June 6, 2012

Polar Lights® To Release 1:8 Scale Wolverine Snap Kit From Brand-New Sculpt

SOUTH BEND, Indiana – 06/01/2012 – Polar Lights®, a brand of Round 2, LLC, is excited to announce the release of an all-new 1:8 scale plastic model kit depicting popular Marvel character Wolverine! The model will be a snap-assembly kit with lots of options, making it easy to build for a modeler new to the hobby, but still a creative challenge for the seasoned builder.

“Wolverine has gained popularity since the ‘Bronze Age’ of comics to become one of Marvel’s most iconic characters,” said Senior Product Designer Jamie Hood. “We’ve captured his ferocious personality with every detail expected in a Polar Lights model kit.”

The kit depicts Wolverine in his first X-Men™ uniform, and will include two head options, one masked and one unmasked, as well as two styles of his trademark claws, allowing the builder to choose which version they’d like to create. The figure stands posed on a defeated Sentinel head, for a dynamic finished display piece.

Parts will be molded in yellow and chrome, and are designed for a snap assembly, providing a quick build for beginner modelers. Advanced model builders will enjoy choosing between the optional parts and working on the fine details in the figure and Sentinel base.  Polar Lights is creating this kit from an entirely new sculpt, so this will be a version of Wolverine that comic fans have never seen before!

Polar Lights’ Wolverine snap kit will be available in hobby shops or at in late 2012!

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of
the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library
of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its
character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit

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 l2nes produced by Round 2, visit our w2bsite at:

AMT, Polar Lights, MPC, Auto World, Forever Fun, Vintage Fuel and Round 2 are trademarks of
Round 2, LLC. ©2012. Round 2, LLC, South Bend, IN 46628. All rights reserved.
American Muscle and Ertl Collectibles are registered trademarks of TOMY International, Inc. and
used under license to Round 2, LLC. ©2012 TOMY International, Inc. 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 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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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