79 Micronauts love

79 Micronauts love

I love old Christmas catalogs, I love Micronauts but the 1979 Sears Canada catalog will always be a favourite of mine as it holds a special place in my heart.

My Micronaut love really piqued in 1979, spurred on by those glow in the dark aliens with gorgeous Ken Kelly package art. However, the real reason I love this catalog is that I used it’s graphics for a detailed letter to Santa, probably my last and the only one still in my possession:

I didn’t get everything on that wishlist (although I have most of it now save for the cat calendar and the remote controlled sand crawler.) I clipped a lot of images out of that wishbook but some were lost to time. Whenever I look at this thing, it brings me back to that great time.

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AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Shlomo Ben Hungstien on December 4, 2013

    wow! what a great posting thanks i loved my old Micronauts toys and yeah that Ken Kelly packaging art made them feel even more epic. Kelly also did a great job on the packaging art for the Masters of The Universe toy line as well.

  • Anonymous on December 4, 2013

    I loved the Micronauts as well…growing up they were my favorite toys, but, boy, they sure did break easy. Didn't seem like they lasted very long, a week or two maybe, and I had use duct tape more than a few times.

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