MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, August 23, 2010 – As if the unveiling of Ultimate Collector Series 4, “Versus” 3-packs with Bruce Buffer and the new “Live” line weren’t enough, Round 5 announced today that a special Limited Edition and Special Edition of its “Versus” series will also debut at UFC Fan Expo next weekend in Boston. Fans can see prototypes of these exciting new figurines, which feature hand-painted artwork of “realistic damage” true to that fight.
The extreme detail in these series, showing blood and damage appropriate to the bout, is a first for Round 5 collectibles. The cuts and gashes are carved right into the figurines so they appear to be actually bruised. The features and limited quantities available make these figurines highly collectible.
The Limited Edition “Versus” series represents action in the following bouts: Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar (UFC 100), 7-11-2008; and Tito Ortiz vs. Chuck Liddell (UFC 47, 4-2-2004).
A Special Edition of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva (PRIDE 28) 10-31-2004 features the distinctive shorts Silva wore in the bout with Jackson, and both figures are wearing the gloves specific to that fight. The accompanying display stand is a replica of the PRIDE ring and branded for additional authenticity.
The Limited Edition and Special Edition Versus items are available through online retailers only.
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.