|"Gold Viper Mark I (TOS)"
An item of merchandise of the Original Series
|Battlestar Galactica: The Official Ships Collection
|7 November 2023
Display stand and collectors magazine.
|Available at Amazon – Purchase
|Available at Eaglemoss – Purchase
The Gold Viper Mark I is an unreleased special edition from Eaglemoss' Battlestar Galactica: The Official Ships Collection, a series of collectible models from the Battlestar Galactica multiverse.
The Gold Viper Mark I holds the distinction of being the first unreleased Battlestar Galactica model from Eaglemoss to make its debut at Master Replicas. This model was released to the public with a limited quantity of 500 models.
From the Master Replicas' product page:
"The prestigious Viper Mark One (also referred to as the Starhound Class Viper) is the first model of the illustrious Colonial Viper space superiority fighter line. The Mark One first entered military service shortly before the First Cylon war as a pre-emptive counter-action against the now independent Cylon Fleet"
Master Replicas' online advertisement for the exclusive availability of the model
- Although the "gold" variant is identicial to the Viper Mark I offering, this model is included with a completely different stand.
- It is not known if the gold variant was slated for public release by Eaglemoss.
- In reality, variants of the Viper existed in the Original Series, such as the craft identified by C.O.R.A. as a "sixth-millennium starfighter" in "The Long Patrol." Calling this a "Mark I" is more in line with the Re-imagined Series nomenclature for the Viper superiority craft.
- The "First Cylon War" is a term used in the Re-imagined Series. The term should be "Thousand Yahren War."