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I thought Round 2 already had those brands?

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

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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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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.

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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.

-Steve

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

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

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

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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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An Industry coup in my opinion.

The future is indeed bright fellow modelers.

Exciting.

Bob

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

Yikes!! :o

Say it ain't so! :wacko:

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

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

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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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^^I don't get it...

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im assuming oh my god, not another general lee

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im assuming oh my god, not another general lee

Oooooh. Well that makes sense :lol:

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im assuming oh my god, not another general lee

You missed the last word: Thread.

OMGNAGLT!

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