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RTM Presents


November 8, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 35

~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
        - Micronauts, Series One
        - Classic Green Goblin Bust
        - Peggy Bundy Maquette
        - Robotech Masterpiece Collection
        - Arwyn & Kreeg Statue
        - Construction Jack the Carpenter
~ 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 ------

Our source at Toys'R'Us informs us that there are roughly 35,000 of the Silver R2-D2 figures left in their stores, and that only 14 of their stores are out of the figures. So if you haven't gotten your R2 yet, you still have a good chance at one. Some stores are even stocking the R2s on the pegs with the other Star Wars figures, but most have them at the Customer Service desk.

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

Spotlight: Micronauts, Series One
The RTM Spotlight plays at being the master of magnetism with some of the new Micronauts action figures from Palisades Toys:

RTMisc: Classic Green Goblin Bust
RTMisc feels pretty in our pointy purple hats, just like the one on the Classic Green Goblin bust from Dynamic Forces:

RTMisc: Peggy Bundy Maquette
RTMisc is pleased to bring you a look at our favorite television mother: Peggy Bundy, delivered to you in maquette form, from Electric Tiki's Tooned Up Television series:

Spotlight: Robotech Masterpiece Collection
The RTM Spotlight leaves the light on for you with our look at the second volume in Toynami's Robotech Masterpiece Collection, Ben Dixon's VF-1A:

RTMisc: Arwyn & Kreeg Statue
RTMisc examines the first entry in the new series of CrossGen Comics statues from Dynamic Forces: Arwyn & Kreeg from Sojourn:

Spotlight: Construction Jack the Carpenter
The RTM Spotlight rolls up its sleeves to examine an action figure from a new series based on skilled tradesmen: Construction Jack the Carpenter from Link Innovations:

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

12" Tortured Souls in at Tower
Tower Records has two of the 12-inch Tortured Souls action figures in stock this week:

Special Forces at KB
If you can't find the Special Forces Mission 2 action figures at a store near you, here's another online option:

Air Hogs Helicopter
Spin Master adds a helicopter to their line-up of radio-control vehicles:

Battle of the Planets, Series 2
Diamond Select unveils the second series of Battle of the Planets action figures: Jason, Tiny, and Zoltar:

Marvel Select Wolverine and Elektra
New images of these two Marvel Select action figures, taken on a visit by RTM to the Diamond Select offices:

Living Dead Dolls Head Knockers
NECA kicks off a new Head Knockers series with Posey and the Eggzorcist:

Myclone Trading Figures
Diamond Comics will be carrying Myclone trading figures from Japan - so now you can pay comic book store prices rather than import store prices for these little guys:

BIONICLE Shoes from Nike
If toys and cards and video games aren't enough to satisfy the young BIONICLE fan in your house, how about Toa Nuva shoes from Nike?

NASCAR Figures from McFarlane
McFarlane Toys is in a joint venture to produce action figures of top NASCAR drivers:

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 ------

Max wonders where people are finding Professor Lockhart figures:

Saintsyn has an interesting custom idea for Resident Evil:

Todd reports that TRU will have the Episode 2 DVD for $9.99 on the 12th:

DINO and Peter talk about skins for the Freedom Force game:

(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 ------

Darth Maul has Lost World toys for sale or trade:

Mar-Vell has lots of superheroes (including customs) listed on eBay:

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

Legolas Greenleaf. On your wall. Yes, the long blond hair is just a wig, but he's still adorable. Check out the selection of Legolas posters from AllPosters.com:

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

Interactive R2-D2 Easter Eggs
YakFace.com is compiling a list of "easter eggs" for the Interactive R2-D2 toy. This is a list of commands you can give R2 which aren't in his instruction booklet, including a series of commands to get him to play the Imperial March (in cute R2 noises, of course):

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

Student Loans Forum
Do you have a question about your student loans? Here is the place to ask. Even if you don't have a specific question, it is good to read the posts from other people and know that you aren't alone in your student loan misery:

It's Time Again - Opt-out of the X-10 Pop-up Ads
Are the pop-up ads for the X-10 cameras bugging you? Go to this page on their site to get a cookie for your browser - the cookie will prevent the pop-up ad for a month.

Send in your choices for the "non-toy link of the week" - if no one sends any links, then I'll dig back deeper into my bookmarks and who knows what will be featured. (cue the evil laughter...)

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

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