Takara followed the Clear Mode
M15X Command 1 with Clear Mode Command 2 M16X in March of 2001. The
set was sold as Toys R Us store exclusive.
M163 Smith, which was a clear
green figure in normal mode, is now done in solid green color with clear
yellow pelvic and shins. It was quite interesting to see good old Pharoid in
green color. But what even more interesting however was M164
Sammy. He came in unusual dark
semi-opaque color. It was unclear why Takara chose
this color for M164, perhaps the clear gray
color would be too close to smoke clear color or they just wanted to give Sammy
a distinctive color. Regardless of
the motive, Clear Mode M164 is a very beautiful looking figure, his body
looks like a dark grayish-blue gemstone.
Each figure came with standard
Command 2 Anti-Repulsion wings, clear figure stand and matching color
capsule. While this set, especially with beautiful color Sammy and
solid green Smith, made it quite interesting there are growing sense that
collectors in Japan were getting tired of the Clear Mode. Many of the old
Clear Mode sets were still on most of the Toys R Us shelves and both Clear
Mode Command 1 and Command 2 received with
little interest among Japanese collectors. Some collector in Japan
fear that due to poor sale Takara would reverse
back to extreme limited number policy.
Takara had already put on hold
plan for Clear Mode Micro Knight. They, however, did show Clear Mode
Micro Hoodman in Hyper Hobby magazine to see if there was enough interest to
warrant the production.
M161 Sheriff - well
acquainted with the lay of the land. Superb geographical
knowledge. He have special ability ray that can form rock.
M162 Sander -
knowledgeable about the underground geology. Also have superb
knowledge about earth historical ruins.
M163 Smith - have
ability to control natural phenomenon. He used his special power to
study natural environment.
M164 Sammy - superb
memory. He has photographic memory and can recall any event in the
past. His ability is helpful in investigation.
Toys R Us Clear
Solid Mode M10X
Clear Mode M17X Command 3
Clear Mode M18X Lady Command
Clear Mode M11X Microman Zone
Clear Mode M12X Microman Zone
Clear Mode M25X Rescue Crew Microman
Clear Mode M13X Spy Magician
Clear Mode M15X Command 1
Clear Mode M16X Command 2