Zenmine came on the red blister card
similar to other Magne series from the first half of the year.
Magne Clark equips with Mogu-launcher's
Takara released the Zenmine (means wind-up)
series of toys in June of 1999. Zenmine were small pull-back cars
(similar to Takara Choro Q line) with the designs based on popular Japanese
animal. The Zenmine can also transform into robot and when wind-up can
do wobble walk. Each Zenmine had metal ball joint that allowed them to
be connect to the Robotman ABC and the Acro-Monsters.
Zenmine's head and hands also can be removed
to form power up flight pack for either the Demon Acroyers or the Magne
Power Microman. Takara released two basic Zenmine designs - one for
Microman and one for Acroyer. Micro-Zenmine were mechanical
looking while the Acro-Zenmine had organic look.
Acro-Zenmine in robot mode
Aside from magnemo-11 compatibility, Takara
also tried to market the Zenmine as vehicles for the Micro-Station track
(which were the same as Choro Q car tracks). Microman or Acroyers can
stand on top of the Zenmine and ride around the track.
Micro-Zenmine in robot mode
The Zenmine were probably design as goofy
toys for kids along the same idea as the Uniquer from the old series.
While the designs of Zenmine were very cute and they were compatible with
many of the Magne series toys, they seems a little out of place in Microman
line even for the Magne series. It appeared Takara was running out of
idea and began to put whatever they can get a hold of into the line and the
line began to feel very disjointed.
034 Kero-charger (Frog-charger)
035 Mogu-launcher (Mole-launcher)
036 Kama-claw (Mantis-claw)
037 Pyrany-tron (Piranha-tron)
038 Kabu-turbo (Beetle-turbo)