Mattel’s Battlestar Galactica Action Figures (Series Two) (1978)

BSG Baltar 1978

BSG Boray 1978

BSG Cylon 1978

BSG Daggit 1978

BSG Lucifer 1978

BSG Boray 1978-2

Series one is here. The “gold-colored” Cylon Commander was also offered via mail-away with four proof of purchase seals. The Daggit in series two is tan; the original is brown. See Battlestar Galactica Memorabilia, a comprehensive collectors site, for all the details.

4 Responses to “Mattel’s <em>Battlestar Galactica</em> Action Figures (Series Two) (1978)”

  1. 1 Fractalbat September 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I never noticed before, but there wasn’t an Apollo in the line. Did he ever get an action figure?

    I had an Ovion, a Starbuck, and a Daggit. I loved my Viper but never got a Raider, which is still one of my favorite fighters.

    • 2 2W2N September 5, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      There was no Apollo (and no Boomer). It’s very strange. Apollo would have looked the same as Starbuck except for the head, so maybe they wanted maximum variety. Ultimately I think Mattel wanted a quick cash-in and didn’t plan for the long haul. Even if they had, there were lawsuits and the “missile toy” recall to deal with:

      The BSG toys were rushed out in time for Christmas, 1978. The lawsuits (at least two, but almost surely more) began in early 1979.

  2. 3 Mike Monaco September 8, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Hah. My brother & I had the Ovion, the Dagget, and the Emperor. IIRC I’d never even seen the episode with the Ovions, I just knew them from the credits or maybe a commercial for the episode. I think part of the appeal of the Imperious Leader figure was finding out what it looked like under the cloak. Just a pink, skinny humanoid, though, naked & sexless & with weird cloven feet. His flipper hands couldn’t even hold a weapon. What a crap toy. (Of course the ovion couldn’t hold weapons either, another letdown but you could see that from the packaging.)

  3. 4 Tim May 27, 2016 at 11:03 am

    A friend of mine gave me the Lucifer and Boray figures when he decided he didn’t want them anymore (around 1979 or 1980) and I still have them. The Boray was without his club and to this day I’ve not found an affordable replacement.

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