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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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BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #8

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BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #8

Here's the latest news on the Plastic Army Women project. All the figures have been sculpted and we're going through the final stages of refinement so master models can be made. The master models will then be used to make the plastic injection mold. I know everyone is anxious to see the rest of the finished sculpts and I'm hoping to have them here to photograph soon. Here's a look at the in-progress Nurse, Military Working Dog and Handler: A lot of folks have been asking how they can get the Military Working Dog and Handler when they're finally available. Thanks...

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History of Multiple Products Corporation (MPC) by Kent Sprecher

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History of Multiple Products Corporation (MPC) by Kent Sprecher

I'm very pleased to welcome Kent Sprecher as a guest on the BMC Toys blog. Kent is the owner and proprietor of Toy Soldier HQ, and one of the most knowledgeable folks around when it comes to plastic toy figures. His site is a mix of information along with a selection of vintage and current production available for purchase. - Jeff at BMC Toys One of the producers of plastic army men in the 1950s, 60s & 70s  was the Multiple Products Corporation better known as simply MPC by collectors.  They came into business after WWII and were in operation...

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BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #7 and Merry Christmas!

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BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #7 and Merry Christmas!

Pre-Order now to receive your set of Plastic Army Women as soon as they are available in Fall 2020. Your Credit Card will not be charged until your order is ready to ship.     The big news is the Plastic Army Women Kickstarter campaign for pre-orders and set expansion wrapped up last week and not only did supporters meet the funding goal in the first 12 hours, they hit every stretch goal I could come up with. I thought it was a great success when we hit stretch goals increasing the figure count to 36, poses to 12 and...

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BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #6 and Happy Tanksgiving!

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BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #6 and Happy Tanksgiving!

Pre-Order now to receive your set of Plastic Army Women as soon as they are available in Fall 2020. Your Credit Card will not be charged until your order is ready to ship.     It's a windy Thanksgiving Day here and there's a ton of things to be thankful for... I'm really excited to announce that The Strong National Museum of Play has requested Plastic Army Women prototypes and concept sketches for their collection.  It's an extra-special honor for us since the museum inducted Little Green Army Men into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2014. We'll be...

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