Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Collectible of the Week: Micropolis (1978; Mego)
This is the Micronauts “building set that never stops growing” from Mego As the box art suggests: “Make this and dozens of fantastic space age structures for your micronauts.”
These space-age construction sets “enable your child to build any number of different toys that can be taken apart and put together over and over again. Using a simple five millimeter plug and receptacle system, Micropolis building sets will adapt to all Micropolis figures and accessories."
I have two Micropolis sets in my collection, the Interplanetary Headquarters and Mega City (which consists of 579 parts).
Joel and I have a lot of fun building new configurations together, but the "plug and receptacle system" can really, really hurt your fingers...