Rom The Space Knight

 

Here, on a bright new horizon, stands a figure of modern electronic technology. He is Rom – a creation with powers you can hardly imagine.Through the magic of advanced circuitry, Rom’s electronic features and accessories create striking effects in sound and light. Sparked by these innovations, a child’s imagination will soar.

Parker Brothers welcomes you to an age of microelectronic lights, sounds and excitement.

The age of Rom has come!

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NEW! Added a box shot of the Palitoy version of Rom the Space Knight. Link to the left.

 

Rom’s Accessories

From left to right: Energy Analyzer, Translator, Neutralizer

Bottom: LED cable that lights up Rom’s accessories

 

Rom the Space Knight has two red LEDs for eyes that light up, two red LEDs in his chest that pulse, and two red LEDs in his rocket packs that pulse when his jets are turned on. He also has a utility cable with an LED on it that plugs into his tools to give them a glowing red light as well. Most Roms are missing the utility cable.

In addition to Rom’s lights, he also makes sounds. On his back are two buttons. By pressing specific button combinations, Rom will make different sounds, including breathing, his jet pack thrusters, and sounds for his energy analyzer, translator and neutralizer.

Rom launched with a comic book by Marvel that actually faired better than the toy. In the comic, Rom’s mortal enemies were the Dire Wraiths, nebulous energy beings that could appear as humans. With his energy analyzer, Rom could detect the Wraiths, and with his neutralizer, send them back to the void they came from.

 

 

15 thoughts on “Rom The Space Knight”

  1. ROM kept me sane as a 10-year-old kid, once I found out there was a ROM comic, I was hooked. If Marvel ever brought it back, I’d draw it. That, and a Star Bird comic. ANy chance you’ll cover the Starriors? – mh

  2. Starriors? Oh yeah! Have a page half done with some cool pics. Familiar with Z-Knights? similar toys to zoids and starriors. As soon as I finish my Mego Flash Gordon page.

    I’d love to see Rom brought back myself. Wonder who actually owns those rights, Marvel or Parker Bros/Hasbro? Maybe we should ask…

    Were you a fan of video games as well? Maybe you’d like to draw something interesting for Space Invaders?

  3. Great site! We were looking for information on our Rom toy and you had more than we had hoped for. I also love the BSG and Buck Rogers!

  4. We had Marvel Comics’ Editor In Chief Joe Quesada for an interview on our website, and I asked him if he would ever do a reboot of ROM. He flat out said no. Plus, according to Wiki, Parker Brothers has the rights to ROM, so whenever they do show him now it’s in his human form.

  5. Does anyone know where I could purchase ROM I have looked for a very long time. I’m looking to pay max 100.00

  6. Marvel did attempt a re-boot of the franchise in 2000-2001 it was simply called: Spaceknights. The Rom character was simply called “the first” or “the first one”.

  7. Anyone have the power cord for the Rom figure? I recently obtained a Rom figure with box and all accessories, but I’m missing the LED light with cord. Thanks.

  8. LOOOVED this toy as a kid and have been looking for another ever since. problem is whenever I find it I’ve already spent the money on other things lol. I’ve also been looking for that old Remco 12″ Spider-man with the retractable rope in his hand & a light from his belt. It wasn’t possable but he was awesome.

    Was on another site where collectors where talking about Fisher Price’s “Adventure People” line. Could possibly make a great article as they certainly are a real flash back piece!! Loved those toys as a kid!!!!

    1. Rom really is amazingly cool. He and Mighty Max got a lot of my play time as a kid. Not always on the same side…
      I’ve seen the Spider Man, but never up close.
      I’ve thought about Adventure People. I had quite a few as a kid myself. I’ve been needing to add something new, maybe that should be it.

  9. I have a complete working ROM with the exception of the utility cable. Does anyone know that the LED voltage, wiring, and connector are so so I can make a replacement?

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