Force also came with extra set of hands. Takara now included "hand-
holder" to keep these little buggers in place when not in used.
Force series was design for fans and collectors to create their own
custom Microman figure using the "blank" core body (i.e.
"materials") provided by Takara. The initial test series were
sold exclusively at Toys R Us in Japan and they were sold out in very
short period of time. Takara, then, released the 2nd run of Material
Force series 1 in February of 2004, and these were
also quickly snapped up by both custom builders and Microman collectors
Takara saw the popularity and market for these basic core (not to
mention easy way to put out more products) and announce more members
(i.e. new colors) for the Material Force line. The first new color M-05
Sur (Yellow) was released solo in April of 2004. Takara had previously
given these blank shell figures story and name and now they even
included designation number to make them more "official" part
of Microman 2004 line-up.