Tag: MMA


by Daniel Pickett
June 15, 2010
Final Versions Of Franklin, Nogueira, Sanchez, A. Silva, W. Silva Released; Series 2 Now Available Across North America   MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, June 15, 2010 – Round 5 today revealed images of the final production sculpts of six new figurines from “Ultimate Collector” Series 3, depicting popular UFC fighters Rich “Ace” Franklin, Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro”…


by Daniel Pickett
May 15, 2010
JAZWARES™SELECTED BY TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX LICENSING & MERCHANDISING TO CAPTURE THE EXPLOSIVE ACTION OF THE UPCOMING MOTION PICTURE EVENT THEA-TEAM WITH PREMIERE LINE OF LICENSED PRODUCTS   SUNRISE, FL – April 27, 2010 -Jazwares™, a leader in the consumer products marketplace, has been tapped by Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox Licensing) to develop…


by Daniel Pickett
July 18, 2009
Top MMA fighters, Randy Couture, Wanderlei Silva, Shogun Rua, Mike Brown and Miguel Torres visited the JAKKS Pacific booth at the UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas last weekend to check out the latest MMA action figures, meet and greet with fans, and sign product. JAKKS debuted to the public Wave 0 and Wave 1…


by Daniel Pickett
July 6, 2009
Attendees Have First Chance at Numbered Series with Personalized Features, Packaging;  Couture, ‘Shogun,’ Wanderlei Silva To Appear Live at Round 5 Booth MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, July 6, 2009 – Mixed martial arts fans and other collectors attending UFC Fan Expo on Friday and Saturday at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas will be first…


by Daniel Pickett
July 2, 2009
UFC Fighters Get First Look at Their Own Action Figures at The Event!   What:     Top UFC fighters and MMA fans will get the first look at the official Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) action figures from leading U.S. toy maker JAKKS Pacific, Inc (Nasdaq: JAKK) at UFC® Fan Expo™ for UFC 100 in Las…


by Daniel Pickett
June 11, 2009
Arlovski, McCarthy, Mir, Nogueira Figurines Now Available Four Champions’ Collectibles Join Series 1 and 2 in Stores; Series 4 Will Feature Five Athletes as Fedor Figurine Gets Redesign MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, June 11, 2009 – Round 5 figurines for Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski, “Big John” McCarthy, Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira, comprising…


by Daniel Pickett
May 25, 2009
TORONTO – MMA superstar Gina Carano shows off a prototype of her Round 5 collectible figurine. Carano was in Toronto to make finishing touches on the figure, which is scheduled to be available in July, in time for UFC 100.     Photo Credit: Round5MMA.com


by Daniel Pickett
May 8, 2009
Popular MMA Collectibles In Stores Across Canada MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, May 6, 2009 – Round 5, the leader in collectible mixed martial arts figurines, today announced that Walmart Canada will carry the collectibles in its stores across the country beginning this month.  Walmart Canada will stock the two current Series, which are comprised of eight…


by Daniel Pickett
April 22, 2009
Four Champions Plus Carano, Fedor to Comprise Six-Figurine Set; Series 3 Now Scheduled for Late May Release MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, April 22, 2009 – Four of the most popular and accomplished champions in mixed martial arts, Dan Henderson, Cung Le, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Matt Serra, have partnered with Round 5, the leading producer of…


by Daniel Pickett
April 18, 2009
    Rising Star Becomes First Canadian To Sign With Leading Producer of MMA Collectibles MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, April 16, 2009 – Round 5 and Pavelich Sports Entertainment are pleased to announce that Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald will become the first Canadian to create a figurine in his likeness through Round 5, the Ontario-based company which…


by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2009
Face of Female MMA Latest Star To Develop Figurine MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, February 24, 2009 – Known to many as the “face of female mixed martial arts,”Gina “Conviction” Carano has parlayed great ability in the cage and a glamorous look out of it to burst onto the MMA scene and in many ways transcended the…


by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2009
One of World’s Most Popular MMA Athletes Latest Star To Sign On To Create Collectible MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, January 22, 2009 — Known across the world and considered by many to be the best fighter in the sport of mixed martial arts today, Russian star Fedor Emelianenko of M-1 Global has partnered with Round 5,…


by Daniel Pickett
January 20, 2009
Four MMA Legends Comprise Series 3 Collectible Figures Scheduled to Hit Shelves Throughout North America By April 2009 MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada – Mixed martial arts stars Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski, “Big John” McCarthy, Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira will be featured in Round 5’s Series 3 of mixed martial arts collectible figures,…


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…