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.
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
About Nick Tate
About Catherine Schell
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.
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.
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