Log in

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Courtesy of the film archive of Ray "AcroRay" Miller and digital cleanup and QuickTime encoding by Nice Shoes. Files hosted and indexed by yours truly at Rockettubes.Net!

Welcome to the world of the MICRONAUTS!

(Notice that Acroyear has his head on backwards in this commercial!)

Battle Cruiser Commercial 1

Battle Cruiser Commercial 2 Notice the control wire in both commercials is not white.

Biotron and Hydrocopter (Created by Takara, may be the first Micronauts commercial)
Notice that the music and stop-motion animation are both in the style of the original Japanese commercials on this one.

Biotron and Hydrocopter 2

Giant Acroyear

This time Acroyear II gets the backwards treatment, with his torso and wingpack turned around!

Micropolis Notice the Microman figure riding the Ultronic Scooter, and that the set shown is a prototype, with the beams connecting to the panels entirely differently than the final product and their unique yellow color seen in some of the catalogs.

Toys that stimulate young minds.

Rocket Tubes
Legend has it that the Rocket Tubes set in this commercial was rigged with a more powerful leaf blower or vacuum cleaner engine in order to get it to perform correctly...


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 19th, 2005 07:12 am (UTC)
Oh my god, I remember those. But not so well that I remembered I've been mispronouncing Acroyear for the past million or so years...

Thanks! Too cool.
Aug. 28th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
Rocket Tubes
I just found the box with the rocket tubes in it, and the motor still workes, if I remember correctly my boys only played with it a few times before they got bored. Roy

ps. The "boys are now in their 30s"
Aug. 30th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Rocket Tubes
Yeah, I managed to get some fun use out of it as part of my childhood micro-city, but the Tubes were notorious and legendary for being difficult to get to work at all and not really doing much even when they did work. I chose the name for my id and site with this irony fully in mind. :)
Aug. 30th, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC)
He is so cute
Oh we just love that boy in the Hydrocopter & Biotron 2 commercial, with his freckles and beautiful blue eyes! He's soooo cute!

Michelle, Sarah & Gracie Anonymous!
Nov. 10th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)
Anyone notice?
The guy at the beginning of the Giant Acroyear commercial is different from the one you see three seconds later. But they are both lip-synching (badly) to same voice.

Aug. 19th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you, these are awesome!
( 6 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

February 2015


Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow