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Microman 2004 Series

Material Force Series Toys R Us Exclusive Microman M-06 Turso (Dark Blue) (7/21/04)


Microman 2004



Series 1 ( 2nd Run) (2/04)

M-01 Obsidian (Black)

M-02 Cloud (White)

M-03 Rover (Flesh)

M-04 Core (Red)


Series 2 (4/28/04)
M-05 Sur (Yellow)


Series 3 (7/21/04)
M-06 Turso (Blue)


Series 4 (9/16/04)
M-07 Spinat (Green)

 M-06 Turso



Material Force M-06 came in the same style packaging as the previous Material Forces (2nd series). For the 3rd series Takara also replaced twist tie with vacuum form bubble tray to hold the figure inside.






Takara Material 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 then again in April and July as these figures were quickly snapped up by both custom builders and Microman collectors alike. M-06 Turso (Dark Blue) was released in July of 2004 (along with the third reissued of previously sold-out Material Force first series figures). The new color was sold as Toys R Us Exclusive again. Takara also made change to the packaging, instead of the awful twist-ties, the figure now come in bubble vacuum form trays (to reduce breakage problem).

Like Material Force M-05 Sur, M-06 Turso also came with new catalog insert. Takara had included name and designation for these "blank" Microman to make them a full fledge member of the Microman force. Here are some of their bio courtesy of Tomoyoshi Araki.


Material Force Members


M-01 Obsidian - has been serving Microman Arm Force for a long time and has much experience.

M-02 Cloud - moody person but his combat skill is trust by all members of Material Force.

M-03 Rover - specialist of martial arts. Warrior of respect Bushido.

M-04 Core - reckless fighter that taunt his enemy, his defect is his ill temper.

M-05 Sur - mission planner and highly intelligence. He is physically weaker than other Material Force but a cheerful soldier.

M-06 Turso - he caused the infection of Acro-Virus by accident which created Dark Army Soldier. His goal is knowing Earth heritage.