Mego Micronauts Giant Acroyear
version of Giant Acroyear. Top row are the individual packages of
Giant Acroyear - Armroid, Acro-Cannon, Acro-Jet and bottom is the Giant
Acroyear Box Set.
currently do not have Japan Microman version of Giant Acroyear, the
version shown here is the Mego version. The Microman packages
shown above came from Takara SF Guide Book)
Takara released the first large size Acroyear toy in 1977
call Giant Acroyear. Giant Acroyear was one of the very first
"combiner" toys for Microman line. Giant
Acroyear consists of Acro-Cannon, Acro-Jet and two small robots call
Armroid. Giant Acroyear stands about 8" tall when transforms into a robot mode.
President Acroyear constructed Giant
Acroyear in the secret base under pyramid of Egypt. In the
Microman Manga, the two arms were build from Acroyear 1 and 2's bodies.
Takara released Giant Acroyear toys
individually as Acro-Jet, Acro-Cannon, Armroid Sh (blue) and Armroid Ta
(red). Takara also produced Giant Acroyear Box Set which
basically included all the above toys in one box. Acro-Jet and
Acro-Cannon are vehicles for Acroyears figures. Armroid
Sh and Ta robots are basically a die-cast body figures with 5mm parts
that from arms and legs. In the prototype design, Armroid heads were the missile launchers that form the hands of Giant Acroyear
thus explain the 5mm peg under the launchers.
Mego also sold Giant Acroyear as part of
the Micronauts toy line. The toys are nearly identical
between Takara and Mego versions with Microman version had slightly better
quality plastic parts that had less tendency to fall apart like Mego
Armroid Sh and Armroid Ta
During the second half of 1977, Takara
released a toy call Mecha Acroyear which was basically a companion piece
to Giant Acroyear. Giant Acroyears can be combined with Mecha
Acroyear to create Giant Mecha Acroyear.
(See also Mecha