figure came in a matching capsule.
The set came in white
mailer box with Hyper Hobby logo.
Hyper Hobby Magazine, a Japanese toys and
model kits publication, offered mail-away exclusive Hyper Microman in
the January 1999 issue to commemorate the reissue of Microman by Takara.
The mail-away premium was split into two sets (A & B) and collectors
can choose to order either one or both of the set. The set
cost 5000 Yen each (10,000 Yen for both A & B) along with the coupon
from the magazine. Hyper Microman Set was also offered in Roman
Album Hyper Mook 6 Legend of Victory - a special issue of Hyper Hobby
dedicated to Microman and Henshin Cyborg. The sets were finally
shipped in July of 1999.
Hyper Microman were glow-in-the dark
versions of the barefoot M101 - M104. Takara gave them -H suffix
to their designations and added Hyper to their names. However, the
only one that seem to glow in the dark was M101H - Hyper Jeorge (and he
really glows). The others were neon colors of their
"non-Hyper" counterparts but these three don't seem to glow in
the dark under normal light. Beside the glow-in-the-dark
plastic, the figures were identical to the normal version. Takara
gave them matching color capsule instead of the usual white
capsule. While these two sets were nice, they were not all
that difference from the standard versions.
Roman Album Hyper
Album Hyper Mook is a special issue of Hyper Hobby. (Mook is a
Japanese moniker for publication that is a cross between a book and a
magazine). Roman Album Hyper Mook #6 - Legend of Victory featured
beautiful pictorials and brief history of Microman & Cyborg.
Hobby Exclusive - Set A
Hyper George & M102H Hyper Jack
Hobby Exclusive - Set B
Hyper Jesse & M104H Hyper John
are some example of Hyper Hobby magazines. The magazine featured
articles and pictures of various toys and collectibles. Each issue
also has a section dedicate to Takara toys.