November 26, 2001 - Vol. 1, No. 1
~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Week
- Dark Alliance II
- Holiday Central
~ News Highlights
~ From the Buzz
~ From the MarketBuzz
~ From Amazon.com
~ From the Old Days
~ Off-White Pages Being Remodeled
~ Toy Link of the Week
~ Non-Toy Link of the Week
~ In Closing
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------ Welcome to RTMemo ------
Thank you for subscribing to RTMemo! This is our first issue, and hopefully we've got that pesky line-wrap issue all ironed out. If not, well, we're not above resorting to haiku for future issues.
Issue? Bad line wrap.
Solution? Write in haiku.
Short lines, no problem.
Anyway, welcome to Monday - we trust that all of our American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that all of our Canadian friends don't mind that we celebrate it a month late.
------ Featured This Week ------
Spotlight: Dark Alliance II Action Figures
The RTM Spotlight examines the four action figures in the Dark Alliance II series: Lady Death, Vandala, Oblivia, and Cremator.
RTM's collection of holiday articles, including suggestions for gifts for collectors, tips on shopping during the holidays, why and where to donate toy, and New Year's Resolutions.
------ News Highlights ------
Freedom is the action figure being produced by Mezco to raise funds for the charities connected with relief efforts for the September 11th attacks.
He-Man Relaunch Delayed Until Summer 2002
The official word from Mattel about their decision to delay the relaunch of the Masters of the Universe action figure product line. http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/1346.shtml
DC Direct for June 2002
Pictures of Tim Hunter, Mordru, and the Phantom Stranger, as well as Alfred E. Neuman as the Green Arrow and Robin and the Catwoman Statue.
OVA Samurai X Statues
Toycom will be producing several PVC statues based on the Samurai X OVA. They will ship in March 2002.
All I Want for Christmas is...
------ From the Buzz ------
Starscream posted a poll about rare toys in your collection:
Emerje has found some Transformers RiD Knock-offs at the Family Dollar Store, and posted a picture and a link to more information about them:
(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 MarketBuzz ------
David is looking for a Taskmaster figure.
Jules has updated his trade/want list.
------ From Amazon.com ------
Creating Fashion Dolls: a Step-by-Step Guide to Creating One-of-a-Kind Dolls. One of us at RTM has delusions of being able to customize, and has asked for this book for Christmas this year. If she happens to be lucky enough to get it, expect to see a review after the holidays:
------ From the Old Days ------
Lady Death: the Making of a Statue - See how Eternal Toys and Diamond Select made the Lady Death statue.
------ Off-White Pages Being Remodeled ------
RTM's Off-White Pages are slowly being revised to make it easier to find the link you want. We've got a few "Link Elves" helping out, and are posting the new sections as they are completed. To see how things will look once they are done, peek at the Transformers links which Matt has assembled for your TransFan surfing pleasure:
------ Toy Link of the Week ------
DragonBallToys.com - formerly Dragon Ball Toy Island, this site is an excellent resource for DBZ toy collectors, with pictures of action figures from Bandai, Irwin, IF and other companies, a discussion forum, news about upcoming figures, and a customs gallery:
------ Non-Toy Link of the Week ------
As this is our first issue, we're highlighting two links to celebrate:
Fark.com - Fark is a site which is a collection of general interest links. Each day brings a new batch of links, sometimes they are mostly news, sometimes they are mostly odd. We like them because there is always something to make us smile:
The Official Bruce Campbell Sound Library - .wav files of Bruce Campbell from his various movies and television shows. Some of us at RTM just can't get enough of Bruce:
------ Coming Soon ------
This week, the RTM Spotlight will shine on the Fireball Raceway from Hot Wheels, the Edward Scissorhands action figure from Yellow Submarine, as well as several action figures from Mezco.
------ In Closing ------
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