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Original Microman Series

1980 Microman Punch & Blizzard


Punch & Blizzard

Microman Series



Microman Zone
First year of included the Founder Microman, Micro Kit Machines and Conning Tower.



Project Victory
Second year saw more Microman and several new sub series such as the Acroyears, Titans and Victory series.



Spy Magician

The line finally came into its own during the third year with new figures and the classic Microman Transfer Fortress.



A watershed year for Microman series, this year saw some of the best toys for the line. 



Police Keeper

Takara tried new design and direction for the series with the released of Hoodman and Arden. 



Rescue Team
Takara "rescue" attempt for the line with the Rescue Team Microman.  This year also saw updated of the old favorite like the New Tower Base.



Punch & Blizzard Man
The last year of the original series saw the shift in the line to more robot like look and larger figures.


New Microman Series



New Microman
Takara reset the line and relaunch the series under the New Microman banner.



Micro Robot
Micro Robot series became the main focus of the new line.  Takara also tried to cash in on the "pla-mo" popularity with Real Type and Micro Borg.



Micro Change
The "transformation" for Microman series began with the Micro Change series.




Takara continued with the successful Micro Change series but the changing of the guard was inevitable.

1980 marked the last year of the original Microman line before the "reset".  The theme for this year was the new Microman Blizzard and Microman Punch fighting the newly arrived villains, the Interstellar Emperor Death King, and his minions, the Death Marcks. Both Blizzard and Punch figures were very differences from the previous Microman figures not only in size but also in styles and designs.  The main gimmicks for this year were magnet power toys and vibration motors.


Takara also released the remnants of last year Microman Rescue figures and vehicles. The two vehicles released were the Black Tiger Tank and the Rolling Thunder. Besides being harder to find these two vehicles were quite impressive. They both were had battery power motorized and very big. Both vehicles came with exclusive Rescue Microman figures both of which were not given any names, a sign of Takara decision to abandon the old series.  Beside these two Rescue vehicles, Takara also released two large size robots - one was the new enemy Death King and the second one was another retooled of Robotman toy - the God Fighter Robotman. Both toys featured a definite changed in styles and designs from the 70's series. Takara also released two smaller playset for Punch Microman Punch Robo and Punch Jet. Again, both of the designs were prelude to the upcoming New Microman series and the Diaclone line.

Microman History 1974-1980


In 1980 "catarog", Takara attempted to attract younger customers by recap all the Microman series from 1974 in an easy to follow and recognizable manga style look (as oppose to the usual story board-like style found in previous Microman catalogs).



Microman Blizzard
  B-1 Pallas
  B-2 Juno
  B-3 Vesta & Mystery Jet
  B-4 Ceres & Mystery Cycle


Microman Punch
  P.01 Joe

  P.02 Rocky

  P.03 Silver
  P.04 Antonio

  P.05 Magnum

  P.06 Hulk


Acroyear Death Series
  Death Marck (blue)

  Death Marck (red)


  Interstellar Emperor Death King




Rescue Command Vehicles
  Black Tiger Tank with M264
  Rolling Thunder with M254


Punch Machines
  Punch Robo with P.05 Magnum
  Punch Jet with P.06 Hulk


Robotman Series
  Robotman God-Fighter 

  Hourtoy - Cosmobot


Microman Blizzard Story

Microman Blizzards were Microman that escaped to Gauss Star after Micro Earth explosion.  Microman Blizzard are encased in strong armor that can withstand the Super Plasma Ray blast from the Emperor Death King.  Blizzards come equip with Cyclone Cannon that can chilled object to 270 times below the freezing point.