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BMC Toys AMERICAN HERO COLLECTOR SERIES: Summer Production Roundup

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BMC Toys AMERICAN HERO COLLECTOR SERIES: Summer Production Roundup

The latest production order of the BMC Toys American Hero product line has just arrived and will be ready for orders this week (March 28th). The order includes restocks of all the popular boxed playsets and just a couple of new color variants: WW2 Iwo Jima Marines Figures 36pc Tan Blockhouse Walls Accessory Tan I'm about to book the next American Hero production order that will include restocks for the holiday season and some new items. One of the new items I'm most excited about is the WW2 German Bunker Shoebox Playset I've been working on for a couple of...

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BMC Toys: COVID-19 Status

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BMC Toys: COVID-19 Status

BMC Toys has been able to operate throughout the crisis. The main issue we've run into is that International shipments have been extremely slow to arrive due to backlogs in postal systems in the US and abroad. I made the difficult decision to suspend accepting new international orders until further notice. Orders within the USA have been arriving with occasional minor delays and we've had just a couple of packages with long delays.  I work from a home office, and so do many of the folks I work with, so we didn't need to make any big changes to get...

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BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #9

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BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #9

After months of being sworn to secrecy, I can finally announce that Little Big Shots with Melissa McCarthy invited 7 year old Vivian Lord and her family out to California to be part of the program. The show will air on NBC this Sunday evening at 7pm Eastern (March 24th, 2020). Vivian's letter brought the Plastic Army Women project to the media's attention last summer and really helped get the project moving forward. Sean Clancy from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette most likely wrote the very first news story about Vivian's letter and has written a new article: Youngster gets her...

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BMC Toys: Rosie the Riveter Project Update

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BMC Toys: Rosie the Riveter Project Update

The new BMC Toys Rosie the Riveter figure sculpt is complete and the resin master models are scheduled to arrive in a few days. The models will be used to make the steel plastic injection tool. Here's the sculpt from several views: Rosie was an unexpected spinoff of the BMC Toys Plastic Army Women project. The sculptor, James Van Schaik, suggested making the sculpt and offering some resin figures to help promote the Plastic Army Women Kickstarter. Initially, I didn't think it was a good fit, but I ran the idea by friends and family and was quickly overruled. The...

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BMC Toys Classic Army Men: Spring Production Roundup

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BMC Toys Classic Army Men: Spring Production Roundup

It's only March, but 2020 has been a busy year already. There are eleven new items released in the BMC Toys Classic Army Men Collector Series: Recast Ideal OD Bulldozer w/Driver & Louis Marx Ruined Building Recast Louis Marx & Co. Army Camp Accessories 10pc Tan Recast MPC WWII German Infantry 36pc Charcoal Gray Recast Louis Marx & Co. Military Base Accessories 44pc OD Recast Louis Marx & Co. WW2 US Soldiers 31pc Green Recast Louis Marx & Co. WW2 US Soldiers 31pc Black Recast Louis Marx & Co. Landing Craft 4pc Blue & Gray Recast Louis Marx & Co....

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