Takara Replica Series Microman Command
2 card back. The package was the slide out blister card type with
beautiful card arts. The figures were packed in action pose with
the wings in a small plastic bag. (Note: Replica Series Command 1 and 2 shared the
same package design.)
Replica M163 had super
clear plastic body just like the vintage version. (Unlike Romando
M163 which had cloudy plastic)
Replica M164 had gray
plastic body with no glitter much like Mego Micronauts Pharoid.
(See also Romando
Microman21 M16X Series Set A and Set
(See also 1977
Command - vintage Command 2 M16X)
M161 Sheriff -
well acquainted with the lay of the land. Superb geographical
knowledge. He have special ability ray that can form rock.
M162 Sander -
knowledgeable about the underground geology. Also have superb
knowledge about earth historical ruins.
M163 Smith -
have ability to control natural phenomenon. He used his special power
to study natural environment.
M164 Sammy -
superb memory. He has photographic memory and can recall any event in
the past. His ability is helpful in investigation.
Takara followed the release of Microman M10X barefoot
with re-issues of Microman Command 1 & 2 in March of 1999 for their
Replica Series. This was to be expected since Command 1 & 2 molds
were already refurbished by Romando and Romando Microman21 version were
getting really hard to find.
Unlike Replica Microman Command 1,
Microman Command 2 appeared to come from a different mold than the one used
by Romando. It was unclear what happen to the vintage mold that
Romando was using, but the new Replica Command 2 did not came entirely from
the vintage mold. The main body was cast from entirely new mold.
The collar on the figure was slightly raised which prevent the head from
moving up and down.
As for the figure colors, Takara
version of reissue Microman Command 2, with the exception of M164 Sammy,
came very close to the original vintage. Takara Replica M163 Smith had
completely clear green body unlike the Romando
version which had cloudy plastic. As for M164 Sammy, Takara
decided to mold him in light gray plastic (much like Micronauts Type 2 gray
Pharoid) instead of the glitter gray plastic. This made Replica M164
very difference from the original and the Romando version.
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.