The flash also double
as secret missile launcher. The toy came with two gray missiles.
Follow in the Micro
Robot tradition, each Camera Robo came with their own personal weapon accessory.
lens" can be attach to Micro Finder gun to from a super gun.
Like most of the Micro
Change toys, MC-05 Microx was later re-released as part of the
Transformers line. The toy became Reflector (He was a Decepticon)
and the three robots became Spector, Viewfinder and
Spyglass. Reflector was simply repackage of Microx with some
new stickers. The "MICROX" sticker was change
to "REFLECTOR" and the sticker on Micro Winder chest and
Micro Shutter pelvic were removed since they had Microman reference on
them. (Tiny "MC" logo badge). Reflector was sold only as special premium mail-away figure for the US Transformer
in 1986. The missile launcher feature on the flash was remove from
the Transformers version.
(See also Micro
Heritage section: The
Camera Robo MC-05 MICROX
MC-05 MICROX Story
"Like other Micro Change,
MC-05 Microx is not just an object. When in danger, Microman
will be inform via telepathy and come to your aid. One day, the young kid who
has befriended Microman Saram (M011) found images of AcroSatan in some of
the pictures that he took. Saram realize that AcroSatan could have
attack the young boy so he immediately modified the youngster's camera into
MICROX. Now the camera became super camera that can even take a
picture of object in outer space. And when necessary, MICROX can split
up into there separate Camera Robo - Micro Shutter, Micro Finder and Micro
Winder and protect the youngster."
MC-05 A Micro Shutter
MC-05 B Micro Finder
MC-05 C Micro Winder
Each Camera Robo was
construct much like the Micro Robot with some die-cast parts. The
figure had very limited articulation. The transformation was very
simple and involved just folding up the legs and arms and than attach them
together to form MICROX.
MC-05 Microx was released in 1983 as part of the
early Micro Change Series. Micro Change were a series of Microman
robots and vehicles that disguised themselves as ordinary household
items. MC-05 Microx was special camera that can transformed into
three separate (micro) robots - MC-05 A Micro Shutter, MC-05 B Micro Finder
and MC-05 C Micro Winder.
The design of MC-05 was most likely came from
the New Microman - Micro Robot Series from the previous years.
(Micro Robot was a series of robots that can combined to form bigger robot
or vehicle for Microman) MC-05 was the only "combiner" robot
in the Micro Change line, but unlike Micro Robot V and Micro Robot 7, these Micro Change robot
combined into a camera instead of a bigger robot. Also like the
Micro Robots, MC-05 robots came with small plastic gun accessories.
Like other Microman Micro
Robot, each Camera Robot came with distinctive head designs that gave them
Micro Shutter (Transformers
Micro Finder (Transformers
Micro Winder (Transformers