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.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.