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Micronauts character
Mego Hornetroid box
First appearance

Micronauts Annual 1, 1979 by Marvel Comics
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Release number

Species Hornetroid

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


Hornetroid is a fictional character or vehicle in the Micronauts series. Just as Antron, he comes from the far off galaxy of Thoraxid.

In a Mego catalog an Antron can be seen piloting Hornetroid and Sharkos.[1]

The Hornetroid was developed as a dragonfly, but his name suggests it is a hornet.

The box for the Hornetroid refers to him as a "myrapod", which is actually the group of animals that includes centipedes and millipedes, not hornets or dragonflies.


The Hornetroid was based on concept art by Stephen Lee.

The prototype of the Hornetroid was orange and pink and had a visible, removable brain feature. This prototype lacked the parts reused from the Beam Tripler and Battle Cruiser that were on the final release.[2]

Mego released Hornetroid in 1979. It was also released by Gig and Grand Toys.

The Hornetroid was the inspiration for the 2015 Glyos figure called the Hornet Mushi.[3]

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


Fictional biography

"The Fearsome Myriapod From The Far Off Galaxy of Thoraxid"


1979 Marvel Comics

Hornetroid in Micronauts Annual issue 1 by Marvel Comics

The Hornetroid first appeared in the Marvel Comics Micronauts Annual issue 1 where it fought Bug and Acroyear.

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

2003 Image Comics

Hornetroid in Micronauts Karza issue 4 by Image Comics

Several Hornetroids were seen among Baron Karza's fleet in Micronauts Karza issue 4 by Image Comics.

2016 IDW Publishing

Hornetroids appeared among Baron Karza's forces in Micronauts number 5 by IDW Publishing.

In Rom and the Micronauts 2 the Micronauts fight a Hornetroid infected by a Dire Wraith. [4]

The Micronauts use the body of a Hornetroid as a Trojan Horse in Rom and the Micronauts 3.[5]

2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space

A Hornetroid appeared in the 2018 art series Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space by Brian Vox. The cover of issue 29 depicted Astral Spy, Pharoid and Space Glider being attacked by a Hornetroid.


The Mego Hornetroid commercial featured Antron and Hornetroid attacking Galactic Warrior. This commercial depicts Hornetroid with working missile launchers, but the final toy had disabled launchers.[6]

Hornetroid was featured in the Gig commercial for the Monstri Micronauti.[7]

Hornetroid appeared among the aliens in the Gig commercial for Red Falcon.[8]


  • Mego Micronauts Hornetroid (1979)
A new 1:18 scale mold developed for California R&D for Mego.
The rear gun is recolored from the Microman Beam Tripler. The tail and tail wings are recolored from the Battle Cruiser.
  • Gig Micronauti Hornetroid
A release of the Mego toy in Italy by Gig.
  • Grand Toys Micronauts Hornetroid
A release of the Mego toy in Canada in English/French packaging by Grand Toys.



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