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