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Space Traveler Timanic 2 and Time Machine 2


8 comments posted
Translating the instructions

My Japanese skills are intermediate at best, but if you post up a somewhat higher-res scan of those instructions somewhere, I'd be willing and interested to give it a shot.

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MaidenLili's picture
Posted by MaidenLili on 4 September, 2012 - 16:18

Could you scan it in and then send it to the WeOCR website (a free service) then run the text through a translator?

RainBot's picture
Posted by RainBot on 4 September, 2012 - 16:51
Why did it not know this

Why did it not know this existed? Insane.

JoshB's picture
Posted by JoshB on 4 September, 2012 - 20:25
Thanks, guys. I will work on

Thanks, guys. I will work on getting a hi-res scan posted and let you know.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 4 September, 2012 - 20:10
That's beautiful. I do miss

That's beautiful. I do miss the use of gratuitous chrome on robotic toys.

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Posted by VZMK2 on 5 September, 2012 - 07:54

Thanks for doing a review on this. I love microman/micronauts and sort of dismissed these guys at a glance. I never would have guessed they were as big as they are. I always assumed they were Time Traveller size.
Vehicle motors!?!? AND They light up too?!?!?! Very cool.
I recognize the metal rails which were used again in Micronauts Battle Cruiser to power it up (remote control to motor I believe.)

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Posted by mutilatedlips on 5 September, 2012 - 10:59
Battle Cruiser (Microman

Battle Cruiser (Microman Transfer Fortress) I believe came out a year or two before Timanic launched, but yes, it uses the same connectors for its magnetic electrical bits.

Takara would later pay tribute to Timanic in the designs for MagneForce in 2005:

Very good review. The figure isn't nearly as posable as its Microman contemporaries, and the softer plastic parts are extremely fragile as noted (my figure has a couple broken armor tabs) and I should point out that the hands have a 5mm grip, but don't be tempted to make use of it to hold 5mm accessories, for the thumb will eventually crack. But with that in mind, it's a great toy to have if you loved those Micronaut/man cuffed hands and shoes and wanted to have a bigger figure that had them.

NicMachine 2 also is what the fairly rare Micronauts Hyperion vehicle was based on with some serious retooling.

microbry's picture
Posted by microbry on 5 September, 2012 - 14:30
Huh, I have the blue

Huh, I have the blue Magneforce guy and totally did not connect that... thanks!

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 5 September, 2012 - 19:01