Micronauts Jigsaw Puzzles (1978)

Micronauts Puzzle Karza 1978

Micronauts Puzzle Force 1978

Micronauts Puzzle Biotron 1978

Micronauts Puzzle 1978-2

Three puzzles were released. That’s three too many. Hire an artist, cheapskates! The blur effect isn’t fooling anyone. Someone took a picture of some action figures and slapped it on a box.

American Publishing Corp. published a ton of puzzles well into the ’80s, including a series of D&D puzzles starting in 1983.

(Images via eBay)

6 Responses to “Micronauts Jigsaw Puzzles (1978)”

  1. 1 Ed February 12, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I think they sold these at Walgreens in Illinois. They sure have that sad pharmacy toy isle look to them.

  2. 2 Jason February 12, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Hey, I had no trouble figure out which characters were depicted in each puzzle, at least…

  3. 4 Brad February 12, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Well, in their defense, that “blurred” look is in keeping with the box art on the toys themselves.

  4. 5 Don Gates February 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I love the blur effects on the old Micronaut packaging. It added to the very weird futuristic feel of the toys. Those things nail a vibe that’s hard to put into words… The movie “Beyond the Black Rainbow” reminds me of that vibe: retro-high tech and techno-New Agey.

    (If I’m rambling please forgive me, not feeling too good right now, LOL)

  5. 6 2W2N February 12, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    The effect on the toy packaging is more like a lighting effect: light emanating from behind, shooting out of hands. APC’s version is sad. It just looks like a bad photo. No doubt they were trying to capture Mego’s designs…

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