At the recent American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) Marketplace & Academy in Pittsburgh, Super Impulse showed off some upcoming offerings from its popular lines of World’s Smallest and World’s Coolest collectible toys.
Prototype samples of new, micro-sized action figures from several classic Hasbro lines were present, including Power Rangers, Transformers, and G.I. Joe. First previewed on the Toy Book twitter account, the new World’s Smallest will feature articulated replicas of classic characters presented on reproduction card backs.
From the 1982 G.I. Joe line, Duke, Roadblock, and Snake Eyes will receive the World’s Smallest treatment, while Optimus Prime, Starscream, and Bumblebee will represent the Transformers in classic style. The Power Rangers appear to be based on old Bandai-era sculpts on a Ninja Steel card back, but as these are prototypes, everything is subject to change before they hit retail later this year. Look closely and you may notice that card backs are generic “product name” placeholders.
Attention #PowerRangers fans — @SuperImpulseLtd has World’s Smallest @PowerRangers hitting the streets. Fresh from @ASTRAToy #MarketplaceandAcademy in Pittsburgh… and there’s some other @Hasbro collaborations as well. Stay tuned! #Toys #GoGoPowerRangers! pic.twitter.com/9jlWsgmWha
— The Toy Book (@ToyBook) June 11, 2019
Other new World’s Smallest toys include an Elf on a Shelf alongside the World’s Coolest Jumanji Board Game, Mr. Potato Head, Nickelodeon Slime, and an Atari 2600 Arcade Sound Joystick.
Additionally, several new additions to the Tiny Arcade and Micro Arcade lines made their debut for specialty retail buyers.