Ampzilla

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Ampzilla
Micronauts character
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Ampzilla box
First appearance

Micronauts volume 1 number 35, by Marvel Comics
Created by

Mego
Information
Species Ampzilla
Abilities

Affiliation

Death Squad (Marvel Comics)
Quote

"Yes, I am strong -- with a reptilian swiftness -- and a lethal lizard's bite!"

Ampzilla is a fictional character from the Micronauts series introduced in 1979.

Micronauts

Ampzilla is a fictional character or vehicle in the Micronauts series.

Ampzilla was released by Mego and Gig in 1979.

The commercial for Ampzilla, Lobstros and Sharkos depicted Ampzilla being piloted by Kronos.[1]

Development

Ampzilla varied greatly from it's original concept art, which depicted it as a tracked vehicle with a head and tail.[2]

In 2018 several parts for Ampzilla were release by Shapeways by Mathew Robert Ignash.

Fictional biography

"The Menacing Reptile From The Far Off Planet Saurian"

Comics

1979 Marvel Comics

The Death Squad in Micronauts volume 1 number 35 by Marvel Comics

Ampzilla was a member of the Death Squad in the Marvel Comics Micronauts stories. He first appeared in issue 35, where he attacked Devil of the Micronauts. He was distracted when Battleaxe slammed into him and was crushed by a tombstone thrown by Devil.

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

2016 IDW Publishing

Ampzilla appeared in the 2017 Micronauts Annual by IDW Publishing.

Ampzilla appeared infected by a Dire Wrath, working with Terraphant in "Entropy", from Rom & The Micronauts number 3.

Toys

  • Mego Micronauts Ampzilla (1979)
Although advertised, this toy was very rare in the US, with most of the stock being diverted for sale by Gig.
This toy was to be repackaged for the Mego Pocket Heroes line as a vehicle for Lex Luthor.[3]
  • Gig Micronauti Ampzilla (1979)
A release of Ampzilla in Italy by Gig.

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