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RTM Presents


July 17, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 26

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - Series One Muppets
        - London After Midnight
~ 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 ------

Sideshow Toy and JAKKS Pacific have sent us a few action figures to use as prizes in contests on RTM, so check back on our front page later this week for the first contest, which will be a Toy Fair exclusive HHH action figure. (JAKKS has supplied us with several HHHs, so there will plenty of chances to win one.)

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

Spotlight: Muppet Show, series one
The RTM Spotlight shines on the first series of Muppet Show action figures from Palisades Toys: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Dr. Teeth, and the variant exclusive figures:

Spotlight: Silver Screen London After Midnight
The RTM Spotlight examines the Silver Screen edition of the Sideshow Toy action figure based on the Lon Chaney vampire character from the lost film, London After Midnight:

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

BIONICLE Film in 2004
Miramax is teaming with LEGO to bring a BIONICLE film to the big screen in 2004:

Berserk Skeleton Knight
Toycom is adding a new action figure to their Berserk series:

MechWarrior: Dark Age Delayed
WizKids has pushed back the release date by a few weeks in order to match production with demand:

King of the Hill Action Figures
Guess who's making them? Toycom!

Elektra & WWII Captain America
Diamond Select unveils the next two action figures in their Marvel Select series:

Lain & Armitage from Toynami
Toynami has unveiled two 8-inch action dolls of these popular anime characters:

More SDCC Exclusive Toys
Toynami and Mattel have announced their exclusive figures which will be sold at the San Diego Comic Con:

B-Boyz from Spin Master
Spin Master announces their new breakdancing action figures:

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 ------

BAT wonders if your TRU, like his, has ET toys all over the place:

L has an insight about the Armada figures:

Niko has found Transformers PVCs at Meijers:

PMK wonders which comic bust is your favorite:

(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 ------

Dare is selling off tons of stuff, including SW MicroMachines:

Mom Racer seeks Racer X:

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

New Poster Pages via Art.com
The "create a virtual store" tool on Art.com is a ton of fun, so we've been adding new pages to our "poster store" every couple of days. The latest additions are:

Animal House:
Clockwork Orange:
Pulp Fiction:
Shaft (both Richard Roundtree & Samuel L. Jackson versions):
Vin Diesel:

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

LEGO Stack-It
Yet another addicting, time-wasting game, but this one involves LEGO pieces! Less mindless than most of the games we've mentioned before, this one involves the space bar as well as the mouse. (Warning: the game is played in a pop-up window, so when you click on the link below, you'll get a pop-up.):

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

World Trade Center Plans
You've probably heard or read on the news about the six proposed plans for rebuilding where the World Trade Towers once stood. This is the official site for the Lower Manhatten Development Corporation, where you can see details of the six plans, including 3D models and how each would alter the New York skyline:

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

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