December 31, 2001 - Vol. 1, No. 6
~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
- Holiday Dracula
- Ravings #4
~ News Highlights
~ From the Buzz
~ From the ShopCenter/MarketBuzz
~ From Art.com
~ Toy Link of the Week
~ Non-Toy Link of the Week
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------ Welcome to RTMemo ------
This is another short edition of RTMemo, due to another holiday week. Please be safe out there while celebrating the new year!
As President Roosevelt used to say on his holiday cards during WWII, may we all have a "happier" New Year.
------ Featured This Issue ------
Spotlight: Holiday Dracula
Were you curious about the special holiday message that Sideshow Toy put on Dracula's rear end? Or did you just want to see the Count in red jammies? Satisfy both urges by checking out the RTM Spotlight on the special edition holiday Dracula action figure:
Ravings #4 - The Road Goes Ever On and On...
RTM takes a short look back at the year that was and a hopeful look ahead at the year that will be:
------ News Highlights ------
Ultarama Trade-Up Sale
Ultarama is running a unique sale on their display system: trade in your old stands to get a discount on the Ultarama.
Ultimate Magneto Bust
Diamond Select continues their new series of Marvel busts with Magneto.
Red Skull Resin Statue
Diamond Select introduces a new line of statues with Red Skull, to be followed by Captain America.
Peter Cottontail Action Figures
More Diamond Select news - pictures of their upcoming Peter Cottontail series, based on the Rankin/Bass holiday special.
------ From the Buzz ------
Jason found an article on the Onion mocking clearance toys:
Batfan began a thread of speculation about the upcoming TRU Batman four-packs:
RickyLee reviews two new DragonBall Z action figures:
Enrico is seeking tips and tricks for his Yano storyteller:
(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 ------
Lump is auctioning off Star Trek VHS tapes:
Irontetra-Nyu is looking for misc bits for 12-inch Star Wars figures:
------ From Art.com ------
Dark Angel Photo Gallery
Art Asylum will be making Dark Angel action figures in 2002, but if you can't wait that long to get your hands on Jessica Alba merchandise, Art.com has a wide range of glossy pictures of Alba and her co-stars.
------ Toy Link of the Week ------
The Unofficial Play-Doh Web Site
Do you have vague recollections of the Play-Doh playsets from your youth? Find them here in the archive, or just see how the "Play-Doh Boy" has evolved over the years:
------ Non-Toy Link of the Week ------
The Euro launches on January 1st in the 12 European nations which have chosen to adopt it as their new currency. To learn more about what this means for tourists, head for EuropeForVisitors.com:
------ In Closing ------
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