Round 2 announces Forbidden Planet Model Kits
December 31, 2012

New tooling gives modelers an opportunity to recreate classic sci-fi icons

SOUTH BEND, Indiana – 12/20/2012 – Round 2 is excited to announce the new Forbidden Planet C-57D flying saucer kit and The Robby the Robot Movie Poster Edition kit. “Forbidden Planet is a forerunner in the science fiction genre, and has been a popular subject for model building for years now,” said Senior Designer Jamie Hood. “These kits give seasoned modelers a chance to recreate classic characters from the film, and also help a younger generation learn more about what inspired the science fiction of today.”
The Robby the Robot Movie Poster Edition kit features 65% new tooling, updated legs and arms, a new rocky base to stand the model on, and all-new parts – sculpted to create a figure of the movie’s heroine, Altaira. The Robby kit will come with a full-color backdrop to display behind the model, effectively creating the movie’s poster in three dimensions. Robby will be molded in white plastic with some clear parts. Look for the kit in stores in 2013.
This completely redesigned C-57D Space Cruiser kit, includes all new tooling, and builds to a finished size of 10”, perfect for display! The ship can be built either flying or in a landing position. The parts will be injected in gray plastic, with a clear lower dome.

About Round 2

Round 2, LLC is an innovative collectibles company located in South Bend, IN.  The creative team at Round 2 is dedicated to producing detailed, high quality collectible and playable items appealing to the young and young at heart.  Round 2 brands include Polar Lights®, AMT® and MPC® model kits, Auto World® slot cars, Forever Fun™ seasonal products and the licensed brands American Muscle®, Ertl Collectibles® and Vintage Fuel™ die cast.

For more details on all the product lines produced by Round 2, visit our website at: www.round2corp.com
FORBIDDEN PLANET and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.
WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s13)
American Muscle® and Ertl Collectibles® are registered trademarks of TOMY International, Inc. and used under license to Round 2, LLC.  ©2011 TOMY International, Inc. All rights reserved.

AMT, Polar Lights, MPC and Round 2 and design are trademarks of Round 2, LLC. ©2013 Round 2, LLC, South Bend, IN 46628. All rights reserved.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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