First year of included the Founder Microman, Micro
Kit Machines and Conning Tower.
Second year saw more Microman and several new sub
series such as the Acroyears, Titans and Victory series.
line finally came into its own during the third year with new figures
and the classic Microman Transfer Fortress.
A watershed year for Microman series, this year
saw some of the best toys for the line.
tried new design and direction for the series with the released of
Hoodman and Arden.
Takara "rescue" attempt for the line
with the Rescue Team Microman. This year also saw updated of the old
favorite like the New Tower Base.
& Blizzard Man
The last year of the original series saw the shift
in the line to more robot like look and larger figures.
Takara reset the line and relaunch the series
under the New Microman banner.
Micro Robot series became the main focus of the
new line. Takara also tried to cash in on the "pla-mo"
popularity with Real Type and Micro Borg.
The "transformation" for Microman series
began with the Micro Change series.
continued with the successful Micro Change series but the
changing of the guard was inevitable.
The concentration for second year
of New Microman was the
new Micro Borg and more Micro Robots. Micro Borg was a pseudo
"replacement" for Microman Titan of the old series. These new
Micro Borg had removable limbs that were interchangeable with their
"plastic model kit" sidekick figures. Micro Borg were not
very popular and only three were released. Takara released several
more Micro Robot for the series - Micro Robot W which interchangeable with
Micro Borg and Micro Robot 7 another large combiner toy. This year also
see Takara attempted to merge the Microman line with plastic model kit (pla-mo)
that were beginning to gain in popularity among kids and young adults.
They provided "painting" scheme and instructions on how to
paint the Microman toys to be more "model and realistic-like". Takara also
released "Remodeling Project" series, a plastic kit version of
the Battle Suit. This year Takara, also introduced "real type"
Micro Robot and vehicles, a recolor versions of the toys with more tone
down colors to follow the new emerging trend of portraying the
"mecha" in a more "realistic" way much like the
popular shows of the time (Gundum, Macross etc.) Takara released
last year Micro Robot series Micro Robot 1-2-3 and Micro Robot V in this "Real Type" colors.
second year playset and vehicles were again limited to just few series, all
of which revolved around the powered armored suits theme. Takara
released two transformable armored suits named Double Cannon and Galac
Sniper. Both suits had similar designs and can transform into
"battle tank" for Microman figure. Each suit also contain
"kit" parts that can be used to customize the suit and made it
look more realistic. Beside these two armored suits, Takara also
released a larger size transformable Armored Suit called Bull Sonic. Bull
Sonic was armored suit that can transformed into a jet. The suit
also came with kit added on parts for customization. Armored Suit DX
Bull Sonic also had a companion piece called Armored Machine Cosmic
Fighter. Cosmic Fighter was an "Interchangeables" jet that
can transform into various mode using "building block" style
connection much like the old line. Cosmic Fighter was probably the
last of the truly "interchangeable" toys from Microman series.
Bull Sonic can be mount on to Armored Machine which then act as carrier
unit for the suit. These two toys were probably some of the best
toys to come out from the New Microman series.
The Acroyears got
a new series ,the Acro-Satan, which had slight "twist" of
being the only "bendy" Microman figures to be release by
Takara. Takara also showed another villain called Acro-Devil in many
of the catalog's drawings but the toy itself was never produced.
Inazuma (Red Micro Borg)
Cosmo Plasma (Blue Micro Borg)
Cosmo Spark (Green Micro Borg)
Micro Robot W R9
Micro Robot W R10
Micro Robot W R11
Micro Robot W Box Set
Set of three R9-R11
Robot 7 : Three Walker Set
R12 Micro Centurion
R13 Micro Ranger
R14 Micro Guyana
(with Microman M002 Iriya)
Micro Robot 7 : Four Walker Set
R15 Micro Leone
R16 Micro Savannah
R17 Micro Tornado
R18 Micro Pulsar
(with Microman M003 Uri)
Micro Robot 7 : 7-2-1 Formation Set
R12-R18 (with M004 Eiji)
Real Type Series
1 R1 Gordon
Micro Robot 2 R2 Galac
Micro Robot 3 R3 Flash
Micro Robot V Real Type Box set
R4 - R8
Real Type Scheme
Mighty Suit 1
Cosmic Fighter with M008
Double Cannon Red with M005
Double Cannon Blue with M005
Galac Sniper Red with M004
Galac Sniper Blue with M004
BulSonic Red with M009
BulSonic Blue with M009
BulSonic Real Type with M009