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RTM Presents


July 31, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 28

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - Battle of the Planets
        - Ultimate Cyclops Bust
        - Win a Triple H Figure
~ News Highlights
~ From the Buzz
~ From the ShopCenter/MarketBuzz
~ Toy Link of the Week
~ Non-Toy Link of the Week

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

The San Diego Comic Con opens tonight with "Preview Night." RTM will be there later this weekend, bringing you pictures and info on the new toys unveiled at the convention. We'll try to post on the Buzz when we put new things into the our San Diego section, but the main page for our coverage can be found here:

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

Spotlight: Battle of the Planets
The RTM Spotlight examines the first series of G-Force (Battle of the Planets) action figures from Diamond Select, including most of the variant versions: Mark, Pearl White Mark, Princess, Civilian Princess, Keyop, and Civilian Keyop:

RTMisc: Ultimate Cyclops Bust
RTMisc is seeing red, but it's because we've been eyeing the new Ultimate Cyclops bust from Diamond Select for too long.

Contest: Win a Triple H Figure
We've got a baker's dozen of the 2002 Toy Fair Exclusive HHH action figures from JAKKS Pacific to give away, and one of them is up for grabs this week. Contest #2 ends Thursday night, with Contest #3 launching immediately afterwards:

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

Micronauts Variants
Palisades has unveiled the variants in the Micronauts repro figures that they are producing:

King of the Hill Action Figures
The first image from Toycom of their new KotH figures:

Mega Muppets
Palisades is launching more Muppet Show products, including a 13-inch Beaker figure:

ClubMez Re-Launches
Mezco's collector club is now open again, with an exclusive set of Living Dead Dolls:

Twisted Metal: Black
Intoyz will be making action figures based on this video game:

Disney Magical Collection
Imported Disney action figures from Japan are coming to a comic book store near 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 archives:

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

Randy wants your opinion on the Pocket Super Heroes:

Buck found a variant on the Batgirl from Spectrum of the Bat:

?Mark asks and receives advice about the San Diego Comic Con:

L reviews the Dragons sets from MegaBloks:

(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 ------

Jim is selling tons of stuff, online and at a garage sale near Chicago:

Scott is looking for a carded Super Powers Superman figure:

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

This Old Toy
A site devoted to Fisher Price toys, with information on over 2,000 toys, including tips on how to fix some of them when they break. Among the toys covered on This Old Toy: Little People, pull toys, music boxes, nursery toys, riding toys, doll sets, etc.

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

The Fly Lady
Are you a slob? Maybe just a little messy? Sign up at the Fly Lady's site for her reminder service (it's free) and get daily emails reminding you to do certain household chores. Some emails are for daily chores, while others are specific chores depending on the day or week. It sounds like nagging, we know, but sometimes a gentle email reminder to take out the garbage is better than a cold glare from your roommate or spouse about the same thing:

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

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