Each figure came package in their
matching color capsule and was sold directly out of the display
box.. Each capsule was wrap with a rubber band and a small
Here is sample tag from Command 2
Microman Command 1
& 2 mini-catalog.
Takara also sold M162 Sander with
Command Car 2 Tyrell Machine and M161 with Command Car 4 Twin
Racer. These two figures were sold without their capsules.
Each figure came with gold Command 2
Anti-Repulsion leg wings.
Takara released Microman Command Series in April of
1977 after the released of Titan Commands Series. Microman Command
would became the pinnacle of Microman figure design. Each Command
types were base on Earth historical objects, with the premise that they were
ancient Microman that came to Earth in the distance past to instruct Earthling
with Microman technology.
Microman Commands possessed very beautifully design
body and each came with trademark capsule that based on their geographical origin. Microman Commands also came with small wings
accessories for their legs call Anti-Gravity wings or Anti-Repulsion wings which
would made them stood out from the rest of Microman series. Microman
Command 1 or M15X type were released first along with Command 2 M16X type
and followed by Command 3 and Lady Command during the second half of
1977. Each Microman Command type had distinctive
design and look that set them apart from other series since they did not
shared parts with other types. Takara sold Command 2 as individual
figure in a matching color capsule (warp in rubber band with small
tag). M162 and M161 were also sold as pack-in figure with Command Cars
toys. The pack-in figures did not come with the capsule but instead
came with an exclusive Command helmet. M161 was sold with Command Car
4 Twin Racer and M162 was sold with Command Car 1 Tyrell Machine.
Microman Command 2 design was based on Egyptian
pharaoh sarcophagus design. Microman Command 2, like the rest of the Command
series, were based on the idea of alien visitors from outer space that came
to instruct Earth's early civilization. Takara seized on this idea and
implied that Microman Command were such aliens from the past.
(Many UFO believers theorized that the ancient Egypt structures were constructed with an aid from alien
Command 2 came with cobra like Anti-Repulsion
leg wings and glow in the dark chest piece. When Mego licensed
Microman from Takara, they released M16X Command 2 as Micronauts
Pharoid. Only three color variants were
released for Micronauts line - orange, blue and gray. Early Pharoid
figures were repackaged of Takara Microman toys. (Micronauts version
of Pharoid had Takara stamp removed from their butts). Later, Mego
would produced their own Pharoid with some alteration. (See section below
under for more detail information) Command 2 series were
re-issue by Romando in 1996 and also by Takara in 1999. The vintage
figures can be easily distinguish by their darker chrome heads.
(See also Romando
Microman21 - Command 2 White Set
, Command 2 Black Set, and Command
2 Gold Sammy Set)
(See also Takara 1999 Replica
Microman Series - Command 2 M16X )
M161 Sheriff - well
acquainted with the lay of the land. Superb geographical
knowledge. He have special ability ray that can form rock.
M162 Sander -
knowledgeable about the underground geology. Also have superb
knowledge about earth historical ruins.
M163 Smith - have
ability to control natural phenomenon. He used his special power to
study natural environment.
M164 Sammy - superb
memory. He has photographic memory and can recall any event in the
past. His ability is helpful in investigation.
Command 1 & 2 Story (as translate
Microman starts investigating the mystery surrounding
the Acroyears being seen at every regional ancient ruins around the
world. Microman decides to investigate the ancient
ruins to determined the connection between the Acroyears, the ancient
civilization and perhaps to also learn more about ancient Microman that
could have visited earth thousands of years ago. The
Spy Magicians discovered abnormally within the ancient ruins of the Easter
Island statues. They fire MX Spectrum Ray at the stone
statue. The Easter Island statues explode and
human-size Microman appear inside standing within a burning pale flame.
(alpha H-7 radiation) The new human size Microman then
bath in sunlight and shrink to the same size as other Microman.
At about the same time, in the tomb of ancient Egyptian pyramid,
another Microman emerge from the sarcophagus. The two newly
arrived Microman call themselves Microman Command.
Mego later released 2nd version of
Pharoid, using their own molds produced in Hong Kong factory. This
version of Pharoid (referred to as Type 2 Pharoid) had Space Glider style
head. The capsule Microman logo had been replaced with hieroglyphic
symbols. The figures also had MEGO copyright on the back. Gray
version of Pharoid no longer had the glitter in the plastic and the orange
version was more redish. The leg
wings also had very crude details when compare to Type 1 or Microman version.
M161 Sheriff (vintage)
M152 Sander (vintage)
M163 Smith (vintage)
M164 probably had the
most variations of all the Microman figures. The original early version was gray
with glitter in the plastic. Takara then released a darker tone with
Mego released plain gray one with
Space Glider head as Micronauts Pharoid (Type 2). When Romando
re-issued him in 1996, they released two different Sammy, one with very dark
gray plastic and one with lighter. (Both had the glitter). Takara then
re-issued Sammy in 1999 with plain gray plastic without glitter (perhaps to
made him look like Mego 2nd Type gray Pharoid).
with these variants, Takara also produced chrome version M164 SP and Clear
Vintage Microman Commands
can be distinguish by the much darker chrome heads.