Hasbro bringing back Micronauts


Big news out of Hasbro’s 2009 Fall Investor Day Event (now that sounds like a party). According to TNI, Hasbro is bringing back the Micronauts.

During Hasbro’s 2009 Fall Investor Day Event held today at their headquarters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, they announced the re-introduction of the classic toy line Micronauts originally created by Japan company Takara in 1974 under the name Microman and later launched in the United States in 1976 and backed by a Marvel Comics comic book series in 1979. As many know, Takara is the same company that originally invented the Transformers line and continues to work with Hasbro today. No specifics were given by Hasbro’s Brian Chapman (VP if Hasbro’s Global Designs) about what we can expect from the Micronauts brand other than that we can expect Hasbro to revise, reinvent and re-ignite the brand so it is exciting for fans old and new alike. There also was some indication that a television series and/or major motion picture could be in the works for this brand.

So what do y’all think? Good news?

I’m happy for Micronauts fans, but I have a hunch whatever Hasbro does, it won’t be as awesome as SOTA’s aborted line.

UPDATE: Wait! It gets crazier: J.J. Abrams in Talks to Produce Micronauts movie


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1 Comment

  1. Dancougar82

    Actually Microman has had its roots with Hasbro rather indirectly since the line was first brought out as a spin off of the Henshin Cyborg line put out by Takara, which was in turn derived from the old Takara G.I.Joes. In another interesting bit of trivia, the figures and accessories are all 1/1 scale according to the storyline. It should be interesting to see what Hasbro does with them.

    Modern Microman figures are a far cry from the figures of old. The Mego line pretty much hit on the first few years of the original Takara line, which lasted long past the point where Mego went under. The figures currently have up to 32 points of articulation. Pretty amazing for figures so small. For more info on the line and to see pictures of the line up to the fairly current, check out the website Microman Forever http://www.microforever.com Enjoy!


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