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dave zav



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dokuroking wrote:
I got all of the Rom comics but haven't gotten around to reading them yet.


Rom was my favorite comic next to the Frank Miller Daredevils.
My first ROM was #11 but I started "collecting" with issue #21 right thru to the end.
I always wanted the toy and even wrote Parker Brothers about it.
I still have the reply where they say that "game" is out of production,
but that I still might find it at a flea market/tag sale.
I eventually got the loose ROM toy that was in Children of Paradise, NYC.
(thanks ex-girlfriend!)
And I have another that is complete with box.
I found a PDF of the ROM instructions online and was suprised to see
it makes more than the 2 noises I could get it to make.
You have to "program" it different ways to get the 6-8 different sounds.
Program being, holding the tabs on the back down in different combinations.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
someone should repro the capes! There is not much play room between the slit and the edge of the vinyl

monolith wrote:
Congrats on the two toys-you did have a good toy day!
I have a Rom, too, but I don't have any of the weapons for him.
I also have the Microman Power Up set, but yours is a little nicer than mine; I'm missing one of the capes in my set.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She was probably 16-18 but she collected stuff for a long time and is still into comics too haha. Yeah super cool aunt! It was $160 USD shipped and all.

sf1378 wrote:
dokuroking wrote:
I never got to see any Microman as a kid. I had only a few pieces myself. My aunt however had a massive collection that I could always play with and check out. I don't think there is a lot of them in the US or probably existing all together any more at all. I've only seen a handful over the years for sale at all.

micromanzone wrote:
It is an amazing set! I scored one myself this past year. If you have ever had to explain the relationship between Mego Micronauts and the Takara Microman, this is the prefect set to explain it all. Cooler “Time Travellers” with better gear. I saw this exact set when I was about 10 in a toy store in Greenwich Village here in NYC and nearly gasped. Didn’t have enough money to buy it at the time, but now I finally scored it. And happy to see other Micro-fans have as well.



Your Aunt sounds cool. How old was she when she collected them? How much did the Microman set cost you?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dave, I just found some .jpg versions I had no idea it made all of those. Looks like I'll need to track down the weapons before I can hear all of the wonderful Rom music haha

dave zav wrote:
dokuroking wrote:
I got all of the Rom comics but haven't gotten around to reading them yet.


Rom was my favorite comic next to the Frank Miller Daredevils.
My first ROM was #11 but I started "collecting" with issue #21 right thru to the end.
I always wanted the toy and even wrote Parker Brothers about it.
I still have the reply where they say that "game" is out of production,
but that I still might find it at a flea market/tag sale.
I eventually got the loose ROM toy that was in Children of Paradise, NYC.
(thanks ex-girlfriend!)
And I have another that is complete with box.
I found a PDF of the ROM instructions online and was suprised to see
it makes more than the 2 noises I could get it to make.
You have to "program" it different ways to get the 6-8 different sounds.
Program being, holding the tabs on the back down in different combinations.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone have a copy of the UK instructions? It looks like there is a comic on those.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a link to a good ROM site with the UK ROM instructions/comic

http://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/comics/Rom/actionfig/uk.shtml

You don't need the accessories to get ROM to make a noise, all the accessories do is house a red LED on a cable that plugs into the back pack.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the US instructions it seems that if the weapons are plugged in there are additional sounds that it makes. It also makes sounds without the weapon but more with it.

Thanks for the link. That's great!

KB wrote:
Here is a link to a good ROM site with the UK ROM instructions/comic

http://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/comics/Rom/actionfig/uk.shtml

You don't need the accessories to get ROM to make a noise, all the accessories do is house a red LED on a cable that plugs into the back pack.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dokuroking wrote:
She was probably 16-18 but she collected stuff for a long time and is still into comics too haha. Yeah super cool aunt! It was $160 USD shipped and all.

sf1378 wrote:
dokuroking wrote:
I never got to see any Microman as a kid. I had only a few pieces myself. My aunt however had a massive collection that I could always play with and check out. I don't think there is a lot of them in the US or probably existing all together any more at all. I've only seen a handful over the years for sale at all.

micromanzone wrote:
It is an amazing set! I scored one myself this past year. If you have ever had to explain the relationship between Mego Micronauts and the Takara Microman, this is the prefect set to explain it all. Cooler “Time Travellers” with better gear. I saw this exact set when I was about 10 in a toy store in Greenwich Village here in NYC and nearly gasped. Didn’t have enough money to buy it at the time, but now I finally scored it. And happy to see other Micro-fans have as well.



Your Aunt sounds cool. How old was she when she collected them? How much did the Microman set cost you?




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, fuckin' hate ROM......as a toy. Not much posability....Palitoy made it part of their Action Man Space Ranger line, I expect by that time General Mills owned Parker Bros (as well as Palitoy and Kenner, Airfix to name a few) hence availability of the molds for Palitoy to use.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dokuroking wrote:
On the US instructions it seems that if the weapons are plugged in there are additional sounds that it makes. It also makes sounds without the weapon but more with it.

Thanks for the link. That's great!

KB wrote:
Here is a link to a good ROM site with the UK ROM instructions/comic

http://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/comics/Rom/actionfig/uk.shtml

You don't need the accessories to get ROM to make a noise, all the accessories do is house a red LED on a cable that plugs into the back pack.


Hey yeah! That site has had some nice updates in the last few years! Cool!
I think this is the site I got my instructions from, plus wav files of all the sounds,
and a sample of the Wu-Tang song that mentions ROM in it.

* Rom is mentioned by the RZA in the song "Impossible" off of Wu-Tang Clan's seminal Wu-Tang Forever album.

"A space knight like Rom, consume planets like Unicron, Blasting photon bombs from the arm like Galvatron..."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom_(comics) <you gotta add this for the link to work

And I think KB is right, you don't need the weapons to get all the sounds.

Somehow I've resisted bidding on this ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280213410203&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha that's a catch 22 for me to answer
sf1378 wrote:
dokuroking wrote:
She was probably 16-18 but she collected stuff for a long time and is still into comics too haha. Yeah super cool aunt! It was $160 USD shipped and all.

sf1378 wrote:
dokuroking wrote:
I never got to see any Microman as a kid. I had only a few pieces myself. My aunt however had a massive collection that I could always play with and check out. I don't think there is a lot of them in the US or probably existing all together any more at all. I've only seen a handful over the years for sale at all.

micromanzone wrote:
It is an amazing set! I scored one myself this past year. If you have ever had to explain the relationship between Mego Micronauts and the Takara Microman, this is the prefect set to explain it all. Cooler “Time Travellers” with better gear. I saw this exact set when I was about 10 in a toy store in Greenwich Village here in NYC and nearly gasped. Didn’t have enough money to buy it at the time, but now I finally scored it. And happy to see other Micro-fans have as well.



Your Aunt sounds cool. How old was she when she collected them? How much did the Microman set cost you?




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has nearly zero poseability. Even though the legs move there is no posing to be done if you want him to stand. I don't think he should have eve been part of the action man line though haha

sf1378 wrote:
BTW, fuckin' hate ROM......as a toy. Not much posability....Palitoy made it part of their Action Man Space Ranger line, I expect by that time General Mills owned Parker Bros (as well as Palitoy and Kenner, Airfix to name a few) hence availability of the molds for Palitoy to use.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Monolith. If it would help at all I could throw the cape that you're missing on the scanner so you could at least make a temporary one. Just let me know if that would help.

monolith wrote:
Congrats on the two toys-you did have a good toy day!
I have a Rom, too, but I don't have any of the weapons for him.
I also have the Microman Power Up set, but yours is a little nicer than mine; I'm missing one of the capes in my set.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay. That would be really cool. I'm missing the red cape.
Thanks! Take your time. Now I just have to find some red vinyl...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go:

Cape Scans With Color Swatches:


Rough Side Texture Details:



Shiny Side Testure Details:






monolith wrote:
Okay. That would be really cool. I'm missing the red cape.
Thanks! Take your time. Now I just have to find some red vinyl...
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