Takara released Command Car Series - Command
Car 4 Twin Racer in December of 1977. Microman "Cars" series were series
of vehicles that designed to be used with Microman figures. These
vehicles consist mostly of plastic parts that connect together using 5mm
connectors. (Cosmo Cars Series 2 was the only series with die-cast metal
parts). The "Cars" series were very popular due to the low price point
and often time the vehicles also come packaged with Microman figure.
Command Cars line-up consisted of four vehicles - #1 Racing Buggy, #2
Tyrell Machine, #3 Earth Jetter and #4 Twin Racer. All four of the
Command Car vehicles were sold in two versions, one with Microman figure
pack-in which include exclusive helmet and the other without Microman
figure and helmet part. Aside from Command Car #3 Earth Jetter, the
other three vehicles are all based on race car theme of the Command
command car 2 - tyrell
Tyrell Machine, is actually
based off a real Formula 1 racer built by (now defunct) Tyrell Racing
Organization - the unique six wheels Tyrell P34. Tyrell Machine sports six
wheels and the same body style as the P34. The toy comes in kit form and can
be easily put together using 5mm connectors. The main body is blue with
black underside and accent chromed parts for engine and pipes.
Microman figure can be easily fit inside the cockpit. For the pack-in
version, Tyrell Machine comes with Microman Command 2 M161 Sanders (orange
and black) along with bonus racer helmet. The main feature of Tyrell Machine
is the trademark six wheels which can be extended either outward or upward.
Using 5mm connector system, the toy can be reconfigure into various modes.
Tyrell Machine is one of a more slick looking toy in Microman vast vehicle
line-up, especially during the Command era where all these ancient Microman
who were awaken from old ruins seem to all have gotten themselves exotic
cars to ride around fighting the Acroyears.
Command Car Series Checklist*
command car 1 racing buggy
command car 2 tyrell machine
command car 3 earth jetter
command car 4 twin racer
*takara also sold command
cars without the pack-in figure
Microman Command Series
Command Car #2 -
Released : 12/1977
Retail Price :
packaging design is similar to 1975 Machine Car series packaging
design. The box art shows the actual toy with Microman figure in
a bubble seal that visible thru the die-cut window. The back of
the box show the stats of the vehicles along with pictures of
other available Command Car vehicles.
Command Car come
with separate sheet of instruction along with sticker sheet for
decorating the vehicle.
1977 Microman Catalog
The pack-in version of
Command Car 2 Tyrell Machine comes with Microman Command 2 M161 Sander
Sander comes with this
special racing helmet that can only be found with pack-in version of
Command Car (Vehicle only version did not include the helmet).
The figure also comes with Microman
Command series trademark Anti-Gravity Leg Wings. The set, however did not
include the capsule.