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Planet Heroes is a line of toys from Fisher-Price designed for children ages 3–8, depicting various heroic characters each identified with a specific planet. These characters represent their planets in design and features, such as Mercury and Pluto are very small, while Jupiter is a larger toy. These toys retail for $8 for basic action figures to $15 for Deluxe Voice Comm Action figures. The toys representing the planets have numbers on them corresponding with the number of planets from the sun they are (Mercury is 1, Venus is 2, Earth is 3, etc.) A few of the planet heroes toys were released in a basic model that comes with a smaller accessory. These include the Earth Ace with Skateboard instead of Go Kart and the Mars Digger with Drill and shield instead of Rumble Rover.
- 1 Heroes
- 2 Villains
- 3 Accessories
- 4 Special Sets
- 5 Comic book/DVD
- 6 Trading Cards
- 7 Action Figure Availability
- 8 External links
- 9 References
- Mercury Zip Accessories are a small gun and a 2 wheeled vehicle, that when rolled back will zip forward.
- Venus Dazzle Dazzle is the only female character in the toy line. Her accessory is a lava launch gun.
- Earth Ace Earth Ace Basic Earth Ace come with a Go Kart, the basic figure comes with a skateboard with wings.
- Mars Digger Mars Digger Basic Mars Digger comes with a Rumble Rover vehicle. The basic version comes with a drill and shield.
- Jupiter Gustus Jupiter is the largest Planet Hero and can spin 360 degrees. He comes with a pet robot dog.
- Saturn Rings Saturn comes with a Ring vehicle.
- Uranus Yuri Uranus Yuri comes with a suction cup gun. He also has 3 suction cups on the bottom of each foot.
- Neptune Tune Neptune Tune is filled with a liquid and comes with a large vehicle.
- Pluto Shiver Pluto Shiver is the smallest planet hero and comes with a large snowmobile.
- Star Shooter Star shooter comes with a star surfboard.
- Moon Lunar Moon Lunar comes with a small moon buggy.
- Sun Commander Sun Commander is a larger toy and comes with a small bird that rests on his shoulder.
Voice Comm Characters
Voice Comm characters are versions of the original characters that have different accessories and speak a few phrases.
- Voice Comm Sun Commander Voice Comm Sun Commander comes with a Sun Staff.
- Voice Comm Earth Ace Voice Comm Earth Ace comes with a dog.
- Voice Comm Mars Digger Voice Comm Mars Digger comes with a dog.
- Voice Comm Jupiter Gustus Voice Comm Jupiter comes with a gun.
Metallic Squad Characters
Metallic Squad characters are a second line of planet heroes toys that took most of the original heroes and gave them a metallic uniform and new accessories. "Designed by Uranus “Yuri” to deflect solar radiation even in the highest recorded temperatures in the galaxy, these cool new uniforms really come in handy when Black Hole “Professor Darkness” gets too hot to handle!"
The character Star Hollywood is unique to the Metallic Squad line. Metallic squad characters for Sun Commander, Mars Digger, and Jupiter Gustus have not been released.
- Metallic Mercury Zip Metallic Mercury Zip has a hover vehicle.
- Metallic Venus Dazzle Metallic Venus Dazzle has a larger lava gun.
- Metallic Earth Ace Metallic Earth has comes with a Jet Pack.
- Metallic Moon Lunar Metallic Moon Lunar comes with a moon buggy.
- Metallic Saturn Rings Metallic Saturn Rings comes with a Ring Gun.
- Metallic Uranus Yuri Metallic Uranus Yuri comes with a suction gun and a small gun.
- Metallic Neptune Tune Neptune Tune comes with a small sea serpent.
- Metallic Pluto Shiver Pluto Shiver comes with a Plutonian Polar Bear with a cannon.
- Metallic Star Shooter Metallic Star Shooter comes with a surf board and disc gun.
- Metallic Star Hollywood Metallic Star Hollywood comes with a motorcycle.
Creature Squad, Space Patrol, and Space Shooter
On The Mattel Consumer Relations Product Search page, by clicking through Product Detail > Fisher Price Pre-School > Planet Heroes, you will arrive at 6 pages of Planet Hero toys descriptions. There are several new descriptions with these headlines. These are roughly the same as the Metallic Squad characters, however there is some slight variance in coloring. A few of the accessories have changed as well.
- Space Patrol Mercury Zip Space Patrol Mercury Zip has slight color differentiations from metallic squad Mercury Zip. Product #P8450
- Space Shooter Venus Dazzle Space Shooter Venus Dazzle has no discernible difference from the metallic squad version. Product #P8454
- Space Patrol Earth Ace. Space Patrol Earth Ace has slight color variations from Metallic Squad Earth Ace. Product #P8448
- Creature Squad Earth Ace Creature Squad Earth Ace is packaged with a silver dog that looks exactly like Jupiter Gustus' dog. Product #P8446
- Space Patrol Moon Lunar Space Patrol Moon Lunar has slight color variations from Metallic Squad Moon Lunar. Product #P8449
- Space Shooter Saturn Rings Space Shooter Saturn Rings has slight color variations from Metallic Squad Saturn Rings. Product #P8456
- Space Shooter Uranus Yuri Space Shooter Uranus Yuri has slight color variations from Metallic Squad Uranus Yuri. Product #P8453
- Creature Squad Neptune Tune Creature Squad Neptune comes with a sea serpent. Product#: P8443
- Creature Squad Pluto Shiver Creature Squad Pluto comes with a plutonian polar bear. Product #P8444
- Space Shooters Star Shooter There are slight color variations between Space Shooter Star Shooter and Metallic Squad Star Shooter. Product #P8455
- Space Patrol Star Hollywood Space Patrol Star Hollywood has no discernible difference from the Metallic Squad version. Product #P8451
All of these items were released in 2009, however there are no online retailers currently carrying them. Just like the metallic squad, Mars Digger and Jupiter Gustus are left out. This product line seems to mostly be a repackaging of the Metallic Squad.
The characters Photon and Neutron are sold in a set with Professor Darkness.
- Professor Darkness Black Hole Professor Darkness comes with Photon and Neutron.
- Photon Comet
- Neutron Comet
- Tiny Asteroid Tiny asteroid comes with an asteroid boulder and a launcher.
Voice Comm Characters
The Voice Comm toys are versions of the characters that have different accessories and speak a few phrases. Red Giant Slash is Unique to the Voice Comm line.
- Voice Comm Professor Darkness Black Hole Voice Comm. Professor Darkness comes with a Neutrino Ray, and a hand held ray gun.
- Voice Comm Red Giant Slash Voice Comm Red Giant Slash comes with a gun.
- Voice Comm Tiny Asteroid Voice Comm Tiny Asteroid comes with a small asteroid figure.
- Solar Quarters : This is a play set designed for the planet heroes toys.
- Turbo Shuttle : This is a spaceship designed for the planet heroes. It has two secondary spaceships that can break off of the main ship in battle.
- Voice Comm Jet : This jet features voice comm technology and seats 1 planet heroes character.
- Moon Buggy : This land vehicle has room for 2 characters (1 in driving, 1 on back).
- Smart Cycle Game : The Planet Heroes Smart Cycle Game
- Earth Ace Special Edition Set : This set includes Voice Comm. Earth Ace and his puppy, DVD, skateboard, and exclusive motorcycle, not found in any other sets.
- Ultimate Professor Darkness Gift Set : This set includes Voice Comm. Professor Darkness, Photon and Neutron, DVD, Neutrino Ray, and exclusive Space Blaster and Mini Sub only found in this set.
Three DVD episodes and comic books have been released for the Planet Heroes. The comic books and DVDs are packaged in Deluxe toy sets and are also available on the Fisher Price Planet Heroes Website The DVD episodes are approx. 16 minutes.
Comic/DVD #1 Ace in Space
Comic/DVD #2 The Ace that Jumped Over the Moon
Comic/DVD #3 Here Comes the Sun
Every planet hero action figure comes with a trading card that on the front contain a picture of the character and on the back have facts about the planet and the planet hero. The original planet heroes character cards can be downloaded and printed off from the official Planet Heroes Website.
Action Figure Availability
The planet Heroes toy line was officially discontinued in late 2009. After Christmas 2009 prices on Amazon.com for Planet Heroes toys have shot up for all characters.
The most difficult toys to find are Voice Comm. Sun Commander and Voice Comm Tiny Asteroid. Neither of which are for sale on any internet website.
The original Pluto Shiver toy is the next most difficult to find, which goes for over $50 on eBay or Amazon.
The Fisher Price Website currently has Planet Heroes Voice Comm toys on sale for $7.99. The vast majority of original figures and metallic squad characters are not available from the Fisher Price Store.
- Fisher Price Planet Heroes Website
- Planet Heroes Toy Line Launch August 31, 2007 Article