Phobos (Micronauts)

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Micronauts character
Phobos in box
Created by

Mego Corp.
Species Roboid
Gender Male


Army of Baron Karza
Alternate mode

Tank and two Micronaut vehicles

Phobos is a fictional character in the Micronauts series introduced in as a toy in 1978. He became a Marvel Comics character in 1979.


Phobos is the the rival of Biotron. He is depicted as a villainous robot in the Micronauts series.


According to Bryan Wilkinson on Facebook, when Palisades Toys was first planning on Micronauts toys to release they had hoped to release Phobos. This toy was never released by Palisades Toys.


1979 Marvel Comics

Phobos is a villainous character in the Marvel Comics Micronauts series. Phobos roboids were often depicted as part of Baron Karza's forces, piloted by Dog Soldiers. Unlike Biotron, who was depicted as being about the size of a normal person from Homeworld, Phobos was depicted as a giant.

Dog Soldiers and Phobos units is "A Hunting We Will Go!" from Micronauts issue 4

In "A Hunting We Will Go!" from issue 4 Phobos units aided the Dog Soldiers hunting for Slug.

In "Home Is Where the Heart Is!" from issue 9 Rebels closed in on the Body Banks and were fired on by Phobos units.[1]

In issue 10, "Defeat!" Bug attacks and destroys a Phobos unit.

Phobos units were among Baron Karza's forces in Micronauts issue 11.

In issue 14 Phobos units were among Karza's troops on Bug's home world.

In issue 16, "Rendezvous in Sub-Atomica!", Phycho Man causes Biotron to believe a Phobos is attacking him.[2]

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

2016 IDW Publishing

Phobos units appear in issue 1 of the IDW Micronauts comic as agents of the Ministry of Science.

2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space

Phobos is among the cast in the 2018 art series Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space by Brian Vox. He appears on the cover of issue 19.


  • Mego Micronauts Phobos (1978)
Phobos is a recolor of Biotron with a new head mold. Converts from robot to tank and two Micronaut vehicles.
  • Airfix Micronauts Phobos
  • Gig Micronauti Phobos
A release of Phobos in Italy.



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