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RTM Presents


May 1, 2003 - Vol. 3, No. 5

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - LOTR: TTT Assortment 4
        - Predator Statue
        - Zam Wessel Bust
        - Yoda Bust
        - Kirk and Spock Busts
~ News Highlights
~ From the Buzz
~ From the ShopCenter/MarketBuzz
~ From AllPosters.com - Hugh Jackman
~ Toy Link of the Week
~ Non-Toy Link of the Week

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

Last week's issue of RTMemo was the first issue since before Toy Fair in February, and we had a slight glitch in sending out the issue: everyone who had been subscribed prior to Toy Fair received the issue, but everyone who joined during and since Toy Fair did not.

So, if you joined us since then, welcome! You can catch up on last week's issue here:

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

Spotlight: Two Towers figures, assortment four
The RTM Spotlight sees right through Frodo, Twilight Frodo that is, part of the fourth assortment of Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers action figures from Toy Biz, along with Helm's Deep Legolas, Armored King Theoden, Sam in Mordor, and Gollum.

RTMisc: Predator Statue
RTMisc goes on the hunt with the Predator Statue from Palisades Toys, and is joined by the companion Alien Statue.

RTMisc: Zam Wessel Bust
RTMisc bags a bounty hunter when it examines the Zam Wessel Mini Bust from Gentle Giant and Dark Horse.

RTMisc: Yoda Bust
Ponders the mysteries of life, RTMisc does. Strong grows your Star Wars collection with the Yoda Mini Bust from Gentle Giant and Dark Horse.

RTMisc: Kirk and Spock Busts
RTMisc boldly looks back to where it all began: classic Star Trek. Explore the Captain Kirk and Spock busts from Sideshow Toy.

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

McDonald's: Bratz & MOTU
In May, McDonald's is offering Bratz Pack dolls and Masters of the Universe toys in their Happy Meals:

McDonald's MOTU Size Comparison:

McDonald's Bratz Size Comparison:

WWE Ruthless Aggression 3
JAKKS unveils a third series of RA action figures (A-Train, RVD, Rey Mysterio, Goldust, Scott Steiner, and John Cena):

WWE Flex Ems 3
JAKKS also announced a third series of Flex Ems figures (Batista, the Hurricane, RVD, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, and the Rock):

Ultimate Nightcrawler Bust
Diamond Select's next bust in their Marvel Ultimates series:

WizKids 2003 Convention Schedule
Want that MechWarrior DropShip but don't think you can win it? Go to the right convention and you could BUY one:

Sideshow Expands the Platoon Line
Sideshow Toy adds the Johnny Depp character (Lerner) and the John McGinley character (O'Neill) to their series of 12-inch figures based on Platoon:

Full Size Captain America Bust
The life-size Cap head bust from Dynamic Forces is available now - clear some space for him:

Titanium Heavy Artillery
PlayMind unveils the story line behind their second series of Titaniums action figures:

Mezco's Extreme Athletes
Mezco gets into the licensed sports action figure game, but with a twist - these are urban vinyl and have cloth outfits:

Shirtless Wolverine Bust
Tower Records announces their exclusive variant Wolverine bust:

Terminator 3 Busts:
Gentle Giant unveils their Terminator 3 bust series:

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 ------

Pablolobo posts a custom/mod Marvel Legends Captain America:

DoubleDealer posts X-Men customs:

Bird Dog is having problems with the mask on his Predator figure:

Maxim discusses Wal-Mart's action figure pricing:

(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 ------

Strider716 is looking for Star Wars Expanded Universe:

Jeff is selling new loose Masters of the Universe:

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

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

With X-2 opening on Friday the 2nd, could this link be anything other than a page of Hugh Jackman posters? AllPosters.com has lots of Hugh for your ogling delight:

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

Vicky's Barbie Doll Bulletin Board
Want to talk about Barbie but feeling lost on the Buzz? Vicky's Barbie forum looks like the Buzz, but is all about Barbie. The forum posts are archived daily, so if you miss a day, you don't miss out:

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

Google Phone Book
Enter a phone number in the Google search box and one of the link results is a map to the number's physical location. A tad eerie if you look up your home phone number. Here's the link to opt-out of the Google Phone Book listings:

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

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