MICROMAN 2006 - MICROLADY PART 2
Takara release follow up series to
Microlady in September of 2006 as Microlady 2. The second series of all
female Microman follow the same format as the first by splitting the
series into two sides, Microman side and Acroyear side. Microman side
consists of two new characters ML2-01 Marl and ML2-02 Eriss and Acroyear
side consists of two new Acroyears AL-51 AcroGarula and AL-52 AcroSpira.
This is the only second core Microman series to be released by Takara
for 2006 which have seen a big slow down compare to the previous years.
MICROLADY FULL ACTION
BODY VERSION 2
Microlady 2 series also for the first
used the new Microlady Full Action Body Version 2 (Anime Body) for the
core line. (The body has been used for Micro Action Series). The new
body look great for Microlady and Acrolady figure and give the figure a
much more feminine looks. The new body is slightly slender than the old
Microlady Full Action Body and has the anime style's look. Ver. 2 body
come with even more interchangeable hands including several new
un-articulated style hands which not only looks better on the figure,
they also provide a much more steady hands for holding weapons and
accessories. However, if you prefer the old articulated hands Takara
also include them with the new body for total of ten different sets of
MRS400 Blade Carrot
Medical Weapon Mode
Microlady Marl is a clear peach color figure
with white painted shoulder, arms and legs. The body utilize the new
Microlady Ver. 2 body style which gives the figure a much more feminine
and anime feel than the previous ver.1 Microlady body. Marl follow the
recent theme of minimalist approach when it comes to the armors and she
only sports five armor pieces one bracer, two shoulders and two ankle
pieces. The main accessory for her is actually her weapon - the MRS400
Blade Carrot (yes you read it correctly) that also double as vehicle.
Blade Carrot is a metallic orange surgical knife or scalpel (hence the
name "Blade Carrot") that can be unfolded and transform into either a weapon or
a vehicle. Blade Carrot is shown as red color in prototype promotional
picture and in the catalog but the actual production toy the accessory
is more orange (which is closer to carrot color than the red). I am not
sure if this was a production change or the factory error but in either
cases the accessory is very well done. There are two modes for the
weapon, the first mode, Medical Weapon style, she just wields the giant
carrot like a giant chainsaw and the second mode, Mind Capture style,
the unit is mount to her wrist bracer via connector. The Mind Capture is
used to capture the new "Psycho Acroyear" types that lurk inside human
Mind Capture Mode
Microlady Marl is a very nice figure and
the accessory despite the corny name is actually very cool. The figure
has nice articulations with all the armors fit well to the body. I
always prefer Microman figure that is not busy looking and this figure
and her companion Eriss certainly fit the minimalist design approach . It is
costly to produce vehicle play-set for action-figure and they are not
always sell well at retail, so it is nice to see that Takara is trying
to include small vehicle unit with some of the figure. The accessory
looks great as either weapon or hover bike and the fact that Takara make
them to somewhat resemble human world object is a really nice plus in
giving these figures the illusion of being "micro" sizes.
Medical Mover Mode
Microman Catalog Vol.10
works in M.I.C.R. Medical Center. She is a nurse and uses
her Micro Medical Weapon MRS400 to capture "Psycho
Acroyear" that hide inside human mind.
figure comes with two set of clear peach color hands.
only came with 4 pieces of armors since the bulk of her
accessory is her weapon - Micro Carrot!
The figure also comes with
figure stand that include parts for various poses and
even a chair to pose figure in sitting position.