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| caption    = Centuaurus on card
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| first      = Micronauts volume 1 issue 22, Marvel Comics
 
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| creator    = Mego Corp.
 
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|data21 = * Energy blasts
 
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|data22 = Death Squad (Marvel Comics)
 
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'''Centurus''' is a [[fictional character]] from the [[Micronauts]] series.
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'''Centurus''' is a [[fictional character]] from the [[Micronauts]] series introduced in 1979. Centaurus is sometimes depicted as an individual, and sometimes as a race.  
  
 
==Micronauts==
 
==Micronauts==
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Centaurus is a villain character in the ''Micronauts'' series. He is sometimes depicted as an alien race and sometimes as an individual.
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===Development===
 
===Development===
Antron was designed by [[California R&D]] for Mego. The figure was depicted with a gun similar to the one eventually released with [[Repto]] and shield similar to those eventually released with Centaurus.
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Centaurus was designed by [[California R&D]] for Mego.  
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The Antron figure was depicted in early concepts with a gun similar to the one eventually released with [[Repto]] and shield similar to those eventually released with Centaurus.
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Centaurus appeared in a 1980 toy commercial along with the other 5 ''Micronauts'' alien action figures. He was described as "The Warhorse".<REF>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5CnbXXhors</REF>
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According to [[Bryan Wilkinson]] on [[Facebook]] the colors of the black and purple Palisades Centaurus were modeled after the Terraphant. He said he sees that figure as manning the gunner turret on Terraphant. Several recolors and accessories for Centaurus were proposed, but never used.<REF>http://www.rockettubes.net/bryanwilkinson/centaurus.html</REF>
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===Reception===
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewCNykbrniA Centaurus review on YouTube by boken88]
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*[https://mastercollector.com/articles/reviews/centaurs-review.htm Centaurus review on mastercollector.com by Thomas Wheeler]
  
 
===Fictional biography===
 
===Fictional biography===
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===Comics===
 
===Comics===
 
====1979 Marvel Comics====
 
====1979 Marvel Comics====
In the Marvel Micronauts series the Centaurus were a race of centaur-like beings from Homeworld. They were depicted as having human heads, but wore helmets which resembled the horse heads of the toy.  
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[[image:micronauts35-deathsquad.jpg|left|thumb|The Death Squad in ''Micronauts'' volume 1 number 35 by Marvel Comics]]
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In the Marvel Comics ''Micronauts'' series the Centaurus were a race of centaur-like beings from Homeworld. They were depicted as having human heads, but wore helmets which resembled the horse heads of the toy.  
  
One female Centaurus a member of the Death Squad. She was later knowns as Centauria.
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One female Centaurus who first appeared in issue 35 was a member of the Death Squad. Known as Centauria she originated from Homeworld's Sandzone and was altered in the Body Banks for battle. She carried a lasersonic rifle. She fought Marionette, but was defeated in close combat with the princess.
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When Marvel lost the license to Micronauts it included losing the rights to Centaurus, and they have not appeared again the Marvel Universe.
  
 
====2016 IDW Publishing====
 
====2016 IDW Publishing====
Centaurus appears as a minion of Membros. He fought Acroyear in ''Wrath of Karza'' 2.  
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Centaurus appears as a minion of Membros. He fought Acroyear in ''Wrath of Karza'' 2.<REF>https://aesircomic-books.blogspot.com/2017/06/idw-micronauts-wrath-of-karza-2.html</REF>
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====2018 Protectors of Inner Space====
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A Centaurus named Skarrex appeared on the cover of issue 31 of the ''[[Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space]]'' art series by Bryan Vox. A "berserker Centaurus horde" appeared on the cover of issue 34.
  
 
===Toys===
 
===Toys===
 
*'''''Mego Micronauts'' Centaurus''' (1979)
 
*'''''Mego Micronauts'' Centaurus''' (1979)
:A new mold. Comes with a shield, gun and removable brain.  
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:A new 1/18 scale mold. Comes with a shield, laser crossbow and removable brain. Unlike most Micronauts figures, which feature 5mm holes in the feet, Centaurus features 3mm holes in his hooves.
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:Centaurus was remolded into ''Lords of Light'' [[Equestrain]].
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:The shield was reused for [[Emperor Dementia]].<REF>http://www.innerspaceonline.com/lolempdem.htm</REF>
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:The head and shield of Centaurus were to be reused on the unproduced Palisades figure [[Anuboid]].
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:Two laser cross bows was used for the character [[Repto|Repto-X]].
  
*'''''Palisades Micronauts'' Centaurus'''
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*'''''Gig Micronauti'' Centaurus'''
:Included a new gas mask and saddle. Comes in three color variants.  
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:A release of the toy in Italy by Gig.
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*'''''Palisades Micronauts'' Centaurus''' (2003)
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:Comes the shield, laser crossbow and brains. Included a new gas mask and saddle.  
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:Comes in four color variants produced in equal numbers: Black/blue, black/purple, translucent red/black and translucent yellow/red.
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*Several [https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/games/toys/?tag=Centaurus parts for Centaurus] are available on [[Shapeways]].
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===Gallery===
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<gallery>
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image:mpois32.jpg|Issue 32, featuring Galactic Annihilator, Necros the Membros and Skarrex the Centaurus.
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</gallery>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*http://www.innerspaceonline.com/new%20centaurus%20page.htm
 
*http://www.innerspaceonline.com/new%20centaurus%20page.htm
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*http://www.innerspaceonline.com/palcents2.htm
 
*http://idwhasbro.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Centaurus
 
*http://idwhasbro.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Centaurus
 
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*http://micronauts.wikia.com/wiki/Centaurus
  
 
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[[Category:Palisades Toys]]
 
[[Category:Palisades Toys]]
  
 
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Centaurus
Micronauts character
Centaurus-carded.jpg
Centuaurus on card
First appearance

Micronauts volume 1 issue 22, Marvel Comics
Created by

Mego Corp.
Information
Species Centaurus
Occupation Gladiator
Abilities

  • Energy blasts
Affiliation

Death Squad (Marvel Comics)

Centurus is a fictional character from the Micronauts series introduced in 1979. Centaurus is sometimes depicted as an individual, and sometimes as a race.

Micronauts

Centaurus is a villain character in the Micronauts series. He is sometimes depicted as an alien race and sometimes as an individual.

Development

Centaurus was designed by California R&D for Mego.

The Antron figure was depicted in early concepts with a gun similar to the one eventually released with Repto and shield similar to those eventually released with Centaurus.

Centaurus appeared in a 1980 toy commercial along with the other 5 Micronauts alien action figures. He was described as "The Warhorse".[1]

According to Bryan Wilkinson on Facebook the colors of the black and purple Palisades Centaurus were modeled after the Terraphant. He said he sees that figure as manning the gunner turret on Terraphant. Several recolors and accessories for Centaurus were proposed, but never used.[2]

Reception

Fictional biography

The Conquering Gladiator From the Remote Planet of Equestris

Comics

1979 Marvel Comics

The Death Squad in Micronauts volume 1 number 35 by Marvel Comics

In the Marvel Comics Micronauts series the Centaurus were a race of centaur-like beings from Homeworld. They were depicted as having human heads, but wore helmets which resembled the horse heads of the toy.

One female Centaurus who first appeared in issue 35 was a member of the Death Squad. Known as Centauria she originated from Homeworld's Sandzone and was altered in the Body Banks for battle. She carried a lasersonic rifle. She fought Marionette, but was defeated in close combat with the princess.

When Marvel lost the license to Micronauts it included losing the rights to Centaurus, and they have not appeared again the Marvel Universe.

2016 IDW Publishing

Centaurus appears as a minion of Membros. He fought Acroyear in Wrath of Karza 2.[3]

2018 Protectors of Inner Space

A Centaurus named Skarrex appeared on the cover of issue 31 of the Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space art series by Bryan Vox. A "berserker Centaurus horde" appeared on the cover of issue 34.

Toys

  • Mego Micronauts Centaurus (1979)
A new 1/18 scale mold. Comes with a shield, laser crossbow and removable brain. Unlike most Micronauts figures, which feature 5mm holes in the feet, Centaurus features 3mm holes in his hooves.
Centaurus was remolded into Lords of Light Equestrain.
The shield was reused for Emperor Dementia.[4]
The head and shield of Centaurus were to be reused on the unproduced Palisades figure Anuboid.
Two laser cross bows was used for the character Repto-X.
  • Gig Micronauti Centaurus
A release of the toy in Italy by Gig.
  • Palisades Micronauts Centaurus (2003)
Comes the shield, laser crossbow and brains. Included a new gas mask and saddle.
Comes in four color variants produced in equal numbers: Black/blue, black/purple, translucent red/black and translucent yellow/red.

Gallery

References

External links

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