Polar Lights – Action Figure Insider http://www.actionfigureinsider.com The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:00:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 61893577 ROUND 2, LLC, ACQUIRES LINDBERG & HAWK MODEL KIT BRANDS http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/round-2-llc-acquires-lindberg-hawk-model-kit-brands/ Thu, 21 Mar 2013 02:02:54 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=56571 Round 2 to Produce Popular Land, Air, Sea & Space Models – Adding to AMT, MPC & Polar Lights

 

Round2LogoSOUTH BEND, Indiana – 03/18/2013 – Round 2, LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Lindberg and Hawk Models brands and assets from J. Lloyd International. With the transaction, Round 2 adds these two well-recognized and historic plastic model kit names to their existing trio of AMT, MPC and Polar Lights mode kit lines, licensed from Learning Curve Brands, Inc. in 2008 and purchased outright in 2012.

Consumer trust and excitement has been building over Round 2’s efforts with the initial three brands since 2008. Now, with the assets of five major model companies in its stable, Round 2 solidifies its position as a top producer and fierce competitor in the plastic kit sector of the hobby industry. Thomas Lowe, President and CEO of Round 2 states, “The addition of Lindberg and Hawk results in a combined product catalog for Round 2 that is so diverse, it will include virtually every type of model kit genre imaginable and in a wide range of scales. Whether you’re looking for cars, trucks, aircraft, ships, sci-fi, space exploration, anatomy and figures or even crazy monsters, we now have it all! We’ve made plans to hit the ground running with these brands and are ready to go. As we progress into the future, we will be working with the vintage Hawk and Lindberg tooling to resurrect more exciting kits that haven’t seen the light of day in decades, just like we have with AMT and MPC. We’ll also be happy to put the 1934 Ford Pickup tooling back under the original AMT brand, from where it originated.”

 

Lowe continues, “Like our customers, we love model building. Lindberg and Hawk models are sure to excite modelers of all ages. From the connection with history to a hunger for an understanding of how various machines, both human and mechanical function, the kits created by the original brands have always offered a wide variety of subject matter for model makers, and we plan on continuing that long standing tradition.

 

About Round 2

Round 2, LLC is an innovative collectibles company located in South Bend, IN.  The 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

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. ###

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Round 2 announces Forbidden Planet Model Kits http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/round-2-announces-forbidden-planet-model-kits/ Mon, 31 Dec 2012 19:14:41 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=54444 New tooling gives modelers an opportunity to recreate classic sci-fi icons

SOUTH BEND, Indiana – 12/20/2012 – Round 2 is excited to announce the new Forbidden Planet C-57D flying saucer kit and The Robby the Robot Movie Poster Edition kit. “Forbidden Planet is a forerunner in the science fiction genre, and has been a popular subject for model building for years now,” said Senior Designer Jamie Hood. “These kits give seasoned modelers a chance to recreate classic characters from the film, and also help a younger generation learn more about what inspired the science fiction of today.”
The Robby the Robot Movie Poster Edition kit features 65% new tooling, updated legs and arms, a new rocky base to stand the model on, and all-new parts – sculpted to create a figure of the movie’s heroine, Altaira. The Robby kit will come with a full-color backdrop to display behind the model, effectively creating the movie’s poster in three dimensions. Robby will be molded in white plastic with some clear parts. Look for the kit in stores in 2013.
This completely redesigned C-57D Space Cruiser kit, includes all new tooling, and builds to a finished size of 10”, perfect for display! The ship can be built either flying or in a landing position. The parts will be injected in gray plastic, with a clear lower dome.

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
FORBIDDEN PLANET and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.
WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s13)
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. ©2013 Round 2, LLC, South Bend, IN 46628. All rights reserved.

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Round 2 and Autoworld make ”Christine” the newest Silver Screen Machine classic movie car available in 3 versions http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/round-2-and-autoworld-make-christine-the-newest-silver-screen-machine-classic-movie-car-available-in-3-versions/ Fri, 28 Dec 2012 22:42:20 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=54415 SOUTH BEND, Indiana – 12/06/2012 – Round 2 is excited to announce the 1958 Plymouth Fury from the movie Christine, based on Steven King’s best-seller.  The 1983 movie poster proclaimed: She was born bad. Plain and simple. The limited edition die-cast replica of the Fury has been upgraded to accurately reflect the movie car. You’ll swear it’s alive. Christine is available in 1:18 scale die-cast, as a 1:25 scale standard model, and a 1:43 resin model.

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“Christine” is a limited edition 1:18 scale die-cast replica with red body and red interior, dark tinted windows, and working headlights. The finely detailed features of this vehicle include chrome hub caps with white wall tires and the golden Commando 350 V8 engine with engine block coloring and two 4-barrel carbs boasting 305hp, as well as upgraded features like front and rear screen accurate license plates, detailed dash panels, carpet and door coloring, and authentically finished exterior trim.

The 1:25 scale AMT model includes modern tooling, with vinyl tires with whitewall inserts, super-detailed chassis, motor, and interior assemblies. The level 2 kit is molded in white, includes a sheet full of optional decals, and will be available at retail February 2013.  Christine will also be available later in 2013 in a high-quality 1:43 scale resin replica. Featuring a red body with detailed red interior, dark tinted windows, and chrome hub caps with white wall tires, this model has never been made in resin in this scale. The 1:43 scale model includes a clear display case and base.

 

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
CHRISTINE TM & ©2013 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

Plymouth Fury and its trade dress are used under license from Chrysler Group LLC. © Chrysler Group LLC 2013.

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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ROUND 2, LLC, ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW WOLVERINE™ MODEL KIT FEATURING FAVORITE MARVEL SUPER HERO http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/round-2-llc-announces-all-new-wolverine-model-kit-featuring-favorite-marvel-super-hero/ Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:51:27 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=47948 Polar Lights® To Release 1:8 Scale Wolverine Snap Kit From Brand-New Sculpt

SOUTH BEND, Indiana – 06/01/2012 – Polar Lights®, a brand of Round 2, LLC, is excited to announce the release of an all-new 1:8 scale plastic model kit depicting popular Marvel character Wolverine! The model will be a snap-assembly kit with lots of options, making it easy to build for a modeler new to the hobby, but still a creative challenge for the seasoned builder.

“Wolverine has gained popularity since the ‘Bronze Age’ of comics to become one of Marvel’s most iconic characters,” said Senior Product Designer Jamie Hood. “We’ve captured his ferocious personality with every detail expected in a Polar Lights model kit.”

The kit depicts Wolverine in his first X-Men™ uniform, and will include two head options, one masked and one unmasked, as well as two styles of his trademark claws, allowing the builder to choose which version they’d like to create. The figure stands posed on a defeated Sentinel head, for a dynamic finished display piece.

Parts will be molded in yellow and chrome, and are designed for a snap assembly, providing a quick build for beginner modelers. Advanced model builders will enjoy choosing between the optional parts and working on the fine details in the figure and Sentinel base.  Polar Lights is creating this kit from an entirely new sculpt, so this will be a version of Wolverine that comic fans have never seen before!

Polar Lights’ Wolverine snap kit will be available in hobby shops or at www.autoworldstore.com in late 2012!


About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of
the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library
of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its
character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit
www.marvel.com.

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 l2nes produced by Round 2, visit our w2bsite at:
www.round2corp.com

AMT, Polar Lights, MPC, Auto World, Forever Fun, Vintage Fuel and Round 2 are trademarks of
Round 2, LLC. ©2012. Round 2, LLC, South Bend, IN 46628. All rights reserved.
American Muscle and Ertl Collectibles are registered trademarks of TOMY International, Inc. and
used under license to Round 2, LLC. ©2012 TOMY International, Inc. All rights reserved.

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RENOWNED COMIC ARTIST ALEX ROSS CREATES BOX ART FOR ROUND 2’S NEW 1:350 SCALE ENTERPRISE™ MODEL KIT http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/renowned-comic-artist-alex-ross-creates-box-art-for-round-2s-new-1350-scale-enterprise-model-kit/ Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:04:06 +0000 http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=46191 Box Art Represents Acclaimed Artist’s First Step Into Star Trek® Universe

SOUTH BEND, Indiana  – Polar Lights®, a brand of Round 2, LLC, is proud to announce that celebrated comic book artist Alex Ross has created the box art for its new 1:350 scale Star Trek: the Original Series U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701 model kit.
Polar Lights has been working hard to make this highly demanded kit as accurate to the original filming model as possible. In order to make this kit the best of its kind, brand manager Jamie Hood sought an artist who could do the subject justice. “Alex Ross’ painting has the kind of attention to detail that lends itself perfectly to the Star Trek franchise,” said Hood. “His realistic style of artwork reflects the level of quality that we are trying to attain with this kit. The art looks like it has jumped straight off the screen. We’re thrilled to have the chance to work with Alex on this project and we think he’s the perfect man for the job.”
Ross is well known in the comic book arena as having painted covers for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics, as well as independent works. This project gave Ross his first chance to work with the Star Trek universe, and he was excited to be a part of the project as well. “I’m a big fan of the original Star Trek series, and this was the perfect opportunity to do an illustration of the icons of the show. It’s a great challenge for me to work with the likenesses of such well-known figures as Shatner, Nimoy and Kelley,” said Ross.
When finished, the 1:350 scale model kit will build to over 30” long, and will be accurately detailed to reflect the 11’ filming model used in the production of the classic TV show. The standard edition of the kit will be available through hobby and specialty stores, and the Premiere Edition kit was limited to 1,701 pieces and includes additional parts and commemorative packaging. Purchase of a Premiere Edition kit grants the purchaser access to the 1701 Club, where they can receive exclusive development updates by email. Both kits will be available in the fourth quarter of 2012.
The Star Trek: the Original Series U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701 model kit is a licensed product of CBS Consumer Products.


About Round2
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, American Muscle®, Ertl Collectibles® and Vintage Fuel™ die cast, and Forever Fun™ seasonal products.
For more details on all the product lines produced by Round 2, visit our website at: www.round2corp.com
TM, ® & © 2012 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All rights reserved.
AMT, Polar Lights, MPC, Auto World, Forever Fun, Vintage Fuel and Round 2 are trademarks of Round 2, LLC. ©2012. Round 2, LLC, South Bend, IN 46628. All rights reserved.
American Muscle and Ertl Collectibles are registered trademarks of TOMY International, Inc. and used under license to Round 2, LLC. ©2012 TOMY International, Inc. All rights reserved.

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