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| caption    = Mego Betatron toy box
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| first      = ''Micronauts'' volume 1 number 17 by Marvel Comics
 
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| creator    = Mego Corp.
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|data22 = Psycho-Man (Marvel Comics)<BR>Micronauts (IDW Publishing)
 
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|data24 = "''B-B-B-Betatron, reporting for d-d-d-duty!''"
 
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'''Betatron''' is a [[fictional character]] from the [[Micronauts]] series.  
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'''Betatron''' is a [[fictional character]] from the ''[[Micronauts]]'' series introduced in 1978.  
  
 
==Micronauts==
 
==Micronauts==
Microtron is a robot from the Micronauts series. Among the Trons he is the red one. His box calls out "unique spinning rotors."
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Betatron is a robot from the ''Micronauts'' series. Among the Trons he is the red one. His box calls out "unique spinning rotors."
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===Development===
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Betatron was released by Mego in 1978. He was also released by Airfix.
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Advertising for the Trons refereed to them as "The robot clowns."<REF>http://www.battlegrip.com/from-the-world-of-the-micronauts/</REF>
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Hasbro's new Betatron character was released at SDCC 2017.
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In 2018 several parts for Betatron were released on [[Shapeways]] by [[Mathew Robert Ignash]].
  
 
===Reception===
 
===Reception===
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===Comics===
 
===Comics===
 
====1979 Marvel Comics====
 
====1979 Marvel Comics====
In the Marvel Comics Micronauts stories the Trons are the minions of Psycho Man.  
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In the Marvel Comics ''Micronauts'' stories the Trons are the minions of Psycho-Man.
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After Marvel Comics lost the license to ''Micronauts'' they never appeared again in the Marvel Universe.  
  
 
====2016 IDW Publishing====
 
====2016 IDW Publishing====
In the IDW Publishing Micronauts stories Betatron is the nervious Tron.  
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In the IDW Publishing ''Micronauts'' stories Betatron is the nervous Tron who was built by Microtron from spare parts.
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===Commercials===
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Alphatron, Betatron and Gammatron appeared together in a 1979 Mego toy commercial.<REF>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qRW7qTHAXo</REF>
  
 
===Toys===
 
===Toys===
 
*'''''Mego Micronauts'' Betatron''' (1978)
 
*'''''Mego Micronauts'' Betatron''' (1978)
:A robot toy by Mego. Betatron shares parts with Alphatron and Gammatron and was designed using numerous parts from previous figures. His main body came from the Stratastation. His rotors and rotor arm came from the Microman Titan Command Base. His small arms came from Giant Acroyear.
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:A 1:18 scale robot toy by Mego.  
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:Betatron shares parts with [[Alphatron (Micronauts)|Alphatron]] and [[Gammatron (Micronauts)|Gammatron]] and was designed using numerous parts from previous figures. His main body came from the [[Stratastation]]. His rotors and rotor arm came from the ''Microman'' [[Titan Command Base]]. His small arms came from [[Giant Acroyear]]. His antenna is reused from the 1977 Popy DX Voltes V.<REF>http://www.collectiondx.com/node/867?fbclid=IwAR1-DTaLCXqj9O0wZlg0GdQlYLRXcp12pZohHy-cpd-xQlB89CsjHeKIKi4</REF>
  
 
*'''''Airfix Micronauts'' Betatron'''  
 
*'''''Airfix Micronauts'' Betatron'''  
  
*'''''Hasbro Revolution''' (2017)
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*'''''Gig Micronauti'' Betatron'''
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:A release of the Mego toy in Italy by Gig.
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*'''''Hasbro Revolution''''' (2017)
 
:A box set of figures appearing in the Hasbro stories by IDW Publishing comics.
 
:A box set of figures appearing in the Hasbro stories by IDW Publishing comics.
 
:Includes tiny figurines of classic characters of Acroyear, Baron Karza and Biotron. There is an Antron called Xant, a female Space Glider named Phenelo-Phi, a Time Traveler named Quin-Tillus and new characters using the classic Micronauts names Oberon, Betatron and Gammatron.
 
:Includes tiny figurines of classic characters of Acroyear, Baron Karza and Biotron. There is an Antron called Xant, a female Space Glider named Phenelo-Phi, a Time Traveler named Quin-Tillus and new characters using the classic Micronauts names Oberon, Betatron and Gammatron.
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Latest revision as of 12:33, 26 October 2019

Betatron
Micronauts character
Betatron-box.jpg
Mego Betatron toy box
First appearance

Micronauts volume 1 number 17 by Marvel Comics
Created by

Mego
Information
Species Robot
Gender Male
Abilities

Affiliation

Psycho-Man (Marvel Comics)
Micronauts (IDW Publishing)
Quote

"B-B-B-Betatron, reporting for d-d-d-duty!"

Betatron is a fictional character from the Micronauts series introduced in 1978.

Micronauts

Betatron is a robot from the Micronauts series. Among the Trons he is the red one. His box calls out "unique spinning rotors."

Development

Betatron was released by Mego in 1978. He was also released by Airfix.

Advertising for the Trons refereed to them as "The robot clowns."[1]

Hasbro's new Betatron character was released at SDCC 2017.

In 2018 several parts for Betatron were released on Shapeways by Mathew Robert Ignash.

Reception

Comics

1979 Marvel Comics

In the Marvel Comics Micronauts stories the Trons are the minions of Psycho-Man.

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

2016 IDW Publishing

In the IDW Publishing Micronauts stories Betatron is the nervous Tron who was built by Microtron from spare parts.

Commercials

Alphatron, Betatron and Gammatron appeared together in a 1979 Mego toy commercial.[2]

Toys

  • Mego Micronauts Betatron (1978)
A 1:18 scale robot toy by Mego.
Betatron shares parts with Alphatron and Gammatron and was designed using numerous parts from previous figures. His main body came from the Stratastation. His rotors and rotor arm came from the Microman Titan Command Base. His small arms came from Giant Acroyear. His antenna is reused from the 1977 Popy DX Voltes V.[3]
  • Airfix Micronauts Betatron
  • Gig Micronauti Betatron
A release of the Mego toy in Italy by Gig.
  • Hasbro Revolution (2017)
A box set of figures appearing in the Hasbro stories by IDW Publishing comics.
Includes tiny figurines of classic characters of Acroyear, Baron Karza and Biotron. There is an Antron called Xant, a female Space Glider named Phenelo-Phi, a Time Traveler named Quin-Tillus and new characters using the classic Micronauts names Oberon, Betatron and Gammatron.

Gallery

References

External links

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