I know probably a lot of you know this series, but for me it wasn't until the internet - and even than, for quite a while later when I actually found what these were - that I learned these belonged to the Microman series.
For the most part though, as a kid, I knew these as Revell Robotech Changers and I must admit, I watched Robotech expecting these robots to show up at some point (they never did, obviously). My family often bought these for me for birthdays/Christmas mistaking them for Transformers or - in the case of my mom - thinking they were better than TFs as they were a sort of mix of Lego and Transformers. Despite the disappointment of not getting the (at the time, much more expensive) TFs, I always liked them, and as I had several C and D sets, I often built giant robots from these.
Still apart from the site I linked above, information on the toys is scarce. I know for a fact - possessing most of the Robotech Changers - that they are indeed of a much more shoddy material than the original Microman, legs often falling off and joints becoming loose, and the 'A' series had simple grey armor parts instead of colored ones, like on the box photos. As the copyright was still Takara's though, they are still stamped as Takara - which mostly means Hungarian sellers often think these are old and valuable Transformers.
But it'd be nice to see some comparison shots. I only know from this site that the Japanese versions were somewhat different, and that the 'D' series was unreleased by Takara - or that it would have been motorized.
I'm happy to take pics of what I have - I have A1-2-3, B1, C2 and 3 and D1-2-3. Maybe more, I need to check. You can mostly build the B series from C or D, btw.
Edited by BB Shockwave, 27 July 2015 - 01:46 AM.