Microman Magne Power Series
1 - Winter 1998
The debut series for the new Microman line. The
initial wave consisted of basic figures and deluxe magnemo toys.
2 - Spring 1999
Second series added more magnemo toys and
introduced the Titans.
3 - Summer 1999
line greatly expanded to include Microman base, new Microman figures and
two large size Robotman toys.
Magne series line-up
also included several exclusives and limited edition figures and toys.
Microman LED Powers Series
4 - Winter 1999
Takara introduced a scaled down follow up series with new
figures and new light-up gimmicks.
5 - Summer 2000
Second LED series consisted of repaint figures and
more reused mold from the Transformers.
6 - Fall 2000
The last of the new Microman series again
consisted mostly of redeco figures and recycle molds from the Transformers
continued with more exclusives and limited edition toys for the LED
series but the list was much smaller than the previous year.
small line-up in the spring of 1999, Takara went full steam with the
summer releases of Microman Magne Powers toys. Takara released Microman
Base Microstation in June of 1999 along with wind-up figures called the
Zen-mine. Microman Base were Flying Fortress-like Microman ship that
disguised itself as video game player Playstation. The new figures
were goofy looking wind-up (pull-back Choro Q style) vehicles that can
transformed into small robot.
is Super Human 8 cm tall. He came to Earth, chasing the Acroyer.
Now save the Earth from the Acroyer! Use a table as base."
from Magne Power Package
by this time Microman was not doing as well as Takara had hope for and
rumor of line cancellation began to surface. Takara suffered serious
financial trouble, both Microman and Transformers Beast Wars anime had
drain the company already small capital and the toys did not generate the
return that they had hope for. By the end of the summer, Takara
released the last Magne Power Microman toys - the two Robotman (D & E)
and the Giant Acroyer. The new Robotman toys were combiner style
robots using magnemo connector with chest cockpits much like the old
Robotman. The Giant Acroyer also magnemo-8 combiner toys that
featured three small robot that combined to form the New Giant
Acroyer. The toys from the Super Microman series were selling briskly
and they got some positive response from fans. By fall of 1999,
Takara decided to release follow-up series called Microman LED Powers. The
new, much smaller series was to be supported only with Bom Bom comic.