Many Micronaut toys and figures were the
same as the Microman toys, especially the early ones
like Pharoid and the Time Travelers. Others, like the
Karrio carrying case robot and the aliens, were created
specifically by Mego for the American line.
One of things for which Micronauts are
best remembered is their 5mm peg hole system. Nearly
every Micronaut toy could be disassembled and joined
with other Micronauts for completely new creations.
In the late 70's, the Micronauts were
quickly eclipsed by a line of toys that Mego turned
down, Star Wars figures. This mistake, combined with
a number of other financial blunders like licensing
box office failures The Black Hole and Star Trek the
Motion Picture, led to Mego's eventual bankruptcy.
Following Mego's collapse, a number of
other company's picked up the line in different forms,
giving the world The Interchangeables and The Lords
of Light. Micronaut-like toys were also released in
foreign countries, especially Italy and Canada and are
some of the most sought after Micronauts.
More complete information on the Micronauts
and their related toys can be found at Eric Larson's
Micronauts Home Page and at Ron Pringle's Micropola