If you were born in the 1980s and 1990s, chances are you might have heard of the Micro Machines miniature toy line, or better yet, even owned and played with one yourself. As it turns out, Hasbro and Wicked Cool Toys are bringing the iconic transforming cities back in 2020.
The full array of the new Micro Machines sets have not yet been revealed, but the image above is the first of many new toys in the brand to come this fall. However, it does show that the new toys will be a more millennial take on the classic Super Van City, which opens up to reveal a sprawling metropolis, populated by dozens of smaller toy land, air and sea vehicles.
Gizmodo reports that the new Micro Machines Super Van City will retail for US$50 when it is released later this year. It will come with three exclusive mini vehicles, the details of which have yet to be revealed.
First released in 1987 by Galoob (now part of Hasbro), Micro Machines took the homes (and wallets) of households with kids by storm, impressing many with each playset’s unique ability to transform into various cityscapes and villages, all containing wildly different vehicles inspired by real-life counterparts, similar to Hot Wheels.
It was discontinued in 2008, but saw a brief resurgence as part of a toyline in conjunction with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.
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