January 7, 2002 - Vol. 2, No. 1
~ Welcome to RTMemo
~ Featured This Issue
- Mai Shiranui
- More Scary Tales
~ 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 ------
Is it just us, or did 2001 fly by in a blur? Let's all hope that 2002 is a bit more leisurely and enjoyable. Not to mention safe. We hope you all had a wonderful New Year's holiday!
------ Featured This Issue ------
Spotlight: Mai Shiranui
Mai Shiranui is one of the most popular characters from the King of Fighters video games, and bbi has made her into a 12-inch action figure:
Spotlight: Scary Tales
While the Big Bad Wolf was scary, the Alice-themed Scary Tales action figures are a bit on the freaky side. Not so much Alice herself as the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit:
------ News Highlights ------
Battle Armor Thor Bust
Dynamic Forces will be making a new series of Marvel busts, starting with Thor in his battle armor.
Palisades to Make Micronauts
Palisades has the toy license for Micronauts.
Living Dead Dolls Series 3
Mezco has passed along pictures of their third series of Living Dead Dolls.
Marvel Direct Suggestions
Remember the Buzz poll about what Marvel figures you would like to see from Diamond Select Toys? Here's the list!
------ From the Buzz ------
SeanF reviews the Spidey movie figures:
FreshMonkey would like to meet other LA area collectors at the upcoming ShrineCon:
Socko is looking for a Cobra link:
Spackling Compound has found a custom figure of the Thing on eBay, it's worth a look:
(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 ------
Savage Lucy is looking for older Living Dead Dolls:
MikeR is selling Star Wars MicroMachines:
------ From Art.com ------
Xena Photo Gallery
Art.com has a nice selection of Xena and Gabrielle color and black & white photographs, including the hot tub scene.
------ Toy Link of the Week ------
Deader Is Better
A fan site for Living Dead Dolls, Deader Is Better features not only news and checklists, but also a forum, an area for custom dolls, and a doll registry for the limited edition dolls:
------ Non-Toy Link of the Week ------
Go American West
If you are planning a vacation in the American West (from Texas to Washington and everyplace in between), you will find this site useful. Maintained by the former About.com Travel Guides for the "Southwest U.S. for Visitors" and "Rocky Mountains for Visitors" sites, this site has easier navigation than the About.com sites and no pop-up ads:
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