|In a bold attempt to rejuvenate interest in
Replica Microman Series, Takara decided to re-issue one of the most
sought after Microman toys - the Original Robotman. The replica
Robotman was created from a brand new mold and even came package in the
facsimile of the old 1975 box.
Along with the re-issue Robotman, Takara also brought back the
concept of Victory Series. Victory Series Project was a concept
proposed by Takara to tie Microman and Henshin Cyborg via a new series
of toy call Robotman. Robotman toys would be interchangeable with
both Henshin Cyborg series and Microman series. The Victory Series
concept was first introduced in 1975 when Robotman was first introduce
but the idea came to an abrupt end when Takara pulled the plug on
Henshin Cyborg series and Robotman series became part of Microman
line. In an attempt to promote the new Victory Series, Takara
produced Victory Badge with Victory Series triangular shield as a token
for customers who order replica Robotman from their e-Hobby site.
The shield has initial of each series on the corner - C for Cyborg
Group, M for Microman Zone and R for Robotman with Victory logo in the
center. Robotman package also sport both Microman logo and Cyborg
logo to signify that Robotman toy belong to both Replica Microman line
and the new Cyborg line.
Takara announced plan for clear mode and black mode Robotman as show
exclusives. Takara also planned to re-issue the much sought after
Robotman accessories - Drill Set and Dozer Set. There are no
official words yet if Robotman 2 or Robotman God Fighter will be re-issue.
Beside these exclusive reissue Robotman toys, Takara also produced
several vinyl and PVC Robotman figure as exclusive items.