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 officially by Barron Lau, Round 5 CEO and co-founder and Damon Lau, president and co-founder, who we spoke to at the UFC Fan Expo and told us about it before hand as well as their other upcoming releases including Dana White and Brock Lesnar.
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 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.
For me, Round 5 keeps getting better and better, and with this more realistic line, take a step into new territory for the vinyl collector. Is this a buy for you or will you pass on this very cool collectible?