Microman package. The package was the same for all three
set. Each set came with M251, M252, M253 and one new member M255,
M256 or M257 (simply designate as M25X on the package).
Takara added a nice touch to the
capsule by including a sticker on the capsule which look very similar to
the old second series Rescue capsule sticker proclaiming the capsule
gimmick of able to launch the miniature glow in the dark Microman figure
inside the tube. Each figure also came with Rescue Microman Pulsar
Short Energy Gun.
Takara plan to reissue
Microman M254 in late 2002. He was given M254 Stuart
designation. The figure will be sold as e-Hobby Exclusive 2-pack
set and sold with M275 Richard.
Takara also recently
gave Rescue Team Microman background origin story and mini-bio for all
the members including M255-M257.
(See also Replica
Microman Series - Rescue Team Microman)
Takara released Microman Rescue Crew M25X in three box
set. Each box set came with the three reissue M251-M253 and
one of the new crew member M255, M256 or M257. The package
is similar to the Toy R Us solid barefoot exclusive and the A38X
Acroyear. Takara's M25X, obviously, used the same mold
as the one used by Romando for their Microman 21 Rescue Set.
The mold appeared to be the original surviving molds from the vintage
series, hence these figures are perfect reproduction of the original.
Takara reissued are much better than Romando, the joint are nice and
tight and the waists and pelvic do not suffer from the twisting problem
that plaque Romando versions due to defective metal hook that connect
the legs and the body. Upon opening the body, one can see
that Takara has engineer a new metal hook that even superior to the one
that came with vintage version.
Reissued M251 Robin, M252 William,
& M253 Richard
The colors of the reissue figures are
very close to the originals. The vintage M251-M253 seems
to be slightly lighter in tone than the reissues but that could be simply
because of the vintages are faded from age. The three
new Rescue Crew members consisted of M255 Steve, M256 Virgil and M257
Charles. M255 was probably the most interesting of the three new
members, he was done in all black color. M256 Virgil was done in
off-white and M257 Charles was in yellow. It was a
disappointment to see Takara forcing loyal fan to buy all three set to
get the three new members. Another disappointment was Takara's
decision to override Romando designation for M255 Wilder and replaced him
with their own M255 Steve.
While Takara did finally reissue M252 and
M253 which were not done by Romando, M254 Wayne was conspicuously
missing. M254 was a dark blue and red M25X that was included with
Rolling Thunder vehicle and reissued by Romando in 1997 as part of the
Microman21 Rescue Set.
Microman Rescue Crew Story
The Rescue Crew Microman is just like
their name implies a search and rescue team of Microman force (thus
explain the nature of their combative gears and bright color
armor). Rescue Crew, along with the Police Keeper Crew are
responsible for the protection of Earth. They response to the
attack by the Acroyear and are also task with saving human from disaster
such as landslide, flooding that cause by the depletion of resources by
the Amazon Commanders. Rescue Microman crew members are
scattered throughout the world in all geographical setting to protect
human and natural resources. Rescue Crew Microman soon
discovered the diabolical plan by the Ardens and Amazon Commanders to
built "Acrotopia" on Earth. Rescue Crew
Microman and ServoMan, along with the Rescue Servo, are given the
mission of stopping Aroyears evil plan.
(See also Romando Microman21 - Rescue
(See also MicroDesign -
Original Microman 1979