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2004 Micro Action Series

Microman MA-08 Batman Flight Gear Version (4/28/2004)


Microman 2004



Tatsunoko Fight Microman 2nd Run (2/04)
MA-01 Gachaman

MA-02 Casshan

MA-03 Polymer

MA-04 Tekkaman 

MA-05 Volter


Transformers Superlink (3/25/04) 

SC-14 Kicker (Microman)


Special Anniversary Set

Microman Kicker

SL Grand Convoy


Micro Casshern (4/28/04)

MA-06 Casshern (Movie)


Micro Batman (4/28/04)

MA-07 Batman (Comic)

MA-08 Batman (Flight Gear)


Micro Devilman (7/04)

MA-09 Devilman (TV)


Toy's Dream Project Exclusive

MA-09 Green Devilman (TV) (9/16/04)


MA-SP02 Devilman & Sileen (Manga Version) (9/30/04)


Micro Batman Series 2 (9/04)

MA-10 Catwoman (9/30/04)


MA-SP01 Batman (Black Version) & Bat-Girl  (9/30/04)


Micro Street Fighter (2/24/05)

MA-11 Chun-Li

MA-12 Sakura


Micro AVP

MA-13 Alien Warrior

MA-14 Alien Queen

MA-15 Predator Elder

MA-16 Predator Scar

MA-17 Predator Celtic


Micro Spider-Man

MA-XX Spider-Man (Cancel)




Classic Thunderbirds

International Rescue Toys R Us Exclusive (9/16/04) 

MA-EX01 Scott Tracy

MA-EX02 Virgil Tracy




Microman 2004 Micro Action Series MA-08 Batman Flight Gear came packaged on beautiful removable type blister card. The blister card was slightly smaller than the Microman Master Force card.


Batman Flight Gear


Batman was comic book character created by Bob Kane in 1939. Over the year as the character popularity grew, there were numerous versions of the Caped Crusader created by toys company to expanded the sale. This Flight Gear version appeared to be original design by Takara with futuristic design and a touch of anime looks.


Microman 2004 came with new style figure stand. The stand features Microman "Da Vinci" style logo emboss on clear plastic with two styles of pegs  - one for the newer Microman figures and one for the vintage figures with 5mm port.

Takara released MA-08 Microman Batman Flight Gear in April of 2004 as part of the new Microman Micro Action Series line-up. Batman Flight Gear was released along with MA-07 Batman (comic book version) and MA-06 Casshern (movie version). It was quite unusual to have US comic book character show up in Japanese toys line though not totally uncommon. (Medicom had several US comic and movie properties appeared on their Kubrick line). However this marked the first time, for the long running Microman series, to have character tie-in that was not from a Japanese manga or TV show. It had long been common practice for US toys company to do various version of Batman so Takara followed this same practice and released "Flight Gear" version of Batman along with the standard comic book version. Flight Gear Batman appeared to be unique design by Takara (I could be wrong as I am not a Batman collector). The design evoked the look of the late Batman Beyond (a Batman series with new future Batman character) toys.

 Batman Flight Gear was definitely a "Microman" version of the Caped Crusader. The figure came with chrome head and chrome "Flight Gear" wing pack that plug into the figure 5mm port. The head had very futuristic look with a lot of mechanical details with a touch of anime look. The Flight Gear wing probably what really set this figure apart from the other Micro Action toys. The wings had position-able wing joints that allowed the wing to fold out or retracted to form a cocoon-like shield. The wings hinges were designed so the wings can be independently position for maximum pose-ability. However because of this design feature, the wings do pop apart easily but they are very secure and do stay in the position you want them to be at. The wings had very nice mechanical design throughout both the top and underside. Batman Flight Gear pelvic section and shoulder section were the two new body parts. The shoulders were done in chrome and actually look pretty good and work really well. The pelvic had molded on Batman Utility Belt with chrome peg in the back design to hold the BAT weapon when not in used.

Beside the weapon accessory, Batman Flight Gear came with five extra pairs of different hands (just like the other Microman 2004). The hands were molded in matching color (gray). Takara also included a hand-holder tree that stored these extra hands in placed when not being used on the figure. This was a very nice addition as those hands had tendency to spill everywhere in the package once you open them. The figure also came with Microman 2004 style figure stand. All in all, this was probably my favorite of the three new Micro Action Series figure. I am not a big fan of Batman and especially not the "flight" or arctic armor type but this figures had great original design that meshed the standard Microman chrome parts to the well known comic character. The figure was by far the most "Microman-like" of all the figures in Micro Action series line up. I am sure he is not a favorite with hard core Batman collector who prefer the Dark Knight in his original get up but for Microman collector this is one of the more interesting "Microman" to be added to the collection.

Batman Flight Gear