Did anyone get a Gold Cylon Mailer?

Did anyone get a Gold Cylon Mailer?

My friend John sent me an email the other day asking me about this, one of his “holy grails”. He claims he sent away for this as a kid but a got a Hot Wheels car and an apology. Since then he’s been looking for one in the mailer box to fill that void (i can relate to that) but it’s never come up.

When I started thinking about I realized I’ve seen them carded and of course loose but in all my years I’ve never come across one in the mailer box.

So question to you all is, did you or do you have a gold Cylon in the mailer box?

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  • Anonymous on February 5, 2019

    The gold cylon looks a lot like the regular/silver cylon.
    You could buy a silver cylon, cover his/its black parts, + then spray paint it gold. Hm.

  • Count Robot on February 5, 2019

    i got him. mailed away for it back in the day. It was just like the silver one. both are long gone.

  • Joseph Bloch on February 6, 2019

    No, but I did get "Reflector" which was another mail-order figure. Long gone, alas.

  • Scott J Baker on February 6, 2019

    I did, but the figure and mailer box are long gone. I also got the Hot Wheels car for sending Mattel a couple missiles from my Cylon Raider.

  • Gamera977 on February 6, 2019

    That's awesome that the figure did come out!

    As Anon said it would be easy enough for Mattel to have done the Command Centurion by substituting gold chrome parts for the silver chrome ones. Other than the colour difference the Command model had a slightly deeper voice than the regular cannon fodder Centurions.

    I've heard some backstory that the Command models along with the IL series brains had a second 'brain' as well as the single processor that the regular Centurions and worker class drones shown in 'The Living Legend'had. Seems the Imperious Leader had a third 'brain'as well that was some sort of internet access he could use to monitor the empire.

  • Seventiesfan on February 7, 2019

    I got the Cylon at a Lionel Playworld in 1979. It was a clearance item for under a dollar. I still have it, with the rifle.

  • Dean on June 25, 2024

    My best friend ordered his from that exact comic ad. It came loose in a padded envelope as I recall.

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