5 Awesome Things on eBay this Week

Dr Shrinker Halloween Costume– I really want this, nobody bid on this k? Also remind me when it’s about to end?     Knock Off Water Pistol– Not only am I getting ROM Spaceknight vibes off the guy on the header card but that’s a recycled AHI Hulk watergun, this thing is full of easter […]

Space-Age Spaceware

I’m loving this article from a 1979 issue of Starlog highlighting some of the cooler space age toys coming out that year. The only bummer to this is that two foot Galactica never made it to market but seriously should have…. Like our Facebook Page Check out our Instagram Get the expanded digital edition of […]

ROM joins Action Man

A year after Parker Brothers launched ROM in the US, Palitoy their UK distributor, inserted him into their Action Man Space Rangers line which is, a really good idea. I have to assume one of the challenges of selling ROM was that he was a pricey stand alone action figure made by a company that […]

Presenting RON: Spacepimp

Presenting the latest (and long overdue) release by Odeon Toys, RON:Spacepimp one of our mascots, RON  is a limited edition 8 inch action figure in the 70s Mego style. He comes complete with genuine vintage threads (real thrift store clothing was murdered to create each figure) and bustling with Kirby dots!  Every one of the […]

1979 Parker Brothers ROM: SpaceKnight Press Kit

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 […]

Rom: Spaceknight gets some love

Lynch sent me this fantastic image of Rom, it’s the same one used for the “Marvel: Live and In Person” flier but it’s a better version of it, showing the whole outfit, which I have to say looks really good. Lynch was lucky enough to see Rom twice and makes mention of his voice : […]

Rom Com

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 […]

1978 Parker Brothers Electronics Catalog

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 […]

Rom Space Knight Trading Card

The Age of Rom has come! Card #23 is Rom: Space Knight by Parker Brothers Rom is such an iconic piece of 70s lore and I find it funny how many people tell me they never knew he was a toy! That’s because while Parker Brothers did an admirable job of marketing the toy, Marvel […]

More Retro Superhero Appearance

T.J. sent in this terrific shot of Spider-Man at the Canadian National Exposition (We call it the CNE) in 1979, I love Spider-Man’s medallion!. What’s cool about this is T.J. and I were friends in high school, check out his great blog here. Chris Franklin sent in this awesome flyer for a couple of appearances […]