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RTM Presents


March 18, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 9

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - Patsy & Sir Bedevere
        - Rabbit with Big Pointy Teeth
        - Mullet Head Toys
        - Tron 20th Anniversary DVD
        - Speed Lines: Hellsing, Trigun, more
~ 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 ------

The next batch of DC Direct action figures and collectible items will be announced on Tuesday, March 19th: some you are expecting, some you are not.

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

Spotlight: Patsy & Sir Bedevere
The RTM Spotlight examines two of the Monty Python and the Holy Grail action figures from Sideshow Toy. Learn why one has coconut shells glued to his hands:

Spotlight: Rabbit with Big Pointy Teeth
Speaking of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, have you seen this plush toy from Toy Vault? This cute little rabbit is more than he appears at first glance:

Mullet Head Toys
Kevin of the 3&3/4" Archives muses about the new Mullet Head Toys from Achy Breaky:

RTMisc: Tron 20th Anniversary DVD
The RTMisc section reviews the 20th Anniversary edition DVD release of TRON:

Speed Lines: Hellsing, Trigun, more
Ray H's newest edition of Speed Lines covers news of Hellsing, Trigun, Guilty Gear X, Kamen Riders, Getter Robo, Final Fantasy X Monsters, new Gashapon and more:

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

Palisades' Fanatical Friday
Palisades Toys wants your help with their web site, submit your "Daily Bit: for the Fanatical Friday section.

JAKKS Debuts NWO Action Figures
JAKKS Pacific unveils their real scan Hulk Hogan action figure and more:

Baseball Bobbleheads in Cereal
Post cereals will be offering Major League Baseball bobbleheads in their cereals soon:

Raggedy Ann's Grassroots Campaign
Can you believe that Raggedy Ann, at 85, is still not in the National Toy Hall of Fame? Maybe 2002 will be her year.

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

Mark has spotted Marvel Legends being presold on eBay:

Soul asks what it is like to work at Toys'R'Us:

The Watcher inquires about DVD players:

Jeff has seen Freedom the Eagle out in stores:

(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 ------

Lump is looking for the person who posted back in January as "thinning the herd":

Wompaq would like to trade for McDonald's BIONICLE toys or Burger King X-Men Evolution toys:

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

Happy Bunny Poster
Here's a not-so-happy bunny who will make you smile. We really can't think of any other way to describe it, just that it's a cartoon bunny we can't resist:

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

Fun Play, Safe Play
Sometimes as adult toy collectors, we can forget which toys work best for children of which ages. Here's a refresher course from the Toy Industry Foundation, with an age guide for buying toys.

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

"A Life Revealed" - the Search for the Afghan Girl
Do you remember the National Geographic cover from the mid-1980s? The one with the Afghan refugee with the haunting eyes? After years of searching, photographer Steve McCurry and National Geographic have found that girl, and learned her name: Sharbat Gula. Read her story online at this link and in the April 2002 issue of National Geographic:

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

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