Takara included replica Command 3
clay statue capsule with each figure. The capsules came in matching
Each figure came with replica
Microman Command 3 Anti-Gravity Rocket Wings and Death Cutter Bracelets.
Takara released Replica Series Microman Command 3
M17X Type in August of 1999. This marked the first time this
particular Command type was re-issued.
Ever since Romando re-issued Command 1 and 2 back in
1996 during Microman Two-One series, collectors had been looking toward the
re-release of Command 3. Takara, overall, did a great job of
replicating these figures. The re-issue came from a brand new re-cast
mold and not from the original mold like the previous two Commands.
The details matched closely to the original, though not an exact copy, these
figures were closed replica versions. The only problem was the
head. The original vintage version of
Command 3 head was never as good as Command 1 and 2 when it came to details
to begin with so the replica version suffered from the
"smooth-out" effect and lost much of the details especially around
the eyes. This was too bad that Takara could not just remold a new
head and improved on the original instead of casting the new mold from the
While the head suffer slightly,
the rest of the figure actually was an improvement of the original.
The replica Command 3 for some reason, posed and stood better than the
original with less tendency of falling down. One can do a lot of
dynamic pose with these figures without the need of hand support. It
appeared Takara replica of Command 3, had better stability than the vintage
Takara would followed released of Command 3 with the
even more anticipate Lady Command in November. (These was also how
these Command Series were released back in 1977 - Command 1 & 2 came out
together round April of 1977 followed by Command 3 in August and then Lady
Command in November of 1977. This releasing pattern also explained
much as to why the last two Command were much harder to find than the first
(See also Micro Design 1977
Command 3 )
Command 3 Story
Microman Command 1 initiated second
investigation of ancient ruins to make the most of the new Command Cars.
They soon discovered new alpha H-7 radiation reaction. The area was
northeastern area of Japan. Microman dispatched Transfer Fortress
Mobile Base to the local sky. There was earth movement and ancient
clay statue emerged from the ground. Inside the statue was outline of a body
cover in pale flame. Microman aimed the portable Spectrum MX cannons
on board Transfer Fortress at the statue. New companion of Microman
Commands emerged from the statue and call themselves Microman Command 3.
Command 3 Cross-section
1. Command 3 brain
2. Telepathy Amplifier
3. Super-scientific Micro-data circuitry
4. Photon Energy Beam
5 Anti-Gravity Rocket Wings
6. Photon Energy Gathering Device
8. ESP Device
9. Death Cutter Bracelets
10. Body Stabilizers
M171 Takuya - he is the leader of
the group. His brain contain the universal Super-scientific data
circuit of Micro-earth.
M172 Tetsuya - has great knowledge
of ancient Japan ruins and Microman activity in the past.
M172 Tetsuya was one of the only two mono-color
body Microman released by Takara for the Original Series since the
introduction of M10X.
M173 Tatsuya - his body contain super
energy data circuit and he is active in the construction of power for
M174 Tsuyoshi - research on theory
regarding the origin of life and has great passion for preserving natural
Beside these four
original Command 3 members, Takara also released M175
Toshiya (green and blue) and M170 Takeru
(black and white) as part of the Replica Microman Series.