The Baron is missing his back rockets, but that's ok for me.
It has been 30 years since the NalaMatka threw away my Baron Karza, along with with all my other Micronauts.
A day that I have never ever forgotten.
To some degree... that trauma is probably why I buy whatever the hell I want to whenever I want to now as an adult. (Though of course, because of the wonders of the internets, you all can share in my adult pointless toy spending guilt trips!)
Anyway, while the Micronauts toys were mediocre at best, they were very much the bomb in the 1970s, though mostly forgotten now.
However, it wasn't the toys that really made me love them. Much like TFs... the toys are only a part of it.
It was Marvel's Micronauts comic by Bill Mantlo that brought these things to life with some of the most fantastic characters a 7-year old geekling could love!
On the surface, Karza looks like what Darth Vader was in 1977... that dark armored menacing villain that could kick your ass and take your name. (Alas, we all know what a pussy Vader evolved into over the decades.)
Karza ruled with a literal iron fist for over 1000 years!
Karza enslaved entire populations and planets!
Karza, master geneticist that he is, used the many species of the Microverse to feed his genetic Body Banks to produce all kinds of horrors and abominations.
Even the entire life force of the planet Spartak, wielded through it's King Acroyear was not enought to kill him.
And every time they thought they'd killed him... he outsmarted everyone.
Baron Karza. Homeworld's worst nightmare since 1977.