Friday, June 30, 2017


Happy Friday, here is another one from the recently digitized archive, this is the revised for the Mattel Battlestar Galactica toy line that clearly states the missiles no longer fire. We all know why....


More frakking cool toys:

5 comments:

John Hildman said...

I acquired the Cylon raider as a kid from a trade with a friend. I gave him a ME-109 airplane model that my dad built and he gave me that. However the missiles were gone and the canopy was broken off. I remember the springs were there where the missiles would fit in, so it must have been the older "firing" model.

benestro138 said...

I still harbor bitterness at my being denied the missile firing viper as a youngster...

Why, Mom, WHY!

Gamera977 said...

I remember thinking back then we can't have cool toys because of stupid kids...

Anonymous said...

Seconding (thirding, I suppose) benestro138 and Gamera977. One, maybe two, little urchins won themselves an early Darwin Award and entire generations of children afterwards had to endure dumbed-down toys as the result.

Same thing happened more recently with toy pistols. Plaid Stallions' entry on "Kenner Jedi" gave me a nostalgic reminder of this.

http://plaidstallions.blogspot.com/2017/06/kenner-jedi.html

After years daycare colours and fluorescent orange end-caps, I'd all but forgotten there was a time when Star Wars blasters were sold in screen-accurate gun-metal black.

JFStan said...

I loved the way the Cylon Raider gun ports retracted, even though they didn't on the actual ship featured in the show.

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