Can anyone ID this transforming lion orb/sphere?

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  1. flywheels

    flywheels Decepticon Assault Team Veteran

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    I've had this sitting around my toy office for quite sometime now and never really knew much about it. I can't even remember where I got it. All I know is that it's similiar to my BWII lion Eggbot keychain. I've seen pics of the original Takara release (Microchange?), but I can't find any markings on the one I have.

    It's in good shape, no chrome flaking and fairly tight joints. I stuck it up on eBay last night, but I'd like to add to the item description if someone can help me out. Thanks...
     
  2. ErikB

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    http://1500bc.com/pretf/mm_toys.html

    long ago the mold first saw light as MC-15, Metal Lio from the Micro Man line. it has been re-issued a few times and also redone by other companies here in america and in europe. not sure what version that one is though :(  maybe this can help though.
     
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    Cool website! Am I the only one that sees a resemblance between the Meteor robo guy in the picture on the site and Unicron's Deadend Minicon? Also I wish I still had my Transformer watch. And Takara PLEASE reissue Browning!!!:rock 
     
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    not only that, but the original Neo Unicron, had strong influences of the little guy :D 
     
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    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    I got the little orb man at Botcon for a measly $1-2. He's a little loose and he doesn't have the guns, but the chrome is in remarkably good shape considering he's probably been tossing around in various boxes loose for 20-odd years. Makes you wonder why the hell chrome on modern toys chips so damn easy.

    He makes a nice snack for Unicron. :D 
     
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    I wish I could find one of the Metal men ones. Even if it's the BWII Re-issues. I can never find those. Point me out to the auction on the lion, might be interested in that as well. :) 
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    A lot of the microman toys that didn't make it in the TF line are really cool, but I can see why some of them didn't get used as TFs, for the most part.
     
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    Yeah, I got this little fella as a kid...sigh...sure bring back alot of memories.
     
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    I would love to own all that microman stuff. I wish they substituted Browning for megatron in America.
     
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    I have a blue version of the MC16 Metal Hawk. Boxed with instructions. Figure and box marked Takara. Instructions do not include guns or stand. There were no guns or stands in the package either. I have NO idea what line it came from, but clearly it was re-issued at some point in a different line other than the original MicroChange versions or the BWII versions. I can provide pics of the packaging, instructions and the figure if anyone wants to help me figure out where this came from.
     
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  12. DoubleClouder

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    It's probably the Mashin Hero Wataru version
     
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    YEP! Thanks!!!!

    Had to look that up, but the 2 kids are on the box. I also have a real Takara MC16 gold version. I have 2 silver MC 14 with no Takara markings and BWII eggbird and eggleo as well. Did the Mashin Hero Wataru line release any other TF-related stuff?
     
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    Now I am curious- pics? All the links have since expired...
     
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    I know, but I looked all over google and couldn't find any info on a blue version of this toy, so I figured "Why not?"

    Couldn't hurt to ask, right?
     
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    I can post a few of the ones I have if you like. It may be tomorrow before I can though...
     
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    Here are the ones I have. As for all the earlier posts, I have no idea what those were.

    Dark blue MC-16 - Mashin Hero Wataru version
    Gold - original Microchange MC-16
    Silver original Microchange MC-14
    Yellow - BWII Eggleo
    Red - BWII Eggbird
    Silver MC-14 KO


    IMG_1605.JPG IMG_1606.JPG IMG_1607.JPG IMG_1608.JPG IMG_1609.JPG IMG_1611.JPG
     
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    Very nice. I have all the Eggbot versions. Been meaning to pick up the Mashin Hero Wataru versions.
     
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    Yeah, I'd love to get all of the eggbots, but the prices are through the roof on the rare occasions when they come up for auction!
     

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