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The BMC Toys Plastic Army Women Project is rolling along at brisk pace...
You can get an early sneak peak of the Plastic Army Women Kickstarter and check out the video we made, and even more pictures of the figures. I'm especially interested in getting feedback on the rewards before the campaign launches on November 14th. I tried to keep it simple offer some great values, but if there's anything you think is missing or confusing please let me know.
There's been a lot of progress on the original sculpts, and I've added a 6th figure (Grenadier) to the basic set. Here's the figure assortment so far:
The prone sniper sculpt needed some refinements for molding, mainly repositioning of her head, and her rifle lost the bipod. I'm hoping the bipod will be added back in the final production version but it wasn't practical to mold in resin. The scope may also need to be changed for molding.
The basic set of 6 figures in a 24 piece pack will be produced no matter what, but I'd like to expand the number of figures and will use stretch goals as part of the Kickstarter to fund the larger plastic injection tool. The first 2 stretch goal sculpts are already in progress and include a combat medic and running soldier:
A low-crawl figure and radio operator are also planned. The last 2 potential figures are undecided, but possibilities include a wounded soldier, advancing rifleman, marching soldier possibly saluting, or standing at attention possibly saluting. Supporter feedback will play a big role in the decision.
I had the standing and kneeling riflemen shipped so I could take photos and check the scale and details in person. Here's a group shot with three Plastic Army Women figures in a group of vintage figures:
Thanks to all the media attention, I was asked to speak at our County Commissioner's meeting as the small business of the month. Here's a photo of me with the Commissioners and my sister Julie (she's been helping with a lot of the media and writing for the project):
Tanks' for your support,
Jeff at BMC Toys
June 20, 2018: BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project Original Post
August 10, 2019: BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #1
August 30, 2019: BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #2 (IT'S HAPPENING!)
September 9, 2019: BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #3
October 20, 2019: BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #4
November 28, 2019: BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #6 and Happy Tanksgiving!
December 24, 2019: BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #7 and Merry Christmas!
March 8, 2020: BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #8