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{{Infobox character
 
{{Infobox character
| name        = Prince Pharoid (Marvel)<BR>Oziron Rael (IDW)
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| name        = Pharoid
 
| series      = [[Micronauts]]
 
| series      = [[Micronauts]]
 
| image      = [[Image:pharoid-carded.jpg|240px]]
 
| image      = [[Image:pharoid-carded.jpg|240px]]
| caption    = Pharoid toy on card, grey color with second version of the Time Chamber
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| caption    = Mego grey Pharoid toy on card, with second version of the Time Chamber
| first      = Micronauts 23, November 1980, Marvel Comics<BR>
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| first      = ''Micronauts'' volume 1 number 23, November 1980 by Marvel Comics
Micronauts 1, IDW Publishing
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| last        =  
 
| last        =  
| creator    = Mego Corp.
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| creator    = Mego
 
| portrayer  =  
 
| portrayer  =  
 
| voice      =  
 
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| nationality =  
 
| nationality =  
 
| lbl1 = Japanese name
 
| lbl1 = Japanese name
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|data1 = Sheriff, Sander and Sammy
 
| lbl2 = Release number
 
| lbl2 = Release number
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|data2 = 71004
 
| lbl21 = Abilities
 
| lbl21 = Abilities
 
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'''Pharoid''' is a [[fictional character]] from the [[Micronauts]] series introduced in 1977. He is depicted as a heroic character.
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'''Pharoid''' is a [[fictional character]] from the ''[[Micronauts]]'' series introduced in 1977. He is depicted as a heroic character.
  
 
==Micronauts==
 
==Micronauts==
Pharoid was a character in the Micronauts series. The depiction of Pharoid has varied vastly from one fictional setting to another. Initially depicted as a heroic prince in the Marvel Comics stories, the Pharoids were an alien race in the IDW Publishing works. One member of the Pharoids, Oziron Rael, is a regular in the series.
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Pharoid was a character in the ''Micronauts'' series.  
  
 
===Development===
 
===Development===
Microtron and Pharoid appeared in a 1978 Mego commercial together.<REF>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irtvW0DaI-g</REF>
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Mego released Pharoid in 1977.
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In 2003 Palisades Toys released a Pharoid toy. This toy had accessories added.
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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 2018 Prize Inside released Pharoid Inchman.
  
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 2018 various parts for Pharoid were released on [[Shapeways]] by [[Mathew Robert Ignash]].
  
 
===Reception===
 
===Reception===
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===Fictional biography===
 
===Fictional biography===
*{{quote|Pharoid and his sarcophagus-like Time Chamber merge super-science and ancient technology, reminding us of legends about alien visitors meeting ancient earth civilizations. His intricate detail and high-tech design fired imaginations young and old. Pharoid lacked weapons in the 1970's, but now arrives in a new century armed with a new Scarab Blaster and interchangeable Chrono-Wings!}}
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{{quote|Pharoid and his sarcophagus-like Time Chamber merge super-science and ancient technology, reminding us of legends about alien visitors meeting ancient earth civilizations. His intricate detail and high-tech design fired imaginations young and old. Pharoid lacked weapons in the 1970's, but now arrives in a new century armed with a new Scarab Blaster and interchangeable Chrono-Wings!}}
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===Animated series===
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Pharoid appeared in a segment on [[Robot Chicken]].
  
 
===Comics===
 
===Comics===
Pharoid has appeared several times in comic form. Each version of Pharoid is vastly different.  
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Pharoid has appeared several times in comic form from different writers. Each depiction of Pharoid is vastly different.  
  
 
====1979 Marvel Comics====
 
====1979 Marvel Comics====
[[image:pharoid-micronauts28.jpg|left|thumb|240px|Pharoid in Micronauts 28 by Marvel Comics]]
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[[image:pharoid-micronauts24.jpg|left|thumb|240px|Pharoid and Slug in ''Micronauts'' 24 by Marvel Comics]]
Pharoid in the Marvel Comics stories has little resemblance to the toy.
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Pharoid in the Marvel Comics ''Micronauts'' stories has little resemblance to the toy.
  
Prince Pharoid was the ruler of Aegypta, a desert region on Homeworld. He was an ally of the Micronauts and an admirer of Lady Slug.
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Prince Pharoid was the ruler of Aegypta, a desert region on Homeworld. He was an ally of the ''Micronauts'' and an admirer of Lady Slug.
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Time Chambers appeared as caskets of the first lords of Aegypta in issue 24.
  
 
In "Last Stand in Fantasy-World!" Reptos participate in [[Baron Karza]]'s fleet which attacks Homeworld. A Repto is seen defeated by prince Pharoid.<REF>http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Micronauts_Vol_1_28</REF>  
 
In "Last Stand in Fantasy-World!" Reptos participate in [[Baron Karza]]'s fleet which attacks Homeworld. A Repto is seen defeated by prince Pharoid.<REF>http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Micronauts_Vol_1_28</REF>  
  
 
Pharoid was eventually killed by Baron Karza.
 
Pharoid was eventually killed by Baron Karza.
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When Marvel lost the license to ''Micronauts'' it included losing the rights to Pharoid, and he has not appeared again the Marvel Universe.
  
 
====2016 IDW Publishing====
 
====2016 IDW Publishing====
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After flying into the Cloud, the Micronauts were attacked by [[Reptos]], a race of beings previously thought destroyed by the cloud. Seeing that the Reptos survived, Oz was excited to return home with the news that Microspace wasn't doomed. With the Reptos destroy tearing up the Heliopolis, Oz told [[Microtron]] to destroy the ship if he had to, something which proved unnecessary after the crew was saved by the mysterious [[Time Traveler]].
 
After flying into the Cloud, the Micronauts were attacked by [[Reptos]], a race of beings previously thought destroyed by the cloud. Seeing that the Reptos survived, Oz was excited to return home with the news that Microspace wasn't doomed. With the Reptos destroy tearing up the Heliopolis, Oz told [[Microtron]] to destroy the ship if he had to, something which proved unnecessary after the crew was saved by the mysterious [[Time Traveler]].
  
Several days into their journey, while tracking a mysterious energy source, the Micronauts received a message from Baron Karza. Karza told them that though it had only been a few days for them inside the storm, years had passed for him after he followed them into the cloud. Microtron then informed Oz that he discovered the source of the energy he detected earlier, which also happened to be the source of Karza's signal. Upon seeing the source of the energy, Oz struggled to comprehend what he was looking at. Karza explained that he was looking was the birthplace of Microspace: the body of [[Micronus Prime]].
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Several days into their journey, while tracking a mysterious energy source, the ''Micronauts'' received a message from Baron Karza. Karza told them that though it had only been a few days for them inside the storm, years had passed for him after he followed them into the cloud. Microtron then informed Oz that he discovered the source of the energy he detected earlier, which also happened to be the source of Karza's signal. Upon seeing the source of the energy, Oz struggled to comprehend what he was looking at. Karza explained that he was looking was the birthplace of Microspace: the body of [[Micronus Prime]].
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Issue 5 of the IDW Publishing ''Micronauts'' series featured a picture on the cover of Oziron Rael with the second version of the grey Mego Time Chamber.
  
 
====2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space====
 
====2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space====
Pharoid is among the cast in the 2018 art series ''[[Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space]]'' by Brian Vox. The red Pharoid appears on the cover of issue 1-2.
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Pharoid is among the cast in the 2018 art series ''[[Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space]]'' by Brian Vox. Pharoid appears on the cover of issue 1-2, 25 and 31. He is based on the red Mego Pharoid toy.
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===Commercials===
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Microtron and Pharoid appeared in a 1978 Mego commercial together.<REF>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irtvW0DaI-g</REF>
  
 
===Toys===
 
===Toys===
 
*'''''Mego Micronauts'' Pharoid with Time Chamber''' (1977)
 
*'''''Mego Micronauts'' Pharoid with Time Chamber''' (1977)
:A recolor of Microman M161 Sheriff and other figures in the Microman Command series. Came in 3 color variants, blue, grey and red. Came with two winglets and a Time Chamber.
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:A recolor of ''Microman'' Command 2 series. Came in 3 color variants, blue, grey and red. Came with two winglets and a Time Chamber.
:Initial releases of the Time Chamber featured with works "Microman Command" in Japanese, but later releases features symbols.
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:Initial releases of the Time Chamber featured with words "Microman Command" in Japanese, but later releases features symbols.
 
:The Time Chamber was released as the Cosmic Warp Chamber.
 
:The Time Chamber was released as the Cosmic Warp Chamber.
:Issue 5 of the IDW Publishing Micronauts series featured a picture on the cover of Oziron Rael with the second version of the grey Mego Time Chamber.
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:The Time Chamber of Pharoid was to be reused on the unreleased Palisades toy [[Anuboid]].
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*'''''Airfix Micronauts'' Pharoid with Time Chamber''' (1978)
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*'''''Gig Micronauti'' Pharoid Con La Camera Del Tempo'''
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:A release of the Mego toy in Italy by Gig.
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*'''''Lion Rock'' Pharoid'''
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:A release of Pharoid by Lion Rock that came without a Time Chamber, but had a back connector.
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*'''''Pin Pin Toys Micronauts'' Pharoid with Time Chamber'''
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:A release of the Mego toy in France by Pin Pin Toys.  
  
 
*'''''Palisades Micronauts'' Pharoid''' (2003)
 
*'''''Palisades Micronauts'' Pharoid''' (2003)
:4 different color variants were released. Included the original two winglets and Time Chamber, but added two larger winds, rifle and stand.  
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:4 different color variants were released. Included the original two winglets and Time Chamber, but added two larger wings, rifle and stand.  
:The Time Chamber featured the second version of the mold.
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:The Time Chamber included was similar to the remold released by Mego.
  
[[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]] 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]] 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.
:Features art by [[Ken Kelly]]. The box art for Pharoid features him wearing the leg wings which were not part of this set.
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:Features art by [[Ken Kelly]]. The box art for Pharoid features him wearing the ''Microman'' Command 1 wings, which were not part of this set.
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*'''''Shapeways Prize Inside Inchman'' Pharoid (no helmet)'''
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:An inch tall figure based on Pharoid.<REF>https://www.shapeways.com/product/RRNLSUNSQ/pharoid-no-helmet-inchman-body</REF>
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*'''''Shapeways Prize Inside Inchman'' Pharoid (Helmeted)'''
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:An inch tall figure based on Pharoid with a helmet added.<REF>https://www.shapeways.com/product/BLPDDYE8B/pharoid-helmeted-inchman-body</REF>
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*Several [https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace/games/toys/?tag=Pharoid parts for Pharoid] are available on [[Shapeways]].
  
 
===Gallery===
 
===Gallery===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
image:pharoiddies.jpg|Pharoid killed by Baron Karza in Micronauts 50 by Marvel Comics
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image:pharoid-micronauts28.jpg|Pharoid in ''Micronauts'' 28 by Marvel Comics
image:ozironrael-biography.jpg|Iziron Rael biography
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image:pharoiddies.jpg|Pharoid killed by Baron Karza in ''Micronauts'' 50 by Marvel Comics
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image:ozironrael-biography.jpg|Oziron Rael biography
 
image:pharoid-mpoisbio.jpg|Pharoid fan biography by Brian Vox
 
image:pharoid-mpoisbio.jpg|Pharoid fan biography by Brian Vox
image:mpois01.jpg|Issue 1, featuring the Battle Cruiser, Galactic Defender, Galactic Warrior, Pharoid, and Space Glider
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image:mpois01.jpg|''Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space'' issue 1, featuring the Battle Cruiser, Galactic Defender, Galactic Warrior, Pharoid, and Space Glider
image:mpois02.jpg|Issue 2, featuring the Battle Cruiser, Galactic Defender, Galactic Warrior, Pharoid, and Space Glider
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image:mpois02.jpg|''Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space'' issue 2, featuring the Battle Cruiser, 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
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image:mpois04.jpg|''Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space'' issue 4, featuring Pharoid
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image:mpois25.jpg|Issue 25, featuring Angel Commander, Force Commander, Galactic Defender, Galactic Warrior, Pharoid and Space Glider
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image:mpois31.jpg|''Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space'' issue 31, featuring Angel Commander, Astral Spy, Galactic Warrior and Pharoid
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image:mpois36.jpg|''Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space'' issue 36, featuring Angel Commander, Cerulean, Galactic Warrior and Pharoid
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image:mpoisa03.jpg|''Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space'' Annual 3, featuring Angel Commander, Galactic Warrior, Pharoid and Space Glider  
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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Latest revision as of 02:01, 19 October 2019

Pharoid
Micronauts character
Pharoid-carded.jpg
Mego grey Pharoid toy on card, with second version of the Time Chamber
First appearance

Micronauts volume 1 number 23, November 1980 by Marvel Comics
Created by

Mego
Japanese name

Sheriff, Sander and Sammy
Release number

71004
Information
Species Homeworlder (Marvel)
Pharoid (IDW)
Gender Male
Occupation Prince (Marvel)
Smuggler (IDW)
Title Prince of Aegypta (IDW)

Pharoid is a fictional character from the Micronauts series introduced in 1977. He is depicted as a heroic character.

Micronauts

Pharoid was a character in the Micronauts series.

Development

Mego released Pharoid in 1977.

In 2003 Palisades Toys released a Pharoid toy. This toy had accessories added.

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 Prize Inside released Pharoid Inchman.

In 2018 various parts for Pharoid were released on Shapeways by Mathew Robert Ignash.

Reception

Fictional biography

Pharoid and his sarcophagus-like Time Chamber merge super-science and ancient technology, reminding us of legends about alien visitors meeting ancient earth civilizations. His intricate detail and high-tech design fired imaginations young and old. Pharoid lacked weapons in the 1970's, but now arrives in a new century armed with a new Scarab Blaster and interchangeable Chrono-Wings!

Animated series

Pharoid appeared in a segment on Robot Chicken.

Comics

Pharoid has appeared several times in comic form from different writers. Each depiction of Pharoid is vastly different.

1979 Marvel Comics

Pharoid and Slug in Micronauts 24 by Marvel Comics

Pharoid in the Marvel Comics Micronauts stories has little resemblance to the toy.

Prince Pharoid was the ruler of Aegypta, a desert region on Homeworld. He was an ally of the Micronauts and an admirer of Lady Slug.

Time Chambers appeared as caskets of the first lords of Aegypta in issue 24.

In "Last Stand in Fantasy-World!" Reptos participate in Baron Karza's fleet which attacks Homeworld. A Repto is seen defeated by prince Pharoid.[2]

Pharoid was eventually killed by Baron Karza.

When Marvel lost the license to Micronauts it included losing the rights to Pharoid, and he has not appeared again the Marvel Universe.

2016 IDW Publishing

When a Pharoid temple was occupied by militants, Baron Karza and Red Falcon led a battalion of Acroyears on a rescue mission. At the battle's conclusion, Karza received a cryptic warning from one of the dying militants, before discovering Red Falcon inside the heart of the temple, communing with five Time Travelers. The Emperor's son returned home with claims that the Travelers, part of a Pharoid sect said to have transcended time itself, had shown him the future, and that by seeking their counsel he alone could guide the empire on the right path.

After flying into the Cloud, the Micronauts were attacked by Reptos, a race of beings previously thought destroyed by the cloud. Seeing that the Reptos survived, Oz was excited to return home with the news that Microspace wasn't doomed. With the Reptos destroy tearing up the Heliopolis, Oz told Microtron to destroy the ship if he had to, something which proved unnecessary after the crew was saved by the mysterious Time Traveler.

Several days into their journey, while tracking a mysterious energy source, the Micronauts received a message from Baron Karza. Karza told them that though it had only been a few days for them inside the storm, years had passed for him after he followed them into the cloud. Microtron then informed Oz that he discovered the source of the energy he detected earlier, which also happened to be the source of Karza's signal. Upon seeing the source of the energy, Oz struggled to comprehend what he was looking at. Karza explained that he was looking was the birthplace of Microspace: the body of Micronus Prime.

Issue 5 of the IDW Publishing Micronauts series featured a picture on the cover of Oziron Rael with the second version of the grey Mego Time Chamber.

2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space

Pharoid is among the cast in the 2018 art series Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space by Brian Vox. Pharoid appears on the cover of issue 1-2, 25 and 31. He is based on the red Mego Pharoid toy.

Commercials

Microtron and Pharoid appeared in a 1978 Mego commercial together.[3]

Toys

  • Mego Micronauts Pharoid with Time Chamber (1977)
A recolor of Microman Command 2 series. Came in 3 color variants, blue, grey and red. Came with two winglets and a Time Chamber.
Initial releases of the Time Chamber featured with words "Microman Command" in Japanese, but later releases features symbols.
The Time Chamber was released as the Cosmic Warp Chamber.
The Time Chamber of Pharoid was to be reused on the unreleased Palisades toy Anuboid.
  • Airfix Micronauts Pharoid with Time Chamber (1978)
  • Gig Micronauti Pharoid Con La Camera Del Tempo
A release of the Mego toy in Italy by Gig.
  • Lion Rock Pharoid
A release of Pharoid by Lion Rock that came without a Time Chamber, but had a back connector.
  • Pin Pin Toys Micronauts Pharoid with Time Chamber
A release of the Mego toy in France by Pin Pin Toys.
  • Palisades Micronauts Pharoid (2003)
4 different color variants were released. Included the original two winglets and Time Chamber, but added two larger wings, rifle and stand.
The Time Chamber included was similar to the remold released by Mego.
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 and blue Pharoid with two winglets and Time Chamber.
The Time Chamber featured the original Japanese writing.
Features art by Ken Kelly. The box art for Pharoid features him wearing the Microman Command 1 wings, which were not part of this set.
  • Shapeways Prize Inside Inchman Pharoid (no helmet)
An inch tall figure based on Pharoid.[4]
  • Shapeways Prize Inside Inchman Pharoid (Helmeted)
An inch tall figure based on Pharoid with a helmet added.[5]

Gallery

References

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