Microman Magne Power Series
1 - Winter 1998
The debut series for the new Microman line. The
initial wave consisted of basic figures and deluxe magnemo toys.
2 - Spring 1999
Second series added more magnemo toys and
introduced the Titans.
3 - Summer 1999
line greatly expanded to include Microman base, new Microman figures and
two large size Robotman toys.
Magne series line-up
also included several exclusives and limited edition figures and toys.
Microman LED Powers Series
4 - Winter 1999
Takara introduced a scaled second series with new
figures and new gimmicks.
5 - Summer 2000
Second LED series consisted of repaint figures and
more reused mold from the Transformers.
6 - Fall 2000
The last of the new Microman series again
consisted mostly of repaint and repaint toy from the Transformers
continued with more exclusives and limited edition toys for the LED
began new year and new millennium with a very small line up for new
Microman series called the LED Powers. The Microman anime
was not doing well and had been canceled which probably resulted in this
much reduce line-up. Takara moved to support Microman line with
anime show prove to be too costly and by late Summer 1999 the sale of
Microman toys had plummeted. By the end of fall 1999 Takara
had greatly reduced the production of Super Microman series to avoid
excess stock of toys. Takara saw a rebounded in sale of Microman
line after released of Super Microman and Magne Arden, they decided to
continue Microman line but only in limited fashion. Takara
announced that the toy will still be support by the manga in Bom Bom
is Super Human 8 cm tall. He came to Earth, chasing the Acroyer.
Now save the Earth from the Acroyer! Use a table as base."
from Magne Power Package
LED Powers appeared to be much more similar to their cousin the Henshin
Cyborg. The figure now have LED light in their chest (much like recent
Neo Henshin Cyborg) which can be activate by power backpack. The package
was a lot smaller (2/3 the size of Magne Power blister card), but the
blister card fold out to reveal bio information about the figure.
The most interesting of note about the new line, is the new
catalog. The new catalog is now much larger in size and have more
story background inside very much like the original Microman catalog
from 1970's. Perhaps Takara want to move from the costly anime tie-in to
the old style catalog story driven toy line.
POWERS STORY (Bom Bom)
years after the Big Battle of 2015,a strange phenomenon has occurred in
S. American. Dr. Kohei (the boy Kohei has become a
professor) send Arthur and Walt to another dimension via the
pyramid in S. America in order to acquire information on new
source of energy call LEDcium. Izam was then send to S.
America to acquire LEDcium elements to power the new LEDcium technology
but was intercept by Vampiser. Arthur and Walt went to help and
thus begin a new battle for LED power. Microman incorporate
LEDcium power in their new armor and transform into Microman LED Powers.
In the meantime, the President Acroyer who has also acquired LED Powers
was attack by mysterious entity call Beetle Trooper and was split in
half by it's power sword. Because of the LEDcium power, each half
of President Acroyer was transform into LED Powers Acroyer call Acroyer-Hyde
(red) and Acroyer-Jekyll (blue). Each LED Acroyers come with Acro-Spears
and Acro-Blades (Hyde-Blade and Jekyll-Blade), and bug-like energy