The missing Micronauts
version and the Spy Boys
While many of the early
were licensed by Mego and sold as Micronauts
toys including the
other half of this Mecha-Cosmo series - the Marine-Copter. Microman
Escargot was sadly never went on sale. The early Micronauts catalogs
showed the toy as part of the initial line-up and was to be call the
Gyrotron. It was unclear why Gyrotron was never release some
speculate this was probably due to complexity and cost.
picture and info are courtesy of Dave Waugh at Innerspace On-line).
Takara did however retool
the Escargot and released the toy as Baseball Machines Spy Boy 1 and Spy
Boy 2 as part of the Spy-Magician line-up in 1976 Instead of
snail, the ball shape toys were recolor and convert into mechanical
cartoon baseball players.