Hasbro is thinking smaller for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hasbro has announced a limited release of the Micronauts and Visionaries toy lines. The Micronauts Classic Collection and the Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light Mighty Mugg set will be recreations of the original ‘70s figures and are set to debut at Comic-Con in July.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Micronauts collection will include Galactic Warrior, Pharoid and Orbital Defender. Each figure will have “multiple points of articulation and interchangeable parts.” The Visionaries set will feature Leoric with his signature lion hologram chest plate as a throwback to the toy’s original design.
Is Hasbro gearing up for its shared movie universe?
Last year, Hasbro announced a partnership with Paramount Pictures and plans for creating a shared movie universe based on its toy brands. There hasn’t been much momentum on the projects so far but with the resurgence of these toy lines and certain comic book properties, news on these movies doesn’t seem far off.
Under Hasbro’s film label Allspark Pictures, the onscreen universe would bring together noted toy brands like G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Visionaries, Mobile Armored Strike Kommand and ROM.
Reintroducing the public to its toy lines is a smart move on Hasbro’s part as these are not really well-known properties. If the toy manufacturer is trying to get audiences to show up on opening weekend, it needs to get these brands in the public eye. It will be interesting to see where Hasbro goes from here and if any other brands reemerge.
Finding Micronauts and Visionaries
Both toy sets will be available for purchase July 21-24 at the Hasbro booth (#3329) during San Diego Comic-Con. A limited number will also be released online at HasbroToyShop.com and at Fan Expo Canada in September.