STARS SHINE IN NEW RELEASE OF SPACE:1999 MODEL KITS
September 24, 2013

Model manufacturer, MPC, to include actor autographs in model kits

 

 

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – 8/15/2013 Round 2, LLC, under its MPC brand and ITV Studios  Global Entertainment are  excited to announce a new deal to re-issue the vintage plastic model kits based on the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson produced television show, Space: 1999!

The Eagle-1 Transporter and The Alien Moon Buggy kits will each include a collectible mini print featuring key actors from the show. One hundred of these prints will be hand autographed by Nick Tate who played Captain Alan Carter and one hundred will also be autographed by Catherine Schell who played the shape changing alien, Maya, in the show. Nick Tate autographs will be randomly spread among the Eagle-1 kits and Catherine Schell autographs will be randomly inserted into The Alien kits.

Jamie Hood, brand manager for the MPC sci-fi line, said, “We are thrilled to have the actors behind these iconic characters involved in our Space:1999 reissues! Adding their autographs to these kits will surely thrill fans of the show around the world.”

Besides being featured on the mini prints, the actors will also be depicted on the packaging and in promotional materials for the kits.

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The Space:1999 Eagle-1 kit is due for release in November 2013 and The Alien will be released in December 2013.

 

About Space: 1999

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072564/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 

About Nick Tate

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0851182/?ref_=tt_cl_t3

 

About Catherine Schell

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0770711/?ref_=tt_cl_t5

 

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

 

American Muscle® and Ertl Collectibles® are registered trademarks of TOMY International, Inc. and used under license to Round 2, LLC.  ©2013 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.

 

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About ITV Studios Global Entertainment

ITV Studios Global Entertainment is one of the world’s leading international TV distribution and consumer products businesses. The consumer products division brings together home entertainment, promotions, licensing and publishing under one umbrella, with the merchandise and publishing operation bringing brands to life off screen, working with licensed partners and retailers to bring quality products to consumers. ITVS GE’s successful and diverse portfolio includes ITV Studios brands like Thunderbirds, Hell’s Kitchen USA and Come Dine With Me and third party properties such as Cut The Rope, Babar and Matt Hatter Chronicles.

 

Part of ITV PLC, which includes the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster, ITV Studios Global Entertainment has offices in London, Cologne, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Sydney.

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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