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Photos & Info On New “Round 5” UFC Action Figures

Damon Lau sent along the following:

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YOUR FAVOURITE MMA LEGENDS COMING TO YOUR HOME!

Round 5 Releases The First Official MMA Collectible Figures For Christmas ’07.

Markham, Ontario, November 2, 2007 — In response to the rapid growth of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Round 5 has just released the first official line of MMA collectible figures. The collectibles are set to launch in North America in over 1000 different stores this holiday season. They will also be available internationally online.


Quinton “Rampage” Jackson action figure …

“This first series showcases the most exciting championship fighters to date, in their most well known poses,” said Barron Lau, Marketing Director of Round 5. He continues to explain, “Series 1: Champions, will include fan favourites; Quinton `Rampage’ Jackson, Tito `The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ Ortiz, Matt Hughes, and Randy `The Natural’ Couture. Each collectible is expertly sculpted, stands 6″ tall and is fully pose-able. Select characters even include accessories such Quinton `Rampage’ Jackson’s signature chain. Each fighter had direct input in the design and development of their own collectible figure including the look, feel and pose. We are honoured to be releasing these collectibles at a time when the sport has achieved so much success.”


Randy Couture action figure …

The collectible figures are sculpted by famous McFarlane artist and owner of INU Art design studio, David Cortes. He is best known for sculpting comic-related and mainstream characters like Hellboy, Spawn, and the Incredible Hulk. Cortes takes great pride in the level of detail and likeness captured in the 6″ tall caricature-style figures.


Tito Ortiz action figure …

Interest in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts has grown dramatically over the past several years, surpassing both boxing and professional wrestling in popularity and Pay-Per-View sales in some areas of the world, to currently become one of the fastest growing sports around. “Due to the mainstream rise in popularity of professional MMA, the response from our website has been tremendous. These collectibles will be the hottest sellers for the upcoming Christmas season,” said Damon Lau, CEO Round 5.


Matt Hughes action figure …

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. Additional information can also be found on the website.

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