Buck Rogers

Buck Rogers Star Fighter 80's Toys

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.