Takara reproduction Spy Magician
M13X series package.
Each figures came with smoke clear
Microman stand, white "L" connector and a pair of Spy Magician
bracelets and wands.
Custom Microman Spy
M.A.F.F. Comics and custom M139 Dean
M131 Dick & M132 Dan
M133 Danny and M134 David
M131 Dick - Spy Expert.
Leader of the SpyMagician.
M132 Dan - Smart, has an
ability to decipher code, always takes initiative in risky mission.
Waiting his rotation as Spy Magician leader.
M133 Danny - Very
meticulous, superb marksmanship and an explosive expert.
M134 David - Easy going, love
to nap, but always manage to acquire useful information
(See Also - Micro21 : Romando Microman21
Spy Magician and Spy Magician
(See Also -
MicroDesign : 1976 Microman Spy Magician Series M13X Spy
Takara released reproduction of M13X Spy
Magician one year after the release of M14X type. It was to
be expected that Takara would eventually reissue this series of figures even though
they were reissued by Romando just a few years ago. Since Romando
ceased production of in 1997, M13X series was still much sought after by
Takara did not used the
Romando molds but actually commissioned a brand new mold for the
body. Takara M13X is definitely better construct than Romando
Microman21 version, especially the chrome chest pats. The chest
chrome while is not an exact copy of the original is much better
finished than Romando. Takara however did cut some corner when it
come to accessory, M131 and M134 came with white "L" connector
instead of the matching color one. (The "L" connector for this
series suppose to match the pelvic color). Minor gripe
aside, it is wonderful that Takara made these figures again available to
collectors and fans. (Takara also released Clear Mode version as
Toys R Us exclusive)
MAFF Spy Magician
During the hiatus period of Microman
series between 1985 and 1995, many Japanese fans produced their own
Microman comics, garage kit toys and even Microman RPG to fill in the
void left by lack of new official product from Takara. One of the
most notables was a group of fans call M.A.F.F. or Microman Advance
Fabricate Frame. M.A.F.F produced self publish manga (a hobby that
is very popular in Japan), fan newsletters and even a super-details RPG
game complete with rules books and weapons guide. M.A.F.F. also
produced original artworks and even produced compilation of their comics
in pocket book style resemble that of original Kodanshya TV Magazine
Microman manga. To the left is a
picture of two M.A.F.F manga books and custom figure of M139 Spy
Magician who is a main protagonist in these books. (Special thanks to
Bryan Wilkinson of Microman Rocket Tubes for getting me M.A.F.F
materials. Bryan is currently working on a plan to introduce US
Microman / Micronauts fans group call Generation M that will be
doing original "Micro" custom projects. Check his site