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AMT / Round 2 1:200 Saturn V Rocket and Apollo Spacecraft

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Round 2 does not want to miss out on any Apollo 50th anniversary opportunities, so they will be re-releasing the classic AMT 1:200 Saturn V Rocket and Apollo Spacecraft kit!

Originally released back in 1969 / 1970, this model (kit number AMT1174) features:

1:200 scaleOver 20 inches (50.8 cm) tall when assembledEngineered to allow friction fit joints between stagesIncludes the Eagle lunar moduleAuthentic water slide decalsOctober / November 2019 release$29.00 U.S.D. MSRP
Round 2 has also just revealed the retro box top artwork.  It is mostly identical to the original release box.  Check it out below!

Stay tuned...

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture 40th Anniversary Theatrical Showings - September 15 and 18, 2019

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Back on December 7, 1979, Star Trek: The Motion Picture opened in theaters in North America.  Although it received only average reviews, at the time it...

...set a box office record for highest weekend gross...was the fifth-highest-grossing film of 1979 in the United States...was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Art Direction (Harold Michelson, Joseph R. Jennings, Leon Harris, John Vallone and Linda DeScenna), Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Score
And since then it has sold the most tickets of any film in the franchise until Star Trek (2009), and it remains the highest-grossing film of the franchise worldwide adjusted for inflation.

2019 is the 40th anniversary year for The Motion Picture, and Fathom Events will be bringing the original theatrical version of the movie back for two days!

Dates:
Sunday, September 15, 2019Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Ticket On-Sale date:
Beginning Friday, August 2, 2019
Check for participating theaters:
https://www.fathomevents.com…

Hobby Lobby Clearance Pricing On Select Model Kits - July 2019

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Hobby Lobby is currently having a rather large clearance sale on select model kits.  Most prices are under $10.00 U.S.D. with some even going under $5.00!

I went to my local Hobby Lobby the other day and took pictures of the kits I saw that were red-tagged.  Check out them out below.

I don't know how long this pricing will last, so get them while they're available!

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Treksphere.com Blog Interview With Round 2's Jamie Hood

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The Treksphere.com blog published a nice interview with Round 2's senior designer and brand manager Jamie Hood.  He's the one at Round 2 who helps bring back the classic AMT, MPC, and Polar Lights sci-fi, fantasy, and genre kits, and he's the champion for all the great, newly-tooled kits that have been coming out for years now.

In the article, Jamie talks about Star Trek: Discovery, issues related to updating older models for re-release, the success of their 1:350 line of Star Trek kits, possible new models and more varied scales, and hopes for a better 2019 holiday season in the brick-and-mortar retail space.

It's a good read.  Check out the link for the article: https://treksphere.com/merchandise/charting-a-course-round-2-models-jamie-hood-discusses-discovery-perfecting-the-350-art-and-future-directions-for-star-trek-modeling/.

Enjoy!

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Moebius Models 1:1 2001: A Space Odyssey HAL 9000

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Ever want a full-scale HAL 9000 but don't want a resin kit or a 3D print?  Moebius Models will have you covered with a new, 1:1 scale 2001: A Space Odyssey HAL 9000!

1:1 scaleHighly detailed styrene model is based on meticulous researchPrecision-tooled styrene with superior fit and crisp accurate detailingCompleted kit is 13.75 inches (34.925 cm) tallFeatures LED light-up eye and logo display stand$45.99 U.S.D. MSRPLate-September 2019 expected release
Check out below for an official image from Moebius!

This one should be fun!

Stay tuned...

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Larson Designs 1:24 Star Trek: The Motion Picture Workbee with Cargo Train / Containers and Grabber Sled

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Larson Designs began casting a 1:24 Workbee resin kit last week.  Orders are now being accepted!

1:24 scaleRepresents the single-person Workbee small utility craft as seen in Star Trek: The Motion PictureDetailed cockpit interiorIncludes cargo train with two pairs of standard cargo containersParts for grabber sled and manipulator arms includedWater slide decal sheet included$100.00 U.S.D.$10.00 shipping within the continental United StatesContact Chris Larson at cl2012@yahoo.com
Check out below for pictures of the parts and a partial build-up!

Stay tuned...

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[In The Stash] MPC / Round 2 2018 1:72 Mark IX Hawk

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Many sci-fi fans remember the 1975 British-Italian television show Space: 1999.  Some consider it a classic with high-at-the-time production values and thought-provoking story ideas while others find the episodes dragging with poor plots, bad acting, and lots of very questionable science.

The show ran for two seasons, each one being very distinct from the other.  Season one featured often-explosive Commander John Koenig (played by Martin Landau), soft-spoken Doctor Helena Russell (Barbara Bain, who was Landau's wife at the time), science adviser Professor Victor Bergman (Barry Morse), and many other members of Moonbase Alpha.  Many of the first season episodes skewed toward the cerebral which made them seem long and drawn out to critics.  By season two, Star Trek: The Original Series third season producer Fred Freiberger had come onto the show, and made tweaks so that it became more action oriented in efforts to appeal to a wider audience.  By then, gone was the Berg…