More micro playsets like this please ('ll dump some more).
>>7535761Is that kino Mighty Max?
>>7535766Not quite sure to be honest, I was actually hoping to get more info on this line too.
>>7535768This is a Godzilla line by Trendmasters, these are highly sought after and super fun.
>>7535761Any pics of the werewolf train one?
>>7535761>>7535768There were Biollante and Space Godzilla ones?I only ever found the Mechagodzilla, Roban, & Ghidorah ones.
>>7535862Yeah they were part of Trendmaster's latter Godzilla Wars line. They're a lot harder to come across and go for more than the first wave, the Space Godzilla set is especially rare and pricy.
>>7535839Is it part of the Godzilla Wars line?
>>7535761I had that!
Man, I actually remember seeing these in stores but I had never even heard of Godzilla back then so I didn't even think twice about them.
Damn, I didn't know Biollante was a muslim.>>7536037What the fuck kind of sheltered existence did you lead that Godzilla wasn't one of the very first things you became aware of?
>>7536061I grew up in a cultural wasteland called Finland.
>>7536061>Damn, I didn't know Biollante was a muslim.???
>>7535886On that note Trendmasters SpaceGodzilla stuff in general tends to be the rarest and most sought after from their lines, mostly because it's the only official merch of the character that uses the striking color scheme from the film poster.
One day I need to get all of these, only ones I had growing up were Charmander and Oddish.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axk85yLyQwkAnyone have those Wind Waker micro playsets?
>>7536764>Wind Waker micro playsetsI would also like to know how these are. The size of the mailbox compared to Link makes me laugh.
Trendmasters Godzilla was absolutely based
i still can't believe the polly pocket reboot changed it into a midget dress-up doll, dropping the micro-playset play pattern entirely.
re-ment my little fairy
I thought this was super cool. Too bad I can't find mine now.
>>7536904Its not that far off desu
>>7536904That actually looks kinda coolAlso just remembered these Micro Machines exploration sets, I used to use them in the bath tub all the time:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl5m5COSRzs
Playsets were always the coolest shit to me a kid. I had everything in pic related except the Quidditch Pitch.
>>7537117Pic related was the other huge love of my youth.
>>7537121Huh, I got that Darth Vader figure from a friend of mine and never knew where it came from before.
>>7537121got that at a garage sale, still have it somewere
>>7537127I have the full set of these heads with various characters and vehicles. They're not worth much in the condition they're in so I use them in a fish tank
Are these not as cheap to produce as I would have thought? Why aren't toy companies making tons of these things today?
>>7537121I still have this one and the Yavin set as well. Never got the Hoth one.
>>7536939I'm still mad about that. Those were the dopest toys growing up.
>>7537217My guess is they don't sell as well. Hasbro brought back the Star Wars Micro Machines playset line for The Force Awakens but as far as I can tell they abandoned them for everything since.
>>7537217I'm not an expert by any means but my guess would be they're more expensive. Would be interesting to find out. What gets me is that of the few microsets made today, the plastic quality is noticeably shittier and the "features" of the playset are either way less in quantity or just worse in quality.
>>7537246This one's a good example- in older Polys the background would have a lot of little molded details, whereas with these it's just a sticker. The colors are garish too, but that's probably just my subjective taste (I do get that they're aimed at kids and that I'm no longer a kid).
>>7537246You're not wrong on that last part >>7537242 looks cool at first glance but 90% of the set is empty space with minimal detail and a single action feature. Yet it sold for over $25.
>>7536764I fucking loved those Pokemon sets as a kid.
>>7537117I found the big hogwarts castle in a charity shop for like 5 pounds, thinking about it now I also had the tree when I was younger because I definitely remember having that little blue car.
Remember those Micro Machines Star Wars heads that you could fit in your pocket and they opened up into a mini diorama? I loved those so much.
I found all my old mighty max recently, i was pretty excited.the only piece i know is truly missing out of all of these is the gasmask dude from the scorpion (terrible set btw, always my absolute least favorite)
>>7537307that's awesome, anon. Bet they're worth a little bit now too. Could you take a pic with all of them opened up?
>>7537359unfortunately, they're all put away atm, took that pic maybe a week ago
>>7537307Hot damn those look cool
>>7537212before zero tolerance school policies and cops had a license to kill
does anyone have those UFO sets with the Easter Island heads?very Von Daniken
I had two TMNT sets like this. Anyone got pictures? Would love to see them again.
>>7538120Nvm found some on Google. I had this one. As well as the donatello head. Also remember one that had a basketballcourt but cannot find it.
>>7537217>>7537246There's NuPolly Pocket and Shopkins, so they came back but just for the girls aisle in the meantime.
>>7537253Shopkins lil' secrets is far more in line with original Pollu Pocket than Polly Pocket reboot, Mattel just being cheapskate as usual.
>>7537253Another example you could use are the 2017 TMNT Micro playsets. They aren't as plain as the NuPolly ones but still rely on stickers. Something just seems off compared to >>7538130 >>7538132
>>7537217The main reason is that there isn't really a big market for small sets. If you go on a trip you can bring a phone or handheld game system and get the same effect. Also the constant scare of small parts over decades makes it hard to market to families with younger children.I'd have to agree the main point is the toy companies just phone it in and don't actually put in effort anymore. Like >>7537255 points out. Their new attempts are so half-ass it doesn't hook kids and fails at a nostalgia for older collectors. No one really wants that crap.Part of me also wants to blame the lack of good tie-ins and licencing fees for proven IPs in the market are out of hand. You used to be able to make a TV show and market anything, but that no longer works. And so the good IPs are all held hostage with higher fees.It's just not worth the risk to toy companies anymore.I think the last point would be that these used to be the budget playset idea. Playsets are kind of a dead thing on their own so a budget option no longer makes sense.>>7538210I know older ones did stickers a lot, kind of how that turtle uses them. That's not really as bit an issue so much as everything's so flat in the new one you posted. The stuff that folds out are flat, the background lacks texture, etc. It comes across as cheap and boring, even though the figures are probably a huge step up. It's not inviting to play with and no details that wow a kid when they're playing and notice something.
>>7535761War Planets was pretty awesome; Between myself and my two brothers, we had most of them. My personal favorites were the Beast Planet (pic related), it's moon Planet Remora, and Planet Bone (green one with tentacles).
>>7536939they seem to have reversed that descision now
>>7537253>>7538202>>7538199>>7538210>>7538321Mattel and Playmates just being lazy cheapskates
>>7539947Damn, I just remembered I had something very similar to this but it was like a canyon with a military base and missile silos I think, and it came with a couple vehicles one being a type of humvee. Anyone have any ideas?
>>7539947my mom sold this game, but luckily i still possess the greatest board game ever created. honestly it was too many rules as kids, but made a fuckin great platform for micromachine warsgreat fun as an adult. best motherfuckin game around
>>7536764>One day I need to get all of theseGood luck getting Articuno.Just a tip:[spoiler]you wont find it[/spoiler]
>>7536764was there more of these. I know I had a couple of them but I don't strongly remember it being any of those.
>>7540856Yes - the three Legendary Birds with their altars from the Power of One movie (Pokemon 2000), and also several that were in sets shaped like Pokeballs that featured pokemon from later generations.
>>7540857Just found the ones I remember on ebay and I'd be tempted if I actually lived in america. got any pics of the legendaries?
>>7540862Also from Ebay - they're the three at the top
>>7537359>>7537428drunk on friday and my wifes out of town
>>7538132looking at pictures of the 1994 tmnt playsets, everyone seems to lose the same pieces as the playsets I used to own
>>7537121I had this. I feel like when I received it from wherever it didn't include all of that stuff, though.
I got one of these when I was like 12. It was pretty much a shitty giga pet that came with a tiny figure.>>7537885I'm pretty sure even cops in the 50s and 60s would shoot your ass dead carrying something like that around. That's mostly why they quit selling them. Those super realistic waterguns they sold in the 80s led to the deaths of more than one person.
>>7545310THERE WAS A KRAWK VERSION!?
>>7545251Is her boyfriend black?
>>7545322Yep! I think I got it at Limited Too. I wonder what happened to it.
>>7545310Entertech. These were the catalyst to the orange caps on toys. While the SMG, rifle, and RPG all looked silly; the pistol and Micro Uzi looked uncomfortable in an age of renewed gun violence with nobody being used to the existence of airshit. https://youtu.be/99UPQEFSGVQ
>>7545343keep your cuck fantasies on /pol/
>>7538321>>7537255>>7537217I'm in the early process of making some micro playsets and they are indeed quite expensive. The stuff I'm making is a little larger, closer to action fleet scale, and if it winds up getting made will probably have to be sold for at least $100 per set. If I had gone smaller, like standard mighty max scale, they'd likely be around $50. Granted this is low run independent toys so that does make things more expensive by 30% or more.
>>7545676can you share pics of prototypes? i'm curious
>>7539150I like how clear each alien race’s traits are with these
>>7537212The amount of info on these online is criminally small. There's hardly any non-advertising photos of them. Did they really sell that poorly?
>>7545310According to Marx, 60's cops would just join in on the fun.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=due92VSljwA
I remember Batman Forever had some of his and Riddlers heads
>>7545530I had the Kacheek version.
>>7545690Nothing is public yet, probably going to start showing stuff off around October!
>>7545753Neat, that "M16" is based off an OG Armalite AR-10.
>>7537234I have all three still. They're awesome.
>>754574820 guys for $4? That's a bargain.
>>7545310>>7545759Blast from the past right here, I remember my sister was obsessed with Neopets for a year or two and got anything with Kacheek on it.
I had this death star. there were a bunch of mini head playsets too. I remember having the scout trooper and sand...guy
Back in the day Hotwheels made these playsets that were little adventure scenes that folded up into a larger version of the micro vehicle they came with.
The jungle playset one was my favourite
>>7547132ooo I remember I had that drill machine one.
the boxes had comics on them showing off the features through a little narrative
>>7547135I always wanted the drill one. I had the tan jungle one and the train.I still have the truck, but the only accessory I have anymore is the mini vehicle
>>7540374there are several up on ebay right now if you have extra cash to burn.
>>7537212>>7545748>another one of those absurdly awesome forgotten toylinesI really need to look deeper into kino Galoob history.
>>7545748>that kino searchlight/air defense set God damn, I want it!
>>7545310>>7545759damn.I had the one with the tiger. i'd forgotanyone remember the pound puppies playsets?
>>7548581thats flames, man rates, where cop
>>7548679Wow, they just straight-up reused Super Van City?
>>7537117I fucking loved this as a kid. I think I had all the expansion playsets except the train. The main castle was the shit though.
>>7548696>Super Van Cityi never made the connection.both were galoob.suppose they were just the girly version
>>7548696Apparently they did a military version of super van city that was just a straight repaint, as well
>>7545531Wasn't this featured as a minor plot element in that Brendan Fraiser Adam Sandler metal movie Airheads?
>>7548679>pound puppiesholy shit I forgot that existed
>>7537307Aw hell yeah I used to have some of these when I was a kid. Just about the only toy I ever loved apart from Lego. Never knew what they were called exactly as they were pass me downs. Any pictures of the insides?
>>7540133Did you know that not only did the recently remake the game, but it's actually a really good game? They remade the rules to make it more fun and more reasonable, and also added expansions with cannons and shit.
>>7537000The Hexadecimal and Megayte ones were better.
>>7539145I loved the show. It was done by the Beast Wars and Reboot guys
>>7537307Holy shit this pic just awakened some memories, I totally forgot I had the big dragon mountain thing in the back. I remembered the magma rock dude and the gray wolf skull spaceship things existed but for some reason I completely forgot the best one I had.
>>7537121It's a beautiful playset, I wish I had the other ones like Yavin and Hoth like >>7537234 &>>7546139
>>7539150had the black one years ago..central ship atop the spire was moulded in place and thus not able to remove :,(
>>7547141I had the drill one, but I really want to find the train one, someday.
>>7536764I had all of these! I was hella gay for Pokemon at the time. Still have the mini figs somewhere
>>7536173Wait, this is rare? I have this one from my childhood. Cool to know.
>>7539955my niece has one of these and it's awesome. It's the bow-shaped handbag one
>>7538132Goddamn, haven't thought about these in many years. Had three of these and really loved them. Especially the one with the prison cage, did a lot of rescue missions with that.
>>7536904i got the ganondorf one because it was on clearance for 99 cents at my walmart a while back. the figures have no articulation and the set gimmicks arent very exciting, I only have one set so I'm totally limited in what I can do.if you can find a bunch of them and you like zelda I'd say its worth trying otherwise pass.
>>7545253one time I was playing with my mighty max and I was getting creative with my monsters so I used a chewed piece of grape bubble gum as a blob monster that engulfed max.he had little bits of purple on him for the entire time i owned it after that.
>>7535768Godzilla micro battles.
I really like Mini Mixie Q playsets.
>>7539150These are amazing.
So, maybe slightly off topic, but why do you guys think the popularity of micro playsets has diminished so much over the years? Too many parents afraid their idiot children are going to swallow small parts? Lack of overall demand? The rise of handheld entertainment like smartphones and the such? Or something else?
>>7568603Pretty much everything laid out in >>7538321But I'd lean more heavily on parents and children being dumber than ever, leading to the small parts scare.
>>7537066Holy shit I had this in preschool.
>>7547132>>7547135>>7547141>>7557453I had the train as a kid and have spent years trying to remember what line it was from. Every time I've asked about it in threads like this I got no response. Thank you for finally giving me some closure.
Micro Machines is back!>>https://news.hisstank.com/2019/06/04/hasbro-to-re-launch-micro-machine-toys-66538
>>7576942back then dead again after a year. micro machines are too expensive for what you get unless it's a playset.
>>7563370these are 2tiny5me
I used to have one that was like a stealth jet and opened up into what I think was supposed to be a base hidden behind a waterfall with a long runway for a tiny version of the same jet. I wish I could remember who made it.
>>7547121My friend's wife gave me this when I was helping them set up for a yard sale, it's mostly complete, I was a bit disappointed when it was tatooine inside instead of just being the actual death star.
I spent many hours playing with this thing when I was little.
>>7547132>Hotwheels AdventuresThanks, anon. I've been racking my brain for months trying to find/remember the rover set.
>>7577778H.R. Giger would aprove
>>7577779Only picture I can find of the lower section. Can't find anything with the sides flipped down
>>7537242>cool Kenner sculpt replaced with boring decals>Kylo is wield a sausage
>>7578036>KennerThat was Galoob, you dumb fuck, and they used plenty of stickers too.
I was really into the micro machines "highways and byways" sets. I had quite a few of them before they were lost to the ages. I still have a modest collection of Mightymax and some particularly cool X-men and spider-man micro sets.
>>7578110>>7578110some were called "travel city" which had lots of little parts that could break and get lost.
>>7578110>tfw refuse to pay for inflated prices of broken mm playsets at second hand stores and instead pocket the cars and other small bitsHow much of a monster am I, anon? I only ever found one in not broken condition for a reasonable two bucks.
>>7535761i had some from pokemon
>>7578120I have some of these.>those huge Anti Air guns next to Bob's Rent-A-Car
>>7548679Oh shit my sister had this set, I always like that gray bulldog.Also holy shit this is the longest I've ever had a thread up on any board, I just remembered I had a transparent micro machines car with doors that flip upward. Maybe I'll buy that on ebay soon.
>>7547132the sub was also pretty legit. Not a lot of moving pieces or features, but the play space was pretty big for a mini
>>7535761I used to have the full mightymax set. My mom sold most at a garage sale and my brother stole the rest when I was gone overseas. I am bitter.
I had all the mini zbots as well, sold a garage sale.
>>7536904The line was fun for what it was, I'd argue the mario sets had more overall play value however. Mostly because MSMBU's different world styles fit together in the build your own world idea.Regardless it bombed super hard, and a lot of the unproduced mario stuff for the microland sets wound up being released blindboxed.Why'd the bomb you didn't ask? Because Jakks was fucking retarded and tried to tie a line in it's first year together through 4 different fucking size classes and retailers got overstocked with shelfwarmers, so they didn't want new product for microland or 6 inch WoN stuff.They kinda soft relaunched the concept but it's larger now so less in theme with the thread.
A good chunk of Zyuohger's non roleplay toys were micro playsets.Normally contained to cubes which I think are their animal robots, outside of this which is a recreation of their HQ.
>>7582431where are all the play features?
>>7577300You are talking about the toy in your picture, right?
>>7545310Fuuuuuck, these things. I was such a Neopetsfag at the time, I wanted one of these so bad. I have no idea what they even did or if they even connected to the game, I just thought they looked cool.
>>7539145lol have one of those green things, had no idea
>>7582418i wanted to buy these so bad but all the paint jobs looked so fucking shit on anything i found in my local wallmarts.
>>7538210I picked up one of those. They're pretty fun.
I got this last weekUnfortunately, I don't own any (original) Polly Pocket to compare, but I do think the quality is very close to that.
>>7545343My boyfriend's black and you're gonna be in troubleHey-la-day-la my boyfriend's black
>>7537242The ended up lowering the price on this one, or adding two minis to justify the dumb price, can't remember.The ship 3 packs didn't come with stands even though they had peg holes for them.the line didn't even make it to The Last Jedi.
don't mind me, just posting the GOAT playset
>>7589573>tfw keep finding the cars but never this set
>>7545753"Hey, you know what would be fun? Guns that look real and make real gunshot noises, y'know, for kids!""What are people gonna think when they see kids shooting at each other with realistic looking guns that make gunshot noises?""Eh, the cops'll just think it's neat!"
>>7545753>>7589644Ahh, pre-boomer days >>https://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2010/09/bygone-golden-age-of-kids.html
I still have my one of these, spent hours obsessed with it. Something about teeny tiny detailed things is just so good and right.
>>7537107oh shit i had that Micro Machines 3-pack on the right, those trimarans were slick.
I wish I could go back in time and smack my child self into keeping all my mighty max sets together with all the parts.
I had this thing and loved it. The PT boat from the Xpanders line.
>>7548679I never had the big van, but I had a lot of the small playsets and the medium ones. Pic related was my favorite.
>>7589763Do they spin around on that blue disk like a cuckoo clock at certain times?
I sold all my old Polly Pockets circa 2010. I got about £10 per set which was more than I expected at the time, but I do slightly regret not waiting until now to take advantage of kawaii instagram trendhoppers. I never would've predicted Polly Pocket would experience such a random surge in popularity.In a similar vein, I recently got these two Tokyo Disneysea playsets off Yahoo Jp and they're pretty cute:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5CZsRaw740