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RTM Presents


October 9, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 32

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - Marvel Legends 2
        - Crow Mini-Bust
        - Muppet Labs Playset
        - Origin Wolverine Bust
        - Masters of the Universe Heroic Warriors
        - Gloria Glad Maquette
        - Robotech I-Men
        - Alien Warrior Statue
~ News Highlights
~ From the Buzz
~ From the ShopCenter/MarketBuzz
~ From WBshop.com
~ Toy Link of the Week
~ Non-Toy Link of the Week

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

How many bags of Halloween candy have you gone through already? We're trying to learn from previous years and not actually buy any until much closer to the 31st. But then after that, there is all the clearance candy...

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

Spotlight: Marvel Legends 2
The RTM Spotlight shines on the second series of Marvel Legends action figures from Toy Biz: Doctor Doom, Namor, the Human Torch, and the Thing:

RTMisc: Crow Mini-Bust
RTMisc takes flight with the Crow mini-bust from Dynamic Forces:

Spotlight: Batch of Beakers and a Dash of Fozzie
The RTM Spotlight shines on several Beaker figures, the Muppet Labs playset, and the Invisible Spray Fozzie action figure from Palisades Toys:

RTMisc: Origin Wolverine Bust
RTMisc goes back to the beginning with the Origin Wolverine bust from Dynamic Forces:

Spotlight: Masters of the Universe
The RTM Spotlight shines on the Heroic Warriors assortment of Masters of the Universe action figures from Mattel (He-Man, Man-at-Arms, Stratos) as well as Battle Sounds He-Man and Battle Cat:

RTMisc: Gloria Glad Maquette
RTMisc checks out the Gloria Glad Teeny-Weeny Mini-Maquette from Electric Tiki, the second in the series:

Spotlight: Robotech I-Men
The RTM Spotlight gets cubular with a look at the Robotech I-Men, the first series of I-Men block figures from Toynami:

RTMisc: Alien Warrior Statue
RTMisc learns that no one can hear you scream in cyberspace, with a peek at the Alien Warrior Statue from Palisades Toys. We're going to have nightmares for weeks:

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

Toycom & Blizzard
Toycom will be making action figures based on characters from Blizzard Entertainment games:

Micropets Are Already History
Tomy has ceased production on Micropets series one and is gearing up for series two:

Power Rangers 10th Anniversary
The Power Rangers celebrate ten years as best sellers in the US:

LEGO NBA Mini-figures:
LEGO will be making NBA-themed sets for 2003, including mini-figures of 24 NBA players:

Balrog Votive
NECA is producing a votive candle holder based on the Balrog from the Lord of the Rings:

Construction Jack
A new company is making 12-inch action figures based on construction workers and other tradesman:

WWE News - JAKKS Pacific has released several pictures of new WWE toys:
Trash Talkin' Champions action figures & Raw Playset:
Rollin' Rebels figures:
Unlimited figures:
Flex'Ems 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 got a very good deal at Suncoast recently:

Rex has found the Garden of Evil 3-pack in LA:

It has also been found in Florida:

Transformer Guy ponders which Megatron to buy:

(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 HeroClix:

TitaniumTetra is looking for a Microman toys:

------ From WBshop.com ------

Have you ever wanted Batman or Superman floormats for your car? How about Taz or Scooby Doo? The WBshop.com has them, along with a frighteningly large range of bath and beach towels:

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

Custom Con 7
Last week was the 7th "Custom Con" - an online convention of action figure customizers. The work of numerous customizers was showcased in Custom Con 7, with customs of DC Direct figures, Roswell, Avengers, Wonder Woman, and much more:

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

PowerPuff Portrait Studio
The PowerPuff Portrait Studio is a flash site on which you can design your own PowerPuff Girl (or Boy):

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

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