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RTM Presents


March 4, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 7

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - Toy Fair 2002
        - 3&3/4 Archives: Military One
        - Clear GI Joe
~ News Highlights
~ From the Buzz
~ From the ShopCenter/MarketBuzz
~ From Amazon.com
~ Toy Link of the Week
~ Non-Toy Link of the Week

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

Last week, we finished putting up all of our images from Toy Fair, and now the real challenge begins - organizing the images into useful pages, with labels for each image and information about the product lines. Aside from wondering where to start, life at RTM is just about back to normal now, so expect to see Spotlights and features on a regular schedule again soon.

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

Toy Fair 2002
This is the central page for RTM's 2002 Toy Fair coverage. As mentioned above, we've finished putting all of our photos online:

3&3/4 Archives: Military One
Kevin has expanded the 3&3/4 Archives, with the addition of an unusual 1982 military figure line. Military One features women in the US armed servies of World War II:

Spotlight: Clear GI Joe
The RTM Spotlight takes a close look at an action figure that isn't so easy to see: the clear GI Joe offered as an exclusive to the GI Joe Collector's Club:

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

Lizard Mini-Bust
Diamond Select is working with Art Asylum on a series of mini-busts of characters from Spider-Man's Rogues Gallery. First up is the Lizard.

Attack of the Clones Starfighter in Stores on March 9th
Hasbro is releasing a limited number of Jedi Starfighter vehicles early. If you can't get one of these 6,000, please don't resort to eBay, but wait for the wide-release in April.

Ultimate Cyclops Mini-Bust
Diamond Select announces the third bust in their series of Ultimate X-Men busts, with Jean Grey as the fourth. (She'll be formally announced next month, but if you want to see her on display at Toy Fair, click on the second link...)

Run-DMC Inducted into RockWalk, Show Off Action Figures
When Run-DMC was recently inducted into the RockWalk (think "Hollywood Walk of Fame" but for music), they took with them their Mezco action figures. The prototypes will remain on display at the RockWalk museum.

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

John wants to know which part of your collection makes you the most proud:

Dr. Zaius has posted another Playmobil photo-story:

Runner is taking a trip to Japan and wonders what toys to bring home:

Trivia returns!! The games for Sunday and Monday have been posted to the Buzz and are archived on these two pages:

(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 ------

Mauled Vader needs an 8-inch Sideshow Mask of the Red Death:

BAT has a Planet of the Apes Krull he found on clearance:

------ From Amazon.com ------

7-inch Reservoir Dogs Action Figure Set
Did you miss finding the first four 7-inch Reservoir Dogs action figures from Mezco in stores? Amazon.com is selling a set with Mr. Blonde, Mr. White, Mr. Pink, and Mr. Orange:

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

Zoids: the Coolest Toy Ever
Are you a Zoids fan? If you are, this is a site you'll want to bookmark: it has an archive of the 1980s Zoids, information about the new Zoids, customs, bootlegs, and more.

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

The Official Ramen Home Page
Does your toy budget cut into your food budget? Are you a college student? If either of those applies to you, you may want to check out this site, with over 200 recipes for ramen noodles.

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

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