Victory Edition M102 Jack
Victory Edition of M10X barefoot
came from a brand new run and not repackage of the first run toys.
The plastics used for the 2nd releases were crystal clear and not cloudy
like the first run. Takara also gave darker color for the chest
piece on M102.
Victory Edition M10X came with blue
color capsule with the later version of logo design. Takara also
included with each Victory Edition M10X a pair of black guns.
***SPECIAL THANKS TO BILL M. WHO
INFORMED ME ABOUT THE CHANGES AND BRYAN W. FOR HELPING ME LOCATED THESE
TOYS IN THE STATES.***
Takara re-released M10X barefoot Microman and A30X
first series Acroyear for limited time on their e-Hobby website as a
promotional campaign for Victory Project 2001 reissue of Robotman toy.
Victory Edition M10Xs came on the same card as the
first version but with
removable blister package. The packages were also marked with gold
"Victory 2001" sticker. Takara included a pair of guns
(like the one that came with reissue M12X type) but this time in black
color. Takara also changed the capsule to blue color (this was the
first time blue color capsule was reissued by Takara). Takara made the 2nd released a
little difference from the first which not only help to preserve the value of the first
edition but also give incentive for collectors to buy the Victory
Edition. The 2nd released of M10X appeared to be from a brand
new run and not repackage of left over toys from two years ago. The
figures from Victory Editions were done in crystal clear plastic and not the
cloudy clear plastic. Takara also made the joints tighter and also
used brighter and deeper color chrome for the chest plate. (This was
most notable on M102, his chest plate is now darker and more copper color
tone like it should be).
Victory Edition A30X were sold as a set only on
Takara e-Hobby web site. The set included A304 Green Star which was a
short pack figure when Replica A30X were originally released in May of
1999. A30X appeared to be very similar to the first run, the
paint however is a little thicker on this edition. It seems
Takara put on extra coat of paint for this run to solve the problem of
uneven paint coverage of the first run. The figures came package in
the same box but with small "Victory 2001" gold
sticker. This set was sold out quickly on Takara e-Hobby shop
probably because the set included the elusive A304 Green Star.
Along with the re-released of M10X and A30X, Takara
also added the "Victory 2001" sticker badge to M11X (and
presumably all the others they still have in-stock) selling from their
e-Hobby web site.