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| image      = [[Image:galacticdefender-carded.jpg|240px]]
 
| image      = [[Image:galacticdefender-carded.jpg|240px]]
 
| caption    = Mego grey Galactic Defender toy on card
 
| caption    = Mego grey Galactic Defender toy on card
| first      = ''Micronauts'' Annual 1 (1979)
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| first      = ''Micronauts'' Annual 1, 1979 by Marvel Comics
 
| last        =  
 
| last        =  
| creator    = Mego Corp.
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| creator    = Mego
 
| portrayer  =  
 
| portrayer  =  
 
| voice      =  
 
| voice      =  
 
| nickname    =  
 
| nickname    =  
| alias      = Galactic Destroyer, Orbital Defender
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| alias      = Galactic Annhilator, Galactic Destroyer, Orbital Defender
 
| species    = Micron (Protectors of Inner Space)
 
| species    = Micron (Protectors of Inner Space)
 
| gender      = Female (IDW Publishing), Male (Marvel Comics, toy)
 
| gender      = Female (IDW Publishing), Male (Marvel Comics, toy)
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|data21 = * Energy blasts
 
|data21 = * Energy blasts
 
* Flight
 
* Flight
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* Superhuman longevity
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* Universal translator
 
| lbl22 = Affiliation
 
| lbl22 = Affiliation
 
|data22 = Death Squad (as Galactic Destroyer, Marvel Comics)<BR>Galactic Defense Squad/Micronauts (Protectors of Inner Space)
 
|data22 = Death Squad (as Galactic Destroyer, Marvel Comics)<BR>Galactic Defense Squad/Micronauts (Protectors of Inner Space)
 
| lbl23 = Alternate mode
 
| lbl23 = Alternate mode
 
|data23 =  
 
|data23 =  
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| lbl31 = Quote
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|data31 = "''I am Galactic Defender, sworn defender of Paradise III! My first strike was but a warning! Strangers are not welcome on this world! Go!''"
 
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'''Galactic Defender''' (also called Galactic Destroyer and Orbital Defender) is a [[fictional character]] from the ''[[Micronauts]]'' series introduced in 1977.  
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'''Galactic Defender''' (also called Galactic Destroyer and Orbital Defender) is a [[fictional character]] from the ''[[Micronauts]]'' series introduced in 1978.  
  
 
==Micronauts==
 
==Micronauts==
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===Development===
 
===Development===
Mego released the Galactic Defender toy in 1978 in three color variants. It was based on the mold use for a Takara the Microman Command 3 figures, but with the chamber removed and new accessories added.
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Mego released the Galactic Defender toy in 1978 in three color variants. It was based on the mold use for a Takara the ''Microman'' Command 3 figures, but with the chamber removed and new accessories added. He was also released by Lion Rock with different accessories.  
  
 
In 2003 Palisades Toys released a Galactic Defender Toy in four new color variants. This toy had a new backpack design.  
 
In 2003 Palisades Toys released a Galactic Defender Toy in four new color variants. This toy had a new backpack design.  
 
    
 
    
In 2016 Hasbro released a set of Micronauts toys at SDCC which included Orbital Defender, a new take on Galactic Defender. [[Derryl DePriest]] said at SDCC 2016 that the Micronauts Classic Collection toys were created using a combination of the 1970's molds recovered by Takara and various Microman parts.<REF>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z87j58VOgY8</REF>
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In 2016 Hasbro released a set of ''Micronauts'' toys at SDCC which included Orbital Defender, a new take on Galactic Defender. [[Derryl DePriest]] said at SDCC 2016 that the ''Micronauts'' Classic Collection toys were created using a combination of the 1970's molds recovered by Takara and various Microman parts.<REF>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z87j58VOgY8</REF>
  
In 2018 parts for Galactic Defender were released on Shapeways by [[Mathew Robert Ignash]].  
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In 2018 parts for Galactic Defender were released on [[Shapeways]] by [[Mathew Robert Ignash]].  
  
 
===Reception===
 
===Reception===
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKBzE-MZXKs Hasbro Orbital Defender review on YouTube by tee bizz]
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKBzE-MZXKs Hasbro Orbital Defender review on YouTube by tee bizz]
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===Animated series===
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Acroyear was featured in the 2005 ''[[Micronauts Revolution]]'' DVD digital comic by [[Eagle One Media]] which was based on the first 5 issues of the Image Comics ''Micronauts'' comic series.
  
 
===Comics===
 
===Comics===
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====1979 Marvel Comics====
 
====1979 Marvel Comics====
[[image:galacticdefender-annual1.jpg|left|thumb|240px|Galactic Defender in Micronauts Annual 1]]
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[[image:galacticdefender-annual1.jpg|left|thumb|240px|Galactic Defender in ''Micronauts'' Annual 1 by Marvel Comics]]
 
Galactic Defender first appeared in ''Micronauts'' Annual 1 by Marvel Comics. He was depicted as a foe of the Micronauts. He dies in that story.  
 
Galactic Defender first appeared in ''Micronauts'' Annual 1 by Marvel Comics. He was depicted as a foe of the Micronauts. He dies in that story.  
  
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Both Defender and Destroyer were based on the yellow Mego version of the Galactic Defender toy.
 
Both Defender and Destroyer were based on the yellow Mego version of the Galactic Defender toy.
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After Marvel Comics lost the ''Micronauts'' license Galactic Warrior never appeared in the Marvel Universe again.
  
 
====2002 Image Comics====
 
====2002 Image Comics====
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====2016 IDW Publishing====
 
====2016 IDW Publishing====
[[image:micronauts4-idwtoy.jpg|right|thumb|240px|Micronauts 4 by IDW Publishing featuring Orbital Defender]]
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[[image:micronauts4-idwtoy.jpg|right|thumb|240px|''Micronauts'' 4 by IDW Publishing featuring Orbital Defender]]
Orbital Defender in the IDW Publishing series varies greatly from the original toy, being depicted as a woman named Larissa, the daughter of Baron Karza, whose armor looks nothing like the original toy.
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Orbital Defender in the IDW Publishing ''Micronauts'' series varies greatly from the original toy, being depicted as a woman named Larissa, the daughter of Baron Karza, whose armor looks nothing like the original toy.
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In ''Micronauts First Strike'' issue 1 Acroyear, Biotron, Orbital Defender, Microtron and Space Glider fought the Dire Wraiths and traveled in the Astro Station while on Earth. They were then attacked by Rom who mistook them for Dire Wraiths.<REF>https://read-comic.com/micronauts-first-strike-001-2017/</REF>
  
 
====2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space====
 
====2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space====
Galactic Defender is among the main cast in the 2018 art series ''[[Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space]]'' by Brian Vox. He appears on the cover of issues 1-2, 10, 13, 17 and 25. This version of Galactic Defender was based on the grey Mego version of the Galactic Defender toy.
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A Galactic Defender name Ma'at is among the main cast in the 2018 art series ''[[Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space]]'' by Brian Vox. He appears on the cover of issues 1-2, 10, 13, 17 and 25. This version of Galactic Defender was based on the grey Mego version of the Galactic Defender toy.
  
 
An evil character named Galactic Annihilator appeared as a villain in the series. He appears on the cover of issue 32.
 
An evil character named Galactic Annihilator appeared as a villain in the series. He appears on the cover of issue 32.
  
 
===Commercials===
 
===Commercials===
Galactic Defender appeared together in a commercial with the Aquatron vehicle.<REF>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkqerfq_Sy8</REF>  
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Galactic Defender appeared together in a 1977 commercial with the Aquatron vehicle.<REF>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkqerfq_Sy8</REF>  
  
Galactic Defender shared a commercial with Acroyear II, Andromeda, Baron Karza, Force Commander, Oberon and Spacer Glider.<REF>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql5nhVey3Ks</REF>  
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Galactic Defender shared a 1977 commercial with Acroyear, Acroyear II, Andromeda, Baron Karza, Force Commander, Oberon, Pharoid and Space Glider.<REF>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql5nhVey3Ks</REF>
  
 
===Toys===
 
===Toys===
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*'''''Palisades Toys'' Galactic Defender''' (2003)
 
*'''''Palisades Toys'' Galactic Defender''' (2003)
 
:Available in four color variants: black, blue, clear smoke and green.  
 
:Available in four color variants: black, blue, clear smoke and green.  
:Comes with a helmet and the same weapon as the original Mego toy, but has a Super Rocket Pack replacing the Power Unit.  
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:Comes with a helmet and the same weapons as the original Mego toy, but has a Super Rocket Pack replacing the Power Unit.  
  
[[image:Micronautsclassiccollection.jpg|right|thumb|240px|Micronauts Classic Collection toys]]
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[[image:Micronautsclassiccollection.jpg|right|thumb|240px|''Micronauts'' Classic Collection toys]]
 
*'''''Hasbro'' Micronauts Classic Collection''' (2016)
 
*'''''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.
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<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
image:orbitaldefender-idwbio.jpg|Orbital Defender biography from IDW Publishing
 
image:orbitaldefender-idwbio.jpg|Orbital Defender biography from IDW Publishing
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image:galacticannihilator-mpoisbio.jpg|Galactic Annihilator fan biography by Brian Vox
 
image:galacticdefender-mpoisbio.jpg|Galactic Defender fan biography by Brian Vox
 
image:galacticdefender-mpoisbio.jpg|Galactic Defender fan biography by Brian Vox
image:mpois03.jpg|Issue 3, featuring Galactic Defender, Galactic Warrior, Pharoid, and Space Glider
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image:mpois03.jpg|''Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space'' issue 3, featuring Galactic Defender, Galactic Warrior, Pharoid, and Space Glider
image:mpois18.jpg|Issue 18, featuring Galactic Defender, Acroyears and the Galactic Cruiser
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image:mpois18.jpg|''Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space'' issue 18, featuring Galactic Defender, Acroyears and the Galactic Cruiser
image:mpois25.jpg|Issue 25, featuring Angel Commander, Force Commander, Galactic Defender, Galactic Warrior, Pharoid and Space Glider
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image:mpois25.jpg|''Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space'' issue 25, featuring Angel Commander, Force Commander, Galactic Defender, Galactic Warrior, Pharoid and Space Glider
image:mpois32.jpg|Issue 32, featuring Galactic Annihilator, Necros the Membros and Skarrex the Centaurus.
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image:mpois32.jpg|''Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space'' issue 32, featuring Galactic Annihilator, Necros the Membros and Skarrex the Centaurus.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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[[Category:Fictional aliens]]
 
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[[Category:Fictional sword fighters]]
 
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Latest revision as of 21:46, 26 October 2019

Galactic Defender
Micronauts character
Galacticdefender-carded.jpg
Mego grey Galactic Defender toy on card
First appearance

Micronauts Annual 1, 1979 by Marvel Comics
Created by

Mego
Release number

71016
Information
Aliases Galactic Annhilator, Galactic Destroyer, Orbital Defender
Species Micron (Protectors of Inner Space)
Gender Female (IDW Publishing), Male (Marvel Comics, toy)
Abilities

  • Energy blasts
  • Flight
  • Superhuman longevity
  • Universal translator
Affiliation

Death Squad (as Galactic Destroyer, Marvel Comics)
Galactic Defense Squad/Micronauts (Protectors of Inner Space)
Quote

"I am Galactic Defender, sworn defender of Paradise III! My first strike was but a warning! Strangers are not welcome on this world! Go!"

Galactic Defender (also called Galactic Destroyer and Orbital Defender) is a fictional character from the Micronauts series introduced in 1978.

Micronauts

Galactic Defender was a character in the Micronauts series. The depiction of Galactic Defender has varied vastly from one fictional setting to another.

Galactic Defender usually carries a helmet, Laser Sword, Power Unit and Stun Carbine.

Development

Mego released the Galactic Defender toy in 1978 in three color variants. It was based on the mold use for a Takara the Microman Command 3 figures, but with the chamber removed and new accessories added. He was also released by Lion Rock with different accessories.

In 2003 Palisades Toys released a Galactic Defender Toy in four new color variants. This toy had a new backpack design.

In 2016 Hasbro released a set of Micronauts toys at SDCC which included Orbital Defender, a new take on Galactic Defender. Derryl DePriest said at SDCC 2016 that the Micronauts Classic Collection toys were created using a combination of the 1970's molds recovered by Takara and various Microman parts.[1]

In 2018 parts for Galactic Defender were released on Shapeways by Mathew Robert Ignash.

Reception

Animated series

Acroyear was featured in the 2005 Micronauts Revolution DVD digital comic by Eagle One Media which was based on the first 5 issues of the Image Comics Micronauts comic series.

Comics

Galactic Defender has appeared in comic form several times over the years. Each appearance varies radically.

1979 Marvel Comics

Galactic Defender in Micronauts Annual 1 by Marvel Comics

Galactic Defender first appeared in Micronauts Annual 1 by Marvel Comics. He was depicted as a foe of the Micronauts. He dies in that story.

Galactic Defender would inspire an identical looking character called Galactic Destroyer, a member of the Death Squad, who appeared in issue 35-36 of the Micronauts comic.

Both Defender and Destroyer were based on the yellow Mego version of the Galactic Defender toy.

After Marvel Comics lost the Micronauts license Galactic Warrior never appeared in the Marvel Universe again.

2002 Image Comics

Galactic Defender appeared as a regular among the cast of the 2002 Image Comics Micronauts series, depicted as a heroic woman. Like most of the population of her galaxy she utilizes a translator implant in her ear to understand all languages.

2016 IDW Publishing

Micronauts 4 by IDW Publishing featuring Orbital Defender

Orbital Defender in the IDW Publishing Micronauts series varies greatly from the original toy, being depicted as a woman named Larissa, the daughter of Baron Karza, whose armor looks nothing like the original toy.

In Micronauts First Strike issue 1 Acroyear, Biotron, Orbital Defender, Microtron and Space Glider fought the Dire Wraiths and traveled in the Astro Station while on Earth. They were then attacked by Rom who mistook them for Dire Wraiths.[2]

2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space

A Galactic Defender name Ma'at is among the main cast in the 2018 art series Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space by Brian Vox. He appears on the cover of issues 1-2, 10, 13, 17 and 25. This version of Galactic Defender was based on the grey Mego version of the Galactic Defender toy.

An evil character named Galactic Annihilator appeared as a villain in the series. He appears on the cover of issue 32.

Commercials

Galactic Defender appeared together in a 1977 commercial with the Aquatron vehicle.[3]

Galactic Defender shared a 1977 commercial with Acroyear, Acroyear II, Andromeda, Baron Karza, Force Commander, Oberon, Pharoid and Space Glider.[4]

Toys

  • Mego Micronauts Galactic Defender (1978)
Available in 3 color variants, grey/red, white/blue and yellow/black.
Comes with a red helmet, chrome leg wings and arm blades. Has red sword, gun and backpack. The gun has two variants which were mirror images of each other.
  • Lion Rock Micronauts Galactic Defender
A release of Lion Rock without helmet, sword, gun or backpack, but with a back connector.
  • Palisades Toys Galactic Defender (2003)
Available in four color variants: black, blue, clear smoke and green.
Comes with a helmet and the same weapons as the original Mego toy, but has a Super Rocket Pack replacing the Power Unit.
Micronauts Classic Collection 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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