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| name           = Astro Station
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| name     = Astro Station
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| caption   = Mego Astro Station box
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The Micronauts '''Astro Station''' is a fictional vehicle in the [[Micronauts]] series introduced in 1976.
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The Micronauts '''Astro Station''' (Conning Station in Japan) is a fictional vehicle in the ''[[Micronauts]]'' series introduced in 1976.
  
 
==Micronauts==
 
==Micronauts==
The Astro Station is a vehicle in the Micronauts series.  
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The Astro Station is a vehicle in the ''Micronauts'' series.
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===Development===
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The Conning Station was released by Takara in 1975.
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The Astro Station was released by Mego in 1976. It was also released by Airfix and Pin Pin Toys.
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In 2018 several part for the Astro Station were released on Shapeways by Mathew Robert Ignash.
  
 
===Comics===
 
===Comics===
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The Micronauts frequently traveled in the Astro Station when on Earth.
 
The Micronauts frequently traveled in the Astro Station when on Earth.
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In issue 48 the Bioship recreated the Astro Station, Hydro Copter and Star Searcher in it's vehicle bay from the memories of Arcturus Rann.
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====2003 Image Comics====
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An Astro Station was seen among Baron Karza's fleet in ''Micronauts Karza'' number 4 by Image Comics.
  
 
====2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space====
 
====2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space====
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===Toys===
 
===Toys===
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*'''''Takara Microman'' Conning Station''' (1975)
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*'''''Mego Micronauts'' Astro Station''' (1976)
 
*'''''Mego Micronauts'' Astro Station''' (1976)
:A remold of the Takara Microman Conning Station with rubber tipped missiles.
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:A remold of the Takara ''Microman'' Conning Station with rubber tipped missiles.
:The instructions for this vehicle depicted the Takara Microman Bobson mold figure piloting it, despite that figure not being part of the Micronauts line.
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:The instructions for this vehicle depicted the Takara Microman M111 Bobson mold figure piloting it, despite that figure not being part of the Micronauts line.
:This toy was recolored into the Inter-Changeables [[C.E.D.M]].
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:This toy was to be was recolored into the Inter-Changeables [[C.E.D.M]]. The Neutron Missile Gun was recolored for the [[Hyperion (Micronauts)|Hyperion]]. The Ray Wave Missile Gun was recolored for the foreign release of the ''Eagle Force'' Talon Tank, called the Carro Armato Artiglio.
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:This toy was to be recolored into the unreleased ''[[Buck Rogers]]'' [[Star Shuttle]].<REF>http://www.megomuseum.com/the-lost-mego-buck-rogers-toys/</REF>
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:A seat was to be recolored for the unreleased [[Iguanos]]. The Ray Wave Missile Gun was to be recolored into the launcher for the unreleased ''[[Lords of Light]]'' [[Cosmic Raider]] and [[Hyper Flyte]].
  
*'''''Hasbro'' Micronauts Classic Collection''' (2016)
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*'''''Airfix Micronauts'' Astro Station''' (1978)
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:A European release of the toy.
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*'''''Pin Pin Toys Micronauts'' Astro Station'''
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:A release of the Mego toy in France by Pin Pin Toys.
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*'''''Hasbro Micronauts'' Classic Collection''' (2016)
 
:A SDCC 2016 exclusive box set containing a green plastic [[Galactic Warrior]], a grey Orbital Defender (formerly called the Galactic Defender) and blue [[Pharoid]] with two winglets and Time Chamber.
 
:A SDCC 2016 exclusive box set containing a green plastic [[Galactic Warrior]], a grey Orbital Defender (formerly called the Galactic Defender) and blue [[Pharoid]] with two winglets and Time Chamber.
 
:The Time Chamber featured the original Japanese writing.
 
:The Time Chamber featured the original Japanese writing.
:Inside the box the figures are attacked to a cardboard display which looks like a minature version of the Astro Station.  
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:Inside the box the figures are attacked to a cardboard display which looks like a miniature version of the Astro Station.  
 
:Features art by [[Ken Kelly]]. The box art for Pharoid features him wearing the larger wings from the Palisades version of Pharoid which were not part of this set.
 
:Features art by [[Ken Kelly]]. The box art for Pharoid features him wearing the larger wings from the Palisades version of Pharoid which were not part of this set.
  
*Several parts for the Astro Station exist on Shapeways, including:
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*Several [https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/games/toys/?tag=Astro+Station parts for Astro Station] are available on [[Shapeways]].
:[https://www.shapeways.com/product/PZVPUC6EV/astrochair Chair, Short]
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:[https://www.shapeways.com/product/84VN597WY/rocketconesw Jet]
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:[https://www.shapeways.com/product/AT2S265EA/microman-conning-station-missiles Missiles, Takara]
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:[https://www.shapeways.com/product/JRTPVJZJ3/astro-station-bopper-missiles Missiles, 2 Pack (Mego)]
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===Gallery===
 
===Gallery===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
image:astrostation-instructions.jpg|Astro Station instructions
 
image:astrostation-instructions.jpg|Astro Station instructions
image:mpois-rescuepod.jpg|Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space Rescue Pod art
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image:mpois-rescuepod.jpg|''Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space'' Rescue Pod art
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*http://www.innerspaceonline.com/astrostation.htm
 
*http://www.innerspaceonline.com/astrostation.htm
 
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*http://micronauts.wikia.com/wiki/Astro_Station
  
 
[[Category:1:18 scale]]
 
[[Category:1:18 scale]]
 
[[Category:5mm peg compatible toys]]
 
[[Category:5mm peg compatible toys]]
 
[[Category:1976 toys]]
 
[[Category:1976 toys]]
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[[Category:1978 toys]]
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[[Category:Airfix toys]]
 
[[Category:Fictional aircraft]]
 
[[Category:Fictional aircraft]]
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[[Category:Image Comics vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Marvel Comics vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Marvel Comics vehicles]]
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[[Category:Mego toys]]
 
[[Category:Micronauts]]
 
[[Category:Micronauts]]
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[[Category:Pin Pin Toys toys]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:28, 27 March 2019

Astro Station
Astrostationbox.jpg
Mego Astro Station box
Affiliation Micronauts
References Micronauts

The Micronauts Astro Station (Conning Station in Japan) is a fictional vehicle in the Micronauts series introduced in 1976.

Micronauts

The Astro Station is a vehicle in the Micronauts series.

Development

The Conning Station was released by Takara in 1975.

The Astro Station was released by Mego in 1976. It was also released by Airfix and Pin Pin Toys.

In 2018 several part for the Astro Station were released on Shapeways by Mathew Robert Ignash.

Comics

1979 Marvel Comics

The Astro Station is one of the vehicles housed in the Micronauts ship Endeavor. The capsule included with the Station was depicted as where Commander Rann was kept in suspended animation in the story.

The Micronauts frequently traveled in the Astro Station when on Earth.

In issue 48 the Bioship recreated the Astro Station, Hydro Copter and Star Searcher in it's vehicle bay from the memories of Arcturus Rann.

2003 Image Comics

An Astro Station was seen among Baron Karza's fleet in Micronauts Karza number 4 by Image Comics.

2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space

Astro Station appeared in the 2018 art series Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space by Brian Vox. It formed the Rescue Pod with Biotron and Microtron.

Toys

  • Takara Microman Conning Station (1975)
  • Mego Micronauts Astro Station (1976)
A remold of the Takara Microman Conning Station with rubber tipped missiles.
The instructions for this vehicle depicted the Takara Microman M111 Bobson mold figure piloting it, despite that figure not being part of the Micronauts line.
This toy was to be was recolored into the Inter-Changeables C.E.D.M. The Neutron Missile Gun was recolored for the Hyperion. The Ray Wave Missile Gun was recolored for the foreign release of the Eagle Force Talon Tank, called the Carro Armato Artiglio.
This toy was to be recolored into the unreleased Buck Rogers Star Shuttle.[1]
A seat was to be recolored for the unreleased Iguanos. The Ray Wave Missile Gun was to be recolored into the launcher for the unreleased Lords of Light Cosmic Raider and Hyper Flyte.
  • Airfix Micronauts Astro Station (1978)
A European release of the toy.
  • Pin Pin Toys Micronauts Astro Station
A release of the Mego toy in France by Pin Pin Toys.
  • Hasbro Micronauts Classic Collection (2016)
A SDCC 2016 exclusive box set containing a green plastic Galactic Warrior, a grey Orbital Defender (formerly called the Galactic Defender) and blue Pharoid with two winglets and Time Chamber.
The Time Chamber featured the original Japanese writing.
Inside the box the figures are attacked to a cardboard display which looks like a miniature version of the Astro Station.
Features art by Ken Kelly. The box art for Pharoid features him wearing the larger wings from the Palisades version of Pharoid which were not part of this set.

Gallery

References

External links

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