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RTM Presents


October 25, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 34

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - Two Towers, the 2-packs
        - Two Towers, Assortment Two
        - Earth X Thor Bust
        - Thor Statue
        - Storm Shadow Mini Bust
        - Armitage Action Doll
        - Lain Action Doll
        - Kingpin Bust
        - Classic Spider-Man Bust
~ News Highlights
~ From the Buzz
~ From the ShopCenter/MarketBuzz
~ From AllPosters.com
~ Toy Link of the Week
~ Non-Toy Link of the Week

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

Has anyone started their shopping yet for the holidays? We've posted several "hot toys" lists in the news recently, and always wonder how anyone can be organized enough to pay attention to them in October.

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

Spotlight: Two Towers, the 2-packs
The RTM Spotlight serves up a six-pack, or rather, three two-packs of Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers action figures from Toy Biz:

Spotlight: Two Towers, Assortment Two
The RTM Spotlight continues the journey with Assortment Two of the Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers action figures from Toy Biz:

RTMisc: Earth X Thor Bust
RTMisc gazes lovingly upon our favorite blond god, wait a minute, he's a woman now... Earth X Thor, Goddess of Thunder. Check out the bust from Dynamic Forces:

RTMisc: Thor Statue
RTMisc celebrated Thursday with a statue of the mythological source of the day's name: Thor, from Diamond Select's Avengers and Adversaries series:

RTMisc: Storm Shadow Mini Bust
RTMisc brought you the ninja in black last week, and this week it is the ninja in white: Storm Shadow, in mini bust format, from Palisades Toys:

Spotlight: Armitage Action Doll
Is she a human being or an android? Is she a doll or an action figure? The RTM Spotlight answers at least one of those questions with a look at the Armitage Action Doll from Toynami:

Spotlight: Lain Action Doll
What is real? The RTM Spotlight isn't quite wired to answer that question, but is capable of examining toys: have a peek at the Lain Action Doll from Toynami:

RTMisc: Kingpin Bust
RTMisc learns who is the boss when it checks out the Kingpin bust from Diamond Select Toys:

RTMisc: Classic Spider-Man Bust
RTMisc takes a classic turn, showing you the Classic Spider-Man bust from Dynamic Forces:

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

Unreal Tournament 2003
Images of painted prototypes of Damarus and Gorge from Radioactive Clown's upcoming Unreal Tournament 2003 action figure series:

NECA Visit Sneak Peek
A few pictures from RTM's visit to NECA headquarters:

Kelly vs the Living Dead
A size comparison of Barbie's younger sister Kelly and the Mini Living Dead Dolls from Mezco:

26 New Hamtaro Licenses
If you were hoping to get oodles more goodies with the cute little Ham-Hams on them, you are in luck:

PlayDate 2002 Survey Results
PlayDate surveyed retailers to ask them what the hot toys are for 2002, and here are the results, in several categories:

Super Friends Action Figures
DC Direct's new action figures announced this month are two more Super Friends two-packs: Aquaman and Black Manta, and Sinestro and Green Lantern:

Wonder Woman on Your Wall
DC Direct also announced two Wonder Woman items for your wall: a wall scroll and an animated-style plaque:

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 ------

John hopes someone knows the Target DCPI number for the Star Trek Nemesis figures:

L reviews Eomer and the "R3" Skullsplitter figure from Spawn 22:

Rob Lowe posted his custom Classics Hobgoblin:

Augie started a poll about Marvel cartoons:

(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 ------

Snook is selling Gundams and is looking for Guts from Berserk:

Dan would like to trade HeroClix Uniques:

------ From AllPosters.com ------

Do you like to know what other people are buying? AllPosters.com has a list of their best-selling posters, which are handily displayed on this page for your gawking pleasure:

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

Halloween Magazine
With Halloween less than a week away, we've pre-empted the "toy link of the week" to bring you a link to a Halloween resource site. Check here for links to Halloween content all over the web and articles that can give you ideas for food, decorations, costumes, cheap props, safety, and more:

If you can't find enough ghoulish inspiration there, try the Halloween HQ over at Kids Turn Central:

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

Check for Spyware
Do you ever wonder what else a program is doing to your system, other than the things it says it is doing? Here are two sites you can use to check your computer for "spyware" and to check on a program before you download it:

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

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