Acroyear II

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Acroyear II
Micronauts character
Acroyearii-carded.jpg
Pin Pin Toys red Acroyear II toy on card
First appearance

Micronauts volume 1 number 1 by Marvel Comics
Created by

Mego
Japanese name

Star Acroyear
Release number

71015
Information
Species Spartakian (Marvel Comics)
Acroyear (Protectors of Inner Space)
Gender Male
Occupation Space Warrior
Title Prince (Marvel Comics)
Relatives King Acroyear (brother), Cicilia (sister-in-law), unnamed nephew
Abilities

  • Energy blasts
  • Flight
  • Shapeshifting
  • Superhuman durability
Alternate mode

Cannon
Quote

"Curse you, brother! Not all space can hide you! I'll track you to hell and back..."

Acroyear II (Star Acroyear in Japan) is a fictional character from the Micronauts series introduced in 1977.

Micronauts

Acroyear II is a villain character from the Micronauts series. He turns into a mobile cannon.

Development

Acroyear II was released by Mego in 1977. He was also released by Gig and Pin Pin Toys.

According to Bryan Wilkinson on Facebook, when Palisades Toys was first planning on Micronauts toys to release they had hoped to release Acroyear II in blue, green, red and silver. This toy was never released by Palisades Toys.

Concept art for a new version of Acroyear II was done by Dave Waugh as part of Palisades wave 3, although the figure was never produced.[1]

Concept art for a new version of Acroyear II was done by Will Jones as part of Palisades wave 3, although the figure was never produced.[2]

In 2018 several parts for Acroyear II were release on Shapeways by Mathew Robert Ignash.

Comics

1979 Marvel Comics

Acroyear II was Prince Shaitan of Spartak, Acroyear's evil brother. Unlike the rest of his ebon-skinned race, Shaitan was an albino, and was driven to insane madness because of this. Shaitan was killed by his brother in issue 12

He was returned to life by the Faceless Ones, only to be killed again in issue 28.

After Marvel Comics lost the license to Micronauts he never appeared in the Marvel Universe again.

Commercials

Acroyear II shared a 1977 commercial with Acroyear, Andromeda, Baron Karza, Force Commander, Galactic Defender, Oberon, Pharoid and Space Glider.[3]

Toys

  • Mego Micronauts Acroyear II (1977)
A recolor of Takara Microman A30x Acroyear.
Released in red, blue and silver chest versions.
  • Gig Micronauti Acroyear II
A release of the Mego toy in Italy by Gig.
  • Pin Pin Toys Micronauts Acroyear II
A release of the Mego toy in France by Pin Pin Toys.
  • Acroyear II inspired the Microborgs character Acroyear Marvel, Big Acroyear, Super Acroyear.

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