They Came from Inner Space!
From glorious 1976 to 1980, kids played with Micronauts and deeply wondered about the backstory of all the bizarre characters. Space centaurs? Bug creatures? Time travel? Ancient Egypt? Without any clues from movies or books, kids were free to make up their own strange adventures -- and even their own characters, as lots of the body parts were interchangeable due to their magnetic joints.
This lack of any corporate storyline would serve kids well as they got older and transitioned to indie music, having to fill in all their own details about bands with only abstract album covers and no photos of any band members. Maybe the Micronauts paved the way for Power, Corruption, and Lies and other classics of the era. Shankar Vedantam, are you there?
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Is there a list I'm not seeing?
I'm also stumped by Clue 3 and the "list" hint.
Oh, I get it - use the clue to figure out what to search in the catalog. The catalog results are the "list" that you are looking through.
Thank you! This was really helpful.
I'm getting stuck on the second clue... I'm not sure if I even understand what the question is asking? I've done some researching and tried searching quite a few things. All of them have ended in dead ends, so any tips about what to search or what to look for would be great. Thanks!!
When you click on the hint, it tells you to search for the baron who likes to fly--I was able to find it with a one-word shortening instead of the two words given.
Thank you! Nothing more satisfying then finally finding the code you've been searching for :)
There is only one catalog result for the 3Rd clue.
The third clue isn't the big word this time, it's in the quotation marks of the clue. Search it in the catalog without the quotes!
I'm stuck on the last clue. I found the collection of very short stories but no code was attached to it.
Same for me. I'm so confused.
Wow, I'm stumped by the 4th clue! I've tried the word in all-caps (no results), the year Micronauts were made, "King Tut" & "King Tutankhamun," and the words "sarcophagus," "pharaoh," and "hieroglyphics." I've gotta be missing something. Any help?
nevermind! I needed to be less specific in one of my searches ;)
If you are having trouble with any of the codes, the exact term for the catalog search is given in the clue. It is the word or words in quotes. Good luck!
I’m stumped on the forth clue I’v searched so many books about Tut. I need help.
Don't forget the hint: "Look for a non-King Tut result in your search results!" In this case, you are looking for a CD.
I'm stumped on the last clue
Did you try typing "micro" for a general catalog search? Although search results will vary from time to time, and may change throughout the summer, when I type "micro", the third search result carries the code.
This works! Thanks for the hint. I think it's confusing for people because there's another book have explicit 'short stories' in its title so this correct book is ignored.
Me too. I have searched for short stories but didn’t find any clues.
Thanks! That worked!
I still can't figure out the fourth clue. I've tried the work in quotes but come up with nothing. I've gone through 4 pages of results looking for a CD but nothing works.
Hi there! To help you get your code, try searching "Tut Taylor"! That may help! Also, we have general rule that that your code should be within the first 10 search results. We try to avoid anyone having to search through 4 pages!! :)
I hope that helps and THANKS FOR PLAYING!!!!!
I was stuck on the 3rd code for DAYS! I just needed that quotation mark hind and then it was very easy! Don't look at the hint for the quotation mark, it's in the paragraph!
This was fascinating. I had never heard of these toys. I love that they had no movie or other tie-ins.
Glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for playing!
I don't understand the last clue. I feel like it's there, but I'm just not getting it. I searched up Marvel, microheroes, almost everything they mention, but I haven't found the answer. Can you help out?