"Fully Poseable Space Warrior- includesTime Chamber, Chrono-Wings, Scarab Blaster and Figure Base."
"Pharoid and his sarcophagus-like Time Chamber merge super-science and ancient technology, reminding us of legends about alien visitors meeting acient earth cilvilizations. His intricate detail and high-tech design fired imaginations young and old." Released in 2003, the text from the file card says it all! These new Pharoids were replicated from the Mego vintage Pharoid, and come in 4 basic color schemes: green/white with green chamber, red/gray with translucent red chamber, dark blue/black with tan chamber, and translucent blue and white with translucent blue chamber.
green/white Pharoid acessories
Witness the birth of Pharoid, Type 3! With the original series of Mego Pharoid having 2 different versions (the first being the Japan style, the latter being a modified American style) this new Pharoid is a combination of both. Having the Japan Type 1 head, and the American modified Type 2 chamber, the Palisades Pharoid was a kind of "happy accident". The figure was supposed to sport the Space Glider style head (like the Type 2) but the factory mistakenly tooled the Japan style Type 1 head instead. As they did with the original leg wings, which were supposed to be replaced by the newly designed Bryan Wilkinson Chrono-Wings.
new Pharoid (l) and vintage Pharoid (r)
Along with the new Scarab-Blaster, the Chrono-Wings are a much welcomed accessory. These Egyptian styled wings fit perfectly with the figures style, and come loaded with 2.5mm pegs all around. These small pegs allow the wing to be placed on the figures legs in various positions, and can even be mounted on the figures back, due to the new 2.5mm holes placed there. Interchangeability has never been so cool…
Another new feature included with the Palisades figures are fantastic "crack-n-peel" stickers (packaged to the left of the figure inside the bubble) showing off the fantastic artwork of artist Dave Dorman. The reverse of the card shows off the same artwork again, this time as part of a collectible file card. The Pharoid "microbyte" reads: "Pharoid lacked weapons in the 1970's, but now arrives in a new century armed with a new Scarab Blaster and interchangeable Chrono-Wings!".
These 4 different Pharoids are all equally packed, 1 per case, inside a case of 16 figures. Lastly, a clear figure stand was included in the package.
All in all, the Palisades retro series 2 for 2003 is a welcomed addition into the Microverse.