Friday, February 26, 2010


Probably the coolest of all the Micronauts...Bug.  But Bug lives on...on paper only. 

Bug was created by Marvel for the Marvel Comics edition of The Micronauts.  And Marvel was holding onto this one.   So there are no BUG action figures.  Marvel Comics did a 48 page Comic called Bug One SHOT and I think there might be a 4 comic mini series...hmmm...those comics are packed one the top shelf in the back...crap...

But there has been some BUG merchandise and there have been various attempts by various people at making custom BUG figures.  The one piece of BUG merchandise I am referencing is the BUG BUST.  Its very heavy and very well made.  I'll edit this later to include info from the box.

And then as stated, there have been various 'custom' BUGs.   I have 3 of my own version made from leftover antron/repto parts, but they are pretty lame.  And while I have seen some very good custom BUG figures, the best 'BUG' custom I have ever laid eyes on is the one built by Vince Garma. 

I commissioned this figure from him and I was left speechless.  The man is incredibly talented and extremely detail oriented.  He made everything in this picture associated with bug including the staff and extra hands using a Microman as a base figure.  This is one of the most prized custom figures in my collection.  Simply Stunning.

To date I am unaware of any 'official' Bug figures.  They would of course be Marvel figures if they were.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

El Greco Super Commander

The Micronauts.  The most successful failure in the history of action figures.  I dont think any other toy line has had so many different companies produce so many different versions.  Takara/Mego/HourToy/Airfix/GiG/El Greco have all made their contributions with most notably El Greco being the most elusive. 

All this...this entire collection is made available because of one reason only.  The internet.  I dont know how I would have found out about these, let alone bought them with out the internet...

Yes...Homeworld is proud to present the fabled Greek Magno...Super Commander.  This Super Commander is one of  3  I have ever seen.  I own it.  I have only ever seen Santana/King Atlas and Baron Karza twice.  The Emperor once.  Oddly, the Green Baron was renamed Santana and the others left untouched.  Curious.

 Currently, the other Greek Magno figures while not in my possesion have been secured and I expect to be showcasing them  sometime in May.  I dont believe in showcasing something I dont have.  While I do have photos of the other Greek Magnos, they are not my pictures and I have not asked for permission to use them.  They are stolen from Ebay,  so I dont feel right posting them to my blog. 

Besides the packaging the most notable difference would be the lance style sword that all the Greek Magnos come equipped with and not 1 set...not 2 sets...but can you believe...4 sets of fists.  These Magno figures also cames with their respective steeds. 

Click on photos to enlarge.

There were 13 figures I was left looking for.  I didnt include the Greek Magnos in these because I never thought I would see them again as thats how rare they are.   There are also the extremely rare and mysterious Cavelari Stellari figures.  There are 6...I have 1.  Those will probably be the hardest to get, if not dam near impossible.  Those 5 are part of my final 13 figures.  And most likely will become the final 5.