Light years before the name “Starbuck” added an “s” and became synonymous with caffè latte, the world’s most famous Starbuck was the fictional first mate of the Pequod, the whaling ship at the heart of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. In fact, it was in homage to this literary character, that our Lieutenant Starbuck here, the protagonist of the cult 1978 sci-fi television show Battlestar Galactica, was named, although the gambling, womanising, and cigar smoking Viper starfighter pilot, and the … [Read more...]
Colonial Warrior from Mattel’s Battlestar Galactica
Don't worry if this character isn't familiar to you. His face isn't likely to ring any bells with even the most die-hard fans of the original Battlestar Galactica TV series from 1978 either! When Glen A. Larson's short-lived sci-fi show was launched as a somewhat blatant attempt to rival the small screen success of Star Trek, and in the clear hope of cashing in on the cinematic box office success of Star Wars the previous year, Mattel won the license to produce the tie-in action figure … [Read more...]
Ovion from Battlestar Galactica: Insect enemy from the TV space saga!
With this 1978 Battlestar Galactica action figure of Ovion, Mattel managed to pack six points of articulation into a 3 ¾ figure. Of course, when the figure in question is an alien bug with four arms and two legs, they clearly had a head start on the articulation front! Sadly, the neck is firmly one piece with the torso, although with all those limbs I'm sure kids at the time had lots of fun with this one. Ovion appeared as part of the first series of figures, which was launched to tie in … [Read more...]
Battlestar Galactica Apollo and Dualla Action Figure Two-Pack!
This Diamond Select release features the ever excellent sculptural work of Jean St. Jean Studios. Available only in this 7 inch set, the Apollo and Dualla 2-Pack features Lee 'Apollo' Adama action figure dressed in his Pegasus Command uniform and the duty-uniformed Anastasia Dualla action figure from the hit Sci-Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica. Add them to your crew before the Cylons make their move! Battlestar Galactica Apollo and Dualla Action Figure Two-Pack - Buy Now! … [Read more...]