For a few years in the early 90’s, I recall Micro Machines as the must-have boys toy, and I imagine all boys owned at least one. They were basically just toy cars, but the unique feature was their tiny size. At a similar size to a pencil sharpener, they were easy to pop in your school pencil case to sneak out during lessons.
They were always sold in packs, meaning your collection would grow by 5 or 10 at a time. There were also several playsets available, including 1991’s fold-out Super Van City.
Some people may only remember Micro Machines from their appearance the 1990 Christmas movie Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin. In the movie, Culkin’s character sets dozens of Micro Machines at the bottom of a flight of stairs as a hazard for a pair of bungling burglars.