Battle Cruiser (Micronauts)

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Battle Cruiser
Mego Battle Cruiser box
First appearance Micronauts volume 1 number 2 by Marvel Comics
Affiliation Baron Karza (Marvel Comics)
Micronauts (Protectors of Inner Space)
References Micronauts

The Battle Cruiser (or Incrociatore Da Combattimento in Italy) is a fictional vehicle in the Micronauts series introduced in 1977.


The Battle Cruiser is a vehicle in the Micronauts series.


The Battle Cruiser toy was designed by Iwakichi Ogawa and was filed for US patent in 1978.[1]

The Battle Cruiser was released by Mego in 1977.

In 1987 Hour Toys released the Inter-Changeables Cosmic Attack Cruiser, a recolor of the Battle Cruiser.

According to Bryan Wilkinson on Facebook, when Palisades Toys was first planning on Micronauts toys to release they had hoped to release Battle Cruiser. This toy was never released by Palisades Toys.

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 several replacement parts and upgrades for the Battle Cruiser were released on Shapeways by Mathew Robert Ignash.


1979 Marvel Comics

Micronauts volume 1 number 3 by Marvel Comics featuring the Battle Cruiser on the cover

Battle Cruisers, initially called "Galactic Cruisers", first appeared in issue 2 of the Marvel Comics Micronauts series piloted by Shaitan and his Acroyear warriors in pursuit of the Micronauts.

He continues to chase them in issue 3, where the Cruisers are destroyed in battle on Earth and recovered by humans.

A Battle Cruiser is seen again in a flashback to the battle in issue 8.

In issue 14 Warstaff attempts to escape his world in a Battle Cruiser, but is shot down by Bug.

Battle Cruisers and Thorium Orbiters are among Baron Karza's fleet when it invaded Earth in issue 27-28.

2003 Image Comics

Several Battle Cruisers were seen among Baron Karza's fleet in Micronauts Karza number 4 by Image Comics.

2018 Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space

Battle Cruisers appear in the 2018 art series Micronauts Protectors of Inner Space by Brian Vox. The main characters of the series pilot a Battle Cruiser called the Eagleburst XLV. Battle Cruisers appear on the cover of issues 1, 2, 7, 11 and 12.


  • Takara Microman Transfer Fortress
A 1:18 scale toy.
  • Mego Micronauts Battle Cruiser (1977)
The Battle Cruiser is a 1:18 scale toy. It is a recolor and remold of the Takara Microman Transfer Fortress.
The Vertical Wing and two Auxiliary Wings from the Battle Cruiser were recolored for the Hornetroid.
Some wings were recolored on the Pocket Heroes Robin-Shuttle.
Some molding features of the Battle Cruiser were reused by Mego for the 2-XL tape player.
It was recolored in 1987 for the Hour Toys Interchangeables Cosmic Attack Cruiser.
  • Airfix Micronauts Battle Cruiser (1979)
  • Gig Micronauti Incrociatore Da Combattimento
A release of the Battle Cruiser in Italy by Gig with a new name.
  • Grand Toys Micronauts Battle Cruiser
A release of the Mego toy in Canada with English/French packaging.
  • Hour Toys Inter-Changeables Cosmic Attack Cruiser (1987)
A recolor of the Battle Cruiser by Hour Toys.



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