Force Commander

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Force Commander
Micronauts character
Force Commander-box.jpg
Force Commander toy box
First appearance

Micronauts 1, January 1979 by Marvel Comics
Created by

Mego Corp.
Information
Aliases Prince Argon (Marvel Comics)
Barton Akai Daigon (IDW Publishing)
Super Commander (El GreCo)
Species Homeworlder (Marvel Comics)
Gender Male
Occupation Prince, revolutionary, dictator (Marvel Comics)
Minister of Science (IDW Publishing)
Title Baron
Relatives Mari (sister, Marvel Comics)
Lanna (mother, IDW Publishing)
Abilities

Affiliation

Ministry of Science (IDW Publishing)
Alternate mode

Centaur

Force Commander is a fictional character in the Micronauts series introduced as a toy in 1977. He became a comic character in 1979.

Micronauts

Force Commander is an (often) heroic character in the Micronauts series.

Development

The Force Commander toy was designed by Iwakichi Ogawa and was filed for US patent in 1976.[1]

Force Commander was developed by Mego using the design of the Takara Steel Jeeg toy, but recolored with a new head. Some have speculated his design was influenced by the Storm Trooper armor from Star Wars, but this has never been proven.

A 1978 promotional photo of a Force Commander prototype by Airfix depicts him as all-white, no red, although the toy they released was identical to the Mego version.

Force Commander was released in Greece by El Greco under the name Super Commander.

One concept considered by Palisades Toys was an 3 3/4 inch tall Force Commander which had additional magnetic armor which attached to him.

In 2012 Gold Dober made a set of custom figures called Flight Commander which was inspire by Force Commander.[2]

Comics

1979 Marvel Comics

Prince Argon becomes the Force Commander

Force Commander is a heroic character in the Marvel Comics Micronauts series. Prince Argon was captured by Baron Karza and experimented on by the mad Baron. Gaining a new centaur form he broke out of captivity with Slug and helped lead a rebelion against the Baron by taking the identity of the Force Commander.

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

2016 IDW Publishing

In the IDW Publishing Micronauts Force Commander is portrayed by Baron Akai Daigon, the Minister of Science.

2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space

Force Commander is among the cast in the 2018 art series Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space by Brian Vox.It is mentioned in the synopsis of issue 1 that the main characteras are searching for the lost Force Commander. The cover of Annual 2 and issue 25 depict Force Commander.

Toys

  • Mego Micronauts Force Commander (1977)
A remold and recolor of the Takara Steel Jeeg toy with a new head.
Can combine with Oberon to form a centaur.
  • Airfix Micronauts Force Commander (1978)
  • El Greko Oi Astpomaxhtes Super Commander
A release of Force Commander in Greece by El Greko with a new name. Comes with 4 sets of fists, 3 bopper missiles, two large cone missiles and a black version of Emperors Galactic Sword.
  • Pin Pin Toys Micronauts Force Commander
  • Palisades Micronauts Force Commander and Oberon
Released near the end of Palisades Micronauts run. Came in several color variants.
  • Force Commander inspired the Microborgs character Force Commando.

Gallery

References

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