Tag: Mixed Martial Arts

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 29, 2008
Markham, ON, Canada – After much anticipation, Round 5 releases the name of their fourth character in their North American MMA collectible figure series. Rounding out the current roster of MMA Champions to be immortalized in plastic, Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva completes the collection scheduled to hit stores this Christmas season. Joining him in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 18, 2008
UFC fighters at  launch event hosted by Randy  Couture     Markham, ON, Canada – Round 5,  manufacturer of North America ’s first official MMA collectable  figures, announced the line up  for Series 2 of their Champion s Line at a UFC celebrity  studded launch  event in Toronto, Canada.  The  event took place in the home  town of Round 5’s head office  and was  sponsored by Yahoo! Canada ,  featuring guest appearances  by UFC Heavyweight Champion,   Randy “The  Natural” Couture, and Former  Lightweight Champion Sean  “The Muscle Shark” Sherk, and  hosted by  marketing firm Pressure  Creative + Design.      “We wanted to bring Sean up  for the announcement as the  first fighter signed to  Series 2”, commented  Damon Lau, President of Round  5.  Lau also noted,  “Coming  off a big fight with BJ Penn  the previous  weekend, brings lots of  exposure to Sean Sherk’s  brand and was the perfect  vehicle to announce the  rest of the line up.” Also  announced for series two were  current UFC middleweight  champion Anderson  “The Spider” Silva, and former  UFC middleweight champion,  Rich “Ace” Franklin.       The Champions Series 2 MMA  collectable figures will be  available in Fall of 2008.   Series 1 collectables  are currently available in  Canada at Toys R’ Us, in the  US at KB Toy Stores, FYE and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 30, 2007
Round 5 releases the first official MMA collectible figures for Christmas ‘07.  Markham, Ontario, November 2, 2007 – Round 5 announces the release of the first official MMA collectible figures coming this holiday season.  Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has rapidly become one of the largest markets in professional sports. In response to this growth, Round…

 

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