Friday, May 28, 2010
Of all the toys I want to add to my vast collection it's this ROM figure from the late 1970s. It is one of the rare occasions when a comic character followed the development of a toy and not the other way around. It was also a fairly advanced electronic toy for it's time. I came close to buying one in a discount store but changed my mind and bought a 'Millennium Falcon' instead.
As you would suspect, I see that same Falcon everywhere I shop and have yet to find another ROM, mint in box. I also have a soft spot in my heart for the ROM - SPACEKNIGHT comic. It was the title that I had my first letter to Marvel published in and from that I started a correspondence with a pen pal who lived in an American V.A. Hospital. That friendship was one of the most important ones in my life. So seeing these pictures earlier in the week has fueled my desire to finally track down this illusive figure.
Posted by Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness at 11:21 PM