Sunday, May 06, 2007
Comic Book Ad of the Day!
Normally, I don't tend to go beyond the 1970s when posting comics stuff here in the Random Thoughts, but I decided I should go ahead and make a few exceptions, such as this ad (and a few others, no doubt).
Rom, Spaceknight... I remember seeing these ads fondly, and thinking that it was a very cool-looking toy (at least until I saw the thing in real life... instead of being made with a cool chrome covering, it was just dull gray plastic). Unfortunately, there wasn't all that much play value for Rom... I mean, there were no other figures made to go with him, so what do you do with the toy?
Well, when I had a Rom in my collection, I just had it standing on a shelf.
Too bad that they didn't take a cue from the Rom comics (which lasted far beyond the toy), and produce some Dire Wraiths or something!
You know, it's funny... over the past several years, I've often thought it would be cool if Ideal (or whoever owns the rights to Rom these days) would team up with Marvel and produce a Rom and the Spaceknights action figure line, featuring the other Spaceknights from the Rom comics, as well as some Dire Wraiths (both versions)... and maybe even have the Spaceknight weapons built with some kind of black lights in them so that when they're aimed at the Dire Wraiths, it causes a unique glowing or something!
I do seem to recall that a Dire Wraith was included in one of the Marvel toy lines somewhere along the way, though.