The story of the Micronauts involved several toy companies. While Mego created the brand and brought it to the United States, most Micronauts were derived from Takara's Microman. Gig in turn licensed Micronauts from Mego and followed through with releases Mego was unable to complete. After several knockoffs in the 80s, Palisades brought the brand back in 2002. Hasbro has announced its intent to bring it back yet again.