When Radio Shack discontinued the VEX Robotics System earlier this year, it looked like the days of this inventive robotics system were numbered. Innovation First — which partnered with Radio Shack to develop the system — then rescued the product by purchasing the VEX Robotics brand name and trademark registration rights from Radio Shack earlier this year. (see news release)
Now I’m happy to pass along more good news: Robot Magazine is reporting that plastic model giant Revell has entered into an agreement with Innovation First that creates a “…global partnership for the design, marketing and distribution of the new Vex Robotics System.”
According to a joint press release issued by the two companies, Innovation First will handle the technical bits, such as R&D, design and manufacturing, while Revell will manage the sales, marketing and distribution. Check out the links below for more information.
- Vex Robotics Announcement [Robot Magazine]
- VexLabs [Innovation First]
- Vex Robotics Forum [Community Site]
(Source: Robot Magazine) – [Jeff James]
photo: © Vex Robotics