First year included the Founder Microman, Micro
Kit Machines and Conning Tower.
Second year saw more Microman and several new sub
series such as the Acroyears, Titans and Victory series.
line finally came into its own during the third year with new figures
and the classic Microman Transfer Fortress.
A watershed year for Microman series, this year
saw some of the best toys for the line.
tried new design and direction for the series with the released of
Hoodman and Arden.
Takara "rescue" attempt for the series
with the Rescue Team Microman. This year saw updated of the old
favorite - the New Tower Base.
& Blizzard Man
The last year of the original series saw the shift
in the line to more robot like look and larger figures.
Takara reset the line and relaunch the series
under the New Microman banner.
Micro Robot series became the main focus of the
new line. Takara also tried to cash in on the "pla-mo"
popularity with Real Type and Micro Borg.
The "transformation" for Microman series
began with the Micro Change series.
continued with the successful Micro Change series but the
changing of the guard was inevitable.
1975 Takara continued Microman series with the next Microman Zone using
"Man from Cosmo"
theme. However this year, the line was completely revamped to be its own
series and not just the miniature version of Henshin Cyborg toys. During
the second year, Takara introduced several different toys into Microman
line with the focus on the 5mm interchangeable aspect. Henshin Cyborg
characteristics were no longer prominence and the emphasis was now
placed on three new Microman series - the M11X & M12X type, Super
Steel series and the Acroyears.
and M12X are two new capsule Microman
The original design for these two types were intended to be Henshin
Cyborg Android-A equivalent of Microman. This was, of course, abandoned
as Microman was reintroduced and its own series. The original four
Microman were reissued as M10X Type
with new revised versions of their feet and cuffs. The
"barefoot" from the Henshin Cyborg were replaced with cybernetic feet,
completed with the standard 5mm ports.
also released two die-cast Microman series. The first series was the
M20X Super Microman which were essentially die-cast version of M-10X
miniature Henshin Cyborg a remnant of last year design. The two additional types
that were later added as
part of the Super-Steel Microman series - the M21X and M22X however were
clearly design for this new direction of Microman. The second
series that making a debut was Microman mortal
enemy the Acroyears. The Acroyears were Microman that became evil
due to being evolved in the polluted part of Earth. These figures
have die-cast body and limbs connected using 5mm sockets.
Microman was not longer just the extension of the Cyborg line, Takara
introduced a concept called the Victory Project to tie Microman series
back to the Henshin Cyborg. The first toy in the Victory Project was
the Robotman series. Robotman was a big 12" tall motorized robot with
clear "cockpit" to hold a Microman inside. Robotman was design as
a dual identity toy that was part of both the Microman and the Henshin
Cyborg line. The concept was ,however, shot live because of the
cancellation of the Henshin Cyborg line in 1976. By 1977 Robotman series
would became solely part of Microman line and the Victory Project series was
Several new type of vehicles were also
released. The vehicles, which consisted of three separate series -
Cosmo Car, Machine Car and Mecha-Cosmo, came in various sizes and
shapes. Takara also released two play-sets for the line this year - the Connig
Station and the Road Station Base. As one can see this was a very busy
year for the Microman as they came out from the shadow of the Henshin
outer space near planet Earth, Microman M10X were revived by ray of the
sun. They are the first Microman to arrive on (modern day) earth. They
constructed M115 Conning Tower to revive other Microman using the
Spectrum MX Radiation. M11X are the Microman who were revived near earth
planet core. Their body have undergone major evolution and every organs
were replaced with cybernetic parts. They have unique energy circuit
unlike any other Microman. M12X were revived at the same time as M11X
type. Their body have evolved with the influence of Earth crust. T40X
Titans were another Micro-race who were revived in the ring of Saturn.
Their body were altered with the influence of Saturn magnetic field.
They have a special ability that enable them to break apart their body
limbs and reconnect them at will. They build base on Titan, moon