Each figure came with a spring load
wing pack similar to the one that came with Super Microman M21X
More Go Nagai Microman
Takara plan to release
Micro-Devilman series in 2001 taken the concept from Microman Geeg and
Gakeen. The new series feature four members with new design.
However, unlike the Geeg and Gakeen, the figures will be make from clear plastic (as a homage to the Founder
Microman Geeg along with
Microman Gakeen were two of the more unusual Microman concept to came out
from Takara during the Original Microman Series. Unlike most other
Microman which had unique original design, Microman Geeg and Microman
Gakeen, as their name implied, were based on the TV and manga characters -
Kotetsu Geeg and Gakeen.
Both Microman Geeg and Microman
Gakeen were released as part of Microman sub-series called Super Steel
Microman. Super Steel Microman were Microman figures that were
made with die-cast body. Takara released three other Super Steel
Microman types - M20X, M21X (Space Glider) and M22X (Galactic
Warrior). Microman Geeg and Gakeen became the fourth and
fifth type, however Takara did not give them the numerical designation.
Microman Geeg was released in
1976. The figure were made of die-cast including the head.
The figure resembled that of Geeg but with Microman characteristic such as
the 5mm ports in the back and feet and the white hands with
cuffs. Takara also gave Microman Geeg wing pack similar to the
one that came with M21X Dash Wing Microman. (This style wing pack was
later known as the Flight Bird or Fire Bird). Takara released three different
variations of Microman Geeg - clear yellow wing, clear
green wing and blue wing. (Note they were the same three colors as
Super Microman M22X Dash Wing Type)
Microman Gakeen was released in
1977 a year after Microman Geeg since Gakeen was basically the successor series to
Geeg TV show.
Gakeen, however, was not as successful as Geeg in term of
popularity. Microman Gakeen was also made of
die-cast. Takara gave Microman Gakeen the same wing pack as the
one that came with Microman Geeg. The wing came in red color and was
known as Flight Bird or Fire Bird. Microman Gakeen was also sold with red
Microman Geeg and Gakeen featured not
only die-cast body but also die-cast head.
Microman Geeg & Gakeen Story
Microman Geeg and Microman Gakeen were
Microman whose crystal capsules were bombarded with TV signal from earth
(which contain the broad cast of TV show Geeg and later Gakeen).
The signal along triggered the automatic evolution and from the crystal
capsules emerged Super Steel Microman who resembled popular TV character Geeg and
Takara released two
variations of both Microman Geeg and Microman Gakeen. Here are the
pictures of the back of the boxes which featured the alternate
versions. Microman Geeg were sold with either clear yellow,
clear blue or
clear green Flight Bird wings and Microman Gakeen came with either red Dash
Wing or red Flight Bird.
Microman Geeg (yellow)
Microman Gakeen (Flight Bird)