Monday, 7 April 2008

Cylons - What went wrong?

Diamond Select Toys have been creating figures based on the new Battlestar Galactica for a while now. I've seen a few of them and they are ok, but lack the charm of the old figures. They are more of a statue that an action figure in my mind.

I have just been reading up on the next wave that they are brining out, which this time includes a 'classic' Cylon. But what have they done to it!!!!

They have managed to take a classic design and turn it into something that just looks plain wrong.

Gone are the sleek curves and 70's chrome effect, to be replaced with and ill fitting Robocop pair of legs. None of it seems to fit together, as though they have just found some old molds and tried to make something new out of it.

I don't my the modern way of re-imagining old shows, but if something works, it should be left alone.

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