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RTM Presents


April 15, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 13

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - Ultimate Magneto Bust
        - Red Skull Statue
        - New Chat Room
~ 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 ------

April 15th again. To our American readers, we share your pain... we just sent off our tax returns on Friday. To our international readers, well, we'd say something amusing here, but we don't know when your taxes are due. (Yeah, yeah, ignorant Americans and all that.)

April 16th is the official embargo date for the next DC Direct announcement, so be sure to check RTM's news section on Tuesday!

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

RTMisc: Ultimate Magneto Bust
The RTMisc section braves the wrath of the Master of Magnetism to bring you pictures and a review of his bust from Diamond Select:

RTMisc: Red Skull Statue
Another featured item from Diamond Select in our RTMisc section is the statue of Red Skull, but sadly his Cosmic Cube is non-functional:

New Chat Room
RTM's chat room was upgraded last week! Now you can chat via IRC! No more pop-up ads! Mac users can finally access the room again! (Can you tell that we're excited?)

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

Austin Powers 3
New images of the upcoming Austin Powers 3 figures:

Free Comic Book Day
May 4th is Free Comic Book Day - learn more about it and see if a store near you is participating:

Art Teacher Barbie and Kelly
Tucked away in this press release about Barbie helping to fund arts education is news about a new Barbie and Kelly doll set:

TRU Midnight Madness
121 Toys'R'Us stores will be open at midnight on the 23rd and will be giving away Star Wars collector books. Read the details here:

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

Yojimbo wonders if anyone else buys things just to avoid going home empty-handed:

Jason shares some thoughts on action figures from a teen perspective:

Wing Zero posts about Operation Superman:

Spaceman asks: are SW toys for kids or collectors?

(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 ------

Derek has a TIE Bomber for sale for cost plus shipping:

JH has a list of toys and comics for sale:

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

Ring Wraith and Horse
Named by ToyFare magazine as one of the coolest toys of 2001, this set has flown out of stores, leaving behind empty shelves to mock Lord of the Rings fans. Amazon.com has it in stock now, if you are still searching for it:

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

The Toy Otter
Despite what recent threads on the Buzz would lead you to believe, the "Otter" is actually a web site and not, well, nevermind what it is not. The Toy Otter is chock full of archives of superhero action figures, including DC Direct, Super Powers, Total Justice, and more:

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

Internal Revenue Service
Waiting until the last minute to prepare your income tax return is an American tradition. Well, unless you have a refund due to you, in which case, most people file as soon as possible. The official IRS site is actually rather helpful, with forms to download and explanations of deductions:

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

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