1979 GLJ Battlestar Galactica Toys
In 1979, GLJ toys (one of my favourite obscure toy companies from the era) did what a lot of toy makers did and grabbed a piece of Battlestar Galactica in the hopes it was the next Star Wars.
Their specialty was inflatable toys, even vehicles for the action figures which is just awesome.
It wasn't quite the bonanza (see what i did there?) they were looking for and I'm not sure half these inflatable toys ever got made. It's a fun bit of 70s toy history:
Not super sure why you'd want to punch Lorne Greene the face but sure, why not? If that Inflatable Viper had made it into production, i would own no less than three. I'm still hoping it surfaces but is just really rare, it could happen!
The Cylon chair made it into production but the Bop Bag saw life as an inflatable Shogun Warrior, the vehicles likely didn't happen.
I am sad to say, I have never, ever seen the laser launcher....
More unproduced BSG merchandise: