ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Your Complete Lego M-Tron Collector's Guide

Updated on December 23, 2017
jasonponic profile image

Recently married on Sept. 8, 2017, Jason Ponic works in the exciting world of Hollywood film and television by day and writes by night.

My brother and I affectionately called him "Redtron."
My brother and I affectionately called him "Redtron."

The Power of Magnets

As the civilian faction of the Lego Space Era series, the M-Tron were not tied to a specific base or territory. Instead they roamed as a faction harvesting trilithium crystals for power and weapons consumption. They soon developed an enemy with the Blacktron over unauthorized mining on their territory.

The M-Tron or "Magnet Tron" was the very first Lego series to incorporate magnets into the designs of their craft. A marketing attempt by Lego to make their sets more interactive for the 90s children. The ploy was very successful and Lego still uses magnets in their current series. My brother received a smaller M-Tron set for his 6th birthday and we quickly made the redshirt an enemy of Blacktron.

Just as the storyline describes, the M-Tron had no base set available. Instead the series consisted of a variety of different sized spacecraft, culminating with the mothership, Mega Core Magnetizer. Each set came with magnetic pieces.

M-tron prep a large cache of mag-boxes for transport.
M-tron prep a large cache of mag-boxes for transport.

6811 - Pulsar Charger

Released: 1990
Original Price: $3.00

Current Value
Unopened: $10.00
Assembled: $1.00 - $8.00

A tiny scout ship for geological survey. Came with a long range transceiver for communicating with the mother ship.

6833 - Beacon Tracer

Released: 1990
Original Price: $3.00

Current Value
Unopened: $10.00
Assembled: $2.00 - $8.00

It's canopy with the M-Tron logo emblemed on it's center is the piece that made this vehicle desirable This rover was designed to trek across short distances for patrol or scientific research.

6877 - Vector Detector

Released: 1990
Original Price: ????

Current Value
Unopened: $15.00 - $20.00
Assembled: $5.00 - $11.00

The smallest set to have the M-Tron's signature magnetic piece, the Vector Detector was a cargo transport ship. It's magnet attachment allowed it to transport trillithium capsules safely and efficiently.

6896 - Celestial Forager

Released: 1990
Original Price: ????

Current Value
Unopened: $36.00 - $38.00
Assembled: $5.00 - $18.00

A mid-sized cargo vehicle designed to transport large quantities of mag boxes across vast distances.

6923 Particle Ionizer

Released: 1990
Original Price: $24.00

Current Value
Unopened: $26.00 - $75.00
Assembled: $14.00 - $26.00

The third largest set of M-Tron, the Particle Ionizer was heavily armed with multiple directional laser canons and had enough cargo space for several mag-boxes.

6956 - Stellar Recon Voyager

Released: 1990
Original Price: $36.00

Current Value
Unopened: $46.00 - $80.00
Assembled: $29.99 - $60.00

A scout ship designed for snatch and grab operations during mining.

6956 - Mega Core Magnetizer

Released: 1990
Original Price: $59.99

Current Value
Unopened: $120.00 - $150.00
Assembled: $54.00 - $130.00

The central mothership of the M-Tron faction, the Mega Core Magnetizer served as the principle cargo carrier and command center. The M-Tron were dependent on mobility for the success of their mining operation.

1478 - Mobile Satellite Uplink

Released: 1991
Original Price: ????

Current Value
Unopened: $10.00
Assembled: $7.50

Offered as part of a five set bonus pack. This was the final set released for M-Tron. The Mobile Uplink was intended to boost communications with basecamp and the mining consortium.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)