Vintage Cylon Action Figure

Sometimes I run across things at antique malls that say “buy me.”

Sometimes I run across things that say “buy me or else.” This was one of those.

Based on the limited research I’ve done this morning, this Cylon was made in 1978 and actually had a working red LED light in the helmet. This particular one doesn’t appear to work — hopefully a battery change and a quick cleaning will take care of that.

Until I get around to that, this particular Cylon has a new assignment: guarding my car in parking lots.

This is one door you do not want to ding.

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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3 thoughts on “Vintage Cylon Action Figure

  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Next to Darth Vader, this was the neatest of the 12″ sci-fi figures that popped up in our gang of fun-seekers.

    Yeah, hope you get that Cylon to wake up.

  2. Great find – I had one of those when they were brand new. The body mold is a repaint of an earlier Mattel toy, I forget which one. (I googled it, Major Matt Mason’s Captain Lazer was the earlier toy).

    The Cylon had two “accessories” – a removable chest plate and a translucent piece that attached to the end of the gun.

    The best part though was the eye, no other Cylon toy had an eye that could move back and forth.

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