Micro Machines (2015+)

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Hey, here are the comparisons, tallest to smallest = left to right with the Hasbro on the far right.

The tallest on the far left is made from a harder plastic than the other micros, and does not have moveable legs like the middle two. (hasbro has moveable head instead of legs)





 
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My 2 Galoob Chicken Walkers don't have movable legs.
Interesting, are they both the same? And if so do they look like the one on the far left in my images? (I got that one from a Return of the Jedi foil stamped logo 3 pack)

I think the one 2nd from left is from the Chewbacca head playset, and so 3rd from left might be from the Endor playset (I bought these loose)
 
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Hey, here are the rest of the comparison images for everyone, will put a description for each too.


Millenium Falcons Galoob white engine and blue engine at the back, then hasbro millenium falcons at the front


Hasbro snowspeeder on the left, then next one is a galoob snowspeeder which has dirty finish (not sure if this is just aged, but had a few exactly like this) then next is a clean cool grey galoob snow speeder. And then final is one freed from the Luke head playset.


Sandcrawlers Hasbro, galoob colour style 1, galoob colour style 2


AT-ATs, Hasbro, galoob, galoob painted X-ray, galoob legs tied modded to flat base from luke playset.


Star Destroyers top row: hasbro destroyed star destroyer, galoob white engine and blue engine star destroyers, hasbro star destroyer, galoob super star destroyer
bottom row: Hasbro FO star destroyer clean, Hasbro FO Star destroyer dirty, Hasbro interdictor, Hasbro super star destroyer


Hasbro FO Tie fighters: Top row: Scorched wing special forces Tie, Snow wing special forces tie, Sand wing special forces tie
Bottom row: Special forces tie, regular FO tie, destroyed FO tie


Outrider from regular 3 pack and from Shadow of the empire pack



Hasbro Tie strikers, 3 versions
 
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Sith Infiltrator from regular galoob 3 pack, sith infiltrator from hasbro darth maul figure pack in, sith infiltrator from hasbro blind bags


Hasbro droid fighter, Galoob droid fighter (Wish they had brought out the unreleased 3 pack so coulda got a fleet of these)


Tie Advanced Galoob and Hasbro


Tie bomber and Tie interceptor, Galoob and Hasbro versions


Lukes Landspeeder Galoob and hasbro


Fambaa scaled and smooth version

Hope that helps people :) I know that the discussions and images in this forum really helped me to figure out what was out there.

Also question for anyone in the know, the Galoob A-wing, was there ever a version made with out the white triangles printed on the top of the front? I have one with white triangles, and one without, but not sure if they have just worn off, or if it is a true variation.
 
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Also question for anyone in the know, the Galoob A-wing, was there ever a version made with out the white triangles printed on the top of the front? I have one with white triangles, and one without, but not sure if they have just worn off, or if it is a true variation.
Thanks for all your efforts, Mark. It is much appreciated and nice to see the variants. I may have some or even all of them, but I never compared them that nicely done. Thanks again!

May I download the pics and add the comments to distinguish them, just for my personal use & reference?
 
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Thank you for the excellent pics, MarkJediWanderer! I don't have a lot of the newer Hasbro Micros, so this is great for comparing them with my Galoob stuff.

It seems that while sculpts have improved somewhat, paint + materials was better on the 90s MMs.
 
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Thanks for all your efforts, Mark. It is much appreciated and nice to see the variants. I may have some or even all of them, but I never compared them that nicely done. Thanks again!

May I download the pics and add the comments to distinguish them, just for my personal use & reference?
No problem :) I shall try to do some more pics at some point

And of course you can use the pics, and I don't mind what anyone uses them for, they are there to help people. This forum has massively helped me with my collection, so it's good to pass it on.

I'd like to help compile a list of known variants at some point too.
 
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Thank you for the excellent pics, MarkJediWanderer! I don't have a lot of the newer Hasbro Micros, so this is great for comparing them with my Galoob stuff.

It seems that while sculpts have improved somewhat, paint + materials was better on the 90s MMs.
No worries :) and yes it's a mixed bag, as at first I thought they were inferior when looking at stuff like the speederbikes. And some of the paint apps are weaker. But then on others the Hasbro are actually surprisingly superior, and some even feel similar to Galoob. Might be that they used different plastic depending on the sculpt involved, or the factory used.

On the Tie fighter with the scorch marks in my photo, the material is actual really bendy rubber like a pencil eraser, unlike the other Ties which are more ridged.

I think by the Rogue one waves the paint and materials improved too. The figures are noticably better at that point, and maybe even superior to the Galoob.
 
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Some more of the comparison pictures for everyone

Boxed mini micro machines, next to the regular micro machines version of each vehicle

Boxed mini micromachines with regular, and painted micro machines X-ray version of each ship for size comparison

3 micro machines sizes of Millenium Falcon (mini, regular, painted X-ray)




3 sizes of micro machines Slave 1


mini micro death star, galoob deathstar and hasbro medium sized deathstar


Death star scale comparison next to finger - mini micro and regular micro machines
 
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Battle droid tank, Larger, smaller and exploded tanks


Trade federation MTT, larger MTT from playset, and other larger MTT removed from playset.


Tie phantom from the TOYs R US exclusive set


First order transport, and sand deco variant
 
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What sort of height are Micro-machines stands usually? Realized that all the blind-bag ships I have all have small holes in them (except the B-wing?) yet I can't find any mention of stands anywhere, or anywhere selling any in the UK. Figured I'd would be quite easy to just cut some plastic rod and glue it to a bit of cardboard/plasticard as a base but I have no idea what sort of height would be good.
 
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What sort of height are Micro-machines stands usually? Realized that all the blind-bag ships I have all have small holes in them (except the B-wing?) yet I can't find any mention of stands anywhere, or anywhere selling any in the UK. Figured I'd would be quite easy to just cut some plastic rod and glue it to a bit of cardboard/plasticard as a base but I have no idea what sort of height would be good.
What Darkmatt said

Although if you want originals then search "star wars micro machines perspex stands ebay" on Google (can't search them on ebay for some reason). and there are 2 sellers selling quite big lots of stands.
 
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Anyone still tracking down MM years later? I'm still finding some at retail...bumped into a discount store that had some of those small TFA playsets for $1.99 - didn't buy any years ago, and still haven't, though for two bucks, I suppose its worth it just for the micro ship / figure. I did run into an awesome lot on ebay, I was searching for something else, and spotted a group of 16 micros for...$1.99 plus $4 shipping! Best part...it included what is probably the rarest and most sought after (modern) exclusive - the TIE Phantom. I recall wanting it from the TRU exclusive mega pack, but not wanting all the duplicates. Luckily there were four other ships I didn't have, the B-Wing, X-Wing, and TIE Interceptor from the ROTJ set and a FO TIE with burnt wings - anyone know what set that is from?

Here is a shot from ebay, the others are up for trade if anyone needs them - I know the Death Star is probably a bit difficult to track down.

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Anyone still tracking down MM years later? I'm still finding some at retail...bumped into a discount store that had some of those small TFA playsets for $1.99 - didn't buy any years ago, and still haven't, though for two bucks, I suppose its worth it just for the micro ship / figure. I did run into an awesome lot on ebay, I was searching for something else, and spotted a group of 16 micros for...$1.99 plus $4 shipping! Best part...it included what is probably the rarest and most sought after (modern) exclusive - the TIE Phantom. I recall wanting it from the TRU exclusive mega pack, but not wanting all the duplicates. Luckily there were four other ships I didn't have, the B-Wing, X-Wing, and TIE Interceptor from the ROTJ set and a FO TIE with burnt wings - anyone know what set that is from?

Here is a shot from ebay, the others are up for trade if anyone needs them - I know the Death Star is probably a bit difficult to track down.

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Awesome find dude :) especially gettin ghre TIE Phantom for that price :O and yes there are still some of us out there hunting them down.

I just pretty much finished off my collection this year, including all the variants from both eras. I think I only need the 4-6 Epic collections vehicles, although resided myself to the fact that I will probably never pay the fortune needed to buy them xD

Does the burnt wings Tie have rubbery kind of wings? If so then it is was from the First Order Star Destroyer playset... the updated one that had more figures and vehicles.

I still live in hope of more star wars micros in the future. I was watching clone wars the other day and thinking how disappointing it is that we never got a republic cruiser to army build against the invisible hand class ships.
 
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Rubbery wings indeed, like it was made in a Jell-O mold. Thanks for the info, wish it had the micro FO destroyer, as I'd like to track down the clean version. Ebay lots tend to be missing pieces though, that's why the hunt is never-ending. You can get some great deals though, because trading and buying singles isn't exactly cost effective with ever increasing shipping prices.
 
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Rubbery wings indeed, like it was made in a Jell-O mold. Thanks for the info, wish it had the micro FO destroyer, as I'd like to track down the clean version. Ebay lots tend to be missing pieces though, that's why the hunt is never-ending. You can get some great deals though, because trading and buying singles isn't exactly cost effective with ever increasing shipping prices.

Hahaha yes that's it, when I got it out of the packaging I was like "huh what's up with this". I think they must have experimented to see if it could be done that way, and just went "nah"... "how can we offload this batch?" "hmm, paint burn marks and fling it into a playset"

Yeh the clean one was what I bought the set for, got it for like £11 from a discount retailer sometime last year.

But definitey, my top tip is to bookmark your micro machines search and then check it multiple times a day. I have mine set to "newly listed" and just click the bookmark and have a look every now and then. Which is really quick when you don't have to type it in and select options each time.

And eventually everything you want will come up, I guarantee it. :) it's just a waiting game. Although I sometimes hate the gamble of "should I buy it now?" "or wait to see if a cheaper option comes up" for the expensive rare ones lol. I 've just been finishing off my original action fleet collection, and a few of them gave me tough choices lol.
 
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Love the packaging! A great bland between a callback to Galoob's and with some nice fresh touches. Interestingly the vehicles seem to be proportioned more like the earliest Galoob releases. Playsets are overly simplified, which there is no good excuse for in the age of 3D sculpting and printing. I do hope they'll make figure packs again.
 
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here's hoping that Jada toys gets the rights to continue making Star Wars Micro Machines. We still need ships from The Last Jedi, Rise of Skywalker, Clone Wars, Rebels, Solo and Resistance.
What happened in the first place? Why did they stop after TFA?
 
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What happened in the first place? Why did they stop after TFA?
They didn't, after TFA they covered the Rebels cartoon and the RO movie with full assortments, not to mention all the OT & PT packs scattered throughout the line. I believe Hasbro commented that they did pretty well, but were lagging at some retailers. Demand was there, but they were produced in such huge numbers that it resulted in pegwarming. TFA was the big issue, because those production numbers were likely triple what they should have been - by the time of Rebels & RO, the numbers were reduced, and pegwarming wasn't such an issue. MM could thrive if produced in quantities that were more realistic for demand. A smaller company could do this, but acquiring the license to do so isn't all that likely.
 
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I think over-repacking the same ships again and again didn't help. There's little incentive to buy when its stuff you already own.
100% agree. I loved snagging the mini blind bags of the Micro Machines but hated opening them to find the same ships I already had. At least when Galoob ran the line you had the 3 packs that gave you a peek as to what was inside, the back showed the rest of the ships and they were shipped in equal amounts.

Hasbro at the time should have built off the success of the Galoob line and kept the formula the same. have equal amounts of ship waves per case, kept the mini figures separate from the vehicle packs, made the playsets (which were meh at best) on par with the classic Galoob ones (some of those were just awesome in terms of play features and details).

if it was me in charge of the Hasbro MM line at the time I would have skipped the blind bags all together, secured the rights to HTF Epic Collections sets and re-released those ships, packed the new MM line with flight stands (one of the most frustrating parts of the new MM line). I would have also brought back Action Fleet (instead of letting the Disney store make a sorta knockoff of the line), and would have kept the Titanium/Black Series line going strong (instead of letting Mattel snag the rights to the starships)
 
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packed the new MM line with flight stands (one of the most frustrating parts of the new MM line)
Was there a reason for this? It seems odd to release a line of Micro Machine ships that used to have stands without the stands, yet still give each of them a hole in the bottom where the stand used to be despite there not being any stands available at all for them.
 
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Was there a reason for this? It seems odd to release a line of Micro Machine ships that used to have stands without the stands, yet still give each of them a hole in the bottom where the stand used to be despite there not being any stands available at all for them.
I'm sure it was a matter of cost on Hasbro's part. I can already here them saying that they spent the money for the stands on new tooling for the new ships. plus the Hasbro pieces are different from the Galoob ones. the plastic was flimsy, the sizes were smaller.
 
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I am confused, and I am sure you can help: I am not collecting the Titaniums, but I love the X-Rays. To complete my loose collection, I needed to get the Imperial Shuttle from the Trilogy Gift Set. I bought it on ebay with the non-X-Ray shuttle from the same set, expecting it to be Titanium / DieCast because of the bigger size.

However, I am totally suprised to receive a plastic Shuttle in Titanium size.
http://instagr.am/p/B-C4jYuqhSr/
It comes from this set which I do not own yet:


My questions:
- Are all ships from this set plastic yet Titanium sized?
- Were there other plastic ships from MM available in this size?
- I noticed from MarkJediWanderers comparism pics above that he mentioned "painted X-Ray" - does that imply DIY, or does those mean the ships from the set pictured above?

Thanks for any clarification, guys!
 
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I believe painted X-Ray refers to this set really, and yes all the ships in it are titanium sized, but are plastic. To my knowledge, this was the only place to find the larger plastic ships.
 
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I believe painted X-Ray refers to this set really, and yes all the ships in it are titanium sized, but are plastic. To my knowledge, this was the only place to find the larger plastic ships.
Thanks for coming back on this so quick.

I wonder why they were called "painted X-Ray". I could really believe that they only molded / pressed those plastic ships in Titanium size ONCE and they were all X-Ray, and then decided to get rid of some stock by painting the remaining pieces for this set. Maybe Mark will confirm later. I am almost tempted to scratch away some paint from the painted Shuttle to this whats beneath...
 
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Yeah, all the X-rays are plastic, yet fit Titanium stands. They all use different molds from what I can tell (still don't have all of them). I'm still look for one of the last produced packs.
 
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Yep, can confirm they're entirely plastic and they're the same molds as the X-rays.
I'd be curious if they
a) used old transparent / X-ray stock and just painted them, or
b) pressed new models from non-transparent plastic

As said, I am tempted to scratch away some of the paint... ;)

Still surprised that after all this time and with a near full set, I learn something new about Micro Machines. That is indeed a microcosmos for collectors...

Thanks for adding information, guys!
 
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