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Original Microman Series

1976 Robotman Mechadon


Robotman Series

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 series with the Rescue Team Microman.  This year saw updated of 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.

Robotman Mechadon was actually released as part of Takara's Kotetsu Geeg line.  Mechadon was comic relief character from Geeg TV show, probably along the same concept as Boss Barot from Mazinger Z series. Geeg was a TV show produced by Toei and was designed by Mr. Go Nagai, in which Takara happen to own the toys license. Since Takara loved to do co-branding with their properties, this explained why Geeg and Gakeen toys often showed up in Microman series and vice versa. Also when Mego licensed Microman from Takara they also took many Geeg toys and incorporated them into Micronauts series and further mixing the two lines together.



Robotman Mechadon Box



Takara Robotman Series


 Robotman series was originally plan as the third toy line in Takara Super Victory series.  The Victory series would included toys from both the Henshin Cyborg and Microman line with Robotman as the series that would bridged the two series together and form the big all encompassing toys series.  However, Henshin Cyborg line was canceled in 1976 and Robotman series was absorbed into Microman line-up and became a permanent part of Microman series. Takara released several variants of Robotman toys including this off beat Mechadon version.


Takara Robotman Checklist


Microman Series

Robotman (1975)

Dozer Set (1975)

Drill Tank Set (1975)

Robotman Gakeen (1976)

Robotman Mechadon (1976)

Robotman 2 (1978)

Robotman God Fighter (1980)


Micronauts Series

Micronauts Biotron (1977)

Micronauts Phobos (1978)

Interchangeable Cosmobot (1980)


Replica Series

Replica Robotman (2001)

Clear Mode Robotman (2001)

SAS Robotman (2001)

Robotman Mechadon was retooled Robotman toy with new limbs to make it look like Mechadon character from Geeg TV show. Mechadon Robotman came with new head, chest cover, legs and arms. The body was the same as Robotman but with the back parts and the chrome sections molded completely in red.  The head part connected to the chest section and can be position up or down.  Mechadon came with the "necklace" with small cup that hold the small human figure. The toy retained the battery power motor and required two C batteries to operate. Mechadon utilized Robotman's mechanical arm sockets and when the unit was turned on the two yellow tool-hands would swing up and down.

Mechadon Robotman retained the caterpillar and can turned into "tractor" mode and moved by the battery powered motor.  Mechadon Robotman legs were replaced by a single sled-like part that resemble Mechadon sitting down. The caterpillar had to be moved into down position to make him sit up right, this might seem odd at first but the caterpillar actually double as motorized "feet" to help propel Mechadon forward when the power was on.  While Mechadon was not really a Microman toy, Takara sold him as part of the Robotman series and Geeg series. Both the box and instruction sheet showed Mechadon Robotman to be fully compatible with standard Robotman and Bull Dozer accessory.

Mechadon Robotman came with sticker sheet to decorate him to look like Mechadon character from the TV show (see left for anime version of Mechadon).  Mechadon was a pretty good attempt by Takara to reuse the existing mold and turn it into another tie-in toy for both Geeg and Robotman series. Robotman Mechadon, like most Geeg and Robotman toys, were pretty uncommon and usually were hard to come by especially in mint condition.