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Microman 2004 Series

Material Force Series Toys R Us Exclusive Microman M-08 Tristis (Cool Gray) (12/7/04)


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)


Series 5 (12/7/04)

M-08 Tristis (Cool Gray)



Material Force M-08 Tristis (Cool Gray). The packaging was the same as the previous releases.




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-08 Tristis (Cool Gray) was released in December of 2004. Since white was the most popular color for Material Force, Takara probably decided to add this off-white to augment the line-up. (Gray and white are much easier to paint over for custom work). The mold for Material Force started to show some sign of degradation and the arm shoulder peg for Tristis were much looser than the previous releases. Microman Material Force figures were sold exclusive at Toys R Us in Japan.

M-08 Tristis (Cool Gray) - Excellent fighter, his fighting skill is higher than that of Obsidian. He is actually twin brother of M-02 Cloud but they do not know this fact.


Other Material Force Members 

(English Translation Courtesy of Mr. Tomoyoshi Araki)


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 to learn Earth heritage.

M-07 Spinat - he has power of nature and he loves nature. He can communicate with plant. Spinat is in charge of health care of Material Force team.