March 16, 2012

MPC Rockets Reaches For The Stars With New KISS Rockets!


SOUTH BEND, Indiana – 03/12/2012 – KISS is heading out of this world with these brand new MPC Rockets kits! MPC originally produced rockets in the 1960s, and they are back with a bang, featuring the one and only KISS!

MPC has taken the themes of classic KISS albums and turned them into galaxy traveling missiles, emblazoned with the iconic images of the Demon, Catman, Spaceman and Starchild.

The first three rockets to be released in the all-new MPC Rockets line will feature full-color KISS graphics, themed around the classic KISS albums Destroyer, Rock And Roll Over and Love Gun. The rockets have been christened the Alpha I Destroyer, the RARO-I Explorer and the LGSC-I. They will include color molded plastic parts and the paper body tubes are predecorated with images from the iconic album covers. Two of the kits also contain self-stick fin decals.

When these rockets are ready to head back to Earth and the parachute deploys, everyone below gets a view of the brightly printed parachute, covered with huge graphics pulled straight from the album covers.

The kits are ready to build in less than an hour, and are 13” to 20” tall. They look great going up and coming down, because each rocket is wrapped in licensed graphics, and then trails a 12” or 18” parachute featuring 2-color licensed artwork. The engines, engine igniters, recovery wadding, launch pad and launch control units are sold separately. All of the MPC rockets make use of existing Estes® and Quest™ engines already available. These rockets are for ages 10 and up and require adult supervision.

Look for these rockets at your local hobby shop starting in September!

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.

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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,,, 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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