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RTM Presents


April 1, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 11

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - Peter Cottontail
        - bbi Interview
        - 3-3/4 Inch Action Figure Advice
~ 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 ------

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend and that you are enjoying April Fool's Day! Isn't it nice to have a "holiday" for which no one expects a greeting card or a gift? Somehow the lack of pressure in that regard makes it seem more like a "real" holiday, one where you can just enjoy the day and the get into the spirit of things.

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

Spotlight: Peter Cottontail
The RTM Spotlight examines the Peter Cottontail action figures from Diamond Select, and even lets you look under the hat of Seymour Sassafrass:

bbi Interview
RTM's Figuratively Speaking column interviews Mike Murphy of bbi to talk about Cy Girls, Richard Marcinko, Elite Force, and more:

3-3/4 Inch Action Figure Advice
The 3-3/4 Inch Archive has collected advice from wee action figures and compiles it in one spot for those in need of such words of wisdom.

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

Spider-Man Movie Fast Food Items
Carl's Jr and Hardee's will be offering toys and collectible items based on the Spider-Man movie:

McDonald's has Matchbox and Madame Alexander
In other fast food news, McDonald's is offering toys from two brands it has never carried before, Matchbox and Madame Alexander. The Matchbox cars are part of the 50th Anniversary celebration and are the only way to get the cars from six states:

Marvel HeroClix
WizKids has released more images of the Marvel HeroClix pieces, including a few of the starter set and booster packs:

Conrack from Rune
Radioactive Clown has unveiled their second sculpt in their first series of Rune action figures. This time around it is Conrack who gets the plastic treatment:

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

Anyone know how to get superglue out of fabric?

How about getting Blo-Pen ink off of a hardwood floor?

Mork shares some ideas for TRU Batman 4-packs:

GregS and his collection have been profiled in his local newspaper:

(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 ------

Veil1 has a minty 6MDM for sale:

Xenophon would like to trade his Toy Fair Vader for a Yellow Daredevil, even a loose one:

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

Blade Posters & Prints
Does the sad lack of Blade 2 action figures leave you longing for Blade merchandise? Art.com has the posters, along with several from the first film and a few glossy prints of Wesley Snipes in the title role:

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

Keeping Ken
A site to make every GI Joe collector weep openly - a site devoted to Barbie's companion Ken. Before you scoff, have a look at the site, it is a massive reference site about Ken, loaded with information and pictures. In a nod to 1:6 scale collectors, there is a section for Max Steel as well:

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

The Onion
Every day is April Fool's Day at theOnion.com, one of the Internet's top parody sites. Always funny and often offensive, this site has something which will make everyone stop laughing for a second and say, "hey, that's a little close to home, there, pal" before they start laughing all over again. (Warning: seriously, this site uses foul language which is not suitable for the younger set.)

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

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