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.
I still harbor bitterness at my being denied the missile firing viper as a youngster...Why, Mom, WHY!
I remember thinking back then we can't have cool toys because of stupid kids...
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.htmlAfter 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.
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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