I am all for robot centaurs. Man, I miss those toys.
Hm... Micronauts seem to be "in the air".http://oneconsumersopinion.blogspot.com/2011/03/fun-with-microsoft-paint.html
Al,You have saved Monday!I miss these...
Great posting! Other than D&D and miniatures, Micronauts have been my other collectible in the "rotation." I loved these guys from the time I was a kid. My brother always used the good guys (Force Commander, etc) and I always used the bad guys (Baron Karza, et al). Boy, those things were FUN - and truly ahead of their time. I mean, they blew my mind as a kid.
My friends and I were crazy for those damn things. We used to play elaborate games pretending to be the characters from the comics. Practice for a future of role-playing, I guess.
I miss my micronauts! :_(
Ditto what ze bulette said.Micronauts were great toys - just not built for the long haul. IIRC, I had to scavenge parts from several damaged time travelers to cobble together one or two whole figures. And my poor space glider - he just fell right to bits. (Unfortunately, he was held together by rivets, not screws like the plastic figures were. There was no resurrecting him...)Thanks for the nostalgia! :D
Yeah, I loved the comics and have the complete run of vol. 1 (Marvel) and many issue of vol. 2 and the more recent indy comics. I purchased some old, beat up toys from e-bay along with the newer versions that where released a few years back. I'll be putting the Insectoids into my E.C. game too.
I now feel like playing with Legos yet I don't know why.
You beat me to it! I totally had these on my list to blog about after they came up at one of our RPG sessions a few weeks ago. We had a big Micronauts vs. Star Wars figures vs. Lego argument. I was the voice of reason - "Can't we all just get along?" But I had totally forgotten about them until they came up during that game. Never read the comics but I played with the toys all the time.Thanks!
One of the many, many regrets of my life was when, at age 12, I annihilated all of my toys (Star Wars figures, Micronauts a-go-go including the awesome Hornetroid) in a ritualistic "Final War", during which a friend and myself smashed, burned, and dismembered all traces of what I considered then to be vestiges of by-gone immaturity. What an ass! Even as a jaded grown up I still strongly recommend the first 12 issues of the Marvel comic, beautifully illustrated by Michael Golden. Even with the intrusion of Marvel universe characters into the mix, this stuff still shines as cosmically charged (micro-)space opera.
That. Kicked. Ass.Esp the final vid. Thanks.
My dad got me what must have been the whole line available at the time, one Christmas. That's all I got that year. A whole, whole bunch of Micronauts. They quickly became my favorite toys and now I'm wondering "what the hell happened to my Micronauts?"
Dallan & Sepsis!On a side note, Baron Karza was apparently taken from a different Japanese series (from the neck down, anyway) called Jeeg.
Is it weird that as a kid I was more freaked out by Baron Karza than by Darth Vader?
Lazy? You're crazy! I LOVE the micronauts...still have a gazillion of 'em stashed under my mom's house somewhere.I never knew they made toys of the comic book characters (Mari and Bug, for instance). One of my favorite Marvel comics of all time...: )