Each figure came package in their
capsule and was sold directly out of the display box.. Each
capsule was wrap with a rubber band and a small identification tag.
Here is sample tag from Command 2
Takara also sold M154 Evan with
Command Car 1 Racing Buggy and M152 with Command Car 3 Earth
Jetter. These two figures were sold without their capsules.
Each figure came with gold Command 1
Anti-Repulsion leg wings.
Takara released Microman Command Series in April of
1977 after the released of Titan Commands Series. Microman Command
would became the pinnacle of Microman figure design. Each Command
types were base on Earth historical objects, with the premise that they were
ancient Microman that came to Earth in the distance past to instruct Earthling
with Microman technology.
Microman Commands possessed very beautifully design
body and each came with trademark capsule that based on their geographical origin. Microman Commands also came with small wings
accessories for their legs call Anti-Gravity wings or Anti-Repulsion wings which
would made them stood out from the rest of Microman series. Microman
Command 1 or M15X type were released first along with Command 2 M16X type
and followed by Command 3 and Lady Command during the second half of
1977. Each Microman Command type had distinctive
design and look that set them apart from other series since they did not
shared parts with other types. Takara sold Command 1 as individual
figure in a matching color capsule (warp in rubber band with small
tag). M154 and M152 were also sold as pack-in figure with Command Cars
toys. The pack-in figures did not come with the capsule but instead
came with an exclusive Command helmet. M154 was sold with Command Car
Racing Buggy and M152 was sold with Command Car Earth Jetter.
Microman Command 1 design was based on South American
historical ruins - the megalith on Easter Island in South Pacific and the
giant drawing of bird like object at Nazca plain. (The megalith
inspired the capsule design and the giant drawing inspired Command 1 chest
piece.) Microman Command 1, like the rest of the Command
series, were based on the idea of alien visitors from outer space that came
to instruct Earth's early civilization. Takara seized on this idea and
implied that Microman Command were such aliens from the past.
(Many UFO believers theorized that the Easter
Island megalith structures were constructed with an aid from alien beings
and that the drawings on Nasca plain were landmarks for alien visitors to
land their spaceship.)
Command 1 came with bird like Anti-Repulsion
leg wings and glow in the dark chest piece. Command 1 series were
re-issue by Romando in 1996 and also by Takara in 1999. The vintage
figures can be easily distinguish by their dark chrome heads.
(See also Romando
Microman21 - Command 1 M15X)
(See also Takara 1999 Replica
Microman Series - Command 1 M15X )
Microman Command 1 - Experts in South
M151 East - has excellent knowledge about
the geography of the southern Pacific region and also expert in oceanic
currents. Also, possess ability to decode difficult ancient
language and writing.
M152 Eric - has great scientific knowledge
in making tools to aid in study ancient cultures, and also well acquainted
with geology of ancient earth.
M153 Elder - possessed super strength and
are very active physically around ancient ruins since he can move big stone
objects with ease using his special power. Elder is
also an expert in natural science.
M154 Evan - expert in the resources of
geology. Proposed a scientific method in the use of all
geology resources by way of conservation.
Command 1 & 2 Story (as translate
Microman starts investigating the mystery surrounding
the Acroyears being seen at every regional ancient ruins around the
world. Microman decides to investigate the ancient
ruins to determined the connection between the Acroyears, the ancient
civilization and perhaps to also learn more about ancient Microman that
could have visited earth thousands of years ago. The
Spy Magicians discovered abnormally within the ancient ruins of the Easter
Island statues. They fire MX Spectrum Ray at the stone
statue. The Easter Island statues explode and
human-size Microman appear inside standing within a burning pale flame.
(alpha H-7 radiation) The new human size Microman then
bath in sunlight and shrink to the same size as other Microman.
At about the same time, in the tomb of ancient Egyptian pyramid,
another Microman emerge from the sarcophagus. The two newly
arrived Microman call themselves Microman Command.
Microman Command 1
& 2 mini-catalog.
This figure was a gift from
my friend Dave W. of Innerspace Online.
M152 Eric (vintage)
M153 Elder (vintage)
M154 Evan (vintage)
The vintage versions of Microman Command
can be distinguish by the much darker chrome heads.
Some of the early Command 1 figures
came with chrome chest plate.