|Size||3 3/4" (10cm)|
|Series||Series 1 (1976)|
|Variants||Opaque (Series 5 (1980))|
|Precursor||Takara Microman M10x|
The most basic Micronaut figure was the Time Traveler, introduced in the first series in 1976. Standing 10cm, Time Traveller established a key feature of Micronauts to US fans: a translucent body which revealed inner details of the figure. The initial release came in translucent orange, blue, yellow and clear.
His silver head was shared by the die-cast Galactic Warrior, as was his removable chest piece, which came in four varieties, nicknamed "Radio Dial," "Window Panes" (or "Solar Panels"), "Log Cabin" and "Volt Meter."
In the US, these chest pieces were randomly available for all 4 Time Travelers, but the colors were matched. Orange figures had blue chests, clear had green, blue had yellow while the yellow figures had copper chest pieces. Since these are interchangeable, used figures often sport non-factory chests.
In addition to being available independently, Time Traveler figures shipped in the box with each Crater Cruncher, Photon Sled, Ultronic Scooter and Warp Racer. These additional means of distribution guaranteed a strong Time Traveler presence in any collection.
In Series 5, a series of opaque Time Travellers made their debut. As with all Series 5 figures and toys, distribution was limited, making these versions quite the collector's find.
The chest colors pairings differed somewhat from those of the transparent Time Travelers.
Yellow had copper and Red had blue, but the new green color had the yellow chest piece while the blue figure had green.