Show us your Micromen/nauts!

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  1. darwin

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    New year, new arrivals!
    Both are fantastic toys, even more considering they're 40 years old molds (and air roader's motor works great) ... as my sons say while looking at my collection, once upon a time they used to make wonderful toys!

    (Sorry @Scaleface i haven't got around photograping and measuring missiler yet ... i promise i'll do, my f#####g work - i'm a lawyer- is a lot time consuming ...)
     
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  2. Scaleface

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    Nice. I have an Air Roader too. Got it in an auction last year.
     
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    Ancient enemies meet again.

    ...and the overgrown lizard IS NOT the baddie :D 
     
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    A new week, a new microtoy arrives.
    He's dancing cause he's clearly excited to meet his fellow line members, aka the Micros
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    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    Wait for his cousin with in built calculator to arrive, then the party will truly begin! kaltor.jpg
     
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    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    I don’t remember ever seeing that one!
     
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    AFAIK it's a bit rarer than the other one.
    He was not part of the microchange line, but instead hailed from "watchQ", another takara's line of transforming watches (like the jet, car and gun ones).
    I think he was sold in the US as kaltor in transformers package.

    ...in the end, all i can say i'm pretty happy i've got the two of them. Nothing screams "'80s" like a transforming robowatch!
     
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    The flood of microman toys keeps going on strong!
     
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    My microman and micro change (plus relatives) shelves (W.I.P.)


    ...(sorry for the crappy cell pics :oops: )
     
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    New arrivals from cybertr ... err, from micro-earth!
     
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    I think I like the 2000 line over all the smaller size and the better QC & that they had 2 hands made them fun, it's a shame they got so expensive It is why I have hardly an acroyear, I just recently got the Laser Cycle set (clear versions) which came out 20 off years ago, I don't think I'll be transforming them much though clear plastic is a bit scary the little figures are fun though. Anyone know what their names are ?

    I'm kinda wishing i'd bought some of that Stationary stuff now - it might have proved useful for Diaclone or Botbots interactions. I do still buy some of the later 2000's items but I already have most of it so any gaps tend to be obscure exclusives and so rather expensive, I really wish I could find a President Acroyear sometime though.
     
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    An holy grail of mine arrived today ...
    ...Ladies & Gentlemen, please welcome the stunning (and oh so precious :D ), one and only
    BUUUUULSOOONICCCCC! 20200305_134819.jpg 20200305_134740.jpg 20200305_134146.jpg

    Transformation is simply stunning ...
     
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    Blocky shapes, chrome, diecast: a paramount example of retro sci-FI toy design 20200311_103603.jpg 20200311_103839.jpg 20200311_103337.jpg 20200311_103015.jpg 20200311_102950.jpg
     
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    Micro robot W (wich in this case stands for double if i'm not mistaken): ingenuos transformation (especially the sayan like fusion) but very fragile and prone to wear and loosenes pieces. 20200319_122741.jpg 20200319_122445.jpg 20200319_121502.jpg 20200319_121405.jpg 20200319_120755.jpg
     
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    Whoah! I have this toy. Heck I've had it for like, what, 30-40 years? And I never knew about this form. Thanks for posting!

     
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    You're welcome! Always good to share what japanese toymaking at its peak can do ..
     
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    New goodies coming from Japan make lockdown easier!
    Entering my office yesterday morning i was greeted by this micro-classic coming straight from old reliable Mandarake, with immediate positive effects on my workday mood ...

    ...and now let's see what you can see, camera robo microx! ;) :D 
     
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    Great pics! (no pun intended). I had this when I was younger. There was an 'upscale' department store that had the smallest toy section ever; they had GoDaiKin toys and I got the Microchange camera there on clearance. At the time, and being a young kid from the mid-west before the internet, I had no way of knowing this wasn't a KO transformer like I thought it was. Sigh...
     
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    Go figure here in italy we never got the original MC nor the transformers one ... but i knew who he was cause he was depicted on the back of GIG trasformer recorder robot (pre tf soundwave) ...
     
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