Diaclone Walk Insecter

Takara 1980 Diaclone ’Walk Insecter’ – Type 2 The time is here at long last! The time to unveil one of my personal all-time favorite Japanese toys from Takara. In 1980, the Diaclone ‘Walk Insecter’ hit the shelves to ‘wind-up’ walking into the lives of every Micro-toy collector in the Microverse. Little did I know that […]

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New Micro-Family Additions

Just recently I had the chance to add yet another ‘N.I.P.’ micro-figure to my personal collection that I have been eyeing for some time now, but wasn’t readily available online unless I wanted to pay a hefty setback. Well, patience served me well with this one, and I found a great seller who had a […]

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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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Thanks Matt!

I absolutely adore these two vintage Takara Diaclone / Microman kits! And thanks for all the help and extra assist with making the transaction a smooth one with great communication … I really appreciate it. This is what Matt sent me! Enjoy! All giddy over here … with massive goosebumps! These kits are getting to […]

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More NEW ADDED!

Can’t wait until you see what I am working with presently … Click HERE and HERE and HERE too! maybe ONE MORE! If you LOVE vintage toys like I do, visit me and my booth, ‘Phantomotoi’ at Fox Lake Country Antique Mall in beautiful Oconomowoc, Wisconsin for a plethora of vintage and collector play! – […]

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Microman Books

Let’s take a look at some of the coolest books (‘mook’ is a book with the look, design, and layout of a magazine, usually having a Japanese anime theme) that Japan produced for Takara’s AWESOME groundbreaking toy line ‘Microman’! Now, I’m not going to talk about the manga or ‘comic’ books (another blog for sure) that are […]

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