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When I was a kid the only place you could find Playmobil toys was as giveaways in McDonald’s Happy Meals.  But that was then.  A year ago Playmobil was promoting a high-end line of Ghostbusters tie-in toys along with a new DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future (check them out here).  With its latest releases of movie and TV tie-ins, Playmobil is upping its game.  That includes a giant Star Trek starship Enterprise playset chock full of figures (including the original series’ nicely detailed Mid-Century Modern Burke bridge chairs!).  It also includes James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5–the one from Goldfinger and brought back for No Time to Die And their van and figures from The A-Team is being promoted with a slick commercial that is not to be missed.  Check them all out below, including links to be the first to nab yours from Amazon or Entertainment Earth, with Amazon currently running a 25% discount promotion on the Enterprise playset.

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Before Starbuck was played by a woman he was played by Face on The A-Team.  Before Richard Hatch was Zarek he was Apollo.  And Adama was played by Lorne Greene, not Edward James Olmos.  Vipers were distinctive and cool.  Viper pilots had helmets that were equally cool, with a bit of an Egyptian aura.  These were the days of the original Battlestar Galactica TV series.  Despite the success of the modern remake, the original 1970s series has its own rightful place in the annals of sci-fi TV.

Next week Dynamite Comics is releasing a new comic book series for the TV series’ 25th anniversary, and if Issue #1 is any indication fans of retro TV generally and the original BSG specifically will find a familiar universe here.  And yet the new series has been updated with some new twists.

How about time travel as a weapon?  We saw something similar in the Bruce Willis sci-fi movie Looper, reviewed here at borg.com last month.  It’s a cool idea introduced in issue #1 and likely will be a key element in future stories.

Dynamite BSG Issue 1 cartoon cover

Artist Cezar Razek creates some nice outer space images with detailed baseships and both classic and updated vipers.  The characters evoke the original series cast, especially Dirk Benedict’s Starbuck.  Writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning offer up the background of this future world where an epic battle has pitted man against machine.  And man is in search of the legendary planet Earth.  And in Issue #1 Abnett and Lanning set Commander Adama off on a new battle with those machines–the classic chrome Cylon warriors.

Despite the interesting idea of clone humanoids as Cylons in the BSG reboot, it’s really hard not to love the original appearance of Cylons more.

Battlestar Galactica Issue #1 is a fun retro sci-fi read.  Pick up your copy next Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at comic book stores everywhere.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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