Super Microman came on the new green
color blister card. Unlike the first Magne series, each blister card
design was unique to each figure. (Shown above is 039 Super Arthur
Back view of Super Microman.
The figure now had a real 5mm port with the familiar small screw in the
center. Beside the 5mm port, each figure also had small 2mm port
on each arms. Takara would later expanded the use of the 2mm
system (already commonly found on ChoroQ toys for used as accessories attachment
Each Super Microman was very highly
details even the back side was full with small details.
Super Microman had clear blue plate
on top of their chest pieces. The design obviously to reflect the
Command 2's heritage. (The pentagon was now inverse) The clear
blue part also had engrave detail just like Command 2 glow in the dark
chest piece. The engraving however was unique to each member of
the Magne Power Microman.
Beside the new body design, Takara
also completely redesign the heads. Each member came with new
design based on their old head from the Magne series.
Takara released the second series of Microman figures
in July of 1999. The new figures were call Super Microman.
The figure had been completely re-design and was more closely resemble
that of the old 1970's series style figure. Many collectors
were excited by the new figure design, however, by this time Microman
line was suffering from slugging sale due to poor reception to its high
cost anime series. Many felt that the Super Series should had been the
one that Takara should had launch the line with. Takara, also
suffering from long term financial difficulty had scale down the
production of Super Microman and Magne Arden. These figures,
became very popular with collectors and the initial shipment was
actually sold out. It actually was the encouraging sale of the
Super and Arden series that caused Takara decided to continue Magne Microman
for the year 2000. They, however, canceled the anime series but
kept the manga series in the "Bom Bom" comic. Takara promised to
keep the new line going but the prospect of the line making it big
became impossible without the anime series support.
039 Super Arthur with Super Magne Blaster
Super Magne Power figures came not only with brand new
body design, but Takara also gave each figure new head design base on
the old Magne Power heads. Along with new look, the figure,
now with "real" arms on both side, came with personalize
magnet weapon accessories. Super Microman and Magne Arden were
probably the best figures from the 1999 Magne Power series. It was
unfortunate that Super Microman figures came along too late to save the
line from the impending doom.
Super Izam with Magne Sword & 041 Super Walt with Water Boomerang
Super Odin with Corona Gun & 042
Super Edison with Magne Whip