Christmas Morning, 1979: Micronauts and Starcruiser 1

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Joseph Dickerson has good taste. Everyone knows by now how much I love the Micronauts line (Ken Kelly box art on the Hornetroid), and that’s The Hulk Rage Cage (Fun Stuff, 1978) in the background of the first shot.

Starcruiser was a series proposed in the late 1970s by Gerry Anderson about “an ultra-modern house where a mother, father, and two kids lived. At the touch of a button the house would literally fold into a spaceship. The family would travel around the universe from planet to planet… ” (See here for source and more background.) The series never made it to the air, obviously, but a comic strip of the same name appeared in UK’s Look-In magazine from 1977 to 1979. The writer and author of the strip was David Jefferis, who was working on Usborne’s World of the Unknown and World of the Future series at the same time. (My interview with Mr. Jefferis will run next month.) Airfix’s gorgeous model (1979) was based on the strip.

3 Responses to “Christmas Morning, 1979: Micronauts and Starcruiser 1”


  1. 1 Don Gates December 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    You can certainly see a few similarities between the Starcruiser and the Eagle ships from “Space: 1999” (both involved the Andersons, of course).

  2. 2 figurefanzero December 22, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Oh, man… I can still remember my “Micronauts Christmas!” Between the Mobile Lab, Battlecruiser, and Astro Station, the play value was unstoppable. Also, I had no fiction to back it up so everything came straight out of my imagination!

    • 3 Tom December 26, 2014 at 12:22 am

      Me too. Astro Station, Galactic Cruiser, Warp Racer and 3 figures. Unfortunately, my personal collection was never expanded any further and eventually I lost pieces to most of them. I still have parts of the Astro Station and Galactic Cruiser.


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