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 down follow up series with new
figures and new light-up 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 redeco figures and recycled toys from the Transformers
continued with more exclusives and limited edition toys for the LED
Giant Acroyer came package in large full color box. The box had
die-cut design with foil background. The back of the package
show the cool interchangeability aspect of the toys using the
Acroyer was the last effort by the Ardens to take over Earth. The body
of Giant Acroyer can withstand all types of attacks and it's destructive
power was unknown. The body can be separated into three separate units -
Acro-Alpha, Acro-Beta and Acro-Gamma.
Magne Power Microman
Powers Microman anime was exported to Korea between 2001-2002.
Licensed version of various Magne Power toys were produced and
sold in Korea by Sonokong Co. Korean versions of Magne Power toys were nearly
identical to the Japanese versions with only minor differences
in some of the paint applications. Korean Microman toy came packaged in
box instead of blister card.
all of the Magne Series toys were sold in the Korea, notably absented
from the line-up were the Acroyear figures and the much sought
after Super Microman and Magne Arden. However, all the large
size toys including Micro Station, Robotman D & E, Giant
Acroyear and even some of the larger playset from LED Power
series (Micro Trailer and Micro Rocket base).
September of 1999, Takara released the last trio of the Magne Power
Microman toys. The last three toys were all large size robots including
the two new Robotman robots (053 Dean and 054 Endeavor) and new Acroyer
robot called Giant Acroyer (055) as a homage to the old Giant Acroyear
from 1970's Microman series. The new Giant Acroyer however had very
little in common with the original version. 055 Giant Acroyer, like the
two Robotman D & E, was also based on the magnetic
"Magnemo" mechanism. The joints were made from metal balls and
sockets. Giant Acroyer was the largest Acroyer toys released for the
Magne line and stood nearly 10" in height when in combine mode.
While the overall design of Giant Acroyer was quite attractive with
bright colors and several chrome and clear parts not to mention many
references to the old Giant Acroyear design. The problems however was
the excessive parts and accessories which made the already cumbersome
toy even more busy looking. Another problem with the toy was the
magnetic joints and the added weight that came with the feature. The
magnet was just simply too weak to hold up the heavy parts and the
figure suffer a major stability problem. It seem toward the end of
the Magne line Takara was throwing everything at the series to see what
would work and the Giant Acroyer design (along with Dean and Endeavor)
seem to reflex the series direction or lack there of. The figure was one
jumble of parts and gimmicks. Sometime, more is not more and Giant
Acroyer is the case in point. Not to sound negative as the toy do have
many good point such as cool pilot seat for Arden figure and the ability
to break apart into three separate smaller figures. These three small
figures (Acro-Alpha, Acro-Beta and Acro-Gamma) in many ways were better
toys than the sum of their parts that made Giant Acroyer.
was the last of the robots that made up Giant Acroyer. Gamma was the
largest of the three with the main parts came from the pelvic and the leg
sections. Gamma was quad-pedal design with the shoulder wheel disc as body
and the cockpit section became the robot head. Gamma had no real arms but
instead the two missiles launchers form the "arms" for the
robot. Beside forming the Giant Acroyer, the three robots can combine with
one another to form almost limitless combination (especially when combine
with other magnemo toys from the series such as Robotman A, B, C and the
Acro-Monster). The back of the box showed several combinations that can be
made and this feature of the toy really made this Giant Acroyer worth
picking up as its really took the line back to its original root of