ROM: The Space Knight Is Hitting Comic Con

By bill - July 8, 2014

rom-featWhere’s my coffee? I desperately need to do a spit take.

Fewer epic toy failures have managed to capture the imagination quite as keenly as Rom: The Space Knight.  Yes, the original 1979 action figure from Parker Brothers never caught on, but the cyborg hero’s Marvel comic book lasted for 75 glorious issues.  When the book finally ended in the late 80s, Marvel lost the rights to ROM, meaning many of his adventures were sort of lost to the ages.

But while ROM was gone, he was never forgotten– and now Hasbro is bringing him back for his first toy in 35 years.  To celebrate the majestic awesomeness of this beady-eyed metallic warrior, Hasbro is releasing a 5.5″ scale Mighty Muggs figure at San Diego Comic Con.  This guy looks awesome!

B18322040_MightyMuggs_Rom_Spaceknight_Box_1Here’s Hasbro’s rundown on this awesome new figure:

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the iconic ROM THE SPACE KNIGHT toy with this special edition MIGHTY MUGG! Since the release of the original Parker Brothers toy in 1979, ROM THE SPACE KNIGHT has built a devoted following, and now toy fans will be able to purchase the first MIGHTY MUGG ROM THE SPACE KNIGHT figure, featuring 5.5 inches of 100% recycled awesome! Following the convention, a limited number will be available on

MTV got the scoop on this guy– because, y’know, reasons– so you can see more enticing pics and info by clicking Here.  If anybody attending SDCC wants to bring a ROM back home for me, I’ll be your best friend forever.

Source: MTV

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