Transfer Fortress came in large box.
Fortress cut-away and spec sheet. The reverse side had artwork which
features Microman Spy Magician fighting the President Acroyears in
Fortress came with several accessories that allowed it to transform into
various modes using these extra parts.
"submarine" can be attached to motor propeller unit that came
with other Microman water toy via the big L-shape connector.
in 1976, the Transfer Fortress was the first and only remote control vehicle
in Microman line. Transfer Fortress was not marketed as a
Microman space ship but rather as Microman mobile base of operation which
made it the fourth toy in Microman Base series. The base was
constructed by Spy Magician Microman and was used to search for other
Microman. The base came with
numerous Interchangeable parts and loaded with many features. The base
was fully motorized and can be control by the wired remote controller unit
that connected to the base via magnetic connectors. The Fortress
was truly a testament to the creativity and genius of Takara's toys
Fortress came with numerous parts that utilized the 5mm connectors which
allowed the toy to be configured in numerous ways. (See
sidebar) The wing sections also double as suction dart guns.
The toy can be used as remote control toy or as free moving bump and turn
motorized toy. (The controller part, which house the batteries, can be
connected directly to the main part of the base - see picture below)
Mego licensed Microman toys from Takara in 1976, Transfer Fortress was sold
as Battle Cruiser under Micronauts banner. Unlike other Microman Base
such as the Conning Tower Base and Roadstation Base that were also sold as
Micronauts toys, Mego drastically changed the color scheme of the Transfer
Fortress and gave it the all white color. The dart guns were also
replaced with safety rubber ball tip missiles. Until now I had always
wondering about the purpose of the two white cone shape parts that came with
Micronauts Battle Cruiser but looking at Microman version the two parts
(which were red in Microman version) were suppose to simulate the jet engine
since they were suppose to be attach to the rear of the vehicle (the
tail section with the wire for remote).
more info regarding Micronauts Battle Cruiser check out Dave W. Inner Space
On-line Micronauts ship section - Battle
Cruiser. (Picture courtesy of Dave W.)