8:25am PT by Graeme McMillan
Comic-Con: Hasbro to Revive 'Micronauts,' 'Visionaries' for Special Releases (Exclusive)
This year, one of the biggest things Hasbro will be bringing to San Diego Comic-Con will be very small indeed.
Ahead of the announced Micronauts movie — part of a shared universe with other Hasbro properties including Transformers and G.I. Joe — the toy manufacturer will be resurrecting the original Micronauts toy line as an exclusive for the annual southern California pop culture event in July.
The Micronauts Classic Collection set is a limited-edition collection featuring recreations of figures from the Mego toyline that existed between 1976 and 1980. The set will feature three characters: Galactic Warrior, Pharoid and Orbital Defender, each with multiple points of articulation and interchangeable parts, with the packaging for the set featuring new artwork from Ken Kelly.
The set will debut at Comic-Con, with a limited number also being available online at HasbroToyShop.com after the show and at Fan Expo Canada (held Sept. 1-4 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center).
The Micronauts aren't the only property Hasbro is reviving for Comic-Con. Visionaries, which is also being developed as a movie property, is also returning with the Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light Mighty Mugg set, which features a version of the character Leoric, complete with his signature lion hologram chest plate, as with the toy's original design. As with the Micronauts release, the Visionaries set will be available at Comic-Con and online.
Both the Micronauts and Visionaries sets will be available at the Hasbro booth (#3329) during Comic-Con. San Diego Comic-Con runs July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center, with the regular Preview Night on July 20.