Surveyor 3 came in
large blue box.
Surveyor 3 can be
separated into three sections - two scout vehicles, research vehicle and
tower vehicle. The research vehicle had wind-up motor unit.
The tower section
feature elevator seat that can move up and down via small crank.
The wings can launch yellow dart missiles similar to Transfer Fortress.
Surveyor 3 came with
full-color fold out sheet that provided story and vehicle specs.
(The actual instruction was printed on the box lid)
Microman Command Surveyor 3
Takara released Microman
Surveyor 3 in 1977 as the third vehicle in the Surveyor series.
The Surveyors were design as Microman ground mobile bases. Takara
released a total of three Surveyor vehicles - Surveyor 1, Surveyor 2 and
Surveyor 3. Surveyor 1 was the smallest of the three, while
Surveyor 2 was the mid-size and Surveyor 3 was the largest.
Surveyor vehicles utilized 5mm
core blocks as the basis for the vehicles. Each parts of Surveyor
vehicles were design to be interchangeable via the 5mm system. The
core block itself was also fully motorized and require batteries to operate.
Surveyor 3 was amphibian ground
and sea base vehicle. The front section consisted of cockpit
area while the middle section contain the tower and the rear carry two
capsule shape vehicles mount on swivel arms. The vehicle featured beautiful green
canopies, and clear green tower section.
Surveyor 3 was the largest of
the three Surveyors. The toy had many features, such as extendible
claw arms, elevator seat, missiles launchers, two scout vehicles mounted on
rotating platform with swivel arms and the toy was also fully
Two of the Surveyors
basic design became Micronauts toys - Star Searcher was based on Surveyor 1
and Star Defender was based on Surveyor 3.
Here is the rear section of
Surveyor 3. The back had the on/off switch for the motor.
The back house two arms with two small capsule vehicle mount on them.
The design of Surveyor 3 was based on the look of a battleship.