Micro Gander - 3 Box Set. The
set is one of the harder toys to find of all the toys from New Microman
Series. Takara also sold Micro Gander - 3 separately as three
individual vehicles - Air Gander, Magma Gander and Cosmo Gander.
The single units were easier to find .
Cosmo Gander package.
Micro Gander - 3 ship with M006
Micro Gander - 3 came with the extra
parts to make three separate Gunder vehicles. When the Gander
vehicles combine to form Micro Gander-3 robot, these extra parts can
also be combine together to form Gander-3 ship. This was
quite a clever design by Takara since there are no left over parts.
Micro Gander - 3 Box set came with
M006 Kamui (in his standard yellow/black color.) M006 Kamui
was also included with Magma Gander single unit set. (M007 Kiruku
came with Air Gander and M008 Cleo came with Cosmo Gander)
Micro Gander 3 resembled many of
Takara Diaclone robot toys which came out around the same time.
The chest cannon can be rotate down.
Back view of Micro Gander - 3. Note
the roller wheels and fire buttons for the feet missiles.
Micro Gander - 3 were among the
earliest New Microman toys to be released by Takara after the cancellation
of the original line. Micro Gander (also spell Gunder), along with Micro Ridor were the
of the new Micro Robot Series. Micro Gunder - 3 was the first combiner
robots for Microman series. The robot consisted of three separate
vehicles that can be combined to form one big robot much like the Getter Robo
Micro Gander - 3 robot
Micro Gunder - 3 stood about
8" tall or about the same size as Punch Robo. Micro Gunder - 3
can separate into three vehicles - Air Gander,
Magma Gander and Cosmo Gander. The separations, like most early
combiner and transformer toys, were not self-contains. The vehicles
required extra parts to complete the vehicle
modes. However, these extra parts when not in used can be
combine together to form Micro Gunder 3 ship so there would be no parts left
lying around when Micro Gander 3 transformed into a robot.
Cosmo Gander with M008 Cleo
Micro Gunder - 3 box set came with
all the parts for the Gander vehicles and also M006 Kamui (M23X type
Microman). Micro Gunder - 3 was one of the harder New Microman toys to
locate probably because Takara produced them in smaller numbers especially
the box set. Takara also sold Micro Gunder - 3 as a separate
unit. Cosmo Gunder (form the legs and feet part) was sold with M008
Cleo. Air Gunder (form the arms and back) was sold with M007 Kiruku and
Magma Gunder (form the chest and head) was sold with M006 Kamui (same figure
as the box set version). The figures that included with Micro Gunder -
3 set and individual ships however do not have the chest sticker like the
figures that were sold individually in the capsules. Each
Gander vehicles also doubled as launching pad for Micro Robot 1-2-3. A
single Micro Robot (1-2-3) can be mount on to the Gander vehicle.
Air Gander with M007 Kiruku.
Micro Gunder - 3 came with spring-load firing
fists and also missile firing in his chest and feet. Takara included
three set of missiles with the box set. (For a total of nine missiles
for kid to loose).
Magma Gander with M006 Kamui.