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[[image:Timetraveler-carded.jpg|right|thumb|240px|''Micronauts'' Time Traveler toy]]
 
 
'''Micronauts''' are a toy line made by Mego starting in 1976.
 
'''Micronauts''' are a toy line made by Mego starting in 1976.
  
 
==Micronauts==
 
==Micronauts==
Micronauts is a toy line started in 1976 by Mego. It was primarily made up of toys originally released by Takara under the [[Microman]] line, with some remolding and recoloring. It also included some remolded and recolors toys from ''[[Godam 5]]'', ''[[Machine Saurer]]'', ''[[Steel Jeeg]]'' and many original designs.  
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Micronauts is a toy line started in 1976 by Mego. It was primarily made up of toys originally released by Takara under the [[Microman]] line, with some remolding and recoloring. It also included some remolded and recolored toys from ''[[Gowapper 5 Godam]]'', ''[[Machine Saurer]]'', ''[[Steel Jeeg]]'' and many original designs.  
  
Microauts toys were mostly 1:18 scale space figures and vehicles which features 5mm pegs and port designs.  
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===Design===
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Micronauts toys were mostly 1:18 scale space figures and vehicles which features 5mm pegs and port designs. The majority of the initial toy design was done by [[Iwakichi Ogawa]], who would go one to design some ''[[Transformers]]'' figures.
  
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===Licensing===
 
Mego licensed several other toy companies to release Micronauts. These include Airfix, El Greco, Gig, Grand Toys and Pin Pin Toys.   
 
Mego licensed several other toy companies to release Micronauts. These include Airfix, El Greco, Gig, Grand Toys and Pin Pin Toys.   
  
 
===Toys===
 
===Toys===
 
====1976 toys====
 
====1976 toys====
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[[image:Timetraveler-carded.jpg|right|thumb|240px|''Micronauts'' Time Traveler toy]]
 
<center>
 
<center>
 
{| class="wikitable" |-  
 
{| class="wikitable" |-  
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|-
 
|-
 
| '''[[Time Traveler (Micronauts)|Time Traveler]]'''  
 
| '''[[Time Traveler (Micronauts)|Time Traveler]]'''  
| Microman M10X figures
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| ''Microman'' M10X figures
 
| 71000
 
| 71000
| Released in four color variants and with one of four different chest pieces.
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| Released in four translucent color variants and with one of four different chest pieces.
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Space Glider]]'''  
 
| '''[[Space Glider]]'''  
| Microman Super Steel 21x
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| ''Microman'' Super Steel 21x
 
| 71001
 
| 71001
 
| Released in three color variants.  
 
| Released in three color variants.  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Galactic Warrior]]'''  
 
| '''[[Galactic Warrior]]'''  
| Microman Super Steel 22x
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| ''Microman'' Super Steel 22x
 
| 71002
 
| 71002
 
| Released in three color variants and with one of four different chest pieces.
 
| Released in three color variants and with one of four different chest pieces.
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Acroyear (Micronauts)|Acroyear]]'''  
 
| '''[[Acroyear (Micronauts)|Acroyear]]'''  
| Microman Acroyear II
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| ''Microman'' Mad Acroyear
 
| 71003
 
| 71003
 
| Released in three color variants.  
 
| Released in three color variants.  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Galactic Cruiser]]'''  
 
| '''[[Galactic Cruiser]]'''  
| Microman Space Buggy
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| ''Microman'' Space Buggy
 
| 71020
 
| 71020
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Hydra (Micronauts)|Hydra]]'''  
 
| '''[[Hydra (Micronauts)|Hydra]]'''  
| Microman Bulk Lifter
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| ''Microman'' Bulk Lifter
 
| 71021
 
| 71021
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Ultronic Scooter]]'''  
 
| '''[[Ultronic Scooter]]'''  
| Microman Auto Buggy
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| ''Microman'' Auto Buggy
 
| 71030
 
| 71030
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Crater Cruncher]]'''  
 
| '''[[Crater Cruncher]]'''  
| Microman Bull Crane
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| ''Microman'' Bull Crane
 
| 71031
 
| 71031
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Photon Sled]]'''  
 
| '''[[Photon Sled]]'''  
| Microman Super Jet
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| ''Microman'' Super Jet
 
| 71032
 
| 71032
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Warp Racer]]'''  
 
| '''[[Warp Racer]]'''  
| Microman Formula Z
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| ''Microman'' Formula Z
 
| 71033
 
| 71033
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Microtron]]'''  
 
| '''[[Microtron]]'''  
| Microman Micro Robot
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| ''Microman'' Micro Robot
 
| 71050
 
| 71050
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Hydro Copter]]'''  
 
| '''[[Hydro Copter]]'''  
| Microman Marine Copter
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| ''Microman'' Marine Copter
 
| 71051
 
| 71051
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Gyrotron]]'''  
 
| '''[[Gyrotron]]'''  
| Microman Escargo
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| ''Microman'' Escargo
 
| n/a (71052?)
 
| n/a (71052?)
 
| Although advertised, this toy was never released in the Micronauts line.  
 
| Although advertised, this toy was never released in the Micronauts line.  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Biotron]]'''  
 
| '''[[Biotron]]'''  
| Microman Robotman
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| ''Microman'' Robotman
 
| 71053
 
| 71053
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Mobile Exploration Lab]]'''  
 
| '''[[Mobile Exploration Lab]]'''  
|  Microman Conning Tower
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''Microman'' Conning Tower
 
| 71060
 
| 71060
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Stratastation]]'''  
 
| '''[[Stratastation]]'''  
| Microman Road Station
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| ''Microman'' Road Station
 
| 71062
 
| 71062
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| '''[[Astro Station]]'''  
 
| '''[[Astro Station]]'''  
| Microman Connig Station
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| ''Microman'' Connig Station
 
| 71061
 
| 71061
 
|  
 
|  
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====1977 toys====
 
====1977 toys====
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[[image:Pharoid-carded.jpg|right|thumb|240px|''Micronauts'' Pharoid toy]]
 
<center>
 
<center>
 
{| class="wikitable" |-  
 
{| class="wikitable" |-  
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|-
 
|-
 
| '''[[Pharoid]]'''  
 
| '''[[Pharoid]]'''  
|
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| Microman Command 2 M16x
 
| 71004
 
| 71004
|  
+
| Released in three color variants.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''[[Baron Karza]]'''  
 
| '''[[Baron Karza]]'''  
| Steel Jeeg Steel Jeeg  
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| ''Steel Jeeg'' Steel Jeeg  
 
| 71005
 
| 71005
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''[[Andromeda (Micronauts)|Andromeda]]'''  
 
| '''[[Andromeda (Micronauts)|Andromeda]]'''  
| Steel Jeeg Panzeroid
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| ''Steel Jeeg'' Panzeroid
 
| 71006
 
| 71006
 
|  
 
|  
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| Microman Acroyear
 
| Microman Acroyear
 
| 71015
 
| 71015
|  
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| Released in three color variants.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''[[Oberon (Micronauts)|Oberon]]'''  
 
| '''[[Oberon (Micronauts)|Oberon]]'''  
| Steel Jeeg Panzeroid
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| ''Steel Jeeg'' Panzeroid
 
| 71034
 
| 71034
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''[[Force Commander]]'''  
 
| '''[[Force Commander]]'''  
| Steel Jeeg Steel Jeeg
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| ''Steel Jeeg'' Steel Jeeg
 
| 71035
 
| 71035
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''[[Rhodium Orbitor]]'''  
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| '''[[Rhodium Orbiter]]'''  
 
| Gowapper 5 Godam Gesomachine
 
| Gowapper 5 Godam Gesomachine
 
| 71036
 
| 71036
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| '''[[Neon Orbitor]]'''  
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| '''[[Thorium Orbiter]]'''
 +
|  Microman Jet Mirror
 +
| 71037
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Neon Orbiter]]'''  
 
| Microman Drag Tiger
 
| Microman Drag Tiger
 
| 71038
 
| 71038
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Aquatron (Micronauts)|Aquatron]]'''
 +
| Microman Marine Condor.
 +
| 71040
 
|  
 
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| '''[[Battle Cruiser (Micronauts)|Battle Cruiser]]'''  
 
| '''[[Battle Cruiser (Micronauts)|Battle Cruiser]]'''  
|
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| Microman Transfer Fortress
 
| 71054
 
| 71054
 
|   
 
|   
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| Microman Giant Acroyear
 
| Microman Giant Acroyear
 
| 71055
 
| 71055
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|
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|}
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</center>
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====1978 toys====
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[[image:Alphatron-box.jpg|right|thumb|240px|''Micronauts'' Alphatron toy]]
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<center>
 +
{| class="wikitable" |-
 +
! Toy Name
 +
! Original mold use
 +
! Release number
 +
! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Alphatron (Micronauts)|Alphatron]]'''
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 +
| 50336-1
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| Contains parts from the ''Microman'' Road Station.
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|-
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| '''[[Betatron (Micronauts)|Betatron]]'''
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 +
| 50337-4
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| Contains parts from the ''Microman'' Giant Acroyear, Road Station and Titan Command Base.
 +
|-
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| '''[[Gammatron (Micronauts)|Gammatron]]'''
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|
 +
| 50338-7
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| Contains parts from the ''Microman'' Bull Crane and Road Station.
 +
|-
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| '''[[Galactic Defender]]'''
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|  ''Microman'' Command 3 M17x
 +
| 71016
 +
| Released in three color variants.
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Nemesis (Micronauts)|Nemesis]]'''
 +
| ''Microman'' Micro Robot
 +
| 71049
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Phobos (Micronauts)|Phobos]]'''
 +
|  ''Microman'' Robotman
 +
| 71056
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Star Searcher]]'''
 +
|  ''Microman'' Surveyor-1
 +
| 71063
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Satellite Survey Station]]'''
 +
 +
| 71070
 +
| Contains parts from the ''Microman'' Build Base and Robotman. A Montgomery Wards catalog exclusive.
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Interplanetary Headquarters]]'''
 +
 +
| 71071
 +
| Contains parts from the ''Microman'' Build Base.
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Galactic Command Center]]'''
 +
 +
| 71072
 +
| Contains parts from the ''Microman'' Build Base.
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Monorail City]]'''
 +
 +
| 71073
 +
| Contains parts from the ''Microman'' Build Base and Road Station.
 +
|}
 +
</center>
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====1979 toys====
 +
[[image:Antron-carded.jpg|right|thumb|240px|''Micronauts'' Antron toy]]
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<center>
 +
{| class="wikitable" |-
 +
! Toy Name
 +
! Original mold use
 +
! Release number
 +
! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Time Traveler (Micronauts)|Time Traveler]]'''
 +
| ''Microman'' M10X figures
 +
| 71000
 +
| Released in four solid color variants and with one of four different chest pieces.
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Kronos (Micronauts)|Kronos]]'''
 +
 +
| 71017
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Lobros]]'''
 +
|
 +
| 71018
 +
| Also released by Gig.
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Centaurus]]'''
 +
 +
| 71019
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Antron]]'''
 +
 +
| 71022
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Repto]]'''
 +
 +
| 71023
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Membros]]'''
 +
 +
| 71024
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Taurion (Micronauts)|Taurion]]'''
 +
 +
| 71041
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Solarion]]'''
 +
 +
| 71042
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Hornetroid]]'''
 +
 +
| 71057
 +
| Contains parts from the ''Microman'' Beam Tripler and Transfer Fortress.
 +
|}
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</center>
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====1980 toys====
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[[image:Ampzillasbox.jpg|right|thumb|240px|''Micronauts'' Ampzilla toy]]
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<center>
 +
{| class="wikitable" |-
 +
! Toy Name
 +
! Original mold use
 +
! Release number
 +
! Notes
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[King Atlas (Micronauts)|King Atlas]]'''
 +
| ''Steel Jeeg'' Steel Jeeg
 +
| 71007
 +
| Never released by Mego, but was released by El Greco and Gig.
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Lantaurion]]'''
 +
| ''Steel Jeeg'' Panzeroid
 +
| 71008
 +
| Never released by Mego, but was released by El Greco and Gig.
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Green Baron]]'''
 +
| ''Steel Jeeg'' Steel Jeeg
 +
| 71009
 +
| Never released by Mego, but was released by El Greco and Gig.
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Pegasus (Micronauts)|Pegasus]]'''
 +
| ''Steel Jeeg'' Panzeroid
 +
| 71010
 +
| Never released by Mego, but was released by El Greco and Gig.
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Emperor (Micronauts)|Emperor]]'''
 +
| ''Steel Jeeg'' Steel Jeeg
 +
| 71011
 +
| Never released by Mego, but was released by El Greco, Gig and Lion Rock.
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Megas (Micronauts)|Megas]]'''
 +
| ''Steel Jeeg'' Panzeroid
 +
| 71012
 +
| Never released by Mego, but was released by El Greco, Gig and Lion Rock.
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Red Falcon (Micronauts)|Red Falcon]]'''
 +
| ''Machine Saurer'' Death Cross
 +
| 71014
 +
| Never released by Mego, but was released Gig.
 +
|-
 +
| '''[[Ampzilla]]'''
 +
 +
| 71044
 
|  
 
|  
 
|}  
 
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{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
  
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[[Category:1970s toys]]
 
[[Category:1976 introductions]]
 
[[Category:1976 introductions]]
 
[[Category:Fictional robots]]
 
[[Category:Fictional robots]]

Latest revision as of 17:57, 7 May 2019

Micronauts are a toy line made by Mego starting in 1976.

Micronauts

Micronauts is a toy line started in 1976 by Mego. It was primarily made up of toys originally released by Takara under the Microman line, with some remolding and recoloring. It also included some remolded and recolored toys from Gowapper 5 Godam, Machine Saurer, Steel Jeeg and many original designs.

Design

Micronauts toys were mostly 1:18 scale space figures and vehicles which features 5mm pegs and port designs. The majority of the initial toy design was done by Iwakichi Ogawa, who would go one to design some Transformers figures.

Licensing

Mego licensed several other toy companies to release Micronauts. These include Airfix, El Greco, Gig, Grand Toys and Pin Pin Toys.

Toys

1976 toys

Micronauts Time Traveler toy
Toy Name Original mold use Release number Notes
Time Traveler Microman M10X figures 71000 Released in four translucent color variants and with one of four different chest pieces.
Space Glider Microman Super Steel 21x 71001 Released in three color variants.
Galactic Warrior Microman Super Steel 22x 71002 Released in three color variants and with one of four different chest pieces.
Acroyear Microman Mad Acroyear 71003 Released in three color variants.
Galactic Cruiser Microman Space Buggy 71020
Hydra Microman Bulk Lifter 71021
Ultronic Scooter Microman Auto Buggy 71030
Crater Cruncher Microman Bull Crane 71031
Photon Sled Microman Super Jet 71032
Warp Racer Microman Formula Z 71033
Microtron Microman Micro Robot 71050
Hydro Copter Microman Marine Copter 71051
Gyrotron Microman Escargo n/a (71052?) Although advertised, this toy was never released in the Micronauts line.
Biotron Microman Robotman 71053
Mobile Exploration Lab Microman Conning Tower 71060
Stratastation Microman Road Station 71062
Astro Station Microman Connig Station 71061

1977 toys

Micronauts Pharoid toy
Toy Name Original mold use Release number Notes
Pharoid Microman Command 2 M16x 71004 Released in three color variants.
Baron Karza Steel Jeeg Steel Jeeg 71005
Andromeda Steel Jeeg Panzeroid 71006
Acroyear II Microman Acroyear 71015 Released in three color variants.
Oberon Steel Jeeg Panzeroid 71034
Force Commander Steel Jeeg Steel Jeeg 71035
Rhodium Orbiter Gowapper 5 Godam Gesomachine 71036
Thorium Orbiter Microman Jet Mirror 71037
Neon Orbiter Microman Drag Tiger 71038
Aquatron Microman Marine Condor. 71040
Battle Cruiser Microman Transfer Fortress 71054
Giant Acroyear Microman Giant Acroyear 71055

1978 toys

Micronauts Alphatron toy
Toy Name Original mold use Release number Notes
Alphatron 50336-1 Contains parts from the Microman Road Station.
Betatron 50337-4 Contains parts from the Microman Giant Acroyear, Road Station and Titan Command Base.
Gammatron 50338-7 Contains parts from the Microman Bull Crane and Road Station.
Galactic Defender Microman Command 3 M17x 71016 Released in three color variants.
Nemesis Microman Micro Robot 71049
Phobos Microman Robotman 71056
Star Searcher Microman Surveyor-1 71063
Satellite Survey Station 71070 Contains parts from the Microman Build Base and Robotman. A Montgomery Wards catalog exclusive.
Interplanetary Headquarters 71071 Contains parts from the Microman Build Base.
Galactic Command Center 71072 Contains parts from the Microman Build Base.
Monorail City 71073 Contains parts from the Microman Build Base and Road Station.

1979 toys

Micronauts Antron toy
Toy Name Original mold use Release number Notes
Time Traveler Microman M10X figures 71000 Released in four solid color variants and with one of four different chest pieces.
Kronos 71017
Lobros 71018 Also released by Gig.
Centaurus 71019
Antron 71022
Repto 71023
Membros 71024
Taurion 71041
Solarion 71042
Hornetroid 71057 Contains parts from the Microman Beam Tripler and Transfer Fortress.

1980 toys

Micronauts Ampzilla toy
Toy Name Original mold use Release number Notes
King Atlas Steel Jeeg Steel Jeeg 71007 Never released by Mego, but was released by El Greco and Gig.
Lantaurion Steel Jeeg Panzeroid 71008 Never released by Mego, but was released by El Greco and Gig.
Green Baron Steel Jeeg Steel Jeeg 71009 Never released by Mego, but was released by El Greco and Gig.
Pegasus Steel Jeeg Panzeroid 71010 Never released by Mego, but was released by El Greco and Gig.
Emperor Steel Jeeg Steel Jeeg 71011 Never released by Mego, but was released by El Greco, Gig and Lion Rock.
Megas Steel Jeeg Panzeroid 71012 Never released by Mego, but was released by El Greco, Gig and Lion Rock.
Red Falcon Machine Saurer Death Cross 71014 Never released by Mego, but was released Gig.
Ampzilla 71044

Reception

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for May 3rd, 2014 did a spotlight on Micronauts.[1]

References

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