A while back a question was asked if the minmag always used krypton bulbs. If I recall correct member Burgess said he had a minimag from 1984 (the year it was released). And that if he recalled correct it did not use krypton bulbs.
Well, in 1987 maglite released the aaa minimag. And thanks to my eBay scouring friend new England's own Joseph R. Houseplant I now have some authentic aaa minimag "vacuum" bulbs in the museum. Yup, at one point the aaa had its own line of bulbs.
What year they came out with kryptons? I cannot say. Maybe someone else can. Later on Maglite sold minimag replacement bulbs as aa/aaa.
Thanks for another contribution to history Mr. Houseplant. You're the best!!