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Original Microman Series

1977 Microman Commands

 

Command

Microman Series

 

1974

Microman Zone
First year of included the Founder Microman, Micro Kit Machines and Conning Tower.

 

1975

Project Victory

Second year saw more Microman and several new sub series such as the Acroyears, Titans and Victory series.

 

1976

Spy Magician

The line finally came into its own during the third year with new figures and the classic Microman Transfer Fortress.

 

1977

Command
A watershed year for Microman series, this year saw some of the best toys for the line. 

 

1978

Police Keeper

Takara tried new design and direction for the series with the released of Hoodman and Arden. 

 

1979

Rescue Team
Takara "rescue" attempt for the series with the Rescue Team Microman.  This year saw updated of the old favorite like the New Tower Base.

 

1980

Punch & Blizzard Man
The last year of the original series saw the shift in the line to more robotics look and larger figures.

 

New Microman Series

 

1981

New Microman
Takara reset the line and relaunch the series under the New Microman banner.

 

1982

Micro Robot
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.

 

1983

Micro Change
The "transformation" for Microman series began with the Micro Change series.

 

1984

Transformers

Takara continued with the successful Micro Change series but the changing of the guard was inevitable.

1977 marked the watershed year for Microman series. The manga published in TV Magazine was very popular and Microman line finally came into its own and even surpassed the Henshin Cyborg series. This year saw some of the most well design Microman figures not to mention probably the most numerous in term of varieties and types. 1977 also saw an introduction of the one and only female Microman figure for the original series. The Titans also had their own series that tie-in with the Takara rail car toy line. The theme for this year was Microman Command ( or Commando as they were sometimes called).

 

Microman Commands were ancient Microman that arrived on earth several thousand years ago before the destruction of Micro Earth.  They were at one time the same size as human and they helped ancient human civilization build such landmarks as Easter Island stone statues, Egyptian Pyramids and others ancients "mysterious" landmarks.  This year concept was to capture the recent UFO fever and speculations that the ancients civilization were visited by aliens (in Takara version they were, of course, these Microman Command) who help human by instructing them about technology and building great structures.  The Command3 was patterned after ancient Japanese clay statue believe by many UFO believers to be a representation of alien in "astronaut flight suit". The Lady Command were suppose to be the angels of the past which many believed were alien being. Unlike any other years, each types of Microman figures in the Command series were completely different from one another and each came with its own unique capsule case. The Command series were probably some of the best Microman figure designs to come out of Takara in 1970's.

 

Microman Titan also had their own version of the Command series.  Titan Commands were "essence" of ancients Microman that were left inside these robotics android bodies.  These androids underwent alpha H-7 evolution and began to take on the personality of their creators.  When Titan 1 and Titan 2 started to investigate planet Saturn these ancient robots were awaken.  Titan Commands build a side kick robotics cars call Titan GIMCA cars.  These Titan cars were die-cast rail cars that were being sold by Takara at the time under GIMCA label. Takara also released several type of vehicles this year many of which were based on exotic race cars and super cars (a popular theme with kids in Asia this year).  The toys were made so they can be put together much like a plastic model kits. Takara also made traditional (non-kits) vehicles such as the Surveyors Series and several big robots including the Giant Acroyear, Mecha Acroyear and Robot Machine Z.

 

ACTION-FIGURES

 

Microman Command Series
  M15X Type Command 1
  M16X Type Command 2

  M17X Type Command 3

  M18X Type Lady Command

 

Titan Command Series
 
T45X Type Titan Command 1
  T46X Type Titan Command 2

  T47X Type Titan Command 3

  T48X Type Titan Command 4

  T49X Type Titan Command 5

 

Super Steel Microman Series

  Microman Gakeen

 

Uniquer Force

  U61X Type Study Uniquer
  (Akube, Gosenshin, Tepan, Dakoya)
 

VEHICLES & PLAYSET

Command Car Series
 
Racing Buggy
  Tyrell Machine

  Earth Jetter

  Twin Racer

 

Titan Gimca Series
  F1 Cosmo Rod
  F2 Tai Bird

  F3 Apo Rod

  F4 Magma Rod

 

  Titan Command Dash-Rail

 

Cosmo Car Series
  Cosmo Porsche
  Cosmo Countach

 

Super Mecha Series
  Robot Machine Z
  TCB-1

  Mecharoid V MR-2

 

Acroyear Series

  Mecha Acroyear

  Giant  Acroyear

 

Surveyor Series
 
Surveyor 1

  Surveyor 2

  Surveyor 3

 

PREMIUMS & EXCLUSIVES

 

Microman Gum Premium

  White M15X "Antonio"

  Black M16X "Egypton"

  White Magma Rod

 

Hoodman Sausage Premium

  Gold Plated H71X Type

 

TV Magazine Premium

  Black H71X Type

 

 

Command Story

 

Microman Commands were ancient Microman that came to earth long ago and help ancient human civilization build great structure and teach them scientific knowledge.  These ancients Microman were in hibernation and were awaken by the Spectrum MX Ray fired from Microman Transfer Fortress and Microman Surveyor vehicles.