Magnemo Kitbashing

I have a few incomplete vintage Microman ‘Magnemo’ pieces in the studio, so I have been making some more of my ‘Micro-custom’ ideas come to life. Fun stuff to do while the epoxy resin slowly cures …

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Robot 7 Kit Variations

Takara’s ‘Robot 7’ is one of my all-time favorite toy kits that was released in the early 1980s. I did not realize that Takara released downsized versions of this epic ‘pre-transformers’ kit. Thanks to a good guy ‘Microbry’ that clued me in on my YouTube Phantomoshop Chan, I tracked these rare Microman kits down. It […]

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Micro-Customs

Mego Micronauts … Takara Microman … Bandai Beta Midgets. What do they all have in common at Phantomotoi? They’re all some of my personal favorite toys since the 1970s (well, Bandai’s ‘Beta Midget’ is much later … but they are still included in this article due to their unbelievable articulation and scarcity). Because all of […]

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Thank You Japanese Toy Makers

So these vintage Playskool and Fisher Price ( vintage and modern line ‘Imaginext’) space toys are super cool. I don’t resonate with all this stuff, but I’ll admit that I always tend to gravitate towards toys that have ‘Micro-mod’ potential (that is, a toy that can work well within the 4-inch figure ‘collecting restraint’ that […]

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