Round 5 has taken the next step forward in its offering of UFC collectibles with today’s introduction of “UFC Live” Series 1, featuring all-time UFC greats Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell from their historic UFC 43: Meltdown bout. The two superstars will be sculpted in highly-detailed, realistic, scaled figure statues, packaged separately and available at retail during the 2010 holiday season, it was announced today by Barron Lau, Round 5 CEO and co-founder and Damon Lau, president and co-founder.
Created with the higher-end collector in mind, these premium figures will measure a full 10 inches and will also come with a UFC-branded display stand. Together, the Couture and Liddell figures, created at a 1/7 scale, complete a battle scene from the epic June 6, 2003, first meeting between the mixed martial arts legends.
Fans can view an image of the “UFC Live” Series 1 at http://www.round5mma.com/blog/.
“’UFC Live’ is Round 5’s first scale figure, with an even higher degree of detail and realism than ‘Ultimate Collector,’” said Damon Lau. “Collectors and fans will notice a distinctly different look and feel to the line.”
“Commemorating the memorable Couture-Liddell bout is a perfect way to launch ‘UFC Live,” added Barron Lau. “Putting the two items together creates a classic scene from the fight which in many ways propelled both of their careers toward stardom.”
“UFC Live” will also feature a distinctive premium packaging that accentuates the figures and highlights the event for each pair in the series, in this case UFC 43. Round 5 is currently planning future “UFC Live” series figure pairs, to be announced.
“UFC Live” is scheduled to hit Toys“R”Us stores this fall and other retailers later in the year. A list of retailers for all Round 5 products can be found at www.Round5MMA.com.
About Round 5
Round 5 (www.Round5MMA.com), headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Canada, 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.
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