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Palisades Retro Micronauts

Series 2 - Repto (7/03)


Retro Micronauts

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Palisades Retro Micronauts series 2 were released in July of 2003. The second series consisted of four different small figures and two larger magno figures. The small scale figure in series 2 included Pharoid, Galactic Defender, Repto and Centaurus.  Like series 1, each figures came with all new accessories design by Microman/Micronauts collectors for Palisades.  Series 2 were produces by the same factory that produced series 1.5 and these were definitely a giant improvement over the series 1 toys. There were some minor issues but nothing that really would have detracted from the overall fine quality of these products.  Also the color schemes for series 2 were much more in-tune with the vintage toys, thanks to the hard work of Palisades consulting group. Micronauts 2.0 were produced in extremely limited quantities from the case numbering, it appeared that less than 500 set of these figures were made by Palisades. The toys were sold mainly through on-line outlet and in limited numbers via brick and mortar store such as Sun Coast video store and Sam Goody music store. It was quite unfortunate that these fine Micronauts products would actually get less exposure and smaller run this time around.

Repto's club, designed by MicroBry




 Retro Micronauts Repto came on green Palisades Micronauts cards with beautiful artwork sticker insert by Dave Dorman.




Retro Micronauts Clear Purple Repto


One of the cool new scheme for Repto was this M:I:S-like colors.  He even came with a simulated chrome brain. (The brain was painted silver)


 Repto was one of the six Micronauts aliens released by Mego toward the end of the original series. The aliens were Mego own creations and did not come from Microman line. Repto was part of the first Micronauts aliens series.  There were only two Micronauts aliens series produced by Mego) Repto was a winged-reptile from planet Sauria who had a buzz-saw and a blaster implanted on his forearms. (I always find it is ironic that it was the Mego design that bring back the old weapon-arm attachments concept of Henshin Cyborg back to Micro-toys.) Palisades Retro line consisted of four new color variants; vintage-like green Repto, baby blue Repto, clear Mission-in-Stealth Repto and a bold clear purple Repto which could be a homage to both King Walder or certain other purple dinosaur. Beside the four new colors, each Repto came with new hand attachments - a mace and his own reptilian hands. The mace was design by MicroBry and the hands were by Dave W. of Inner-Space On-line.  Each figure also came with clear figure stand with holes in the 5mm peg made just for the aliens due to their shallow 5mm ports and protruding socket ball joints. 

Palisades Repto sculpt was based on the vintage toys donated by members of Micro Embassy group.  Repto detail was very nice and sharp and very close to the original. (Repto was the only vintage Micronauts alien that I own). While the sculpt and colors were excellent, Repto suffered from some fit problems mainly with his weapon attachments. The problem was very severe especially with clear Repto possibly due to the type of plastic used to cast the clear figures. Also the problems seem to be worst with the vintage-style accessories.  It seems the tooling was a little off for the saw and the blaster. (The only fix is to wrap some clear tape around the peg to give it some thickness). Another problem with Palisades Repto was his loose legs-to-torso joints, this was due to the fact that some of the figure were incorrectly assemble. This can be easily fix by making sure the O-band is hook-up to the back peg instead of the front. Despite some of these flaws, retro Repto gave collectors new color variants of everyone favorite alien.