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RTM Presents


January 21, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 3

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - Speed Lines: Capcom Queens
        - Stikfas
        - Nice Guy Eddie
~ News Highlights
~ From the Buzz
~ From the ShopCenter/MarketBuzz
~ From Art.com
~ Toy Link of the Week
~ Non-Toy Link of the Week

------ Welcome to RTMemo ------

Over the next few weeks, news will be sporadic: some companies are now saving their announcements for the Toy Fair in New York next month, while others are trickling a few surprises out beforehand. We always try to look at news during this period as a bonus which helps ease the mounting anticipation.

------ Featured This Issue ------

Speed Lines: Capcom Queens, Cutey Honey
The latest round of Speed Lines covers a lot of ground, from Capcom Queens figures to Cutey Honey and back to Capcom characters being made as Marmit dolls. Ray H. also talks about Metal Gear Solid 2 trading figures and goodies from Banpresto:

Spotlight: Stikfas Figures
Stikfas figures are built for pure play. They are also built by you! Stikfas figures are action figure kits which you assemble. They each come with swappable body parts and a selection of stickers. Have a look at these 3-inch bundles of fun:

Spotlight: Nice Guy Eddie
Nice Guy Eddie rounds out Series One of the 12-inch Reservoir Dogs action figures from Palisades Toys. You may recall that Eddie was a bit more rotund than the other characters in the film, find out how Palisades translated that into action figure form:

------ News Highlights ------

X-Files, Series Two
Moore Action has announced which three characters they will be making as action figures in their second series of X-Files action figures.

12-inch Twilight Zone Figures
Sideshow Toy will be making nurse and doctor figures as a set from the classic Twilight Zone episode, the Eye of the Beholder.

Beardless Gung Ho
If you didn't care much for the goatee on the new 3-3/4" Gung Ho action figure, then you'll love this variant which has been found.

JoyRide Studios
Racing Champions/Ertl has created a new company which will team with GamePro Magazine to produce action figures based on video games.

------ From the Buzz ------

Lump needs a Klingon outfit. Can you help out?

Jevian asks where HHH is in the new R3 assortment:

Something smells like mustard in Monday's Trivia:

Fiend is wondering about forums that discuss old punk rock:

(The posts on the Buzz last only a few days, so if you are reading this more than two or three days after this issue of RTMemo was sent out, the posts will likely be gone.)

------ From the ShopCenter/MarketBuzz ------

Dave is looking for a Milton Bradley Starbird Avenger:

Jeff wants loose DC Direct action figures:

------ From Art.com ------

Reservoir Dogs Prints and Posters
The Nice Guy Eddie Spotlight this week reminded us of something curious in the ResDogs section of Art.com... a photo of Mr. Blonde pointing a gun. We've seen this movie several times recently, and can't recall this scene:

------ Toy Link of the Week ------

Xena Action Figure Scrolls
An archive of Xena action figures, including the first Xena figures in the Hercules product line as well as all of the figures made in the Xena line. Of special interest to Xenites will be the "prototypes" section, which also shows unproduced figures:

------ Non-Toy Link of the Week ------

Someone let this one slide by last month without featuring it in this spot! However, the first Lord of the Rings movie is still going strong at the box office, so it's not too late to mention what is likely the largest Lord of the Rings fan site. The most prominent features of the site are the newsfeed, updated with sightings of the stars of the film, and the reviews of the film by fans, but the site is much more than that:

------ In Closing ------

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