Replica H72X came in the later
Police Keeper style case just like the vintage version.
Takara however added the clear "MICRO HOODMAN" sticker on the
Each figure came in plastic baggie
seal with white label. The label had the company information,
barcode and the figure name and designation. (Similar to Replica
H72X replica Hood armor. The
Hoods came in clear plastic with green wing. H721 had clear yellow tint
back, H722 had clear green tint back and H723 had clear blue tint back
instead of the chrome back found on the first two series H70X and H71X. The Hood armor was inspired by
Takara, regrettably, did not include
the figure stand with Replica MicroHoodman.
Takara re-issued MicroHoodman series as part of
Replica Microman line in spring of 2001. H70X type and H71X type were
together in April and H72X came out in June.
Takara's decision to re-issue MicroHoodman came as a
bit of a surprise because Hoodman was never deem
to be on top of the Replica Series wish-list with the exception of the last
Hoodman series - the H72X Type. Vintage H72X were very rare and hard
to find and used to command very high price. The main factor
for the re-issue of Hoodman was probably because Takara still had most of
the original molds to produce the figure. Replica Series Hoodman
figures were nearly
identical to the original and appeared to came from the old molds with the
exception of upper legs and anklet pieces. Takara, however, did
re-cast a new head for H72X type (probably because they no longer had the
mold). The new head was very close to the original however it no
longer had the hollow out eyes. The figures colors were very closed to the original with slight
variation on some parts.
Micro Hoodman H72X Type
H72X Type MicroHoodman were
stationed along the asteroid belt in the Solar System to monitor the
activities of Ardens and Acroyears. These Hoodman had upgraded their
Hood technology with Microman technology.
(See Also MicroDesign 1978 MicroHoodman
Comparison New & Old
Left is a vintage H721 and right
is the replica version. Note the replica head came from a re-cast mold
and the eyes were not hollow out like the vintage version.
Beside the eyes, the new head was nearly
identical in look to the original vintage head. Only by looking at the
small detail on the back of the head that one can tell the reproduction
version head had lost some of the finer details.
H721 Heilman - expert medical doctor. He has gold plated body with white
the first two series, H72X came with chrome plated head, bodies and legs (except
H723 whose legs were neon orange).
H722 Lihaout - superb scientist. He has chrome silver body with black
arms, a very nice
H723 Cardel - expert in fighting skill. He has the most unusual color scheme of the three,
he came with chrome blue body with neon orange legs and blue arms.