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Collectibles Reach New Heights

May 28, 2008 2:39 PM

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You know how sometimes a hit sci-fi show with a super-dedicated cult following will release amazing, and very expensive, merchandise fit for any die-hard fan (cough, cough)?

Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group has released full-size replicas of “Battlestar Galactica’s” Cylon Centurion robots—for sale for a cool $7,900.

Created through a deal with Fred Barton Productions, these replicas stand 7 feet tall and include electronic features, such as the robots’ trademark LED eye scan. There are two versions of this robot available, one from the original “Battlestar” series and one from the current version airing on Sci Fi Channel on Fridays at 10 p.m.

Full-size robot picture after the cut.



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Fan boys can purchase theirs at www.the-robotman.com or from NBCstore.com.

Just for fun, how do well-known celebrities measure up to this full-size artifact?

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From left to right: NBA star Yao Ming, 7’ 6”. Cylon Centurion, 7’. Actor Verne Troyer, 2’8”.

Cheap shot? Probably. But Apple did it first in an ad for its big and small PowerBooks.

-Sergio Ibarra

(Updated: Images. 3:40 p.m.)

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