Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Battlestar Galactica Titanium Series

The funny thing about die cast metal kits are that they're mostly simple and inaccurate, especially when you place a set side by side and find they're not exactly in scale. Well, die cast are usually kept small since having a metal kit that's big is really going to add to its weight, not to mention, price. And yet many collectors still adore and collect them. Being mostly metal also help to ensure their durability. I know, I have quite a few Star Wars die cast Titanium collection.

Case in point - the Battlestar Galactica Titanium Series Collection. Both the Galactica and Pegasus are not in scale but whoa, they're quite detailed. Then there is that problem where a extravagant colour scheme pops out of nowhere. Guess if you're anything like me, a complete set wouldn't be complete without these.

When I first knew these were available, it was already too late to collect the complete set. I saw bits here and there with the Colonial One, The Pegasus and new Cylon Raider being displayed in a toy shop (Graffiti Toys, Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur) and the Mark II (variant dark blue colour) still in its original package, and for some reason I decided not to get them for the simple reason they were not a complete set. I eventually directed another friend who is a BSG fan there, and he promptly bought them.

So what is the complete set. To be honest, I really don't know. Suffice to say I never got to see a complete set put together or being sold anywhere. So when someone offered it for sale at the Market Place at the Starship Modeler Forum, naturally it was an opportunity I couldn't refuse, so I grabbed them. They no longer had their original boxes and they were also a little dusty from being displayed by their original owner. I didn't mind that at all. A little cleaning and a nice display area should do the trick. Hence if anyone wants to know what's out there in terms of the BSG Titanium Series, well hopefully these are the complete set.

The Battlestar Pegasus and Galactica
The other ships in the Titanium Series. Note the variant colours for he Mark II and VII at the right side of the image

Here's a touch of nostalgia, the Mark I

The Classic Cylon Raider. Details on this one is interesting

The Presidential Ship, The Colonial One

The new Cylon Raiders with variant colours

The Mark II and VII Vipers alongside the Raptor

And of course the Raptor. I'm kind of biased toward the Raptor, hence I have more images of her
It would have been nice if this series included the classic Galactica along with the Basestar. Oh well ...

You can also see some dust on some of them. Ok, I was so eager to highlight them here I didn't think of cleaning them first, but they'll be nicely cleaned up before finding their place in my showcase. Its amazing really when I think about it, just when I had given up finding them, they pop up right in front of me. Ahhhhhh .... keeping fingers crossed do work ... sometimes.

UPDATE: Just found out the set is not complete. There are still the classic Battlestar Galactica and Basestar somewhere out there. Thanks to Kevin Pantony for highlighting this to me


  1. Don't forget the 6 inch new BSG as well.

  2. Thanks Torren. Wish I could get my hands on those Art Asylum BSG kits, particularly the Galactica. Not sure if the Cylon Razor Raider is from them as well. Heard they're very detailed. I'd love to snap a bunch of pictures and highlight them here

  3. Me too.. I found one of the 6 inch Galactica's for 8 dollars, I couldn't believe that there was even a Titanium one in 6 inchs it great. There are going for about 100 dollars on ebay, while tempting not going to sell her LOL!!!!

  4. Wow. The titanium series were not very popular years ago and they were lying there in the bins. Neither was I as I was looking only for the Mk Is. Then when I started to watch a few episodes of the nuBSG, they started to disappear, especially the Raptors which was "unpopular" in there. Sigh. And this was only in 2007. Double sigh.

  5. I searched for the Hasbro 3 3/4 inch Cylon Basestar a few years ago after reading a review stating that it existed but couldn't find anyone that has one. I believe it was planned but never released due to poor sales of the line.