from a Walthers press release:
"We're pleased to announce that Wm. K. Walthers, Inc. acquired the assets of the Toy and Hobby division of Life-Like Products, LLC. on Thursday, July 14, 2005 with the mission of elevating model railroading to a whole new level.
The synergies this alliance creates will allow for innovations in new model railroading product design that would have otherwise been impossible. If you thought 2005's massive new product offering was incredible, just wait until you see what we'll deliver in 2006!"
What's next? Hoizon Hobby bought Athearn and Roundhouse, and now Walthers buys Life-Like. Will we see more consolidation?
Please note that we carry all major brands of model railroad supplies and equipment, including Walthers and Life-Like, and a lot of minor brands too. Stop in and check us out.