Rolling Thunder can be extended into
two sections by using the magnet blocks and crane parts.
Rolling Thunder is fully motorized.
Rolling Thunder was released during the final
year of original Microman series. It was probably one of the most
unique and beautiful looking of all the Microman vehicles. Rolling
Thunder featured beautiful six chrome ball-type wheels and motorized body
with clear red dome canopy. The vehicle used hinge type crane arm
and magnetic blocks gimmicks typical of the Punch Series toys.
The Rolling Thunder came with an exclusive
colors Rescue Microman M25X type. Takara did not give the figure
name or code number. The figure was reproduced and named M254 Wayne
by Romando in 1997. The original figure have "Microman"
sticker on his chest which was omitted by Romando.
Rolling Thunder crane section is
connected via magnet blocks. The saucer section can be open to seat
additional Microman figure. The crane and saucer are connect by flat
metal disk and allow them to rotate 360 degrees. The vehicle is
fully motorized with the center motor driven wheels mount slightly
off-center so when the vehicle move it appear to be "bounce" up
and down to simulate rough-terrain movement. Rolling Thunder also
has several 5mm pegs for Microman to stand on and several 5mm ports to
interact with other Microman toys.