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#1 slantasaurus

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:02 AM

I can't believe that nobody has posted anything on the news story that has a huge impact on the hobby. Doesn't anybody know ???

http://www.actionfig...odel-kit-brands

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:06 AM

I thought Round 2 already had those brands?

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:10 AM

wow thats big .... does this mean the prices are going up or down

#4 Evil Appetite

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:29 AM

Thats awesome...I'm hoping they'll re-release my all time fave kit, MPC's 1/20 Saber Vette. I also wouldn't mind the PL NASCAR and Funny Car kits being released.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:37 AM

I thought Round 2 already had those brands?


Me too, I guess I miss understood the article about round 2 that came out a wile back. I thought they were buying everything then. I cant imagine a company spending money like that will drop the product cost though. Not for a wile anyway.

#6 SteveG

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:49 AM

I doubt this move will have any effect the retail pricing. It does show that Tom Lowe and Round2 are making a long term commitment to the Hobby industry. I expect they'll be doing more with all the brands now that they own them (and the tooling) vs leasing.

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#7 Chuck Most

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:51 AM

Guess this means a clean break from RC2 (or whatever they're called this week). Awesome! :D

#8 Nick Notarangelo

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:53 AM

the price's might stay the same but this will give them more range of what they can bring out to the mass's and more on quaility control so this is a awesome thing.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:56 AM

It means they own the tooling and names.
RC2 sold the tooling during their tenure to Tomy and were LEASING it back.
Round 2 owns it all again.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:56 PM

It means they own the tooling and names.
RC2 sold the tooling during their tenure to Tomy and were LEASING it back.
Round 2 owns it all again.

I thought Round 2 was leasing the tooling from RC2...RC2 was bought by Tomy, IIRC.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:58 PM

So what does it really mean? New releases? Reissues of some old junk? What?

#12 Chuck Most

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:01 PM

For me, it means supporting Round 2 (which I want to do) doesn't mean supporting RC2 by proxy (which I do NOT want to do) anymore. B) I'm really glad to hear this, as it seemed RC2 was doing everything they could to kill the AMT/Ertl and Polar Lights brands when they had sole control.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:01 PM

So what does it really mean? New releases? Reissues of some old junk? What?

It means more General Lee models on the forum. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:05 PM

It means the AMT, MPC and Polar Lights brands have a future.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:08 PM

It means more General Lee models on the forum. :lol: :lol: :lol:


If that's really the case, then I don't care. I've seen enough General Lee's, thank you very much.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:13 PM

An Industry coup in my opinion.


The future is indeed bright fellow modelers.



Exciting.


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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:11 PM


Incidentally, a little research revealed that RC2 was sold to TOMY earlier this year. One of the reasons RC2 sold out was its stock took a huge hit due to publicity over some of its Thomas the Tank Engine toys that were manufactured in China being recalled due to unacceptably high lead levels.

Poetic justice as I see it- RC2 let the model kit end of their business languish, mostly by all but elimintating quality control. And it was a quality control issue that caused them to slip into a bit of a financial pickle, paving the way for the sale of the AMT/MPC/PL brands lock, stock, and barrel to Round2, a company which is pretty much run by modelers.

Who says there are never any happy endings? :D

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:33 PM

It means more General Lee models on the forum. :lol: :lol: :lol:



Yikes!! :o

Say it ain't so! :wacko:

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:50 PM

OMGNAGL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Danno has already chimed in. Didn't see you there Danno!

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:10 PM

OMGNAGL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Danno has already chimed in. Didn't see you there Danno!



's okay. But you forgot the "T," Grasshopper.


OMGNAGLT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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