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BMC Toys: It's a Gray Day, but Cleveland still Rocks.

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BMC Toys: It's a Gray Day, but Cleveland still Rocks.

Where the heck is that is new batch of BMC? Well, as of right now it's in Cleveland. The container arrived in C-Town by train yesterday and is waiting for a truck to deliver to our warehouse in Akron next week. I know, it seems like it's taking forever, but we're in the home stretch now. Another milestone is all the BMCToys.com product photos and descriptions have been updated. You can now click on the product photos for a large popup of the image instead of the smaller zoom effect that was in place before. Here's some more factory floor...

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BMC Toys: Don't be blue, the new stuff is almost here!

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BMC Toys: Don't be blue, the new stuff is almost here!

The new batch of BMC Toys is almost here, current estimate is some time later next week.  Right now they're on the container ship Maersk Algol that has just docked in California. Next the container will be loaded on a train for the trip to Cleveland, Ohio, then trucked to our warehouse in Akron.  To tide you over here's some more pictures from the recent production. Here's some Union troops being trimmed and sorted: here's some of the Mexican troops from the Alamo set getting flash trimmed and sorted. These figures were originally Cubans in the BMC battle of San...

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BMC Toys: Changing of the Guard

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BMC Toys: Changing of the Guard

The new batch of BMC Toys should be in stock within the next couple of weeks. This is the first production since I purchased BMC Toys from the family of Bill McMaster following his untimely passing in late 2014. The new production was overseen by Bill's 25+ year business partner, Thomas Leung, and manufactured in the same factory that has been producing the line for over 20 years. Since the package art had to be redesigned due to licensing issues, we took the opportunity to make a few minor upgrades and changes to the product line. Other than the package...

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BMC Toys Landing Craft: Preparing for Ocean Voyage

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BMC Toys Landing Craft: Preparing for Ocean Voyage

The new batch of BMC Toys is on the container ship MSC Katie and scheduled to arrive early September. Here's some photos of the BMC Toys Landing Crafts in production. Amtrac Tracks and Guns being removed from sprue: A bin of Amtrac tracks ready for assembly: Landing Craft assembly:  

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BMC Toys Deploys 335,736 Troops

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BMC Toys Deploys 335,736 Troops

The new production of BMC Toys is complete and about to ship (literally on a ship). Current estimate of arrival at our warehouse is September 3rd. According to my calculations, this order includes 335,736 figures and 5,872 vehicles. That's a lot of soldiers! Here's the shipping container getting loaded:   

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