Galac Sniper Box
Double Cannon Box
Armored Suits 1 & 2 came package
in a typical New Microman style box with beautiful artwork rendition of
the Armored Suit. Both color variants of Galac Sniper and Double Cannon used the same box.
Catalog & Instruction
Armored Suits came with New Microman
catalog and instructions. The toys also included a clear sticker
Figure & Accessory
Galac Sniper came with two variations
of M004 Eiji - blue Galac Sniper came with dark maroon red and black
Eiji while the red Galac Sniper came with a very dark navy blue and
white M004 Eiji.
M004 Eiji (blue Galac Sniper)
M004 Eiji (red Galac Sniper)
Galac Sniper also came with
Anti-Repulsion wings for Eiji.
M006 Oruga (blue Double
Double Cannon came with two color
variations of M005 Oruga. Blue Type Double Cannon came with dark red
and black M005 (similar to M171) and Red Double Cannon came with dark
blue and white version. The toy also included Command 3
Death-Cutter Bracelets and Anti-Gravity Rockets.
Oruga's Death Cutter Bracelet and Anti-Gravity Rockets.
Takara released several armored suit type
toys for the New Microman line - the three small suits call Mighty
Suits, the medium size one call Armored Suit 1 & 2, the real type
model kit Bio-Mechanic Suits and the large size Armored Suit DX which
also come with a vehicle counterpart call Armored Machine.
The reasons for all the armored suit is simply because this was a new
popular trend at the time due to show like Henshin Cycle Mospeda (the
third part of US Robotech series), and Dougram.
Armored Suit 1 Galac
Snipers - Blue Type and Red Type
Takara released two design versions of
the Armored Suit - the first one was call Galac Sniper which came with
M004 Eiji (Command 1 type), and the second one was Double Gannon which
come with M005 Oruga (Command 3 type). There were also two color
variants for each Armored Suit - red version and blue version.
Each version come with the opposite color Microman figures.
Both Armored Suit is pretty simple and
have very limited articulation. The Armored Suit, like most of the
New Microman toys, can transform into vehicle mode. (The Armored Suits
have rolling wheels underneath the feet). Both suits come with
spring load fists that can be swap with two types of chrome missiles.
Red Type Galac Sniper in tank mode.
While Takara did show Remodeling Project
version of Galac Sniper and Double Gannon on the back of the package,
they never actually released the Remodeling kit version of these two
Armored Suits. (Remodeling Project was an attempt by Takara to
turn New Microman into model type toys that can be paint for realistic
look. The only Remodeling Project toys that actually released by
Takara were the three Mighty Suit). It is unclear weather
Takara intends kids to actually kit bash the toys (which would really
involve a lot of cutting and modification since the legs portion of
Armored Suits toys are not articulate and are molded in one piece) or
they intended to released kit versions of the Armored Suits.
Remodeling Project would later got terminated in favor of totally new
line, albeit shot live, call Real Type Microman.
Armored Suit #2
Double Cannon - Blue Type
Regardless what was Takara intentions for
Armored Suit, they did included several add-on pieces that must be glue
on to the Armored Suit in model kit like fashion to give the toy more
"realistic" look. The Armored Suit clearly demonstrated
how unsure Takara were about which direction to take the New Microman
line. Their first hybrid model-toy type, the MicroBorg, received
just lukewarm interest and these Armored Suits probably did not fare
much better under the onslaught of new type of "toys" mania
call hobby kits.
Double Cannon in tank mode.
Microman Armored Suit Story
Armored Suit 1 & 2 were build by M004
Eiji & M005 Oruga with an aid from the newly arrived MicroBorg using the "Borg" technology they discovered while they were
trap in Cosmo Dimension.