Flair snaps up Plasticine ownership

The Humbrol fallout has continued, with Flair snapping up the rights to Plasticine from the troubled model firm.
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Flair has been the worldwide distributor of Plasticine since 2005 but has now added ownership of the brand to its portfolio. The sale follows the announcement of the deal to sell the Humbrol and Airfix brands to Hornby. Humbrol went into administration on 30th August.

Keith Hinds of administrator Grant Thornton commented: "This sale, coupled with the disposal of the Airfix and Humbrol brands, means that the Company’s iconic brands will continue to be distributed in the UK and overseas and caps a positive outcome for the Administrators." 



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