Sunday, August 6, 2017

ROM vs ROM in The SD Comic Con Universe


So I feel like it's time for me to weigh in on this. Have you noticed how many of this loose ROM SDCC figures which are originally part of a Hasbro set have turned up on ebay already!? The price range seems to be between 50 to 60 dollars. Makes you really wonder where the Hell these people are finding these things but I'm sure the answer to that is multifaceted. Now as for the figure it's self I'm not sure why, but I'm glad it fundamentally is based on the original ROM spaceknight design as opposed to IDW's version which I really hate as you all well know.
For some old school ROM fans the fingers alone are gonna be a deal breaker but I've never really minded the concept of an updated version of ROM having fingers so that's not much of a problem for me. I do wish however that it twisted or other wise moved at the waist which it does not appear to do upon close inspection of larger resolution photos on the internet. But still, what a massive improvement on all accounts over that stupid ass hero mighty mugg whatever bullshit from the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. That thing was garbage and it was sad to see some ROM fans out there be in denial about it just like some Star Wars fans when The Phantom Menace came out. So at least now there's actually some none comic book ROM merchandise worth buying out there....for the right price that is. And that might take some patience and time. Trivago might be able to help you find the right hotel for the best price but when it comes to a loose SDCC ROM figure you're on your own.


Side walk chalk drawing at Calicraft Brewing Company Walnut Creek 
August 7 update: Just as an after thought I thought I'd add some cool images of public art I've spotted in The San Francisco Bay Area in recent days, enjoy.

Public art on city utility station, Hayward

By Preston Asevedo
Aug 11th update: A bit more of a thorough job of inking would have gone a long way to giving this scene a bit more depth but this is other wise some pretty solid fan art for both ROM and Starshine. Brings back some good memories of the good ol days.

12 comments:

  1. MY Rom has mittens for hands. Always did, always will. And the only Rom figure worth having is the original Parker Bros one or the British one by Palitoy. He would be such a perfect character for GOTG 3.

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    1. not at all a GOTG fan so whatever sort of ROM interpretation we'll never see in that franchise is no great loss to me. but if it did happen, it would be priceless to see the look on your face if that big screen version of ROM turned out to have fingers.

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  2. Not very thrilled about this figure, they made the upper armour way bulky like he's wearing a toaster.

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    1. I read somewhere that these figures are made up largely of previous moulds of G.I. Joe figures. So mostl likely they took a Joe and just added the chest armor piece to it, which required a certain thickness, rather than doing a whole new mould.

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    2. Yeah I agree with you on the chest. But it's still over all not a bad piece but in a way more importantly it's the first ROM action figure ever. I'm hoping to come across a loose one at one of those toy shows I go to sometimes I'd consider buying it for the right price.

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  3. The set should go on sale at HasbroToyShop.com in a week, I've heard. So wait until then, buy it for $100, then part it out on ebay except for Rom and make a profit. Hopefully.

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  4. I really want to see a figure based off the Michael Golden imagining. When an image sticks in your head....

    Now back to doing some more Av-Art! P-26.

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    1. last time i heard from you it sounded like you were on the verge of dropping the idw series. by the way, "Av-Art! P-26"?

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  5. Yep, I'm starting back to doing artwork again!

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  6. Yeah, BTW the next issue of NuROM was supposed to be out a couple weeks ago but for some reason that date got 'skipped'.

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  7. The figure twists below the breastplate. Wish it was bigger but I'm not complaining.

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    1. Thanks for the feed back comment. Can I assume you acquired one? If so did you buy a loose one on the internet or did you get the whole hasbro set? I'm seriously considering breaking down and dropping the cash to get a loose Rom figure imperfect as it may be it's still by far from what I can see the best Rom themed product (if you include published appearances) to hit the market since the mid 90s. After all, what's a measly 50 or 60 bucks in the bigger picture to a long time Rom fan?

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