J.J. Abrams May Produce a Movie Based on Short-Lived 70s Toy Line, MICRONAUTS

     November 5, 2009

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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.

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