The Buck Rogers in the 25th Century TV show ran from 1979 to
1981, and spawned an entire line of toys. In the show, William "Buck"
Rogers, a 1980's astronaut, is subjected to a freak
space accident which forces him 500 years into the
future (he was frozen in space in the 80's and thawed
out in 2491). After nuclear war and invasion from
the Draconians, the Earthlings press on, exploring space in
search of lost earth colonies, and Buck is hired to
protect the earth from the evil Princess Ardala.
Although Buck Rogers toys were
manufactured well before the 1970's, this version had its own
toy line as well. Some of you may remember the action
figures and space ships manufactured by Mego. Milton
Bradley even released a board game based on the Buck Rogers, and
of course you could find trading cards, lunch boxes, puzzles,
model kits, and tons more.