and feet) with a die-cast body.
M11X types were never released as Micronauts
toys but were featured in several Micronauts catalogs and instructions.
M11X also never did make a formal appearance in Microman manga by Moritou.
M11X would however become a basis for the M13X Spy Magician design.
Another interesting fact is that early prototype design, Takara gave M11X a
robot like head instead of the human head.
Takara also included M111
& M113 as accessories to Machine Car vehicle series. M111 came
with Machine Car #1 Formula Z (Micronauts: Warp Racer) and M113 were
included with Machine Car #2 Auto Buggy (Micronauts: Ultronic Scooter).
These figures came package
without the capsule.
Takara re-issued M11X type Microman in May of
2000. Along with reissue version of M111-M114, Takara also released
clear mode M111-M114 and M110 Preton.
(See Also - 1999 Replica Microman Series
- M11X Type)
Microman M11X Type had few variations and production run changes.
Like M10X, early version of M11X came
with shorter length shoes which were change to the commonly longer
type. The shoes length was probably increase for better stability.
Early version of M112 Bobson came in
pale sea blue color, he was later change to brighter blue tone. (left
is the early version and right is the later version - it's a little hard to
tell the difference from this digital picture.)
After 1978, Takara began using opaque
white shoulder piece for the many of the figures. The M11Xs that were
produced after 1978 came with the opaque shoulder part, this was including
Microman M002 from
New Microman Series.
Microman M11X Story
Microman M11X are the
Microman who were revived near earth planet core. Their bodies have
undergone major evolution and every organs were replaced with cybernetic
parts. They have unique energy circuit unlike any other Microman.
M111 Bobson - very
intelligence and a leader of M11X.
M112 Barnes -
medical doctors. Head of Micro-Red Cross.
M113 Bobby - great
talent in development of weapons.
M114 Blacky - great
knowledge of universal science.
M114 Blacky (vintage)
Microman Gum Premium
In 1976 Takara offered an
all black version of M11X as mail-away Microman gum premium. There
were three version of Preton - all back body with white feet, all black with
black feet and all black with black feet, hands and head.
Preton was reissued in 2001
as part of Microman Watch Set from Takara e-Hobby Shop.
(See Also - 1999 Replica Microman Series
- M110 Preton Microman Watch Set)