December 26, 2001 - Vol. 1, No. 5
~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
- Speed Lines
- BIONICLE Bohrok
- Ravings #3
~ News Highlights
~ From the Buzz
~ From the MarketBuzz
~ From Art.com
~ Toy Link of the Week
~ Non-Toy Link of the Week
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------ Welcome to RTMemo ------
We hope you had a wonderful holiday! (Any holiday that extends the weekend and involves toys is a good one, right?)
------ Featured This Issue ------
Speed Lines: Marvel Kubricks
Ray H's Speed Lines column brings you the latest news about toys from Japan. The newest edition covers Kubricks, including Marvel (Spidey and more!), Chucky, and Neon Eva. Also: Angelic Layer, Berserk, Master Action, and vinyl Disney figures.
LEGO is continuing their successful BIONICLE line in 2002, this time with a new batch of bad guys, the Bohrok. RTM has an overview of the Bohrok, including lots of pictures:
Ravings #3 - Happy Holidays
End-of-the-year thoughts from RTM.
------ News Highlights ------
Wind-Up Walking Homer
Rocket USA is making a tin toy Homer Simpson similar to their Bender.
Simpsons Celebrity Figures
Pictures of the Series One celebrity action figures in the Simpsons World of Springfield line from Playmates Toys.
X-Men at Burger King
Burger King will be offering X-Men toys as kids' meal premiums from December 31 to January 27.
Moore Action has unveiled their Agent Doggett figure "in progress" from their X-Files series of action figures.
------ From the Buzz ------
What did you get for Christmas?
Mike shares his experience with Andgor Toys:
On the flipside, so does PMK:
OB1 wonders which action figure in 2002 you are most looking forward to:
(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 ------
Tim wants to trade Trek for a Shrek Dragon:
President Luthor is saying goodbye to his Super Powers collection:
------ From Art.com ------
Lord of the Rings Posters and Prints
The new Lord of the Rings film has several gorgeous posters, most of which you can find in our Art.com LOTR virtual store, along with several 8x10s of the stars of the Fellowship of the Ring. (Rest assured that Bobbi will be adding links to any Legolas/Orlando Bloom items that Art.com happens to add to their stock!)
------ Toy Link of the Week ------
That 70s Doll
If the Dawn doll re-issues never made it to a store near you, this site can help you walk down memory lane without them. ID your Dawn doll, or get tips for restoring her to perfection.
------ Non-Toy Link of the Week ------
Electro Air Hockey
The RTM Staff found this link via Fark.com, and have been addicted to it ever since. Online air hockey. Now if we could just stop scoring points for the other player!
------ In Closing ------
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