B-1 & B-2 came in a small
box. The box has artist rendering of Blizzard-man and photo of the
toy that came inside.
B-3 & B-4 came in bigger box to accommodate
extra accessory - the Mystery Ship.
Each Microman Blizzard came with the
shooting spin-wheel accessories. When the front section of the
cannon is remove it can be replace with spin-wheel adapter. The
spin-wheel shoot when the motor is turn on. The spin-wheels came
in matching color as the propeller and hose on the Cyclone Cannon.
Microman Blizzard Story
Microman Blizzards were Microman
that escaped to Gauss Star after Micro Earth explosion. Microman Blizzard
are encased in strong armor that can withstand the
Super Plasma Ray blast from the Emperor Death King. Blizzards come
equip with Cyclone Cannon that can chilled object to 270 times below the
(Side note - the name
Gauss Star most likely came from Carl F. Gauss, a German mathematician
and astronomer who did extensive works on the study of magnetism
and who also calculated the exact position of
asteroid Ceres. Today a unit of magnetic fields intensity is call
the gauss. It is quite interesting to see that Takara did
not randomly named Microman Blizzards but picked names and story to tie
in with this year theme of magnetic power. The names for
each member of Blizzard also came from the names of major asteroids as a
tribute to Gauss discover of Ceres)
Takara released Microman Blizzard in 1980 at the
end of the Original Microman series. Microman Blizzard design, like Microman
Punch, was a big departure from typical Microman figure. Microman
Blizzards are quite big and stand almost 6" tall. Their feet are
permanently mounted to the hover craft and their hands are also permanently
connected to their weapon - Blizzard Cyclone Cannon.
Microman Blizzard have the distinction of
being the only "motorized" Microman figures released by
Takara. Their backpack can house two AA batteries and their Blizzard
Cyclone Cannon contains very powerful motor. When the power is on,
Microman Blizzard would move across the smooth surface using vibration from
the motor. The motion is facilitated by the rows of hard plastic
bristles under their feet.
B-3 Vesta and Mystery Jet.
Microman Blizzard can be detach at the waist and split in half. The
Cyclone Cannon act as motor for the Mystery Jet. The vehicle has
self-turning wheels underneath.
Takara released total of four Microman
Blizzards which were designated as B-1 Paris (green), B-2 Juno (red), B-3
Vesper (orange) and B-4 Ceres (blue). The last two, B-3 & B-4 came
with additional accessory - the Mystery Ship. B-3 came with blue
Mystery Jet called Scorpio and B-4 came with red Mystery Cycle named
Aquarius. The Blizzard Cannon can be used to power the ship by plugging
the cannon into the receptor on the vehicle. When the power is
switch to on the Mystery Ship would move using the motor inside Microman
Blizzard's cannon - a very clever design.
B-4 Ceres and the Mystery Cycle.
Like Mystery Jet, Mystery Cycle is power by Blizzard's motor.
Microman Blizzards have very little
articulation. Since the arms and feet are attached to the weapon and hover
jet and this combine with their bulky size made the Blizzard not very
interchangeable. (Which is pretty much like the rest of this year
series). Blizzards have several 5mm pegs which allow
Microman figure to ride on their hovercraft and Mystery Ships.
Microman Blizzards are not very popular with
Microman collector probably because of their un-conventional look. The
toys are actually quite fun to play with. Microman Blizzards
were also sold under Italian Micronauts label as Blizzard. Only B-4
Ceres was repackaged under Micronauts brand and Micronauts version did not
include the Mystery Cycle.
has different color schemes than the rest of the members. While all
the other Blizzards have black feet, helmet and cannon, Ceres has bright
yellow color instead.