Capsule & Accessories
M21X come package in a white
Blue Dash Wing
Green Dash Wing
Gold Dash Wing
Dash Wing is a very beautiful design
wing pack but it is also very fragile. The small beetle like wing
is easily broken by kids and the helmet often get lost.
In 1975, along with the three Capsule
Microman Types (M10X, M11X & M12X), Takara released two die-cast
Microman called Super-Steel Microman. The first Super-Steel type
was the M20X which was basically a die-cast version of the M10X
barefoot. Later that year Takara replaced the M20X with M22X
type which was modified to have the longer cuff type hands and 5mm hole
and also included a chest cannon gun accessory call
"Hand-Bazooka". M22X would later became Mego Micronauts:
Galactic Warrior. The M21X was the second style Super Steel
Microman. M21X come with blue plastic helmet and wing
backpack call "Dash-Wing". M21X type became Mego
Micronauts - Space Glider.
Super-Steel Microman are Microman whose
body have undergone a major evolution inside the capsule. The body
of Super-Steel Microman is cover with super alloy. M21X is a
die-cast figure with plastic wing-pack that spring open with a touch of
the button and come with a blue flight helmet. Each figure come
with matching color Dash Wing but the helmet come in blue only.
Microman version are a lot better
constructed and slightly difference than the Mego version of Space
Glider The head details are well defined and the chrome parts have
much richer color. The head is not the same as Space Glider
(which used the head similar to the one from M11X & M14X
series), but rather a completely different design (thought with similar
hair style). The Dash Wing on M21X also have richer chrome color
than the wing pack from Space Glider. Microman version have screws
in the back of the body and legs, and they are not riveted like the
Micronauts version. Microman M21X also come with a white
capsule (similar to the one for the Capsule Microman Series but without
any logo or designation. Another feature that was removed from
Mego version is the articulation in the ankle. M21X ankles can be
Super-Steel Microman M21X
Microman whose body is encase in
Super Steel alloy and come equip with Dash Wing that allow him to fly at
M21X is probably one of the most
recognizable and most popular Microman besides the M10X type. M21X
was made popular by the original Microman Manga since the lead Microman
character M102 Jack was severely injured and was reconstructed into a
green Super-Steel M21X type Microman. Interestingly, Micronauts
comic lead character Commander Rand was also a Space Glider type figure.
I was very fortunate to get this much
sought after piece, a mint in box - M212 Kelly (by Japanese collectors) from
a fellow Microman
collector. (Thank you Leman, I will sure to take good care of him.)
M21X even in loose incomplete condition command a very high price in
Japan. Fortunately, Takara
have unofficially said that they will reissue M21X type sometimes in
Microman M212 Kelly.
head is unique to this figure and not the same head as the M11X.
Note how much greener the head is compare to the Green Space Glider.
Green Space Glider.
is similar to M11X type head but are slightly bigger to accommodate the
helmet. The chrome color on Space Glider head and wing pack were
not as rich as the Microman counterpart.