Robotman Gakeen came in same style
package as other Robotman toy. Note "Robotman" logo.
Robotman Gakeen came with full color
instruction sheet and also a sticker sheet. The instruction sheet
had a nice cross-sections view of Robotman Gakeen.
Back view of Robotman Gakeen.
Note the battery compartment and on/off switch. Gakeen design was
very streamline and the body lacked all the 5mm ports found on the previous
Takara released the rare Robotman Gakeen in 1976.
Robotman Gakeen was release as part of the Robotman Series.
Robotman Series was originally intended by Takara to be the bridge
between Microman and Henshin Cyborg Series to form a larger toys tie-in
project call Victory Series. However when Henshin Cyborg line was
terminated in 1974, there was no longer a reason for keeping the Victory
Series and Robotman then became part of Microman line.
Gakeen was an TV show character that was
introduce as sort of a sequel to the popular Geeg. Gakeen however
never did garner much popularity. Takara licensed Gakeen character
(since it also own the licensed for Geeg character) and was probably
betting on the success of Gakeen so they released several toys base on
Gakeen including this unusual Robotman toy. (Takara produced both
magnemo-8 and magnemo-11 version of Gakeen, and also Microman die-cast
version) Robotman Gakeen
was one of the largest Gakeen toys and probably one of the rarest of all
the Gakeen toys. Robotman Gakeen was also much of sought
after by Microman collector since he was also considered a part of the
Robotman series which added to the rarity of this particular
Robotman Gakeen was a fully motorized
toys much like the previous Robotman. He stood about 12" tall
which was almost as tall as Robotman. He came with large assortments of accessories
that not only transform him into a motorized tri-cycle but also allowed
him to fully interchange with others Microman toys including original
Robotman. Robotman Gakeen came with spring load fists and
also knees firing missile. Robotman Gakeen became a basis
for Robot Machine Z design.
(See also Robotman,
Robotman 2, Robotman
God Fighter, Robot Machine Z &