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Diamond Select Toys has announced it will be giving away its Battlestar Galactica Chief Tyrol action figure to the first 750 people to give blood during the Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive at the San Diego Comic-Con.

“After the last three years’ extremely successful campaigns, we’re delighted to once again be contributing to the Robert A Heinlein Blood Drive,” said Chuck Terceira, Director of Diamond Select Toys in a prepared statement.  “They’ve broken three consecutive records, so we’re hoping for even more blood to be donated this year!”

Wouldn’t it have been cooler to give away that SDCC exclusive blood splattered Cylon to those that participated?

The only way (short of eBay) that you’ll be able to get this figure is to give blood, Diamond Select Toys will not be selling or giving away the Tyrol figure anywhere else during the show.

In its 31st year, the Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive has long been a San Diego Comic-Con staple.  After science-fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein was ill, he needed several pints of a rare blood type.  Following the illness, Heinlein created a personal rule that he would only attend conventions and sign autographs for those that donated blood.  This started the Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive at San Diego Comic-Con in the early 1970’s.     Last year’s 847 pints was the most blood collected at the drive in ten years, thanks in part to Diamond Select Toys’ continued support and promotional action figures.

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via Diamond Select Toys

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