Space Glider

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Space Glider
Micronauts character
Mego green Space Glider toy on card
First appearance

Micronauts 1, January 1979 by Marvel Comics
Created by

Mego Corp.
Aliases Arcturus Rann (Marvel Comics), Ryan Archer (Image Comics)
Species Homeworlder
Gender Male
Occupation Explorer
Family Lord Dallan Rann (father), Lady Sepsis Rann (mother)

  • Flight
  • Superhuman longevity
  • Telepathy

Micronauts (Leader)

Space Glider is a fictional character from the Micronauts series introduced in 1977. He is depicted as a heroic character.


Space Glider was a character in the Micronauts series. The depiction of Space Glider has varied vastly from one fictional setting to another.


Acroyear, Galactic Warrior, Space Glider and Time Traveler appeared in a 1976 Mego commercial together.[1]

According to Bryan Wilkinson on Facebook, one concept considered by Palisades Toys for Space Gliders was including stickers which would denote if he was the captain of a Battle Cruiser or Mobile Exploration Lab.

Concept art for a new version of Space Glider was done by Dave Waugh as part pf Palisades wave 3, although the figure was never produced.[2]

In late 2004 Micronauts was licensed to SOTA Toys to make Micronauts. They planned to produce a line of stylized 6 inch figures under the name Micronauts Evolution, including a Space Glider. A hand painted prototype of Space Glider was displayed at Toy Fair New York City 2005, but because of legal issues with Takara the toys were delayed and never released.[3]


Fictional biography


1979 Marvel Comics

Micronauts 1 by Marvel Comics

Space Glider, Commander Arcturus Rann, is the main hero in the Marvel Comics Micronauts series. One thousand years ago, Commander Arcturus Rann set out from Homeworld with his roboid co-pilot Biotron on a voyage to explore the Microverse.

In the Marvel Comics series Space Glider was often depicted looking more like the blue Galactic Warrior toy, but using the helmet and wings from Space Glider. While Mego retained the rights to thr Micronauts character Space Glider, Marvel owns the character of Arcturus Rann. Rann continued to appear in Marvel Comics stories after the Micronauts series ended.

2003 Image Comics

In the 2003 Image Comics Micronauts series Space Glider is a human named Ryan Archer.

Ryan Archer is an Earthman who ended up trapped in the Microverse and was held prisoner by Baron Karza. He was eventually freed by a band of rebels called The Micronauts and became their leader, he also became the lover of Baron Karza's daughter, Princess Persephone.

2016 IDW Publishing

In the IDW Publishing series Space Glider is depicted as looking radically different from the toy. Space Glider is female named Phenolo-Phi, with a new wing design and a tail.

2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space

A Space Glider named Braxxon was among the main cast in the 2018 art series Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space by Brian Vox. Braxxon is based on the blue Mego Space Glider toy. He appears on the cover of issue 1-3, Annual 1, 15, 19, 21, 23 and 25.


Freedom Force

There is a fan-made mesh and skin for Space Glider in the 2002 Freedom Force video game.[4]


  • Mego Micronauts Space Glider (1976)
A recolor of the Microman Super Steel M210x figure.
Comes with a helmet and wing pack.
This figure was released in 3 color variants: Blue, green and gold. All versions of Space Glider came with a blue helmet.
  • Pin Pin Toys Micronauts Space Glider
A release of the Mego toy in France with English/French language packaging by Pin Pin Toys.
  • Palisades Micronauts Space Glider Preview (2002)
Released by Hero Factory. Limited to 1000 pieces.
Features a remolded head to fit inside the helmet better.
In addition to the helmet and wing pack, comes with a rifle and stand.
  • Palisades Micronauts Space Glider (2002)
In addition to the helmet and wing pack, comes with a rifle and stand.
Features a remolded head to fit inside the helmet better.
Comes in four color variants: Blue/black, green/silver, red/silver and silver/yellow. Came with a helmet that matched their color scheme. These figures were produced in equal numbers and shipped together in a case.
  • SOTA Toys Micronauts Evolution Space Glider (unreleased)
  • 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.



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