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Our pal Tom from ROBOT magazine sent in this interesting news item regarding the VEX robots… –

“Revell Monogram LLC and Innovation First, Inc. announced today a global partnership for the design, marketing and distribution of the new Vex Robotics System, a product platform based on the award-winning original design developed in 2005.

In this partnership, Innovation First will be responsible for technical design, engineering development and manufacturing, while Revell will be responsible for the development of sales and marketing programs, channel strategies and distribution. IFI will maintain responsibility and control of all products and programs involved with the educational field, the FIRST Robotics competition, and other non­retail business ventures. “Link.

I wonder if this means RadioShack isn’t going to carry VEX any longer, they’ve been on clearance for awhile and all the parts/bots are “out of stock” in the online store.

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