Round 2 thrills modelers with an highly anticipated new kit: The TOS USS Enterprise
November 18, 2012

Explore the final frontier with the most accurate NCC 1701 model ever produced

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – 11/16/2012 Round 2, LLC, is proud to venture where no man has gone before with the release the latest model kit from the classic Star Trek TV series. A special early release was offered in November to a group known as the 1701 Club. Initial response to the kit has been fantastic, one customer  writes, “I just opened the USS Enterprise and have been waiting for a kit of the “Old Girl” with this level of accuracy and detail for over 40 years! In a word — Awesome! That is all there is to say. Thanks so much for your efforts to make this real.”

The U.S.S. Enterprise is one of the most widely recognized space ships in the galaxy and is faithfully reproduced in 1:350 scale. The brand new 32” model is intricately detailed and features windows and other parts injected in accurate colored plastics, an interior bridge, and a shuttle bay, as well as accurate decal sheets, to name a few. This ship was developed in conjunction with Star Trek historians and is based on the original filming model.

It is the most accurate replica of the Starship Enterprise ever, but even the best models need the right tools and accessories to step up the next level. Accessory sets are available with LED lighting, photo-etched parts, alternate version parts, and weathering decals that will allow advanced modelers to customize their craft with realistic details. Registry decals provide users with the ability to apply alternate names and call designations from various starships.

The 1701-USS Enterprise and accessory sets will be available in December at hobby stores nationwide and

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:

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. ©2011 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 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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