Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva Joins Round 5 as Final Collectible Character in Series 2 Collection
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 the second collectible series are, Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, and Rich “Ace” Franklin.

 President of Round 5 Damon Lau says of the fourth character announcement, ”After the successful release of our first series, we are thrilled to secure Wanderlei Silva as the fourth and final character to join our eagerly awaited Series 2."

 Round 5’s line of collectable figures are made to celebrate milestone victories and respond to Mixed Martial Arts mass appeal. Similar to the Series 1 collectibles, these figurines are created with a fine attention to detail, and are fashioned in the fighter’s signature pose. The 6” MMA collectable figures will be available in stores across North America including Champ Sports, F.Y.E. (For Your Entertainment), KB Toys, Toys R Us Canada and distributed exclusively in the UK by Made For Fighters.

 About Round 5

 Round 5 is the MMA industry’s fastest growing worldwide collectible figure company. Committed to developing intricately detailed figures, Round 5 strives to remain true to the sport of MMA and its personalities. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Round 5 sells manufacturers product and distributes through retail locations and its official online store found at www.round5mma.com.



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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