Microtron is a heroic robot member of the Micronauts.
1979 Marvel Comics
Despite being a large robot in the Micronauts toy line, Microtron is depicted as a squat robot companion to Princess Mari in the Marvel comics series, possibly inspired by the Star Wars character of R2-D2. Microtron often was the sidekick of Biotron and had a loving relationship with the female robot Nanotron.
In the series eventually Microtron was killed in issue 48.
A new Microtron was built to replace him in issue 58. This Microtron was rebuilt into a new sleeker form in volume 2 issue 4.
When Marvel lost the license to Micronauts it included losing the rights to Microtron, and he has not appeared again the Marvel Universe. A new robotic character named Neutron seemed to take his place in the Ant Men.
2002 Image Comics
Microtron was among the cast regulars in the 2002 Image Comics Micronauts series. He was still depicted as a small robot, and was heavily redesigned.
2016 IDW Publishing
Microtron was among the cast regulars in the 2016 IDW Publishing Micronauts series. He was still depicted as a small robot, continuing his similarities to R2-D2.
Microtron was features on a toy-inspired cover of issue 9 of the series.
2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space
Microtron appeared in the 2018 art series Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space by Brian Vox. Unlike all previous fictional appearances of Microtron, he was depicted as a large robot like his toy. He formed the Rescue Pod with the Astro Station and Biotron. He appeared on the cover of issues 11.
- Mego Micronauts Microtron (1976)
- A robot toy by Mego Corp. Based on the Takara Microman Micro Robot toy.
- The Microtron toy was designed by Iwakichi Ogawa and patented in the USA in 1976.
- The recolored body of Microtron, with mostly new accessories, was used to make Nemesis.
- Airfix Micronauts Microtron (1978)
- Grand Toys Micronauts Microtron
- Microtron inspired the Microborgs character Microguy.
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