Mobile Exploration Lab

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Mobile Exploration Lab
Micronauts character
Mobile Exploration Lab box
First appearance

Micronauts volume 1 issue 7 by Marvel Comics
Created by

Japanese name

Conning Tower
Release number

Aliases Hyperion 12



Mobile Exploration Lab (Conning Tower in Japan) is a fictional vehicle and robot in the Micronauts series introduced in 1976.



The patent for the Stratastation gives examples of combining it with the Mobile Exploration Lab and Gyrotron.

The Conning Tower was release by Takara in 1974.

The Mobile Exploraiton Lab was released by Mego in 1976. It was also released by Airfix.

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.

In 2018 Mathew Robert Ignash released several parts for the Mobile Exploration Lab on Shapeways.


1979 Marvel Comics

The Mobile Exploration Lab appeared in issue 7 of the Marvel Comics Micronauts series.

2016 IDW Publishing

The Mobile Exploration Lab is seen among the vehicles of the Ministry of Science in IDW Publishing's Micronauts 1.

2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space

Mobile Exploration Labs appear in the 2018 art series Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space by Brian Vox. Mobile Exploration Lab unit Hyperion 12 appears on the cover of issues 33.


  • Takara Microman Conning Tower (1974)
Features a missile launcher later remolded and used on the Micronauts Hornertoid.
  • Mego Micronauts Mobile Exploration Lab (1976)
A remold the Takara Microman Conning Tower toy. This toy has a new hidden missile launcher remolded from the one that comes with Galactic Warrior.
  • Airfix Micronauts Mobile Exploration Lab (1978)



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