Micronaut Alien Encounter!

Micronaut Alien Encounter!

So this weekend on twitter, a fella named Jason (follow him on Twitter) reached out and blew my mind with this shot of him with Membros and Repto from the Mego Microanuts line. This shot was taken at Macy’s in 1979 and I had no idea this was a thing.

The Micronaut Aliens were a really big deal to me that Christmas, they were my #1 thing and seeing these life sized representations is just such a happy sight.

Thanks again to Jason for this bit of happiness. This is the kind of thing I’m looking for to complete my book Mall of Justice, if you have shots like this, have access to a scanner and I’d like to talk to you.

About The Author

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.


  • YesterdayIsNow on September 18, 2020

    You sure that’s not Photoshop? Looks like the kid is breaking Repto’s arm in half. Ouch. Probably not worth the minimum wage the performer was getting.

    • Jason on September 21, 2020

      Definitely not a Photoshop, and those are sculptures, not people in suits. I’m reasonably certain that Repto’s arm remained intact.

      – the kid in the picture

  • adam on September 24, 2020

    I never thought I would see anything cooler than someone dressed as Rom Spaceknight but there you go

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