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RTM Presents


May 13, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 17

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - Spider-Man Movie Figures, Series Two
        - Spider-Man Movie Review
        - Reader Report: Wizard World East
        - New Links Sections
~ 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 ------

Please indulge us in a bit more Spider-Man this week... he's still in our systems, but we promise to start droning on about Attack of the Clones at some point, really.

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

Spotlight: Spider-Man Movie Figures, Series Two
The RTM Spotlight keeps the Spidey celebration swinging with a look at the second series of Spider-Man Movie action figures from Toy Biz: two new Spideys, a new Green Goblin, Peter Parker, and Mary Jane Watson (both dress colors):

RTMisc: Spider-Man Movie Review
RTMisc regularly resists reviewing things which cannot be collected, but since you can collect ticket stubs, Rob raves about Spider-Man's stunning start on the silver screen, sans spoilers:

Reader Report: Wizard World East
RTM reader Jim P attended the Wizard East convention over the weekend and shared these pictures of new DC Direct action figures and pictures of Muppets Series 2 figures. He also found out a bit of news about DC Direct:

New Links Sections:
We added three new pages of links last week...
Mage Knight:
And of course, Spider-Man:

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

Tokyo Toy Fair
The annual Tokyo Toy Fair was last week, and KidRobot.com was there, taking pictures where allowed and taking notes when pictures were forbidden:

Classic Star Trek Mini-Mates
Art Asylum has unveiled pictures and information about the first six Mini-Mates figures from the original Star Trek series:

HeroClix Adventure Packs
WizKids is making "adventure packs" of accessories for the HeroClix game, with playmats and pieces for both indoor and outdoor adventures:

Thunderbirds to Air this Summer
TechTV will be showing the Thunderbirds this Summer:

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

Flash! reviews the new 12-inch Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein figures:

SpyMagician muses about using multiples of the same character on a team in HeroClix:

TTVS theorizes future X-Men Evolution action figures:

SoundMan polls about upcoming (potential) Movie Maniacs figures:

(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 ------

AlphaTrion is looking for a Wal-Mart exclusive World of Batman Bruce Wayne:

MicroJoe has Japanese Soul of Chogokin and Gaogaigar for sale or trade:

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

Art.com has several Bruce Campbell posters and prints available. Too bad they don't have a life-size door poster:

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

Figure Club
Have you seen Fight Club? Have you ever bought a Star Wars action figure? See what happens when the two worlds collide, in this film which won an award at the Star Wars Fan Film Awards:

(Thanks to EGM for posting this link to the Buzz last week!)

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

One of Yahoo!s newer games, and a real time drain. No, wait, that sounds bad. Let's just say it's addicting and fun and leave it at that. What is it like? Imagine Tetris in reverse:

Text Twist
As long as we are infecting you with Collapse, we should tell you about Text Twist, too. Just as addicting, except that Text Twist actually requires thinking. Here's a hint - guess the six-letter word as soon as possible to be able to continue to the next level:

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

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