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RTM Presents


September 24, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 31

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - DC HeroClix
        - Buffalo Soldier
        - Ultimate Unmasked Spider-Man Bust
        - Battle Armor Thor Bust
        - Rogue's Gallery Sandman Bust
~ News Highlights
~ From the Buzz
~ From the ShopCenter/MarketBuzz
~ From LOTRShop.com
~ Toy Link of the Week
~ Non-Toy Link of the Week

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

On Wednesday, we'll be posting a Spotlight on Marvel Legends 2, with the Crow mini-bust on Thursday, and a few Muppet Show Beaker action figures on Friday.

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

Feature: DC HeroClix
HeroClix from Wiz Kids expands into the DC Comics Universe. See the pieces, print the checklist, and learn how to play the game:

Spotlight: 1:6 Buffalo Soldier
The RTM Spotlight revisits the frontier of the 1870s American West with the Buffalo Soldier action figure from Dog Soldiers:

RTMisc: Ultimate Unmasked Spider-Man Bust
RTMisc gets to know the hero behind the mask, with the Ultimate Unmasked Spider-Man mini bust from Diamond Select Toys and Tower Records:

RTMisc: Battle Armor Thor Bust
RTMisc examines a slightly larger bust of a slightly larger superhero - the Battle Armor Thor Bust from Dynamic Forces:

RTMisc: Rogue's Gallery Sandman Bust
RTMisc will be picking sand out of carpet for weeks with the Rogue's Gallery Sandman bust from Diamond Select Toys:

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

Godzilla from Bandai Creations
Bandai Creations will be releasing several sizes of Godzilla action figures, including a playset for smaller figures:

40th Anniversary Marvel Busts
Dynamic Forces announces four new busts of Marvel characters: the Gray Hulk, Thor, the Leader, and Havok:

National Toy Design Challenge
A competition for kids in middle schools, with a mix of travel and toys as prizes:

Disney Sued Over Pooh Suit
Disney is the target of a class action lawsuit... for failing to disclose another lawsuit:

Marvel Multi-Player Online Games
They won't be here until 2005, but you can read tentative plans for Marvel OLMMPs:

Marvel Select Black Widow
Diamond's fifth action figure in their Marvel Select series:

Nightmare Before Christmas Collectibles
NECA continues their NMBC product line with a cookie jar, a votive holder, and a light strand:

September DC Direct announcements:
Birds of Prey 3-pack:
Super Friends figures:
Super Friends maquette:

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 ------

The Commissioner has found new Harry Potter figures:

Augie wonders which 80s toy lines you would bring back:

JediFloppy has found plush JL toys in a mall arcade:

DerRabbi is asking for PS2 advice:

(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 ------

Several people are trading DC HeroClix:

DaFunGuy seeks a DC Direct Wonder Girl figure:

------ From LOTRShop.com ------

New Line Cinema's online Lord of the Rings store has several ornaments of characters from the films, including Legolas and Arwen:

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

What kinds of links would you like to see here? We've been trying to mix action figures with dolls, building toys with nostalgia, fun sites with reference sites. Let us know what you'd like to see more of, or let us know if you like the mix of genres.

Ultraman Toys
An archive of Ultraman toys, organized by time period. Other sections include store displays, articles, 1:1 scale masks, beta capsules, cardback artwork, gashapons & crane prize toys, and a section of other superheroes inspired by Ultraman:

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

The Internet Movie Database
This is one of those sites that you go to in order to look up one tiny bit of trivia, and you can easily spend an hour or more reading. The name of the site describes exactly what it is - a online reference about movies. Each film has its own "mini site" with credits and information, including links to reviews by critics and fans. In the credits, every actor's name is linked to another "mini site" so that you can see their filmography. To top that off, they also have news about television and movies:

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

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