the 70's, the Ben Cooper line of Halloween costumes was very popular.
They were made pretty cheap, both in price and quality. But they licensed
many characters, and the Micronauts were no exception. In 1978, the
Ben Cooper co. made 2 different Micronaut costumes, Baron Karza and
Biotron. Both were made the same way, in that 70's style of "K-Mart"
simplicity. It was packaged as most children's costumes were back in
those days, in a window box that was 8 ½"x 11"x 4". The costume had
2 basic pieces: the mask and the suit. The mask was pretty much a thin
plastic face covering with an elastic band stapled to it to hold it
on the head. It had eye holes and a mouth slit cut into it to breathe
(thank God!). The suit was the 1 piece variety, sleeveless shirt and
pants combo that opened up and tied shut in the back. The costume was
made out of a semi stiff vinyl, with a nifty picture of Biotron and
Baron Karza illustrated on the front. A warning came on the label, that
if you washed it, it would wash off the flame retardant material!