New Microman Story
a far universe existed a planet call Micro-Earth, a highly civilize world
that locked in a war with the Acroyears race who were determined on conquer
Micro-Earth and the universe. Micro-Police Corp send signal
to the Special Unit Microman to return to Micro-Earth from their patrol to
stop the Acroyears who had just stolen the Dimension
Generator. While they approached Micro-Earth in
their ship, they were surprised by sudden mysterious explosion that completely obliterated Micro-Earth. The
then gave chase to the Acroyears who were making an escape to another
dimension using the Dimension Generator. They soon found
themselves on Earth and decided to make Earth their new home. The
Ten Microman allied themselves with kids on Earth to stop the Acroyears
plan of universal domination.
The Ten Microman
When Takara reset Microman line in 1981,
they completely did away with the original story and continuity but
still used the same figures from the original series (which I am sure
lead to many confusion with kids). Takara simplified the series by
selecting ten Microman from the Original Series and repackaged them as
Special Unit Team. Each Microman has simple designation of M-00X
and unlike the old line each type represent a unique character. A few
of the early New Microman were left over stock from the previous series
but most are all new colors that are unique to the reboot series.
With the exception of M-005, all the figures come with a chest sticker
badge with letter "M". These stickers are unique to the figures that
were sold individually in the capsule case and were omitted from most of
that were pack-in with vehicle. (The 7-2-1 Formation figures have
"Triangle" sticker badge.) Takara later would produced
several color variants (usually sold with vehicles and play-set), unlike
the Original Series, the variants in the New Microman were treated as
the same character but in different color armor.
The New Capsules
The Ten Microman come in new style capsule.
The capsules are the same for all ten Microman and come in five colors -
white, blue, red, yellow and black. As far as I can tell, the
capsule colors were not randomized and each figure came only in their
specific color capsule, for example M-001 were only found in a white
capsule. The capsule has Microman logo (in Japanese) embossed in the
front along with slot for holding coins while the back has built-in belt
clip so kid could take Microman with them and use it as coins dispenser.
The new capsule also has interlocking tabs so capsules could be
The Ten Microman come with accessories that
were included with their original release if there were any. M-004 comes with
the Anti-Gravity wings and M-005 comes with Cutter Bracelets and Rocket
Wings while M-006, M-007, and M-008 come with the Pulsar Gun with Energy
Pack. M-009 and M-010 come with chrome Pulse Gun.
M001 Arom, M003 Uri and M002 Iriya
Takara picked three Microman from the early
series M10X, M11X and M12X types and re-designated them as M-001 Arom,
M-002 Iriya and M-003 Uri. Both of the Spy Magicians M13X and M14X
didn't make the cut which made them much sought after until Roman-do and
Takara reissued them.
- expert in computer, calm and have level judgment.
M-001 is a clear green M10X type figure, which
was also released back in 1980 as one of the two figures in Power-Up
Rescue Set. He has round badge "M" sticker on his
chest. The figures were sold with all four chest pieces (delta,
wave, panel and meter) from the
original M10X line but all in silver. This was the only version of
M-001 produced by Takara for the New Microman.
inventors, have a brilliant mind.
M-002 is a M11X type Microman and come in
several color variations. Takara released black and yellow (M114 Blacky)
and then later a red and black version for
individual capsule sale version. The black and yellow was pack-in
with the Mighty Suit set. Both of the versions have the new chest
with chest sticker. There is also exclusive orange and black version of M-002
included as part of Three Walker 7-2-1 Micro Robot set.
M-003 Uri -
expert in martial art and fighting tactics.
Black and yellow version of M-003 was sold in
individual capsule, the color scheme is a nice compliment to the black
and yellow version of M-002. A red and white (same as M121 Mason)
was sold as in the initial release of the capsule version and also as
pack-in figure for Mighty Suit 2. The blue body with black
pelvic was exclusive to Four Walker 7-2-1 Formation Set.
M-004 Eiji and M-005 Oruga
Takara picked two types from the Command
series, the popular M15X Command 1 and M17X Command 3. M-004 Eiji
is dark blue and black and M-005 Oruga is red and black and then
replaced with red and white schme (which
interestingly is the color shcme of M17X prototype figure) Takara
replaced the glow in the dark pieces on both figure with plain color
plastics. M18X Command 2 would later appeared as the Eleventh
Microman in 1983 as part of the Micro Change series.
Variants colors of Eiji sold as pack-in figure
for Micro Ridor, Double Cannon Armor Suits and 7-2-1 Formation.
excellent operator of Micro Ridor.
Eiji was sold in dark blue body and black in individual
capsule packaging version. The capsule version has "M" sticker
badge (that look like a ribbon). This same blue and black Eiji was
also used as packed in figure with both Red and early Blue Micro Ridor. A
dark blue with while pelvic version was a pack-in figure for Red Double
Cannon Armor Suit and dark red with black was a pack-in figure for Blue
Double Cannon Armor Suit and later version of Blue Micro Ridor. A unique black body variant with white
of Eiji was sold with the 7-2-1 Formation box set. Takara released
special Golden Microman Eiji in 2000 as part of the Replica Series (He
is the only New Microman to appear in the Replica Series).
Variants of M-005 Oruga, sold exclusively with
Galac Sniper Armor Suits and the Mighty Suit #3.
created the "Mighty Suits" with M002 & M003.
M-005 Oruga was sold initially in red and
black and then later red and white color
scheme with green color (non-glow) chest piece for the capsule version.
Like the other two Commands, several variants of him were sold as
pack-in figures. A red body with black pelvic was sold with
the Mighty Suit which like M-002 and M003 were probably left over stocks
from the Original Series being used as pack-in figure for the Mighty
Suit and the early capsule versions. Takara later released dark red and black with blue chest
piece and dark blue and white with red chest piece as pack-in figure for Galac Sniper Armor Suits. Takara kept similar color schemes for
the three Command figures in the subsequence years of the New Microman.
M-006 Kamui, M-007 Kirk and M008 Cleo
The Rescue Keepers
Takara re-released all the Rescue Microman
series along with their precursor, the Police Keeper for the remaining
five New Microman. M-006 is a yellow body with black color scheme M23X
type, M-007 is a white body with somewhat unusual blue-gray pelvic M25X
type, M-008 is orange body with black M26X (the only color scheme that
was missing in the original line-up of M26X type), M-009 is dark green
and black M27X and M-010 is sea blue M28X Type.
lost his parents due to Acroyear, vows to avenge the destruction of Micro Earth.
Takara released only one version of M-006,
the yellow and black. The figure was sold in the capsule and as pack-in
for Micro Gander set but without the sticker badge.
M-007 Kirk -
the most outgoing of the group, know how to make people laugh.
Only version of M-007 that
was sold by Takara is the white and blue M25X Type. The figure was
sold individually in the capsule and as pack in for Micro Gander
vehicle but without the sticker.
M-009 and M-008 variants.
These were sold as pack-in figure for Bull Sonics and Cosmic Fighter.
interested in natural science.
Cleo was first released as orange with black pelvic
M26X type Rescue Microman with "M" sticker badge. This
figure was sold in the individual capsule along with as a pack in figure
for Micro Gander vehicle. A blue
and black pelvic version was included as exclusive pack-in for Cosmic
Takara released a dark green
M-009 for individual capsule sale with "M" sticker badge. Takara later released the figure in yellow and black as an exclusive pack-in for
Blue Bull Sonic. A light powder blue with black pelvic was
included as pack-in figure for Red Bull Sonic. (This figure was
pack-in with exported version of Cosmic Fighter - the Invaceptron). A
olive-drab figure (probably the rarest of the four) was a pack-in figure
for Real Type version of the Bull Sonic.
M-009 Kenji and M-010 Corona
- an elder of the group, brother to Kenji.
Takara released only one
version of Corona, a sea-blue color and sold only in capsule.