Tag: Micronauts

Forgotten Lore > SOTA’s Micronauts (w/ Jerry Macaluso interview)

Forgotten Lore is a feature that highlights unproduced toy lines. For more, see the archive.

Baron Karza prototype, by SOTA Toys

In 2005 the toy company SOTA, best known for their 6″ Street Fighter toy line (still one of the best 1/12 lines ever made), announced they’d scored the rights to the classic vintage property Micronauts and would be producing 6″ figures based on the characters. After viewing some beautiful prototypes, fans eagerly awaited their release…but sadly, the line was not to be.

Pic of the Day > Palisades Micronauts – Acroyear [Gold Variant] by Ed Speir IV

Palisades Micronauts - Acroyear [Gold Variant]

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"Fortress Falcon: Galactic Command Center" - Palisades Micronauts Red Falcon Action Figures.  Photo 2 of 2

“Fortress Falcon: Galactic Command Center” – Palisades Micronauts Red Falcon Action Figures. Photo 2 of 2, by Argonaut X

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Mego Micronauts: Opaque Time Travelers (1 of 5) by Argonaut X

Hasbro bringing back Micronauts

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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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Baron Karza by Plaidstallions

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