Microman Magne Power Series
1 - Winter 1998
The debut series for the new Microman line. The
initial wave consisted of basic figures and deluxe magnemo toys.
2 - Spring 1999
Second series added more magnemo toys and
introduced the Titans.
3 - Summer 1999
line greatly expanded to include Microman base, new Microman figures and
two large size Robotman toys.
Magne series line-up
also included several exclusives and limited edition figures and toys.
Microman LED Powers Series
4 - Winter 1999
Takara introduced a scaled second series with new
figures and new gimmicks.
5 - Summer 2000
Second LED series consisted of repaint figures and
more reused mold from the Transformers.
6 - Fall 2000
The last of the new Microman series again
consisted mostly of repaint and repaint toy from the Transformers
continued with more exclusives and limited edition toys for the LED
planned to release the mysterious Beetle Troopers as part of the LED
Powers line up but the figures were delayed several times and eventually
were canceled. The prototypes were shown at the toy show at around
the same time Takara was introducing the Master Microman series.
Some had speculated that these were re-tooled of Transformers Beast Wars
but that could not be confirmed. From the picture below these figures were
relatively big as you can see Microman LED Laser Arthur ridding on one. They
appeared to be about the same size as basic size Transformers toys. (The
figures seem to be tooled so they can hold up Microman figure via 5mm
Bom Bom Comic
heavily advertised Microman Magne and LED series in Bom Bom
Comic. By the time of the LED series, the only Microman tie-in
media was comic published in Bom Bom comic magazine.
Doughty did a custom version of Beetle Trooper but I can not confirm
which figure he used as the basis for this custom job.
see more of Matt's customs please check out Micro Showcase Matt