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RTM Presents


May 20, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 18

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ News Highlights
~ From the Buzz
~ From the ShopCenter/MarketBuzz
~ Toy Link of the Week
~ Non-Toy Link of the Week

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

Let's see... it's Monday, and Star Wars: Episode Two - Attack of the Clones opened on Thursday. What to talk about in this section this week?

Yoda. The Yoda in Episode One irked me to no end, but the Yoda I adored in Empire is back in Episode Two. Well, not exactly - he's still cgi rather than a puppet - but he's not annoying this time around. He's the Yoda we've all been waiting 22 years to see. I'll leave things at that, lest anyone out there hasn't seen Episode Two yet.

Knowing that Star Wars is on everyone's minds, we'll keep this week's RTMemo short and sweet, and let you get back to the water cooler or instant messaging program to talk about it with your friends and co-workers.

Two more quick things: (1) Those JLA toys are at Subway restaurants now, and (2) the May DC Direct news will be posted on the 21st.

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

Win a Set of Marvel HeroClix
Game Trade Magazine is giving away a complete set of Marvel HeroClix:

Malibu Barbie Is Back
The reproduction Barbie for 2002 is the Malibu Barbie, who we first met in 1971. This time, she remembered her sunscreen:

Hamtaro Comes to America
Just when you thought there were already too many adorable characters imported from Japan, here comes another. Hamtaro and his hamster friends will win you over:

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Looking for Spirit toys this summer? Try Blockbuster video stores:

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

Rather than highlight several threads as usual, let's just say that everyone is talking about Attack of the Clones. Pick a thread, any thread... but please remember to clearly label any posts if you have spoilers in them, and to be civil if you disagree with another person's opinion:

------ From the ShopCenter/MarketBuzz ------

Marsha is looking for Xena dolls:

Eric has extras of the Marvel Kubricks:

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

Star Wars Bootlegs
There aren't any Attack of the Clones bootleg toys on this page yet, but give it some time... they will surely turn up, and should be just as entertaining to look at as the slew of other SW bootlegs shown on this page:

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

Castles for Sale
Thinking about moving to a bigger house? Why not think really big? In addition to the obvious content of castles for sale, this site also lists castles which you can rent and castles which are now hotels. Bookmark this site and come back to it the next time the lottery jackpot gets huge and you run out of things to imagine buying:

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

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