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Round 2 selects M & D International as die-cast supplier

Published: December 29, 2011
Round 2, LLC announced Thursday, Dec. 29, that it has selected M and D International Distributors Inc. to be exclusive representatives for Round 2's Auto World die-cast and Ertl American Muscle die-cast brands.

"M & D has long been the premiere supplier of American 1:18 scale die-cast to export markets," Round 2 President Tom Lowe said. "We feel that makes M & D the perfect fit for the marketing of Auto World and American Muscle die-cast models outside of the North American markets."

Now well into its second decade of representing American die-cast vehicles to the rest of the world, M & D is thrilled to take the reins of Round 2's iconic die-cast brands. "American Muscle has always been a brand high on the list of brands requested by our networks," M & D's Drew Heitner said. "American Muscle represents the pinnacle of American 1:18 scale die-cast, and we are proud to be partnering with Round 2 to market American Muscle and Auto World brands for export."

For the 11th consecutive year, M & D will be at Nuremberg International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany, Feb. 1-6, in Hall 7 Stand B49.

Companies interested in American Muscle and Auto World die-cast vehicles for international markets should contact Matt or Drew Heitner of M & D at "Customers should expect seamless continuity during the transition," Matt Heitner said. "We pride ourselves in great customer service and being accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week via email, Skype or phone."

M & D represents notable American die-cast brands JLG Diecast, Motorhead Miniatures, Classic Metal Works and several more worldwide.

International Hobbycraft Co. will continue to represent Round 2 model kit brands — AMT, MPC and Polar Lights — as well as Auto World slot cars and sets to international markets.