Vintage Cylon Action Figure

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 Vintage Cylon Action Figure was one of those things.

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 Vintage Cylon Action Figure doesn’t appear to work — hopefully a battery change and a quick cleaning will take care of that. When it is gleaming and red, it will look magnificent. Even if it winds up not working, I think it is a fun addition to my collection. As the whole saying goes, you can never have enough Cylons.

Until I get around to giving it a tune-up, this particular Cylon has a new assignment. It will be guarding my car in parking lots. So thieves and careless door openers be warned. Now that this Cylon is set to guard duty, I cannot be responsible for what happens if you cross its path.

Vintage Cylon Action Figure

On thing for sure. This is one car whose doors you do not want to ding.

Sadly, even if the light works in this helmet, I don’t think it will sing me love songs.

Listen to Cylon Love Songs

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!

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Great find! Hopefully you can get the eye to work.

    It almost looks like a parody of a Cylon. That head is large!

  2. 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.

  3. 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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