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Andromeda
Micronauts character
Andromeda-box.jpg
Mego Andromeda toy box
Created by

Mego
Release number

71006
Information
Species Star Stallion
Gender Male
Abilities

Alternate mode

Wheeled horse

Andromeda is a fictional character from the Micronauts series introduced in 1977. He was the Star Stallion partner to Baron Karza. He can turn into a wheeled horse. He can also combine with Baron Karza to form a centaur.

Micronauts

Andromeda is the horse (or Star Stallion) partner of Baron Karza in the Micronauts series.

Development

The toy for Andromeda was first developed as Panzeoid for the Steel Jeeg series.

The Andromeda toy was designed by Iwakichi Ogawa and was filed for US patent in 1977.[1]

Andromeda was released by Mego in 1977. He was also released by Airfix, Gig and Pin Pin Toys.

In 2002 Palisades released Baron Karza and Andromeda.

Concept art for a new version of Andromeda was done by Mike Bazzell as part of Palisades wave 3, although the figure was never produced.[2]

In 2018 several parts for Andromeda were release by Shapeways by Mathew Robert Ignash.

Reception

Fictional biography

Baron Karza's Star Stallion

Comics

1979 Marvel Comics

Andromeda never appeared as an individual in the Marvel Comics Micronauts series, although Baron Karza did appear in centaur form.

2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space

Baron Karza appeared in centaur form on the cover of issue 23 of the Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space art series.

Commercials

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

Force Commander, Oberon, Baron Karza and Andromeda appeared together in a 1980 Italian Micronauti commercial by Gig.[4]

Toys

  • Mego Micronauts Andromeda (1977)
A recolor of Takara Panzeroid.
This toy shares most of his molding with Oberon and Megas. He was remolded with a new head into Lantaurion and Pegasus. This mold was also recolored into Star Knights Metallion, Steed and Vigilante.
  • Airfix Micronauts Andromeda
A release of the toy in Europe by Airfix.
  • Gig Micronauti Andromeda
A release of the Mego toy in Italy by Gig.
  • Pin Pin Toys Micronauts Andromeda
A release of the Mego toy in France by Pin Pin Toys.
  • Palisades Micronauts Baron Karza with Andromeda (2002)
Released as a set in a variety of colors including black/red, clear/black and translucent red/black. The black version also featured silver chrome colored hooves, hubcaps, neck and tail on Andromeda.
Palisades also produced a rare gold Baron Karza and Andromeda set as a gift to say "thank you" to certain members of the Yahoo! Groups Micropolis Embassy mailing list for all their help in the series 1 production.

Gallery

Takara Toy Horse Vehicle patent

References

External links

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