Some unusual finds at the toy show. These 1979 Space Invaders items are shaped like the iconic invading aliens, it unlike their inspiration, are quite helpful at opening a beer bottle or finding your keys…
From Takara, purveyor of Micronauts, Timanic, Transformers and Microman, comes the fleet of ships on one giant robot Diakron Multi-Force. Check out the back to see how his various limbs and body parts become a huge array of smaller ships. Takara, more than any other company, nailed the transforming bot toy category. It would have been so awesome if they’d done a film partnership with Toho. I could totally see this guy going toe to toe with Godzilla.
Lots of new photos in the Micronauts section of the site. Navigate directly to a vehicle or figure for the photos.
The Warp Racer, shown here, was my first, and favorite Micronauts vehicle. I loved the wind up engine, cool futuristic design, and the time traveler that came with it. As I received more micros for bday and xmas, I gradually shifted my allegiance to the alien toys, but to this day I still have my Warp Racer.
Not a huge update, but I’ve posted a new Microbots page with photos of these largely forgotten tiny construction bots.