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RTM Presents


July 2, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 24

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - I Dream of Jeannie Maquette
        - Armitage DVDs & Figure
        - BIONICLE Toa Nuva
        - Onua Nuva
~ 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 ------

Happy (belated) Canada Day to our Canadian readers, and Happy (early) Independence Day to our American readers!

This weekend is the Wizard World Chicago Comics convention, and we'll be there on Saturday, which means that by Monday we should have some new pictures and information posted for your viewing pleasure.

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

RTMisc: I Dream of Jeannie Maquette
RTMisc peers into the bottle to take a look at Electric Tiki's maquette of Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie:

RTMisc: Armitage DVDs & Figure
Not content to simply review the new Armitage: Dual-Matrix DVD, RTMisc also examines the DVD of Armitage III: Poly-Matrix and the Armitage action figure from McFarlane Toys:

Feature: Toa Nuva
The heroes of LEGO's BIONICLE series have evolved from the Toa into the Toa Nuva. Learn more about how the evolution happened:

Spotlight: Onua Nuva
The RTM Spotlight takes an early look at the Onua Nuva action figure from the BIONICLE series:

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

Windtalkers from Dragon
Dragon is making 12-inch action figures based on the Nicolas Cage film, Windtalkers:

WWE Wrestlemania X8
JAKKS has released several pictures from their upcoming WWE Wrestlemania X8 action figures:

Powerpuff Girls at Jack in the Box
PPG and Mojo Jojo toys at Jack in the Box:

MIB2 at Burger King
BK will be offering Men in Black II toys:

Samurai Jack at Subway
In August and September, Subway will be offering Samurai Jack toys:

Marvel Select's Punisher
Diamond Select's next Marvel Select action figure is the Punisher:

James Bond from Sideshow:
Sideshow has unveiled new James Bond action figures in their 12-inch series, from Die Another Day and On Her Majesty's Secret Service:

Stan Lee Headlines Wizard Chicago
Stan "The Man" Lee himself is the headliner guest at Wizard World Chiago this weekend:

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 ------

Brendan wonders what your mid-year favorite figures are:

Firebat is looking forward to the upcoming Special Forces 2:

Bruenor has announced a customizing contest for Marvel animated figures:

Ash is wondering if there's a comics forum like the Buzz:

(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 ------

Tetra is looking for a Kubrick Iron Man:

Naughty6395 is selling some Star Wars figures:

BBCAmericaShop.com has two online coupons, one for free shipping and one for $10 off $50. They carry some Dr. Who toys, but lots of DVDs and videos of BBC television shows such as Monty Python and Dr. Who:

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

New Poster Pages
Art.com and AllPosters.com have each added different selection of Austin Powers posters to their stock, so we created a page from each store:
Art.com: http://www.toymania.com/links/art-austin.shtml
AllPosters.com: http://www.toymania.com/links/art-apaustin.shtml

If Austin's not your bag, there's also a new page of Dr. Who posters:

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

Wizard World Chicago
We usually use this spot to feature an interesting toy site built by fans, rather than a semi-toy-related corporate site, but Wizard World Chicago is (along with the San Diego Comic Con) one of the two big toy events of the summer. If you are in the Midwest, take a peek at the guest and exhibitor lists and see if attending the convention is worth the trip for you. The convention is July 5th, 6th, and 7th:

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

Box Office Mojo Movie Reports
If you subscribe to RTMemo, there's a good chance that, like us, you like to keep track of who's ahead at the box office, Spider-Man or Star Wars. Box Office Mojo is the perfect site for this, because it has all sorts of resources for this kind of thing, including charts like "fastest to $400 million." They also have movie reviews, release dates, charts of top DVD and video rentals, forums, and more:

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

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