The nineteenth seal of the Roboplastic Apocalypse meets its repulsively delicious end at the hands of an alien lobster with his brain falling out of his mouth! Yes it's another fifty minute barrage of me talking to myself about aliens, Micronauts, Micronaut aliens, Interchangeables, Micronautical Interchangeables and Interchangeable Micronauticals and other nauts and bots with swappable parts and maybe even a Spaceknight or two gets mentioned. Are you a Slithery Skinned Invader from the Remote World of Visceros or are you just happy to see me? Find out in this WHERE DO MICRONAUTS GET RECOLORED WHEN THEY DIE edition of the Podcastalypse!
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HEY ANYONE GOT AN EXTRA $250,000? I REALLY LIKE THAT ALIEN ELEPHANT ROCKET TANK PAINTING
|Service Merchandise 09/07/86||Best 12/19/85|
NO GOOD ROBOID GOES UNRECOLORED
The great Bill Mantlo once wrote that "An idea has to evolve or it begins to repeat itself" and ironically this was proven true by the very toyline he helped popularize in the late 70s-the Micronauts. The Mego Micronauts line died after its parent company went bankrupt but that would not be the end of the toys. Various rehashings of the Micronauts molds have been popping up on the shelves ever since the 1980s and surprisingly there have been as many relaunches and redecos as there have been companies that owned the toys, but never any new additions to the line! Perhaps the most notorious of all were the strangely colored line of Micronaut figures and vehicles released under The Interchangeables banner in 1984. The Interchangeables lasted for two series with the second series consisting of the exact same toys as the first, just in different colors! Even stranger was how the packaging shows each series was released by a different company. What was going on here? Has there ever been another toy robot line that has bounced from company to company and been reissued and recolored as many times as the Micronauts have? I DO NAUT KNOW!
|TRU 22 November 1984||TRU 05 December 1984|
200 BUCKS FOR ONE STILL IN THE BOX? YOU CAN'T BE C.I.R.E.S.!
|Service Merchandise 03 November 1985||Service Merchandise 06 December 1984|
SHOW NOTES OF THE PODCASTALYPSE
TRU 12/11/85 crappy ad of the month
- Absolutely no old toy robots gnus
- Rom artbook in the works from IDW
- Spacenite 2 tribute to Bill Mantlo
- Spacenite artworks
- Original Ken Kelley Micronaut package paintings up for sale on ebay
- Know your Micronaut aliens!
- Ken Kelley interview at Innerspace Online
- Michael Golden coming to Wizard World Miami
- Michael Golden interview at Comic Zone Radio (Ctr+F search for "Golden")
- Michael Golden interview at Innerspace
- The continuing saga of the Starrior Thing
- More than anyone would ever want to know about Starrior Runabout knockoffs
- Run about at play time with the Playtime Runabout
- The story of a family (that turned into laser guns) divided by war (between Tonka and Hasbro)
- The Skywarp bop bag ad that's hard to catch as Skywarp is
- Raksha's Transformer artifacts list
- Break-The Interchangeables!
- Takara toy robots history will be your grandkids' bedtime stories
- Early attempts at resurrecting the Micronauts
- PAC Toys' Lords of Light
- Interview with Joe Ruzzi, founder of PAC Toys
- End the light, start the bright (recolors)
- The mystery of the companies behind The Interchangeables
- Metallion is the greatest robot horse name ever
- Interchangeables auctions on eBay