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Can You Still Buy Micro Machines?
Collecting Micro Machines Toys
I have an intense love for Micro Machines. They're tiny and adorable but with fierce attitude!
If you're a child of the 1980s like myself you'll surely remember these little guys: super tiny cars, planes, bikes, ships and much more. My absolute favorite collections are Star Wars Micro Machines and Star Trek Micro Machines. But there's something for everyone.
As a child I started a huge Micro Machines collection that I just loved playing with. I got as many as my parents would allow. My pride and joy was the Aircraft Carrier....oh my...I love to reminisce! :-)
I have so many wonderful memories of my dad spending time with me while I played on the floor with my collection. Dad has since passed but every time I see a Micro Machines toy I think of him.
Now as an adult (but still a child at heart!) I have like to buy and sell collectible toys and games. And what do you think I mostly gravitate towards? Yes, Micro Machines!
I've been lucky enough to stumble across a lot of mint condition Micro Machines while I'm out buying collectibles. And every single time I shout a "yes! yes!" and my husband just rolls his eyes at me - "here we go again!"
So I've decided to put together this page to share what I've learned over the years about these amazing 1980s and 1990s pop culture items and the best places to still find them.
Yes you can still buy Micro Machines!
You can find Micro Machines still new and in the box (Amazon is a great place to find new sets.) But most that you'll come across are used so it can take some effort to find them in good condition. When you shop online, just be sure to read the full description so you are aware of the condition and any flaws.
Where are the best places to buy Micro Machines?
A Micro History Lesson
Micro Machines were made by Lewis Galoob Toys, Inc. in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1999 Galoob was purchased by Hasbro, Inc and the popularity of the Micro Machines toy lines dramatically decreased and Hasbro discontinued their manufacture (booooo!!!).
However, in 2006 Hasbro started to revive the line with their Titanium series die cast vehicle lines of Transformers and Star Wars toys.
So if you want to collect toys from the original Micro Machines line, you want to look for dates in the 1980s and 1990s as well as the name "Galoob" on the underside of the toy. You may need a magnifying glass to view the inscription.
Identifying Micro Machines - check out this great eBay guide...
Want to learn about the markings found on the bottom of authentic Micro Machines? Well here you go...
- Micro Machines ID Guide
Use this guide to help you identify whether or not your Micro Machines toy is the real thing!
The Original 1980s Micro Machines Commercial - ...with super fast talker John Moschitta, Jr.
Do you remember this commercial? I just loved it as a kid and I wanted them all!
What's your favorite type of Micro Machines toy?
There are so many styles of Micro Machines toys!
I've found that the most collectible lines of Micro Machines are Star Trek and Star Wars.
Star Wars Micro Machines
and Star Trek Micro Machines
Star Wars vs Star Trek
Which Micro Machines Line was Better?
Original Star Wars Micro Machines Commercial - produced in the early to mid 1990's
Want to see the most enormous gallery of Micro Machines there is? - ...then visit the Micro Machines Museum!
This website has pictures of every Micro Machines toy made. Simply awesome.
- The Micro Machines Museum
HUGE gallery of Micro Machines with descriptions!