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

    ErikB TF Master

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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.
     
  3. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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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 
     
  4. Napjr

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    not only that, but the original Neo Unicron, had strong influences of the little guy :D 
     
  5. Omnibus Prime

    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 
     
  6. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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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. :) 
     
  7. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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  8. Ktulu

    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.
     
  9. LigerPrime

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    Yeah, I got this little fella as a kid...sigh...sure bring back alot of memories.
     
  10. Master Megatron

    Master Megatron Action Bastard

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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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