When Radio Shack discontinued the Vex Robotics Design System, we weren't sure what that meant for the future of Vex (though robot builders appreciated the chance to pick up the kits at half price while they lasted!). Now it appears that Vex is back with stronger backers and improved components. Tom Atwood of Robot Magazine writes, "We met with Revell Monogram at the recent iHobbyExpo show in Chicago and learned that they have partnered with IFI to market a new, enhanced VEX Robotics System." Tom has posted a news release, prototype photo, and more details at Robot Magazine's website. With Revell Monogram and Innovation First, Inc. behind the Vex system it should have a promising future.