Behold the Power of Nostalgia: Bif Bang Pow's Classic Battlestar Galactica Action Figure Line Continues to Grow

Regardless of what you might think about the original Battlestar Galactica TV series, one thing is for sure: This single season, late-70s space opera certainly has a much longer shelf life than anyone ever expected.

Galactica first experienced two brief resurrections in the '90s through comic books published by Maximum Press and Realm Press, resurrections that also produced a few toys. In 2003, a Battlestar Galactica video game was released for the Xbox and PlayStation 2 consoles, which featured voice tracks recorded by original cast members Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict. Even now in 2013, after the run of the "re-imagined" version of Galactica, classic Galactica merchandise still appears in fan conventions, comic book shops and online catalogs. Dynamite Entertainment still publishes comic book series that are set in the classic Galactica universe, and Bif Bang Pow! is continuing to produce characters for its 8-inch Mego-styled line of classic Galactica action figures.

Bif Bang Pow! displays the upcoming additions to its line of classic Battlestar Galactica figures at Comic-Con 2013.
(Photo courtesy of Mego Museum.)

Seeing the number of figures that Bif Bang Pow! has produced so far makes my head spin--it's much more than the action figure selection that was produced by Mattel during Galactica's original run. As you can see in the picture above, the classic characters of Athena, Boomer and Tigh are finally getting their own figures--complete with accessories--35 years after the original show's premiere. If there's any evidence that the geek community is alive and well and has oodles of disposable income to spare, this is it. It's also proof that we haven't seen the last of Battlestar Galactica anytime soon.


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