Kevin McCallister had way more Micro Machines than I did. I was only seven years old when I first saw Home Alone so that was obviously my primary concern at the time.
One of the slightly less deadly booby traps for the hapless Harry and Marv, Kevin’s collection covered the whole floor. He had more than I could count! I had about 12, plus an oil can that turned into a mechanic’s garage that I got for not dying while I had my tonsils removed.
But despite a supreme slice of product placement in what would become 1990’s highest-grossing film worldwide, 1990 was actually a disaster for the home of Micro Machines: US toy manufacturer Galoob. The recession of the early ’90s had kicked the company right in the crotch.