19, 2012: The release of Buck Rogers Season 2 on region 1
DVD, originally scheduled for November 13th, will be delayed until
January 8, 2013 because Universal is going to include the TV version of
original pilot as an extra. Source: tvshowsondvd.com (Thanks
to luckybuck from buckrogersfans for the heads
- August 1,
2012: Hawk makes LA Times Top 50 sci-fi characters
3, 2012: It's official. ZICA Toys' Buck Rogers 8"
action figure line
(including the Hawk figure) has been taken over
by Diamond Select Toys. Read more about it on the
Mego Talk ZICA forum.
2011: It looks like the endangered ZICA Buck Rogers
line will be picked up by another company, which is supposed
"very reputable". The company will be acquiring both the
and the license for the Buck Rogers figures. If this goes through
then the remaining action figures that were planned,
including Hawk and Wilma, will be produced by this company at
point in the future. Read more about this on the Mego
2011: due to disappointing sales on ZICA Toys' Buck and
Tigerman action figures, it looks like the remaining Buck
Rogers figures (Hawk, Killer Kane, Draconian Guard) will not be
produced. Read more about it on the Mego Talk forum.
But maybe the
Buck Rogers line can be saved if enough people buy Buck
they're on sale now for only
are 8" and
will cost around $30. Buck and Tigerman should be available by the end
of 2010, while Hawk and the other two action figures (Kane and
Draconian Guard) are expected somewhere in 2011. The Hawk
will be made availlable exclusively from the ZICA website. See the Hawk
page for details on the figure. A
will be available too.
11, 2009: According to The Geek Files, "Frank Miller is is
no longer on board the planned big-screen return of space pilot Buck
Rogers" (see the news item from December 2008 below). Read more about
14, 2009: Painted
head sculpts revealed
for new Buck Rogers licensed action figures to be produced by ZICA
toys! The first
assortment will include Hawk; see the picture below (used with
permission). For more information see ZICA
toys' Buck Rogers page. Also have a look at Toynormous'
new Buck Rogers merchandise, which includes a teaser
trailer for the
new web series (see the news item from January 2009).
head sculpts for Buck Rogers action figures.
27, 2009: A new Buck
Rogers comic will hit the stores on May 2nd. Read more at Newsarama. UPDATE:
now available from Dynamite Entertainment.
announcement of a web series based on the classic comic Buck
Rogers. Read more at Trek.com. The web
series aims at capturing the original Buck from the comic strips, so no
19, 2008: According
to The Hollywood Reporter, production
company Odd Lot Entertainment is trying to obtain the rights to "Buck
Rogers" from Nu Image/Millennium, for Frank Miller (Sin City, The
Spirit) to write and direct his take on Buck Rogers for the big screen.
Probably most Thom Christopher fans will agree with Monika Bartyzel, who can't imagine
Buck Rogers without our "wonderfully birdy" favorite actor.
2007: the Buck Rogers DVD set (region 1 version) is now
for sale at Walmart USA for only $19.96! (Thanks to buckrogersfans' Luckybuck for the
22, 2006: Hawk's armor for sale on e-bay (for $375!) and
also his entire costume (for $2,500!!)
11, 2005: Season 2 of Buck Rogers in
the 25th Century has
been released on region 2 DVD in The Netherlands! (See picture for
cover art.) It can be ordered at bol.com for €29,99. The
UK site play.com mentions 31 October as
the release date; according to amazon.co.uk it's 3
See the Thom
Christopher news page for more news!
Christopher has attended MegaCon in Orlando, Florida,
together with his Buck Rogers' co-stars Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, and
- November 16, 2004:
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete
Series has been released on DVD by Universal Studios Home
Video. Unfortunately, there are no commentaries or other
extra's. See the links below
more details on the DVD release, artwork, commentaries etc.
news: the Buck
25th anniversary party that had been previously announced is not going
to take place due to "financial constraints".
31, 2003 a
large collection of original Buck Rogers items was auctioned at e-bay.
Hawk's costume was sold at $2250; the model of the shuttle used in the
2nd season was sold at $3000.
Rogers on DVD links
TV shows on DVD.com, January 27, 2004: announcement
TV shows on DVD.com, April 1, 2004: commentaries (1)
TV shows on DVD.com, July 13, 2004: commentaries (2)
TV shows on DVD.com, July 15, 2004: complete
TV shows on DVD.com, September 3, 2004: menu shots
TV shows on DVD.com, September 10, 2004: cover art
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