Further to Bill's recent posts, I know a lot of MC's readers collect Micronauts. I don't but I would like to suggest that Fisher Price released the first one outside of Japan! Controversial I know, so c'mon Micronauters, give me what for!
Fisher Price released a hard plastic range of figures called Adventure People. Two of the range were X-RAY MAN and X-RAY WOMAN. It was 1974 and I think they are Micronaut pioneers!
Takara released Microman in the same year but it was 1976 before we saw the first true Micronauts by Mego. Even Denys Fisher's proper Micronauts Cyborg and Muton came out a year earlier in 1975.
I have a soft spot for the Adventure People as I often found them abandoned at Car Boot sales in the 1990's. I even found a carded X Ray Man and Woman. Happy days.
So what do you think readers, do we have Fisher Price to thank for Micronauts outside of Japan?
pic: rareburg, toy-polloi