Not really a Battlestar fan to be honest. However, I'd say there's a resemblance, but the toy is more 'flying saucery' (and a nicer shape). In other words, it's influenced by the Cylon Raider, but not a copy.Mish.
No, I'm not too hot on Battlestar either Mish but I'd watch the film if it was on. thanks for your insights into the toy's design. I suppose like any Blockbuster battlestar's ships will have influenced many toys at the time, some licenced, some not. There's so many toys which look like knockoffs to me across the world. Todocolleccion is a great place to find them.
Yeah, it not really BG in style other than it being a flattened out of round saucer shape like the Cylon Raider from the original series. The chrome back part, which I presume is the battery cover but I could be wrong there, is vaguely reminiscent of the rear engine panels of the Raider but in a distant cousin sort of way and not a close relative. With the "guns" being near the wing tips kind of reminds me a little of how the Raider's guns were positioned. In the show the wing tips were set but the toy took it a nice tep further and had them sliding to cover up the guns and then you could extend them to show the guns for surprise "laser fire".Here is the toy closed http://www.toyarchive.com/STAForSale/NEW2001+/BattleStarGalactica/CylonRaiderComp1a.jpgAnd with guns exposed http://www.toysyouhad.com/raider.jpeg
Great insights Lance. It might be worth a punt for a completist Battlestar Galactica collector. Great links. I always loved that other Battlestar connection with my own childhood, the re-use of Captain Laser's body for the Cylon Warrior figure. You can't keep a good Captain down!