MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, August 9, 2010 - After two hugely successful UFC® Fan Expo events in Las Vegas, Round 5, a leader in producing mixed martial arts collectible figurines, will give East Coast UFC fans the first chance to experience two significant new collections at the upcoming UFC Fan Expo, August 27-28 at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
In addition to "3-packs" featuring Bruce Buffer, exclusive to Expo in the U.S., Round 5 will display prototypes of its high-detail "Live" series with Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell.
Round 5 can be found at Booth No. 2524 on the convention floor.
The "3-packs" are enhanced versions of the new Round 5 "Versus" line, distinctly new figurines highlighting battle scenes from great UFC matches, supplemented with a Buffer figure, not available in any other Round 5 Series at mass retailers in the U.S.
The three matchups available in limited quantities at the Expo are "Rampage" Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva (UFC 92), Tito Ortiz vs. Chuck Liddell (UFC 66) and Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar (UFC 100).
Images of the "3-packs" can be viewed at http://www.round5mma.com/blog/?p=446.
Buffer will also sign autographs at the Round 5 booth at the Expo.
Expo attendees will also get the first look at UFC "Live," highly-detailed, realistic, scaled figure statues, packaged separately. 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.
"UFC Fan Expo arrives at the perfect time for us to offer the exclusive 3-packs with Bruce Buffer and to show fans and collectors the exciting new figurines coming for the holiday season," said Damon Lau, Round 5 president and co-founder. "The 'Live' line is completely different from anything we have produced, and we are sure that fans will notice and enjoy that distinctive look and feel."
Fans will also be able to purchase the new "Ultimate Collector" Series 3 figurines at the Expo, including new representations of Rich Franklin, Anderson Silva, Antonio Nogueira, Diego Sanchez and both UFC and PRIDE versions of Wanderlei Silva.
"Ultimate Collector" Series 1 and 2 are now available at leading retailers across North America, and Series 3 will be available shortly. A list of retailers can be found at www.Round5MMA.com.