[ Exerpts from article that appeared in Action Figure News & Toy Review #23 (1995) ]

Toys from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Mego, the action figure megalith of the 1970s, recognized Buck Rogers as a potentially lucrative license, and dove on it; they released the line in the last year of the decade. They produced a series of nine 3 3/4" figures, six dolls in the 12' format, several vehicles, and a playset.

The 3 3/4" figures included: Buck Rogers, Twiki (Buck's feisty, wise-cracking robotic sidekick), Wilma Deering, Dr. Huer (a 25th Century sponsor for the foundling Buck Rogers, and director of scientific operations), Tiger Man, Killer Kane, Ardella, Draco, and a Draconian Guard.

Six were produced in the 12" format, and these included: Buck Rogers, Twiki, Dr. Huer, Killer Kane, Draco, Tiger Man, and Draconian Guard.

Vehicles for this sci-fi series actually accommodated the 3 3/4' figures. There were four vehicles; all were "styled from Official Buck Rogers Blueprints", and were as follows: Laserscope Fighter, Star Fighter, Land Rover and the Draconian Marauder. One playset was done for the series; the Star Fighter Command Center. This set featured a two-level deck, with radar screens and railings; a cut-out landing and launching pad for Buck's Star Fighter; and a Landing Control Console. The set was for use with all of the 3 3/4" figures.

One role-play toy was produced; the Sonic Stunner Galaxy Handgun - the preferred sidearm of "buckaroos" all across the Solar System. This set was produced by a Texas company called Nichols-Kusan, and included the Sonic Stunner Galaxy Handgun, belt, and holster.

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