I’ve never been that nostalgic for the toys of my youth, although I did enjoy seeing how many of TV Cream’s top 100 toys had made it into my or my brother’s collection. But a chance post to Boing Boing brought back memories of Micronauts, an extensive range of 3″ action figures and vehicles made by Mego Corporation and sold in the late 70s and early 80s. It’s funny how memory works, but thanks to the story (and the various fan/collector websites I found) I now recall I had an extensive collection of these myself, including Space Glider, Biotron, Pharoid and the ultimate in versatile vehicles, the Battle Cruiser. Reportedly Mego lost out to Kenner on the opportunity to produce action figures for a little film called Star Wars and folded not long after.

April ’05: Micronauts movie in pre-production??

2005 could be hottest year ever recorded

The last three years were all in the top four hottest ever recorded, according to remote sensing data from NASA. 1998 is number 1 since accurate records have been available (beginning around 1890), but the bad news is that 2005 could top even that. Could be really bad news for the Great Barrier Reef, which is under threat of bleaching this (southern) summer. Makes you wonder whether the reef will even be around in 20 years time…