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1977 Command


1977 Microman Series

Microman Command Series - Command Car 4 Twin Racer with Microman M162 (c.1977)


Command Car



Takara released Command Car Series - Command Car 4 Twin Racer in December of 1977. Microman "Cars" series were series of vehicles that designed to be used with Microman figures. These vehicles consist mostly of plastic parts that connect together using 5mm connectors. (Cosmo Cars Series 2 was the only series with die-cast metal parts). The "Cars" series were very popular due to the low price point and often time the vehicles also come packaged with Microman figure. Command Cars line-up consisted of four vehicles - #1 Racing Buggy, #2 Tyrell Machine, #3 Earth Jetter and #4 Twin Racer. All four of the Command Car vehicles were sold in two versions, one with Microman figure pack-in which include exclusive helmet and the other without Microman figure and helmet part. Aside from Command Car #3 Earth Jetter, the other three vehicles are all based on race car theme of the Command series.

command car 4 - twin racer

Twin Racer is a mixture of dragster and motorcycle racer with a side car. The vehicle body is mostly red with black bottom and chromed engine parts. The vehicle is construct by using 5mm connectors which make this toy very interchangeable with other toys in the original Microman line. Microman figure can be seat easily into the driver section while the side-car slot can easily seat a passenger. There is a handle bars for the driver (to give it that "bike" like appearance). The engine block can be reposition to the rear in alternate mode and Microman 5mm port can be plug into the 5mm peg on the engine block. Takara shows two alternate modes for Twin Racers but with the use of 5mm system the vehicle can be configure in numerous configurations especially when combine with other Microman Command Cars. The pack-in version of Twin Racer includes Microman Command 2 M162 Sheriff (blue and white) with special bonus racing helmet that can only be found in this version.


Command Car Series Checklist*

command car 1 racing buggy (with M154)

command car 2 tyrell machine (with M162)

command car 3 earth jetter (with M151)

command car 4 twin racer (with M161)


*takara also sold command cars without the pack-in figure





Microman Command Series

Command Car 4 - Twin Racer

Released : 12/1977

Retail Price : 850 Yen




Command Car packaging design is similar to 1975 Machine Car series packaging design. The box art shows the actual toy with Microman figure in a bubble seal that visible thru the die-cut window. The back of the box show the stats of the vehicles along with pictures of other available Command Car vehicles.



Instruction & Stickers


Command Car come with separate sheet of instruction along with sticker sheet for decorating the vehicle. This particular sample of Command Car 4, the stickers were badly damage by moisture.


1977 Microman Catalog



Racer Included!


The pack-in version of Command Car #4 Twin Racer comes with Microman Command 2 M162 Sheriff.


Exclusive Helmet


M162 Sheriff comes with this special racing helmet that can only be found with pack-in version of Command Car #4. (Vehicle only version did not include the helmet).


Anti-Gravity Wings


M162 comes with Microman Command series trademark Anti-Gravity Leg Wings. The set however did not included the capsule.