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Microman Magne Power

Microman Change Trooper 006 Drill-Joe, 007 Toma-Hawk, 008 Hover-Jack, 009 Spin-Lee & 010 Bomber-Head (12/26/1998)


Magne Microman

1999 Microman Magne Power Series


Series 1 - Winter 1998

Magne Power Microman
The debut series for the new Microman line. The initial wave consisted of basic figures and deluxe magnemo toys. 


Series 2 - Spring 1999

Magne Titan
Second series added more magnemo toys and introduced the Titans.


Series 3 - Summer 1999

Super Microman

The line greatly expanded to include Microman base, new Microman figures and two large size Robotman toys.


Magne Power Exclusive

Limited Editions
Magne series line-up also included several exclusives and limited edition figures and toys.


2000 Microman LED Powers Series


Series 4 - Winter 1999

Laser Microman
Takara introduced a scaled down follow up series with new figures and new light-up gimmicks. 


Series 5 - Spring 2000

Secret Breaster
Second LED series consisted of repaint figures and more reused mold from the Transformers.


Series 6 - Summer 2000

Shining Tector
The last of the new Microman series again consisted mostly of redeco figures and recycled toys from the Transformers series.


LED Powers Exclusive

Limited Editions

Takara continued with more exclusives and limited edition toys for the LED series.

006 Drill-Joe

Along with the Magne Microman, Takara introduced a new series of figures called the Change Trooper to the line-up.  Change Troopers were basically transformable Microman figures along the same concept as the Micro Robot from the 1980's New Microman series.  These small figures can transform into either hover vehicles for Microman or into weapon attachments for the Magne Robotman.  There were five Change Troopers for Microman and three for the Acroyer.  Each Microman Change Troopers shared the same basic body but had different chest parts, weapons and head sculpts.  The figure came with single magnet in the left hand and in the right foot.  Change Troopers had many of the basic Microman-style such as the chrome head and back port (only 2.5 mm port instead of the usual 5 mm size).




Trooper Weapon/Vehicle Mode

Change Troopers in weapons  modes. For vehicle mode, just turn the weapon over and mount Microman figure on to the handle bars.





Clockwise - 007 Toma-Hawk, 008 Hover-Jack, 009 Spin-Lee & 010 Bomber-Head


The Change Troopers were probably sone of the most dislike figures from the new line (next to the later Micro Zen-Mine series). While the concept of mini-size Microman-like transformable figure was a good one, these figures however fail to deliver in term of quality. The figures had poor paint applications and lack the solid feel of the old Micro Robot figures. The chrome heads and overall designs were actually very appealing but these figures suffer greatly at Takara's attempt to produce inexpensive figures.