This is the catalogue that came with my MC-19: Scopeman, which is a Takara pre-Transformers toy that did not subsequently get made into a Transformer. Since my MC-19: Scopeman was MI(S)B, it came with all its original paperwork. What was interesting perhaps the most interesting part about its paperwork was the Microman catalogue - the "Microman Secret File" as it is called.
This was more than a catalogue. In addition to the standard type 'catalogue shots of toys', it also contains a comic strip and also painted battle scenes of the Microman toys.
Browsing through the catalogue was like a walk through history, to see the original colour schemes of the toys that became Transformers and also to see the unique toys that did not make it as Transformers.
I have taken some interior shots of the catalogue to illustrate what I mean. No plans on my part to properly scan the entire catalogue yet.
Cover of catalogue.
Microman robot that became Blaster
These 2 guys transforms into locks. I've never seen them before.
This is the Microman comic strip. In it, the robots do not mass shift and are literally tiny robots when transformed.
MC-22 transforms into a torchlight. Also have never seen this before.
MC-19: Scopeman and MC-20: Magnificus?
These should be pretty familiar to TF fans...
Oohh... "Bumblejumper" was actually blue!
Pre-Transformers Browning, Megatron, a revolver guy and transforming spheres?!?
This is a shot of (probably) all the Microman toys with a kid for good measure (and for scale no doubt). A close up shot below.