DATE : 7/2006
RETAIL PRICE : 1,300 Yen
Micro Action Series is essentially a licensed character using
Microman Full Action Body format with no real tie to regular Microman
line. (Unlike Kiguru and Material Force series which are somewhat part
of the main line). Micro Action series have been very popular with
action-figures collectors who otherwise do not collect Microman series.
The characters for Action Series have been very diverse from Devilman to
Superman Returns and with nice good mix of live-action, comic and anime
characters. In 2006, Takara start several new sub-series for Micro
Action line for the Votoms licensed, including DMZ (stands for Dual
Model Zwie, Dual Model was the original Takara Votoms action-figures line)
series and MAP (Micro Action Plus), a play-set series.
Ever since the release of the excellent
Batman figure for Micro Action line back in 2004, fans have been looking
forward for more DC comic characters to appear as Microman figure. In
2006, with the release of the new Superman movie, Takara produce four
figures for Micro Action line from Superman series including movie
version, comic version, Supergirl and Takara own Cyborg Superman.
MICROLADY VERSION 2
Micro Action MA-34 Supergirl uses the new
version 2 of Microlady Full Action Body. Unlike the Eva girls plug-suit,
Supergirl body is completely ver.2 type. The new body offer a more
feminine looking body with slimmer waist line. The main gripe about the
new body is the new torso, particular the neck section. The neck part is
now one piece design with a ball joint that the head gets plug into. The
design looks great as far as hiding the connecting joint but it really
limited the articulation. The neck now looks really stiff and disjoint
from the shoulders and arms.
Microman Supergirl is a cross between the
new modern day comic book with the less flashy Superman Returns color
scheme. The suit is paint in metallic blue, while her cape is still
bright red, her boots are in the subdue maroon red color. The sculpt is
very nice, the cape design is a little clunky but looks good on the
figure especially from the back. This would have been a great Supergirl
figure if not for the poor paint job. The shoulder joints were left in
flesh tone on all the figure and really detract from the figure.
Another painting problem is around the torso section, the edge of the
torso is painted flesh tone over the metallic blue. The flesh tone
doesn't cover up the blue and the torso section is left with ugly blue
tinted flesh that also look very odd. I think this section is probably
better off painted as gold trim all the way around instead of trying to
pain a small section to represent exposed body. Despite the
painting errors, the figure is still very nice and if you can get some
metallic blue paint from hobby shop to fix up the painting error then
you will have a very good looking Supergirl figure.
Microman Supergirl depicted the modern day version of
used the new Microlady Ver.2 body and comes with two set
of hands, the old style articulate hands and the new
"anime" fixed pose hands.
includes special Superman emblem display stand along
with plastic rods and clips to pose her in flying action