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BMC Toys: WW2 Bunker Building Project Update

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BMC Toys: WW2 Bunker Building Project Update

We've made some good progress on the BMC Toys 1:32 scale WW2 German Bunker Building. The digital model is almost complete and should be ready for 3D printing a prototype soon. Here's the latest digital mockup of the project:I've made some changes and additions based upon customer feedback of the original concept art. The center of each roof half now has a removable insert. These will be a light friction fit and can be removed so troops have access to the roof with ladders. There will be 2 ladders that can be used from inside the building through the center...

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BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project

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BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project

I was recently asked a question that comes up every so often, "Do you stock any female toy soldiers?" Marx and Tim Mee offered Army Nurse figures decades ago, but I'm not aware of anything currently available, so I let the customer know we don't have anything like that in stock. Usually, that's the end of it, but this time the customer (a retired Navy Sailor) made a compelling case for why Plastic Army Women might be popular. I promised to conduct some research, and discovered there might be enough folks looking for Little Green Army Women to consider producing...

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BMC Toys: Rough Riders Reissue Confounding Color Conundrum

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BMC Toys: Rough Riders Reissue Confounding Color Conundrum

A few months ago we staged a search and rescue mission for the BMC Toys San Juan Hill Playset molds. The search was a success, but the molds need a lot of repair and maintenance, so for the rescue part I decided we'd start with the Rough Riders figure mold, and get a bagged set of Rough Riders and Spanish soldiers produced for the Fall. The mold is still in the shop, but the details need to be finalized soon so everything is ready to move into production in time. One of the first things to figure out is what...

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BMC Toys: The German Bunker of San Juan Hill

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BMC Toys: The German Bunker of San Juan Hill

Work continues on restoring the recently located BMC San Juan Hill molds, but in the meantime, I'm considering offering the Inner Hacienda walls as a separate accessory this fall. The walls have been used by custom playset builders for a wide range of places and eras: This got me thinking about how the walls might look with different roofs, and if a new roof mold might be feasible. The simplest design is a flat roof that transforms the hacienda to a bunker or commercial building. This flat roof is made of 2 identical pieces: Each half could be removed independently...

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BMC Toys: To rescue George Washington and the Rough Riders

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BMC Toys: To rescue George Washington and the Rough Riders

Way back in 2015 when I began the process of purchasing BMC Toys, I was given a list of 'Active' molds. The list included everything that was in the BMC Toys product line in 2014, but was missing some items that had been discontinued for a few years. I already knew that the molds for the original Alamo, Yorktown, Gettysburg and Little Big Horn playsets would not be part of the sale (but that's another story). What I wondered is what happened to the molds for the "Battle of San Juan Hill" and the "US Presidents Series #1"? After some...

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