I found this toy at a local toy
show, if it weren't for the Microman logo in the corner I would have no
clue that this piece is a Microman toy.
Death King mini-plane
which also double as chest cannon. The cockpit open to reveal a
miniature Death Marck inside.
Takara released Death King in 1980, during the last year
of the original Microman series. Death King was a big, giant robot style
toy, that shared very little with the design of previous Microman
toys. Death King toy actually looked more like a toy from the later
1982 Diaclone Series than a toy from the original Microman line.
Death King was about 10" tall, a big robot but still smaller
than the Robotman.
Interstellar Emperor Death King
Death King, like his name sake, was an evil
from outer space. He was very big in size, the plane that mount on
his chest was actually a plane piloted by a Death Marck. When
the cockpit flip open (via a magnet mechanism) one can see a miniature
Death Marck piloting the plane. Death King along with most
of the 1980's series Microman toys were definitely a forerunner of the
Diaclone and New Microman toys.
Death King in a plane mode.
Takara sure borrowed a lot from Raydeen design.
Death King, unlike the previous big mecha
for the Acroyear side, was neither a mecha nor a robot build by the
Acroyears. He was actually a living being. Death King came
from far reach of space and his powers was even fear by the
Ardens. Death King single handily destroyed the New Conning
Tower and nearly killed several Rescue Crew Microman. Not until the
arrival of the Blizzard Man whose built-in armor can withstand the
attack from the Emperor's Super Plasma Weapon that Microman were able to defend against this
Death King made an appearance in the
manga as far back as the time of the Hoodman story. He was
depicted as space tyrant who traveled around in a giant skull like space
station. Death King was defeat by Akira quick thinking and
he was force to retreat back into deep space but he vowed to someday
His wing can be fold
over to act as a shield. The blue shoulder pieces also pivot to
cover his face like a big mask not unlike Raydeen. Death
King also came with four missiles that can be attach to the 5mm holes on
his wing but this particular toy is missing all the missile accessories.