Mego Micronauts in the 1978 JC Penny Catalog

Let’s take a loving look back to 1978 when Mego’s Micronauts got a spiffy two-page spread in the JC Penny Catalog. Mego hit gold in 1977 with their take on Japan’s “Microman” toy line as children everywhere had a newfound love for space toys thanks to the popularity of Star Wars.

In 1978, Mego would see $20 million dollars in Micronauts sales (about 78M today) and that number would escalate in 1979. It truly was a winning toy concept.


Vintage Mego talks about the Micronauts! Check out our episode about Lobstros!

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