Vintage Japanese Microman Book (image heavy)

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    Not sure if this has already been posted in the past but I just picked up this awesome book off YJA and wanted to share some quick shots of the first half (second coming soon) with all you fellow Microman fiends. Shots aren't perfect scans but hopefully they're high res enough for you to enjoy!

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    Whoa...may need this one! Thanks for posting!
     
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    More than welcome San, glad you appreciate. Here you go, part two.

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    That's all folks.
     
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    Glorious! I'm no Micro-expert, but I just love seeing how widely-varied the original line was (especially the vehicles)!
     
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    Yes incredible line, I guess that most of the vehicles never made it outside of Japan (at least here in Europe).
     
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    Damn, those are incredible, Rob, and that is one fine and amazing book. What a lovely score. And thank you very much for sharing the photos with us here. So much goodness in the entire Microman line, while I had a couple, seeing all the extra lines and accessories make me sad for all the youthful play that might have been. Wonderful stuff. And even without being able to read any of the text, I could easily see myself poring over this collection for hours.
     
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    Glad you enjoyed the post, hopefully I'll soon find a scanner and post some proper images!
    Forgot to mention that the quality of this book, from the heavy stock paper to the gorgeous colours and the stapled binding, is second to none.
     
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    So incidentally, I've been told this entire book has been scanned and is available for download from the "MicroFans - Micronauts & Microman (ミクロマンとマイクロノーツ) Group" facebook group. Fucked if I know how to download files from facebook, but if you guys are on fb and are a part of that group, then maybe you can grab the archive.

    Anyway, iirc, quite a few of the original Microman vehicles DID make it to the US as part of Mego's Micronauts line. Micronauts were a tiny bit before my time (I only played with hand-me-downs from older kids in the neighborhood)...but I recently picked up some loose vehicles like the Thorium Orbiter, Galactic Cruiser, and the Neon Orbiter...all Mego versions.
     

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