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The Colonial Viper pilots want YOU!

by Greg Belfrage

Remember those totally wicked and awesome Colonial Viper helmets on the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica series?

Okay, so they weren't so wicked.  Personally, I hated them.  They looked more like King Tut's headgear from the old Batman TV show than futuristic space-age flight helmets.  However, there is a certain wonderful nostalgia about these helmets for fans of the original television series.

If you've always wanted to own one, start saving your cubits!  The folks at EFX Collectibles are now taking pre-orders on their limited edition reproduction Colonial Viper helmet.

The helmet comes with lighted faceplate and is signed by original series stars Richard Hatch (Apollo) and Dirk Benedict (Starbuck).  The helmet is limited to 500 pieces worldwide.

If you ask me, the price is felgercarb at $599 each.  That's pretty rich, even for the high rollers on Carillon.  A $175 non-refundable deposit is required on pre-orders.  Online ordering and more information is available at EFX Collectibles .

Greg Belfrage is an avid Star Trek fan, serious Batman toy collector and hopeless geek.  He hosts the morning show on KELO Newstalk 1320 AM / 107.9 FM.)

Photo credit: EFX Collectibles Facebook