Nolan's seminal space age hero, originally known as Anthony Rogers, proved popular enough to return six months later in March 1929, in a sequel entitled The Airlords of Han.
The first name of the forerunner of all modern scifi heros was later changed when the
John F. Dille Company acquired the rights to Nowlan's amazing stories and
began adapting them into a newspaper comic
strip entitled, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D.
According to the show's second season opening title sequence, it was the year 1987, when our
intrepid hero "was to experience cosmic forces beyond all comprehension. In a freak mishap, his life support systems
were frozen by temperatures beyond imagination. Ranger 3 was blown out of its planned trajectory into an orbit one thousand
times more vast, an orbit which was to return Buck Rogers to Earth 500 years later."
Buck Rogers Toys and Action Figures from Mego!
Pictures of most of Mego's vintage line of 1:6 and 1:18
scale Buck Rogers toys (based on the Glen A. Larson movie and TV series) can be found at Action Figure Archive.