Released in 1976, and like his sidekick Biotron molded in red, white and blue, came Microtron. At 4 ˝", Microtron was packed in a medium sized box, with a multitude of accessories. Based on the Microman "Microrobot-1", Microtron required 2 "AA" batteries to function. The battery compartment was located in the back of the torso, and had an "on/off" switch right above it.

When turned on, Microtron's treads would roll, the arms would rotate, and a chrome drill (which was placed in a precarious spot, nicknamed the "wiener-drill") would spin! That was sure to impress the ladies! But Microtron could be used many ways, even without the batteries.His multitude of parts and accessories included 2 chrome arms, 2 large red spin-rollers (which could be placed on either side of the arms and torso), the infamous wiener-drill, 2 removable rubber tank treads, a two-piece blue crane attachment (a holder and a hook), and 3 small red adaptors which included a wheel and holder, and T-bar.
The wheel could be used as a support under Microtron's back when in tank mode, and the T-bar used to hold the arms and crane attachment to his chest, via the 5mm peg holes located there.The spin-rollers also had plenty of 5mm pegs and holes located throughout. Microtron also came packed with 2 different heads. The more common one known to U.S. collectors is the "seat" head. This "good" robotic head had a flip-up panel with a 5mm peg to hold a figure as a pilot.

The second head, the evil looking "devil head", is the way more Microman fans saw him packaged.


Another version of Microtron was released by the Hour Toy co., for their Inter-Changeables line as the C.A.R.P., and a silver and black version C.A.R.P. was released by M&D Toys. There is even a great fan based site about Microtron- Mike Bazzell's M.P.D.A.! Check it out and find out just what M.P.D.A. stands for…


On the side of good, Microtron also came packaged with a sticker and instruction sheet.