Machine Z come in a very big box since it essentially two toys in one -
a robot and a tank.
is the back view of Robot Machine Z. Note the port in the back
which is used to connect Robot Machine Z to the tank or it can be used
to mount the tank cannon. (using the included adapter)
Robot Machine Z is definitely a big departure in design from Robotman,
it is one of the most beautiful toys in Microman line with it's curve
body, round Gakeen-like arms and clear amber cockpit.
Robot Machine Z was released
in 1977 as a successor to the original Robotman. In the
manga series, Robotman was heavily damage during one of the battle, so
the Microman Command 3 build a new robot replacement for Akira.
According to the manga and catalog, Robot Machine Z was build using the
secret Micro-science super circuit hidden inside Microman Command 3
M171. Akira, however. refused to pilot Robot Machine Z, and
often sneak out with the old Robotman.
Robot Machine Z
Unlike the original Robotman
which can converted into drill tank and bulldozer, the Robot Machine Z
came in two totally separate parts, one is a Tank like vehicle and
another is a robot. The robot section can be used to combine with
the tank. Robot Machine Z is only about
10 inches in height and is a lot smaller than the 14"
Robotman. Robot Machine Z chest and head flip back to reveal
cockpit for Microman figure. Unlike Robotman, Robot Machine Z
housed the Microman in seating position. Robot Machine Z
also have two spring load firing fists.
Machine Z Tank
The Tank part is fully
motorized with real caterpillar trends. The tank cannon section is
movable with a seat for Microman figure act as a gunner. The
cannon fire a big spring load suction dart missile. The
front of the tank contains twin amber window cockpits for two Microman -
a pilot and a copilot.
Robot Machine Z Tank Mode
Robot Machine Z can be combined with his
tank counterpart to transform into a wheeled Mech. Robot Machine Z
also come with two disk-like wheels that can be used in place of the
caterpillar. The fists also can be replaced with missiles.