When I was a porky, drooling-nosed lad of six or so, I had a mobile rotating over my head, made up with X-Wings, TIE Fighters, and Milennium Falcons hanging on strings from a central, current-spun carousel. Backed by a ceiling of fluorescent, glow-in-the-dark stars, bedtime afforded me a skyscape filled with silent Star Wars dog fights.
Now that I’m an adult, I sometimes find myself missing my old mobile. But I’m pretty much over Star Wars as far as the inspiration for my oneiric space battles is concerned. These days, I’m all about Battlestar Galactica, so any prospect of a DIY mobile project has been thwarted (until now) by a lack of BSG spaceship miniatures.
Thankfully, I can always count on the incredible sci-fi collectible company Quantum Mechanix to come to my rescue. They have just announced a limited run of 500 scale model Cylon Raiders, replete with glowing eye visors. A few of these babies and my bedtimes will soon be like lying flat on my back on New Caprica as I watch a squadron of Raiders dive-bomb me into oblivion.
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