Spy Magician Hudson (Reissue)
Review by JoshB
The first Microman Spy Magician figure appeared in 1976 as a follow-up to the Microman Zone series. These figures were now packaged in cardboard window boxes, as opposed to the plastic capsules of previous figures.
Takara reissued the Spy Magician figures in nearly identical packaging in 1999. I admit, I bought this thinking it was vintage. Still, it’s a cool piece for a reissue.
The figures are identical to the original, right down to the accessories. They sport the signature chrome heads and translucent bodies.
Vintage Microman figures are less articulated than their modern counterparts, but I don’t think they suffer for it at all.
You have to remember; in 1976 Kenner had not yet introduced their Star Wars figure line. Kenner may have set the standard for 3 ¾ action figures, but Microman were clearly the superior product, and earlier to market. They had more articulation, more accessories, and cooler materials. I mean, this style Microman would not feel out of place if introduced today.
Accessories include two chrome spy wands, two spy bracelets, and a stand.
|Posted 10 December, 2010 - 08:34 by JoshB|