Science Fiction Mystery Minis - Starbuck & Cylon

The 1978 Battlestar Galactica may have been a sad little oddity languishing in the shadow of its 2000s reboot, but there's no denying its Cylons were at least iconic. Threatening as the new ones were, they looked like Terminators with disco collars and football pads; the old ones may just have been poor stuntmen in costumes they couldn't see out of or move in, but the "Swamp Thing" mouth, Roman Centurion crest over the head, and that famous scrolling red eye definitely stand out among the echelons of sci-fi robots. It's present here, painted mid-swipe: a bright red dot with a fading trail behind it.

The Cylon is in a fairly calm pose, because why would a robot be scared or in a hurry? He's just standing there holding his rifle with two hands. It has a cute little bayonet on the end! If you turn him around, you'll find some slight techno details on his backpack, which is to be expected, and a flowing silver skirt, which is not. Who is building angry murderbots and then fitting them with pretty little dresses?

The Cylon is much more plentiful than Starbuck - 1:6, so two in every case - which makes sense for a faceless army-builder you might want a whole fleet of. There's also a rarer 1:72 Command Centurion, which is this same mold but painted golden instead of silver. They didn't even bother to change the position of his eye!

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One Response to Science Fiction Mystery Minis - Starbuck & Cylon

  1. Andre says:

    Cylon looks pretty cool but Starbuck is really pale as you mentioned. Maybe that was the look they were going for in this line or it was cheaper to do it in a lighter tone?

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