Christmas Toy Aisle Zen (1979): Micronauts

December 23, 1979. (Steve Barnett/The Seattle Times)

The Micronauts stuff is on the left. Start on the bottom shelf. See the Rocket Tubes?

Micronauts Rocket Tubes

Go up one and you’ll see a much smaller box. That’s the Warp Racer.

Micronauts Warp Racer

Micronauts Warp Racer-2

Go up one more and you’ll see part of the Battle Cruiser box. Right next to that is the Star Searcher.

Micronauts Battle Cruiser

Micronauts Star Searcher-2

(First image source: Seattle Washington Archive)

4 Responses to “Christmas Toy Aisle Zen (1979): Micronauts”


  1. 1 leftylimbo December 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    YES! I totally remember that Torque Twister Motor. Man that thing had a ton of torque! I remember being impressed with its design, how they used the thrust nozzle/cone as the knob to torque it up. Those rubber wheels also had great grip, so whatever you stuck that thing to would take off! Heck yeah!

  2. 2 2W2N December 17, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Doesn’t this stuff just make you salivate?

  3. 3 leftylimbo December 18, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    A-yup! Never saw that Star Searcher before. Trippy.

  4. 4 Ed February 7, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I was looking at all of the Micronauts and I loved these toy, but none of my friends had these and expressed no interest in them when they came over to play. Was I the only one in my town buying them from our Kmart? Weird.


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