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ROUND 2, LLC, ACQUIRES LINDBERG & HAWK MODEL KIT BRANDS

posted by RJ 3:21 PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Round 2 to Produce Popular Land, Air, Sea & Space Models – Adding to AMT, MPC & Polar Lights

For Immediate Release

SOUTH 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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10 Responses to “ROUND 2, LLC, ACQUIRES LINDBERG & HAWK MODEL KIT BRANDS”

  1. Fraley1701 says:

    Congratulations Round 2! I am looking forward to seeing the future releases!

  2. Bats says:

    A big hearty congrats! Now let’s see some things that haven’t been on a hobby shop shelf in the last thirty to forty years. I’ll be happy to help you sort the molds! 😀

  3. Hobgoblin238 says:

    Having no idea what Lindberg ever did I googled….Turns out they did the Jurassic Park kits. Seems like a good idea to redo since the new movie will be coming out soon.

  4. droid714 says:

    I’m really excited about the prospect of have the Lindy Loony monster line reissued! I had the originals back in the 60’s and would love to build them again!

  5. spacer says:

    I want the Hawk Manned Orbiting Laboratory (and other space kits)… without the collector’s price tag.

  6. Marcus says:

    Since it has been over 2 years since your acquisition of Hawk model assets, why are there so few releases? Is there a list of model kits acquired? If there is, why haven’t you published them in your blog?

    Do the model kit “assets” include the XAB-1/Beta-1 Atomic Bomber? If so, why hasn’t it been re-released? This one kit alone could bring in substantial income. A few years ago a decent vintage kit sold for $180.00 on ebay; currently Philippine suppliers make a CRUDE wood copy of the Beta-1 for around $200.00 and up. What do you think the Atomic Bomber XAB-1 plastic kit (1/188th scale) is worth if re-introduced?

    • JamieH says:

      As a matter of practice, we don’t publicize exactly what we do or don’t have in our tooling libraries. We have a general idea of what we have, but a lot of times something comes up missing or damaged that we just don’t know about until we get around to researching a given kit. The Lindberg and Hawk brands have been rolled into our others. We have a steady stream of them coming, but we won’t put everything all out at once.

      I’ve put some effort into the XAB-1/Beta-1 Atomic Bomber. So far no trace of the tooling has been found.

  7. Robert Beach says:

    I agree with Spacer on the subject of Hawk’s foray into space & missile related subjects. Would be a nice change of pace to see some ‘real space’ subjects.
    But of course, the molds have to be in decent shape for re-pop production.

    Best of luck with the work!
    Regards, Robert
    BTW, I AM looking forward to the Space 1999 Eagle (even though I find the ‘shine’ on the series is dulled a bit from my childhood… some episodes are just really poorly written!)

  8. Andrea says:

    I would LOVE more of the real space Hawk kits. I got the Vanguard satellite as soon as it was available, and I love going to places like Fantastic Plastic that shows all the old kits. If I could walk into my local hobby store and buy all of these kits, I would be one happy modeler.

  9. CARL SMITH says:

    i hope there will be a better models at the model shop i buld models and i would like get it into real high flying large rockets.

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