February 4, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 5
~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
- Buffy Series IV
- Roger Rabbit
- Speed Lines
- New Column: RTMisc
~ News Highlights
~ From the Buzz
~ From the ShopCenter/MarketBuzz
~ From Art.com
~ From the Old Days
~ Toy Link of the Week
~ Non-Toy Link of the Week
------ Welcome to RTMemo ------
Next week is Toy Fair! RTM's online coverage begins on next Sunday night, the 10th. We'll be doing things a bit differently this year - posting images each night and adding in details like price points and release dates later on. We know that what everyone wants to see is pictures, pictures, and more pictures, so that's why we'll be posting pictures first and filling in the specifics later on.
If time allows, we'll be sending out more than one issue of RTMemo next week. Normally, RTMemo is once a week, but Toy Fair is a special event.
------ Featured This Issue ------
Spotlight: Buffy Series IV
The RTM Spotlight takes a close look at the fourth series of Buffy action figures from Moore, consisting of two Gentlemen and Drusilla:
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Last week, Kevin added a new section to the 3&3/4 Archives - "Who Framed Roger Rabbit Animates" figures:
Speed Lines: Love Hina, Capcom Queens, Onimusha
Ray H's newest installment of SL features updates on Love Hina and Capcom Queens figures as well as news of 12-inch Onimusha figures, Rockman EXE toys, and much more:
New Column: RTMisc
RTM has launched a new column, RTMisc, devoted to things that toy collectors like, but which are not toys. Look for book reviews, DVD reviews, and articles about busts and statues in this column. RTMisc was launched with a review of the Encyclopedia of Marx Action Figures and a review of the Vandread (Enemy Engaged) DVD:
------ News Highlights ------
Resident Evil, Series Two
Palisades unveils their second series of Resident Evil action figures, which are now shipping, as well as a mini bust and a statue.
NECA has the master license for The Crow, expect to see toys as well as other collectible items such as shot glasses.
Diamond Comics has an exclusive figure to match your Space Ghost.
NECA announces a new line of collectibles with bobbing heads, including Spider-Man, Ash, Cheech & Chong, and Nightmare Before Christmas.
------ From the Buzz ------
Wheelchair Rocker wonders about the strangest thing you've bought off eBay:
Validus found a Yellow Daredevil:
SpyMagician had a chance to examine a 2002 He-Man figure:
The Commissioner has a few questions for 12-inch customizers:
(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 ------
SD has an updated trade list, it's a long one:
Mom Racer is seeking a Mega Bloks Snoopy and Woodstock set:
------ From Art.com ------
SpongeBob SquarePants Posters
SpongeBob is a perpetual resident of our top search strings, inspiring a new page of posters from Art.com:
------ From the Old Days ------
Toy Fair 2000
The 2002 Toy Fair isn't for another week, so if you are really needing a Toy Fair fix before then, look back at the coverage from 2000:
------ Toy Link of the Week ------
Do you remember Chatty Cathy? Bing Bang Boing? Marvel the Mustang? Retro Toys has pictures of these and many more toys from the 60s and 70s. Submit your memories of these toys to share with others. (Someone on the RTM Staff always coveted a friend's Gnip Gnop, but admits it only on condition of anonymity.)
------ Non-Toy Link of the Week ------
Opt-out of the X-10 Pop-up Ads
Are the pop-up ads for the X-10 cameras bugging you? Go to this page on their site to get a cookie for your browser - the cookie will prevent the pop-up ad for a month.
------ In Closing ------
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