- Matt Wilkins
Collecting the Galaxy: Micro Machines Epic Collection
Micro Machines were something that every kid back in the 90's collected. They had the rights to just about everything back then and one of them was Star Wars. So once they finished making all the vehicles from the movies, the only logical place to explore next was the Expanded Universe!
And they did so through the "Epic Collections" series.
It consisted from a few books from the Expanded Universe where they'd pull idea for vehicles created by the deep imaginations of the stories, with a few characters thrown in. I remember buying everyone of them back in the day.
I LOVED the fact that they'd done this and fully supported the creation of more. In fact, just last week I was able to find them all in my old room at my parents house. They're not in the original package of course but it's wild to sit there playing with the Sun Crusher and knowing you're probably the only person in the room who has any idea its called that.
I'm not sure what these would run for online today but if you're interested, I'm sure you could get a few loose figures at a decent cost. Re-discovering them recently, brought back a lot of good memories of a time when retailers knew the broad appeal these stories had on consumers.