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RTM Presents


June 25, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 23

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - PRO-Files: AnJon, Inc.
        - Alien Mini-Bust
        - Ash & Evil Ash
        - Predator Mini Bust
        - Horgg the Dismantler
~ 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 ------

We've got quite a bit planned over the next few weeks, and what you can look forward to for the rest of this week includes the new Toa Nuva from LEGO's BIONICLE line, the Wizard East Kermit and Dr. Teeth, and the new Armitage Dual Matrix DVD.

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

PRO-Files: AnJon, Inc.
Do you remember the Dragon's Lair arcade game from the 1980s? A new version is being released for home gaming platforms later this summer, with action figures to go along with it. Meet the guys who are making those figures:

RTMisc: Alien Mini-Bust
RTMisc gets up close and personal with the new Alien mini bust from Palisades. Seriously creepy:

Spotlight: Ash & Evil Ash
Come get some! You can never have enough Bruce Campbell, and Sideshow Toy packs a double dose with their 12-inch action figures of Ash and Evil Ash from Army of Darkness:

RTMisc: Predator Mini Bust
Another mini bust from Palisades that will leave a shiver running down your spine:

Spotlight: Horgg the Dismantler
Horgg is from Stan Winston's new line, Mutant Earth, now appearing at a Toys'R'Us near you:

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

Metamorpho Deluxe Action Figure
The new deluxe figure from DC Direct, shipping in January 2003:

Legion of Super-Heroes
Also from DC Direct: Chameleon Boy, Sun Boy, Star Boy, and Ultra Boy:

Dragon's Lair 3D Figures
New images of these action figures, which are due out in August:

BIONICLE Mask of Time
Walgreens is offering a mail-in offer for an exclusive BIONICLE mask:

Upcoming Simpsons Figures and Playsets
Pictures of oodles of new Simpsons figures and playsets, including the third Treehouse of Horror set:

Spider-Man Motion Globe
Diamond Select is releasing a "snow globe" with a unique twist or two... the snow has been replace by spiders, and it has a motor to shake it for you:

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 archive:

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

RedShoes60 muses about the Scooby movie toys having cartoon likenesses:

JKL-MD ReFugee is assembling stables of wrestling figures:

BrerDan seeks printable Ultarama backgrounds, aside from the ones available on RebelScum.com:

Mark's vintage 3-3/4" Joes have screws stuck:

(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 ------

TRDouble wants to trade Marvel HeroClix:

Rod has lots of large lots on eBay, including this SW lot of 42 figures:

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

Art.com has added a handful of new LEGO BIONICLE posters, so we gave them their own section in the "poster store":

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

JoeWorld-Online's 1:6th Scale Awards
We featured JoeWorld-Online in this spot a few weeks back, but we're plugging them again in case any sixthscale figure collectors haven't seen the 1:6th Scale Awards. Voting is open until July 1st, this is your chance to vote for your favorite customizer, action figure, online "good joe," etc:

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

Behind the Name
This site is subtitled as "the etymology and history of first names" but it is also a neat resource for baby names and for losing track of time as you click around to learn about every name in your family. Also has a chart of top baby names in the US, information about "name days," forums, and more:

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

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