1979 ROM SpaceKnight Press Kit One of the biggest splashes in the toy industry is when the game (and Nerf) giant Parker Brothers decided to make an action figure. Not just any action figure but an electronic space hero with bells and whistles not seen before. Rom was truly a toy ahead of his time […]
I had never heard of this California-based chain of Toy Stores called “Beno’s” before but judging by this glorious catalog, they offered the best-selling toys of 1979 including of course, the Kenner Star Wars line, this beautiful time capsule is a joy to behold. GET Issue 3 of Toy-Ventures here! FACEBOOK GROUPS FROM PLAIDSTALLIONS Pod […]
I had three of the four games on this page, I’ll leave it to your imagination which one I passed on.
Some day you will be mine Nerf Man!
Parker Brothers really seemed to dominate my video game purchases in the early eighties and seeing this toyfair ad from ’83 made me smile. They had my favourite arcade game of all time (Tutankham) and the Star Wars license, so my loyalty was assured… If I didn’t have one of their games, it surely was […]
One of the biggest splashes in the toy industry is when game (and nerf) giant Parker Brothers decided to make an action figure. Not just any action figure but an electronic space hero with bells and whistles not seen before. Rom was truly a toy ahead of his time and while he didn’t prove to […]
I always figured Nerfman would be 6′ 4″ at the very least. I would really love to see photos from a Nerfman appearance.
I find it really funny that ROM’s tie in comic book would prove to be the more popular item and actually the thing folks remember more than the toy line. I doubt either gentlemen at this meeting thought that would be the case at the time. For more ROM visit the 1979 Parker Brothers Electronics […]
Water damaged catalogs always make me sad but lucky for me I salvaged this great pic of a Nerf store display. Come to me Nerf Man, obey…..
Parker Brothers was already a household name for board games and in the 1970s, like a lot of other toy manufactureres, they were attempting to the name in the growing electronic game market. Competition was fierce but Parker in 1979 had some memorable concepts like Merlin and Wild fire Pinball. While ROM: Spaceknight was a […]