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Micronauts Archive






Battle Cruiser



Battle Cruiser

Battle Cruiser

Battle Cruiser Box



Hydro Copter



Hornetroid

Hornetroid Box



Rocket Tubes Box



These toys were designed by Takara in the late 70s. They were sold in the U.S.A. by Mego Toy Co. Some items were rereleased by Hourtoy as Inter-Changeables, and Lords of Light.

Prior to the late 70s most action figures were eight to twelve inches tall. The Micronauts were one of the first series to break this mold. The Micronaut figures featured a superposable 3 3/4" body. The size and design of the body of the figures was a major innovation. The smaller size allowed for a lower price point. This, in turn, allowed for kids to buy many different figures, and play with the figures en mass much like the toy soldiers of old. This play format was later taken advantage of in the Star Wars and 3 3/4" G.I. Joe series. The small size of the figures also allowed for the production of more elaborate vehicles and playsets. This was fully taken advantage of in the Micronauts series. Large, city-style, playsets were produced. These featured interchangeable parts and could be expanded so that an enormous base could be built.

The Micronauts series was innovative in another way; it was accompanied by a story line. This set the stage for the toys series of the 80s that were promoted with cartoons, such as The Masters of the Universe and Thundercats. Although a Micronauts comic book was released in America, most of the Micronaut storyline was only available in Japan.





Time Traveler

Time Traveler

Time Traveler

Time Traveler

Time Traveler Back of Card



Space Glider

Space Glider

Space Glider

Space Glider

Space Glider Back of Card



Acroyear

Acroyear

Acroyear

Acroyear

Acroyear Back of Card



Membros

Membros

Membros

Membros

Membros Back of Card



Barron Karza and Andromeda

Barron Karza and Andromeda

Barron Karza and Andromeda Back of Box



Galactic Defender



Pharoid



Centaurus



Repto



Red Falcon

Red Falcon



These toys were made by Palisades from 2002 through 2003. They are reproductions of the Takara originals.





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