My granny -- Tippie from Texas -- came through, and I was thrilled. And incidentally, she came through for me again for Christmas that year with the glorious Micronauts Battle Cruiser. But that's another story.
Today, Biotron has a good home in my office, though his box is showing a great deal of wear, and so are his hands. The chrome has worn off his grippers in some spots, revealing a kind yucky green under-color. (I hope it's not mold...).