- H701 Hans, H702 Regan, & H703 Heimlich (c.1978)
- H711 Shultz, H712 Rudolf, & H713 Earhart (c.1978)
- H721 Heilman, H722 Lihaout & H723 Cardel (c.1979)
MicroHoodman case. H72X
came in green color case.
MicroHoodman did not undergo alpha H-7 automatic evolution and do not
have cybernetic parts. Hoodman (like the new Magne Power Microman)
rely on armor suit for protection. MicroHoodman build special
"Hood" to protect them from hash environment and also provide
them fire power.
Each series of Hoodman
came with distinctively design Hoods.
1 Hood - H70X Clear yellow with chrome back
and a black wing.
2 Hood - H71X Clear blue with chrome back
and a blue wing.
3 Hood - H721 Clear with clear yellow back and a
Takara released MicroHoodman in
1978 as an off-shoot line from Microman Series. Early MicroHoodman
series 1 & 2 (H70X & H71X) contained no reference to Microman
line. The catalog that came with the first two series only showed
MicroHoodman toys and story of MicroHoodman arrival. By the time the
last Hoodman H72X was released, Takara had decided to fully incorporate
MicroHoodman as part of Microman Police Keeper series.
MicroHoodman Arrival from Space
MicroHoodman as space-faring explorer that set out from Micro-Earth long ago
before the catastrophic explosion. Hoodman traveled through space in
their giant space ship named RCB Noah. They soon discovered that they
were running out of foods and resources so they shrunk themselves down to
8cm size from the normal human size (about 1/20 scale). (Remember all
Microman were, at one time, the same size as Earth human before the explosion
and alpha H-7 radiation) Hoodman were normal "(micro)-man"
and did not undergo the automatic evolution like those that escaped from
MicroEarth after the explosion. Hoodman build Hood armor to allow them
to function in hash environment of space and also act as protective
gear. MicroHoodman build several space colonies (called
MicroEarth X) during their travel. They later detected the alpha H-7
Radiation Wave travel through space (from MicroEarth explosion) Hoodman
plotted the course of the radiation which led them to Earth. MicroHoodman
then joined force with Microman on Earth to fight against Acroyears and newly
arrived Satan Ardens (whose world was also ravaged by alpha H-7 that headed
MicroHoodman was very different
from standard Microman figure. They were, of course, even smaller than
Microman since they were only 8cm tall. Hoodman do not have 5mm port
in their back and have gloved hands. Their heads were also painted with
flesh tone and they have head gear that resemble old colonial style hat.
Each Hoodman came with clear protective Hood armor which contains the 5mm
port along with small wing that can be plug into it. When Takara
released the last Hoodman Series in early 1979, they decided to give them
the chrome head instead of the painted face. Takara also fully incorporate
the Hoodman series into Microman Police Keeper. (They now shared the
same catalog) The last Hoodman H72X are very rare and very difficult to find
today. H72X were Hoodman that stationed in the asteroid belt and had
upgraded their armors with the new fully integrated Microman-Hoodman
It was not certain if Takara
intended originally for Hoodman to be stand alone products but later were
forced to incorporate them with Microman line to save cost.
MicroHoodman became prominent characters in Microman manga and was very
popular with fans. Takara planned several play-sets and vehicles for
MicroHoodman but most of which was never released due to the declining
popularity of Microman by the late 1978. Among the un-produce toys was the
RCB Noah, a big radio control spaceship.
MicroHoodman would made a brief
return appearance in 1999 Magne Powers Microman anime series when Hoodman
Hans appeared on conference TV with Magne Edison. (The only Microman
character from 1970's line to do so.) It is now certain that the new
Magne Power Microman characters are actually connected to MicroHoodman
rather than the regular Microman. Magne Microman appeared to come to
Earth from one of the MicroHoodman Colonies and thus they are the direct
descendent of the Hoodman. In the anime, Microman Edison gave several
reference to MicroHoodman Hans as his mentor.
(See Also MicroMillennium - Microman
Magne & LED Powers Series)
Specialist in weapon design.
Researcher of energy. Try to solve
the alpha H-7 dilemma.
Expert archeologist of planetary
Each Hoodman had a German name probably
to make them even more "foreign" and difference from regular
Microman series. All the first and second series MicroHoodman members
appeared in 1970's Microman manga. MicroHoodman
Hans also appeared in 1999 Microman anime series. He was a introduced
to Microman Edison.
In 1979 Takara offered two chrome
version of MicroHoodman as mail-away premiums.
*Takara will release reproduction
MicroHoodman in April of 2001. The first two series H70X and H71X will
be released together. H72X will possibly follow later on.
also MicroMillennium - Replica Microman Series)
Design the Hood armor equipment.
Head engineer. He was responsible
for the construction and design of Universal Ship RCB Noah
Expert medical doctor
MicroHoodman H72X upgraded their armors
with the newly integrated Microman technology.