Roton of the final Metal Man series
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When I was in grade school, Micronauts ruled the earth. I wish I had my micronauts to show you, but they didn't make it like most of my toys of early childhood. This may be a representative of a series of miconaut-like figures from a rival company that I remember being called "Metal Men", if I am correct. I can still see in my head, a blue bubble-wrapped figure on the racks of the toy section of my neighborhood Smitty's store. It was indeed a blue metal man, and it had all the quality of a Matchbox car, unlike plastic micronauts (which were still high quality as far as plastic goes). This figure may be a remnant of a series of toys long ago forgotten. Am I the only one that remembers these?
I was right! It is a Metal Man. Good memory! Check out these links for additional information:
Metal Man page, nice!
Ruben Torres' Micromania! (includes a very nice Metal Man Page!)
Micropola's Metal Men
Zee Toys Collectors Club be sure to go to the figures section.