Oberon (Micronauts)

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Oberon
Micronauts character
Oberon-box.jpg
Mego Oberon toy box
Created by

Mego
Release number

71034
Information
Species Star Stallion
Gender Male
Title Vehicle For the Leader of the Micronauts
Abilities

Alternate mode

Wheeled horse

Oberon is a fictional character from the Micronauts series introduced in 1977. He was the Star Stallion partner to Force Commander.

Micronauts

Oberon is the horse (or Star Stallion) partner of Force Commander. He combines with Force Commander to form a centaur.

Oberon is also the name of an unrelated character in the Hasbro Micronauts toy line.

Development

The toy for Oberon was first developed as Panzeoid for the Steel Jeeg series.

The Oberon toy was designed by Iwakichi Ogawa and was filed for US patent in 1977.[1]

Oberon was released by Mego in 1977. He was also release by Airfix and Pin Pin Toys.

Palisades released a boxed set of Force Commander with Oberon in 2002.

In 2017 Hasbro released a box set at SDCC which included a figurine called Oberon. This Oberon was a new character, a humanoid with a wheel for legs.

In 2018 Mathew Robert Ignash released several parts for Oberon on Shapeways.

Fictional biography

Vehicle for the leader of the Micronauts

Animated series

2019 Hasbro

In 2019 Hasbro teased an upcoming Micronauts animated series. Characters included Acroyear, Biotron, Oberon, Quin-Tillis the Time Traveler, Space Glider, Xant the Antron. The characters are a radical redesign of the originals.

Comics

1979 Marvel Comics

Prince Argon becomes the Force Commander

Oberon appeared as the horse of Prince Argon. He controlled the horse with telepathy. Prince Argon and Oberon were joined in the form of a centaur in an experiment by Baron Karza.

Force Commander changed to his centaur form in issue 43 as he swore to find his sister Mari on Homeworld.

2016 IDW Publishing

In Micronauts 6 by IDW Publishing Baron Daigon enerchanged into a centaur form for fought Baron Karza. Daigon was killed.

Commercials

Oberon shared a 1977 commercial with Acroyear, Acroyear II, Andromeda, Baron Karza, Force Commander, Galactic Defender, Pharoid and Space Glider.[2]

Force Commander, Oberon, Baron Karza and Andromeda appeared together in a 1980 Italian Micronauti commercial by Gig.[3]

Toys

  • Mego Micronauts Oberon (1979)
A recolor of Takara Steel Jeeg Panzeroid.
This toy shares most of his molding with Andromeda and Megas. He was remolded with a new head into Lantaurion and Pegasus. This mold was also recolored into Star Knights Metallion, Steed and Vigilante.
  • Airfix Micronauts Oberon (1977)
A release fo the toy in Europe by Airfix.
  • El Greco Oi Astpomaxhtes Oberon
A release of the toy in Greece by El Greco.
  • Gig Nuovi Micronauti Oberon
A red/white recolor of Oberon released in Italy by Gig.
  • Pin Pin Toys Micronauts Oberon
A release of the Mego toy in France by Pin Pin Toys.
  • Palisades Micronauts Force Commander with Oberon (2002)
Released as a set in a variety of colors including white/red, clear/black and translucent red/white.
Palisades also produced a rare gold gold/white set as a gift to say "thank you" to certain members of the Yahoo! Groups Micropolis Embassy mailing list for all their help in the series 1 production.
Hasbro Revolution Xant, Quin-Tillus and Oberon
  • Hasbro Revolution (2017)
A box set of figures appearing in the Hasbro stories by IDW Publishing comics.
Includes tiny figurines of classic characters of Acroyear, Baron Karza and Biotron. There is an Antron called Xant, a female Space Glider named Phenelo-Phi, a Time Traveler named Quin-Tillus and new characters using the classic Micronauts names Oberon, Betatron and Gammatron.
A SDCC 2017 exclusive.

Gallery

References

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