ACTION BATMAN 2005
the successful Microman Micro Action Batman series in 2004, TAKARA
followed up with Batman Begins series for 2005 to tie in with 2005
Batman movie - "Batman Begins". 2005 Micro Action
line-up got off with a slow start with the much delay Micro AVP line
(which in retrospect should really have been delayed even more with all
the quality control problem). Microman Batman Begins series include
three figures; MA-18 Batman from Batman Begins, MA-19 Ras'al-Ghul (Ken
Watanabe version) also from Batman Begins and MA-20 Samurai Batman
(formerly Batman Arrange) which is an in-house TAKARA original design.
MA-18 and MA-19 (movie characters) were released in late July to
coincide with the movie debut in Japan while MA-20 Samurai Batman was
released on August 27th, 2005.
Samurai Armor Batman or Batman Arrange is TAKARA in house original
Batman design much like last year Microman Batman Flight Gear Version.
This year the theme is samurai and Samurai Armor is suppose to be Batman
in his Samurai Armor suit. Samurai Batman is essentially black and red
Microman Military Force body with chrome armor suit. The pelvic is the
only part that is remolded the rest of the body is the same as standard
Military Force body. The armor parts snap onto various 3mm ports. The
armor parts are chromed silver (the prototype and promo version was done
in champagne gold color). The figure comes with vinyl light green cape
that plug into 5mm port. Samurai Batman comes with two samurai swords
with scabbards that snap onto the armor. The pelvic section is the only
new body part and the armor skirts snapped on to it.