"There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive, somewhere beyond the heavens."

The original BSG was the closest thing to Star Wars on the TV for me back in the day.  Got to stay up late on a Sunday to watch it.  Good times.

So for my birthday I got a Viper and a Cylon ship.  I was stoked!

Now, each ship came with these little red plastic missiles that went in a spring loader and shot out when a button was pressed - 70s toy tech for a firing laser blast.

Problem is, this feature was later classified as a choking hazard and purchasers of the toys were asked to return them for "fixed" versions - no firing projectiles.

I, of course, did not do that.  Heck no!  These toys were the closest thing to a bb gun I would ever own, lol.  (My parents had a strict "no guns" policy.  Blik.)  Many a lined-up Centurion 'took one for the team' after carefully aiming my ships.

Anyone remember these toys?  Each ship came with a miniscule pilot, which got easily lost.

Wish I could get a hold of one today for nostalgia!

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Hello,   Yes i remember i still have two of each Viper and Cyclon Raider.  Both the Viper and One of the raider still wotk and shot the red projectile.  Sadly the other one got dropped and only one side shots, but still in my collection.   Brings back memories.

i remember the toys also ihave both ships the viper and the cylon raider both are the firing versions and i also have a Landram ship that was only released in Canada and all figures released back then in loose and carded just missing one carded figure and that is a gold cylon figure i am now collecting custom made figures from the original series and have collected over 80 different custom made figures

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