Industry News

E-mail Article to a FriendPrint ArticleBookmark and Share

Modelcollect names William Tell as distributor

By Nick Bullock
Published: August 27, 2013
William Tell International Inc., a Minneapolis-based supplier of hobby products and collectibles, was recently appointed the exclusive North American distributor for China-based hobby manufacturer Modelcollect, according to a press release from Williams Tell International.

“We are very excited to bring Modelcollect’s 1:72-scale armored fighting vehicles to this market,” said Rick Apple, chief executive of William Tell, in the press release. “Created by long-time enthusiasts who are expert in both military hardware and kit design, this new product line has the detail, the accuracy, and the unique subject matter that builders want.”

The initial Modelcollect lineup includes 1:72-scale plastic kits of the Russian Ground Forces’ most modern tank, the T-90 Main Battle Tank, in four variants, including the TOS-1A multiple rocket launcher. There are also two variants of the previous generation T-72. All have approximately 150 parts and a suggested retail price of only $19.95.

“Our company is delighted to entrust our brand in North America to William Tell International,” said Jiangwei Li, Modelcollect founder and president, in the press release. “Not only have their years of experience in the hobby industry given its leadership the market knowledge necessary to reach and serve potential dealers of our products, it has also given them a deep understanding of Western consumer tastes that will be of great help in our future product planning.”

Dealers interested in Modelcollect kits can contact William Tell International at (651) 321-4850 to place inquiries and reserve inventory for September delivery.