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2004 Micro Action Series

Microman MA-SP01 Batman (Black Version) & Batgirl (9/30/04)

 

Microman 2004

MICRO ACTION SERIES

 

Tatsunoko Fight Microman 2nd Run (2/04)
MA-01 Gachaman

MA-02 Casshan

MA-03 Polymer

MA-04 Tekkaman 

MA-05 Volter

 

Transformers Superlink (3/25/04) 

SC-14 Kicker (Microman)

 

Special Anniversary Set

Microman Kicker

SL Grand Convoy

 

Energon Edition Kicker Lucky Draw Prize (9/30/04)

 

Micro Casshern (4/28/04)

MA-06 Casshern (Movie)

 

Micro Batman (4/28/04)

MA-07 Batman (Comic)

MA-08 Batman (Flight Gear)

 

 

Micro Devilman (7/04)

MA-09 Devilman (TV Ver.)

 

MA-09 Green Devilman (TV)

Toy's Dream Project Exclusive Limited Edition (9/30/04)

 

MA-SP02 Devilman & Silene (Manga Version) (9/30/04)

 

Micro Batman Series 2 (9/30/04)

MA-10 Catwoman

 

MA-SP01 Batman (Black Ver.) & Batgirl Set (9/30/04)

 

Micro Street Fighter (2/24/05)

MA-11 Chun-Li

MA-12 Sakura

 

Micro AVP

MA-13 Alien Warrior

MA-14 Alien Queen

MA-15 Predator Elder

MA-16 Predator Scar

MA-17 Predator Celtic

 

Micro Spider-Man

MA-XX Spider-Man (Cancel)

 

MICRO ACTION EX

 

Classic Thunderbirds

International Rescue Toys R Us Exclusive (9/16/04) 

MA-EX01 Scott Tracy

MA-EX02 Virgil Tracy

 

 

 MA-SP01 Batman & Batgirl

Devilman & Sileen two-pack came on the same packaging style as the other Microman Micro Action Series with slightly wider card to accommodate two figures. The card back had graphic artwork of Batman and Batgirl emblems.

 

 

Microman 2004 came with new style figure stand. The stand features Microman "Da Vinci" style logo emboss on clear plastic with two styles of pegs  - one for the newer Microman 2004 figures and one for the vintage figures with 5mm port.

Takara released special two-pack MA-SP01 Batman & Batgirl set in September 2004. The set was released along with SP02 Devilman & Silene set by Takara as part of the Micro Action Series. The set consisted of recolor version of Microman Batman along with newly sculpt Batgirl using Microman Female Full Action Body. Batman was based on his black costume with yellow emblem while Batgirl was also based on black color costume.

Batman body was actually more like dark gray in color than black and his gloves, cowl and cape were painted dark blue gray color. The figure was essentially the same as the one released previously. (MA-07 Batman Comic Version). His Bat-Utility Belt however was painted gold to match his companion Batgirl. The figure came with the same accessories as the MA-07 version. Takara also drop the muscle detail highlight and the figure look much better this way without the exaggerated muscle lines.

 

BATMAN & BATGIRL

The main attraction to this set, however, was the new Microman Batgirl figure. The figure used the Full Action Female body with new pelvic and forearm sections. Her body was done in dark gray plastic (almost black) like her companion Batman but her chest emblem, gloves, belt and boot were painted in gold color. The paint job was a little sloppy here and could have much to do with the choice of color. (Glitter gold painted just do not apply well to PVC and plastic). The pelvic section, like all the recent Microman releases that used Female Full Action Body was left detached from the frame.

Batgirl only came with one accessory - her utility bag, which attached to her pelvic via a small peg. The body joints for some reason were not as tight as Microman Catwoman, although not as bad as Microman Silene. The problem for these two female figures seem to be the fact that they were a little too  top heavy (and no I am not talking about their bust sizes, the weight came from the extra PVC parts on their heads). Batgirl came with hair that can be poseable in up flowing manner, which look nice when you pose her "in-motion" but can look a little strange with the joint showing at the end of her neck. One of the more annoying problem with Microman Batgirl was with her cape. Takara designer added articulation to the cape, a nice touch but for some reason it lack the connector to secure it to the body. Unlike Batman, there was no 5mm peg to plug the cave into her 5mm port. This could be because the 5mm port is very shallow on the Female Full Action Body, however a 5mm peg would really help to secure the cape in place. Still, the figure overall was very good and nicely sculpted and posed very well with the used of the figure stand and made a very nice addition to the growing Batman Microman series.