Thursday, May 10, 2012

It Oughtta Be...

...an action figure line! Well, maybe I should rephrase that... It should've been a toy line.

What the heck am I talking about? Well, you'll recall the Marvel comic book series ROM, Spaceknight, right? Based on the Parker Brothers electronic toy?

Well, I think Marvel screwed up by not buying the ROM rights outright from Parker Brothers, and then when they started their partnership with ToyBiz (or even before then), should've started producing a line of ROM and the Spaceknights action figures, all based on the comic book, and all to scale with other Marvel figures. Oh, there could still be some kind of electronic stuff -- maybe a light flashing or something (although I would love it if they could've come up with something for Rom's analyzer, either ultraviolet or infrared, that when shown on cardboard cutouts of people would cause some to flash an image of a Dire Wraith instead). Any of the other Spaceknights could be included, and of course, there would have to be some Dire Wraiths -- both science and magic. Heck, since Rick Jones was in the book for a while, he could be included in the series, as well!

Of course, I'm thinking that all of the Spaceknights should have vacformed chrome, instead of the dull gray that the original ROM figure had, and have the standard poseability of the time. I'd also steal an idea from Kenner's Darkseid Super Powers figure, and have a panel on the top of the Spaceknights' heads that would allow light to come in and be reflected to cause their eyes to glow!

Naturally, the entire line would HAVE to come with mini-comics, even if some of them ended up just being retellings of stories from the Marvel comic.

An added advantage of this is that all of those comics guest-starring ROM wouldn't have to be excluded from the Essentials, plus we could have Essential ROM volumes now!

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