King Atlas (Micronauts)

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King Atlas
Micronauts character
Kingatlas-box.jpg
Gig King Atlas toy box
First appearance

Micronauts volume 2 number 1, March 2005 by Devil's Due Publishing
Created by

Gig
Release number

71007
Information
Gender Male
Occupation General
Relatives Green Baron (twin brother)
Abilities

Affiliation

Baron Karza

King Atlas is a fictional character from the Micronauts series introduced as a toy in 1980.

Micronauts

King Atlas is a fictional character in the Micronauts series. He combines with his horse Lantaurion (aka Orion) to form a centaur or wheeled centaur.

He comes from the planet Magma.

Development

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

King Atlas was released in Italy by Gig. He was also released by El Greco in Greece.

Several parts for King Atlas were released on Shapeways by Mathew Robert Ignash in 2018.

Comics

2004 Devil's Due Publishing

King Atlas and Green Baron art by Guido Guidi

King Atlas appeared in the Devil's Due Publications Micronauts series. He employed red Nemesis and Phobos robots. He was a a general in the service of Baron Karza. After the fall of Karza he started his own empire and aligned himself as a patron of the Micronauts. In supplemental material it was revealed that King Atlas and Green Baron were brothers.

Toys

  • Gig Micronauti King Atlas (1980)
A remold and recolor of Takara Steel Jeeg with a new head mold, which he shares with Green Baron.
Includes 2 sets of fists, 2 large cone missiles and 3 small missiles.
  • El Greco Oi Astpomaxhtes King Atlas
Comes with 4 sets of fists, 3 bopper missiles, two large cone missiles and a black version of Emperor's Galactic Sword.
  • Green Baron and King Atlas inspired the Microborgs character Spectrum General.

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