Microman Gyro came package in small
box with window slit to display the exclusive figure inside. Like
most second series Rescue Microman toys, Gyro came in kid playing with
toy box design.
This figure was sold
exclusively with blue and white version of Microman Gyro.
This figure was sold
exclusively with black and orange version of Microman Gyro
During the second half
of 1979, Takara began the practice of including exclusive version of
Microman figure with vehicle and play-set.
Each figure came with
Pulse Gun accessory.
Microman Gyro most likely came from abandon
Police Keeper toy design, the prototype drawing can be found in Legend of
Takara released Microman Gyro during the second half
of 1979 Rescue Microman Series. Microman Gyro was a vehicle play-set
along the line of the "Machine Car" series. Takara, however, had
stopped using the vehicle categories such as "Machine Car",
"Cosmo Car" or "Mecha" that they were using up until the
release of Microman Police Keeper and Hoodman series in 1978 so these
vehicles were simply call Microman Gyro. There were two color variants
of the Gyro - a blue and white and a black and orange.
Blue Gyro (plane mode) with
During the second half of 1979, Takara also started
the practiced of including an exclusive color Microman figure with
vehicles. This practice would continued up to the end of New Microman
line in 1984. Blue Microman Gyro came with second term Rescue Crew
M273 Leonard. Black Microman Gyro came with also second term Rescue
Crew M283 Clark. M273 was orange and black color (same color scheme as
M251 Robin) and M283 was dark blue and white (same color scheme as M252
Black Gyro with M283 Clark
Microman Gyro was basically a friction style
motorized vehicle. The main body was a one man hover craft that can
transformed into a jet using various interchangeable
parts included with each Gyro. Takara also included several other
parts for different configuration. The toys was one of the last few
toys. Microman Gyro was often overlook by Microman collectors
and can be found at reasonable price. Like many Rescue Microman
toys, there were many dead-stocks of Microman Gyro toys.
Gyro came with extra chair,
wheel and connector to make a
"side car". The toys also came with extra part (shown below)
hinge and several 5mm holes for even more interchangeable.