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RTM Presents


June 3, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 20

~ 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 ------

June already? Finally June. That means that the first series of Muppets figures are due in stores soon, and that several other anticipated product lines are just around the corner, and that the two big toy shows of summer (Wizard World Chicago in July and the San Diego Comic-Con in August) will bring with them announcements of even more toy lines.

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

Muppets Series Two
Palisades has released more images of their second series of Muppet Show action figures, including several prototype shots:

MechWarrior: Dark Age
Several new game pieces have been unveiled by WizKids for their upcoming MechWarrior game:

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS Comic & Statues
DC announces that they are reprinting T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS comic books and beginning a line of statues based on the book. First up is Dynamo:

Firefighter of Paris
bbi adds a new firefighter to the team, this time from France:

Exclusive Estate Vinyl for Diamond
Diamond announces an exclusive Sam action figure from Eric So's urban vinyl "Estate" series:

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

RayH has started a new forum just for Japanese toys:

John Franzen tests your Smallville knowledge with trivia:

Airmax is wondering which San Francisco toy stores are must-sees:

Emerald Solvent has a resolution to the HeroClix issue at Amazon:

(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 ------

Christopher seeks exclusive HotWheels cars:

Jasmine is looking for BearBricks from Medicom:

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

An unofficial fan site for Playmobil toys, Collectobil features a reference section of Playmobil sets, a forum for Playmo fans, news, links, short movies made with Playmobil figures, and history section:

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

Golden Jubilee
Her Majesty the Queen is celebrating 50 years on the throne in the United Kingdom. Four days of celebrations are planned, from June 1st to 4th. Learn more about the festivities and the significance of the Jubilee on the official site:

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

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