Micro Machines: Imaginarium Chemistry
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#1 Mar 3, 2013
'Micro Machines: The Original Scale Miniatures'(called either "Micro Machines" or simply "Micros") were a line of toys originally made by Galoob (now part of Hasbro) in the mid 1980s and throughout the 1990s. Galoob licensed the idea behind Micro Machines from Clem Heeden, a toy inventor from Wisconsin. Micro Machines were tiny scale component style "playsets" and vehicles that were slightly larger than N scale. Although Micro Machines were not sold in the United States for some years, newer models are available in the UK, Europe and outlets in the US now also once again sell Micro Machines (source: Wikipedia).
Early Micro Machines television commercials were famous for featuring actor John Moschitta, Jr., who was (at the time) listed in the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the world's fastest talker(source: Wikipedia).
Micro Machines are very tiny and have been made into sports car sets, construction vehicle sets, luxury car sets, boat sets, miniature car-filled city sets complete with miniature garages, and tiny farm replicas complete with miniature tractor trailers.
Micro Machines are quaint and interesting in their visual detail and their playful marketability socially reflects the entertainment value of relevant Hollywood (USA) movies such as "Toys" (1992).
Are they printing movie posters on hemp/recycled paper yet?
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