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In ''Micronauts First Strike'' issue 1 Acroyear, Biotron, Microtron, Orbital Defender 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>
  
 
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Space Glider
Micronauts character
Spaceglider-carded.jpg
Mego green Space Glider toy on card
First appearance

Micronauts volume 1 number 1 by Marvel Comics
Created by

Mego
Japanese name

Ken, Kelly and Kim
Release number

71001
Information
Aliases Aliante Spaziale
Ryan Archer (Image Comics)
Phenolo-Phi (IDW Publishing)
Braxxon (Protectors of Inner Space)
Species Human (Image Comics)
Micron (Protectors of Inner Space)
Gender Male (Image Comics, Protectors of Inner Space)
Female (IDW Publishing)
Family Dallas Archer (father, Image Comics)
Abilities

  • Energy blasts (from gun)
  • Flight (from glider pack)
  • Universal translator
Affiliation

Micronauts (Leader)

Space Glider (or Aliante Spaziale in Italy) is a fictional character from the Micronauts series introduced in 1976. He is depicted as a heroic character.

Micronauts

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

Space Glider and Time Traveler appear in the background on the Repto package art.

Development

Space Glider was released by Mego in several colors in 1976. He was also released by Gig and Pin Pin Toys.

According to Bryan Wilkinson on Facebook, one concept considered by Palisades Toys for Space Gliders was including stickers which would denote if he was the captain of a Battle Cruiser or Mobile Exploration Lab.

In 2002 Palisades toy released Space Glider in new colors.

Concept art for a new version of Space Glider was done by Dave Waugh as part of Palisades wave 3, although the figure was never produced.[1]

In late 2004 Micronauts was licensed to SOTA Toys to make Micronauts. They planned to produce a line of stylized 6 inch figures under the name Micronauts Evolution, including a Space Glider. A hand painted prototype of Space Glider was displayed at Toy Fair New York City 2005, but because of legal issues with Takara the toys were delayed and never released.[2]

In 2007 Hasbro released the Hasbro Revolution box set. This set included a tiny female Space Glider figure.

In 2018 several parts for Space Glider were released on Shapeways by Mathew Robert Ignash.

Reception

Fictional biography

Animated series

2005 Eagle One Media

Space Glider 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.

2019 Hasbro

In 2019 Hasbro teased an upcoming Micronauts animated series. Characters included Acroyear, Biotron, Oberon, Quin-Tillis the Time Traveler, Space Glider, Xant the Antron. The characters are a radical redesign of the originals.

Comics

1979 Marvel Comics

In the Marvel Comics Micronauts series the character of Arcturus Rann was referred to as Space Glider, although his design was based on the blue Galactic Warrior toy. He often wore the glider pack and helmet of Space Glider.

The character of Bug was loosely based on the green Space Glider figure and often wore a glider pack as well.

Acroyear and Marionette also often wore a glider pack based on Space Glider.

2002 Image Comics

In the 2003 Image Comics Micronauts series Space Glider is a human named Ryan Archer.

Ryan Archer is an Earthman who ended up trapped in the Microverse and was held prisoner by Baron Karza. He was eventually freed by a band of rebels became their leader, he also became the lover of Baron Karza's daughter, Princess Persephone.

2016 IDW Publishing

In the IDW Publishing series Space Glider is depicted as looking radically different from the toy. Space Glider is female named Phenolo-Phi, with a new wing design and a tail.

In Micronauts First Strike issue 1 Acroyear, Biotron, Microtron, Orbital Defender 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.[3]

2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space

A Space Glider named Braxxon was among the main cast in the 2018 art series Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space by Brian Vox. Braxxon is based on the blue Mego Space Glider toy. He appears on the cover of issue 1-3, Annual 1, 15, 19, 21, 23 and 25.

Commercials

Acroyear, Galactic Warrior, Space Glider and Time Traveler appeared in a 1976 Mego commercial together.[4]

Space Glider shared a 1977 commercial with Acroyear, Acroyear II, Andromeda, Baron Karza, Force Commander, Galactic Defender, Oberon and Pharoid.[5]

Games

Freedom Force

There is a fan-made mesh and skin for Marvel Comics Arcturus Rann in the 2002 Freedom Force video game.[6]

Toys

  • Mego Micronauts Space Glider (1976)
A recolor of the Microman Super Steel M210x figure.
Comes with a helmet and wing pack.
This figure was released in 3 color variants: Blue, green and gold. All versions of Space Glider came with a blue helmet.
The glider pack was reused on Art Hobby Flight Commander.
  • Gig Micronauti Aliante Spaziale
  • Pin Pin Toys Micronauts Space Glider
A release of the Mego toy in France with English/French language packaging by Pin Pin Toys.
  • Palisades Micronauts Space Glider Preview (2002)
Released by Hero Factory. Limited to 1000 pieces.
Features a remolded head to fit inside the helmet better.
In addition to the helmet and wing pack, comes with a rifle and stand.
  • Palisades Micronauts Space Glider (2002)
In addition to the helmet and wing pack, comes with a rifle and stand.
Features a remolded head to fit inside the helmet better.
Comes in four color variants: Blue/black, green/silver, red/silver and silver/yellow. Came with a helmet that matched their color scheme. These figures were produced in equal numbers and shipped together in a case.
  • Palisades Micronauts Space Commander Space Glider (2003)
A 1:18 scale figure.
A recolor of the Palisades Space Glider toy colored as an homage to Arcturus Ran
  • SOTA Toys Micronauts Evolution Space Glider (unreleased)
  • Hasbro Revolution (2017)
A box set of figures appearing in the Hasbro stories by IDW Publishing comics.
Includes tiny figurines of classic characters of Acroyear, Baron Karza and Biotron. There is an Antron called Xant, a female Space Glider named Phenelo-Phi, a Time Traveler named Quin-Tillus and new characters using the classic Micronauts names Oberon, Betatron and Gammatron.

Gallery

References

External links

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