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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, "Lost," "Alias") is in talks to produce a movie about the Japanese interchangeable toys Micronauts, which Hasbro just acquired.

First released in Japan in 1974 (under the name Microman), the toys were imported to the U.S. by the Mego Corporation in 1976. The line consisted of 3.75-inch tall toys which used a universal, five millimeter inter-connective design. Mego cancelled the Micronauts line in 1980. In 2002, Palisades Toys bought the rights to reproduce Micronauts.

The Micronauts comic books were published by Marvel Comics, Image Comics, and Devil's Due Publishing. Their first comic appearance was in "Micronauts #1" (Marvel, Jan. 1979) with characterizations created by Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden.

Abrams tells the newspaper that those who doubt whether a board game or science-fiction toy should be accorded star status will be proved wrong.

"Sometimes, when someone is not a celebrity and you are casting them in a role, everyone who is in a seat of authority voices questions about that actor's talent, sex appeal, looks, ability -- their everything," he says. "But then they get the role, and suddenly they are on the cover of every magazine, and nobody questions those things again. In retrospect, everyone says, 'Of course that person is a star.'"

http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=8812

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It's really annoying how Hasbro thinks that just because of Transformers and G.I. Joe, they suddenly are a box office force to be reckoned with.

Then again, if they have the characters use NERF guns in the next G.I. Joe movie, I will gladly eat my own words. Because that would be awesome.

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An update:

“It departs from the comic wildly, so if you hope it's loyal to the comic you'll be disappointed in that particular sense,” said Reese. “However, it's very, very different and very, very cool. Bad Robot has a strict secrecy enforcement policy, so we can't talk about details except to say that it's different from the comic.”

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/03/28/screenwriters-give-update-on-jj-abrams-micronauts-movie?utm_campaign=ign+main+twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

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