J.J. Abrams (“Star Trek,” TV’s “Lost”) is in talks to produce “Micronauts”, a film version of the Japanese Microman toy line reports The Wall Street Journal.
The toys, first released in 1974 and later in 1976 in the US under the ‘Micronauts’ name, were a mix of 3.75-inch tall action figures, vehicles, robots, play sets, and accessories. All used a universal, five millimeter inter-connective design allowing people to swap around various parts.
Palisades Toys bought the rights to reproduce Micronauts in 2002. Marvel Comics published a tie-in comic book line starting in 1979.