ROM, The Space Knight

Lee Seitz has an authoritative site on Rom, The Space Knight, a Parker Brothers robot action figure that was pretty cool even though it flopped. I had a couple of these when I was a kid. Looks like go for about $200 if you can find them MIB on EBay.

It wasn’t that cool of a toy.

There was also a tie-in with a Rom comic from Marvel which ran for 75 issues. Hey, maybe someone should ask Michael Brian Bendis if he’s interested in doing an Ultimate Rom!

They’re Action Figures!

Okay, this was a very bizarre story that appeared on Reuters’ wire this week,

A man caught having sex with a blow-up doll in a busy public shopping arcade had to be physically parted from his rubber lover and escorted away, police in Stuttgart [Germany] say.

No word on if the man offered up as a defense that it was in fact an action figure, not a doll.


German caught having sex with doll. Reuters, September 1, 2004.