Micro Batta Medicom Kits

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Above : I collected three sets, one of which I plan for FULL-ON MOD. Can’t wait! Sleep ‘Insecta’, sleep …

Whispers of the past pay homage to Microman again in this most excellent collector’s set released by Medicom in 2003. If you dig hardcore punk rock … and you like to collect cool, rare toys, then you probably are already informed of when Pushead pushed the limits here for sure.

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Above : RAH100 Micro Batta set featured characters from RAH The Cro-Magnons series, using the basic RAH100 body that was used by RAH100 Tron, which is also quite rare.

 

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Above : Even the box art on the back is worth the price of admission! Great painted illustration by Washo.

 

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There were two different sets released that I’ve found, above is the ‘Skullhead – The Dark Villian’ and his grasshopper insect form and next to it ‘The Good Guy’ Micro Batta (Take-shit) and his grasshopper insect form (Insecta Man).

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The differences between ‘Dark Villian’ and ‘Micro Batta’ Insecta Man modes can be sized-up here, with different motifs used in the mid-section as well as varying degrees of translucency in the ‘clear’ limbs and paint color variations in the head and costumage.

Now I just gotta crank some Cocobat records and sling-up a bass like Take-shit for an all-night extravaganza of getting set to modify some of these crazy figures. Album cover design artist Pushead has been a strong influence ever since I was a wee lad just by grinding off those killer ‘Zorlac’ stickers that would emblazon all ‘the rad decks’ back in the day of vert skating. I wasn’t very good, but man, I really dug Pushead’s sticker art and still do. I guess that’s why I just had to search out these rare Medicom figure kits and try to do a custom based on my personal experiences growing up with some of this highly-energetic and entertaining stigma. I guess I’ll never grow up …
stay tuned for more!

For MUCHO more on Micro Batta and Medicom’s cool offerings, visit

http://www.microforever.com/RAH100MBatta.htm

Thanks for reading the Phantomoshop Blog!

– John
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