I don’t know anything about “Micronauts” and I’ll have to carry that burden with me for the rest of my life. I turned away from my studies of toy lines from the 70s and now I’m stuck in a dead-end job writing about movies. The news that J.J. Abrams may produce a movie based on the tiny toys is a cruel reminder of my ignorance about 4-inch high action figures.
In an Wall Street Journal article today about the lucrative business of toy-based movies, there was a brief mention about Abrams being in talks to produce a film based on “Micronauts”, which Hasbro has just acquired. Oddly enough, “Micronauts”, unlike other properties, does not have its own narrative. They’re just tiny toys based on the sci-fi/action genre. Although the toy line ended in 1980, a Marvel Comics began a series about “Micronauts” in a 1979. There’s a whole article about the comic and its characters which you can read at Wikipedia. I merely glanced at it for I do not deserve to learn the secrets of the “Micronauts”. I gave up that dream a long time ago.