New Trademark Request May Excite Children of the 80s and 90s

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck on August 30, 2014

in Nerd Culture, The 80s

Paging Mr. Moschitta – “Hasbro is on line 1.”

Although it was great seeing our favorite fast talker make an appearance on Jimmy Fallon last winter, John Moschitta Jr. may now be in for a full career revival if Hasbro’s latest trademark means anything. According to Hiss Tank, the US Patent and Trademark office has received an application from Hasbro for a new “Micro Machines” trademark.

Hasbro acquired Galoob in 1998, and while Micro Machines had passed their prime at that point, it was nice to get a G.I. Joe-themed line of mini vehicles, even if it wasn’t anywhere near as great as it could have been. If Hasbro does indeed revive the Micro Machines line, they would be wise to cater at least some of their offerings toward the now-adult collectors whose nostalgic love of the franchise would drive interest.

What other crossovers could Hasbro explore with a Micro Machines line? Micro Transformers? More Micro Star Wars? My Little Micro Ponies? Micro M.A.S.K.!!

Perhaps Hasbro was inspired by this Running Press mini-HISS tank? I know it inspires me. To do what, I have no idea. I just want some new Micro Machines, and there had better be a Lamborghini Countach in there somewhere.

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Cody August 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Bring on the Micro Machines!!

Hail Mary August 27, 2014 at 4:45 pm

I have to believe that we are at least somewhat responsible for this. For example, interviewing John Moschitta led to a rebirth in the popularity of Micro Machines which will lead to a boatload of profits for Hasbro. Translation: Hasbro owes us big time.

Lamar the Revenger August 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm

I agree with Brian. I’m still mad I never saw the GI Joe Micro Machine stuff. 🙁

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