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RTM Presents


February 10, 2003 - Vol. 3, No. 3

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - Toy Fair 2003
~ News Highlights
~ From the Buzz
~ From the ShopCenter/MarketBuzz
~ From AllPosters.com - Daredevil
~ Toy Link of the Week
~ Non-Toy Link of the Week

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

Last year for Toy Fair, I was determined to send out a daily special edition of RTMemo from the show. You may have noticed that the daily editions did not happen... so this year, I'm going with the "more realistic on me and less annoying to you" regular RTMemo which you are reading now.

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

Toy Fair 2003
The 2003 American International Toy Fair kicks off this weekend and runs through the 19th. Check our main Toy Fair page each night for our updates, and check during this week for new press releases:

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

Twisted Metal: Black
Images of the carded TM:B action figures from InToyz:

Majestic Unveils New Licenses
Jeepers Creepers, Quisp, and Davey & Goliath on the way from a new toy company:

Mattel MOTU Charity Auction
Bid on 13.5-inch statues of the Masters of the Universe:

Star Trek Busts
Sideshow unveils their Picard and Data busts:

Marvel Goes Mini
Mini-Mates of Marvel characters:

Mattel Batman Preview
Pictures from the new Batman action figure series:

Mattel Justice League Preview
More preview images from Mattel:

Star Wars until 2018
Hasbro and Lucas extend their Star Wars deal until 2018:

Free Shipping on Ultarama
Get free shipping until February 16th:

Ultimate Iron Man Figure
Diamond Select unveils their Ultimate Iron Man:

As always, these are just a few of the news highlights from the past week. To see all the news, check the main news index and the latest archives:

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

BrerDan seeks some shipping advice:

Dare has found the Speeder Bike Anakin:

The Big Bad Booty Daddy spotted the Mini-Mates Silver Surfer on the Art Asylum forum:

Scutter has a Primal Rage question:

(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 ------

Tchalla has Marvel HeroClix for trade:

Mar-Vell has tons of Star Wars, DC, and Marvel figures on eBay:

Post your buy/sell/trade "classified ad" on the Shop Center:

------ From AllPosters.com ------

The Daredevil movie opens on February 14th, the first of several Marvel movies this year. AllPosters.com has a selection of Daredevil movie posters, including one of Elektra in the black leather outfit:

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

The Cost of Humanity
Anime-Tourist.com weighs in on the issue of the X-Men action figures from Toy Biz being ruled "non-human." The core issue of the ruling was import duties, but the issue for fans was something else:

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

Adopt a Sailor
In online toy collecting circles, there is often talk of "toy karma," in which doing something nice for another toy collector will reward you in an unforeseen way. Here's a chance to expand that idea beyond toys... Operation Enterprise works with five ships in the US Navy, matching sailors with volunteers who "adopt" them by sending letters and care packages:

Columbia FAQ
Space.com has a list of frequently asked questions (with answers) about the Space Shuttle Columbia and the investigation into what happened on February 1st. They update this page as new information comes available:

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

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