MPC, which produced model rocket kits from 1969 to 1978, is coming back. Round 2, a “collectibles” company which has re-issued classic toys and plastic model kits, is producing new model rocket kits under the MPC brand. The new MPC’s first kits are a series of easy-to-build model rocket kits featuring colorful pre-printed body tubes and unique parachute designs which will be available in September of 2012.
Three of the first kits to be released pay tribute to Kiss, the flamboyant rock group which rose to fame in the late 1970s with hits such as “Rock and Roll All Nite.” The Kiss rockets feature full-color graphics based on classic Kiss albums. The rockets include color-molded plastic nose cones and fins. The paper body tubes are pre-decorated with images from the album covers. The plastic parachutes feature graphics inspired by the album covers. Two of the kits also contain self-stick fin decals.
Also being released in September, are three rockets with Star Trek themes – the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, the Klingon Bird-of-Prey, and the U.S.S. Reliant NCC-1864. The Star Trek rocket kits incorporate graphic elements inspired by the fictional spaceships and feature parachutes with unique color graphics.
The six kits being released in September create rockets that are 13” to 20” tall. They fly on standard Estes or Quest motors.
Beginning in January of 2013, Round 2 plans to release additional MPC flying model rocket kits.