BMC Toys AMERICAN HERO COLLECTOR SERIES: Summer Production Roundup

Posted by Jeff Imel on

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:
BMC Toys Tan Iwo Jima Marines and Bunker Walls

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 years. New molds have been made that produce a flat roof half, roof insert, ladder, signs, bunker door and frame, and base for the Flak Gun. The set will include some existing figures and accessories to make a complete playset. Here's a first look at the initial test shots:
BMC Toys German Bunker Test Shots

I'll post more photos when I get samples in the correct gray color some time next month. You can see more details about this project in  this previous blog post:
BMC Toys: WW2 German Secret Stronghold Prototype

The next big project planned for arrival this fall is a reissue of the BMC Toys Charge up San Juan Hill Boxed Playset. These molds had been lost in storage and needed a lot of repair and restoration, but are now ready for new production. The contents of the set will be very close to the original 1999 version with some minor color updates and some extra pieces including flags and rocks. The hacienda blockhouse is getting some color updates including a darker brown for the floor and railings and cupola colors that match the walls and roof. I'm close to finalizing the contents so I can start the box photography and design work soon. I considered including a Bombed Farm House in matching colors to the set, but have decided it's better as a separate accessory:
BMC Toys San Juan Hill Buildings Mockup

This next productions is also likely to include:

  • WW2 Iwo Jima Japanese Soldiers Tan
  • WW2 Jaghtpanzer IV Tank Destroyer Gray
  • WW2 Sherman Tank OD Green

BMC Toys Iwo Jima Japanese Soldiers and Tanks

Some items that might be added to this next or future production include:

  • Civil War Battle of Petersburg Bagged Set
  • Amtrack OD Green
  • WW2 Sticker 12 Sheet Set

BMC Toys Battle of Petersburg Olive Drab Amtrack WW2 Sticker Set

I'm also thinking about a color update to the Alamo bagged set with figures molded in soft plastic. Here's two possible color assortments I've come up with:
BMC Toys Alamo Figure Color Mockups

The American Revolution Battle of Yorktown bagged set could also get a soft plastic update at some point. I think the colors could be adjusted a bit, or even a new color assortment with powder blue Colonials and deep red British as a Battle of Brandywine:
BMC Toys Battle of Brandywine Digital Mockup

I'll have to decide what new items make the next production run very soon, so let me know what you think.

Have a safe and thoughtful Memorial Day,

Jeff at BMC Toys

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10 comments

  • Love all the new stuff, especially the German Tank Destroyer: my suggestions for some other re-issues: 1.) Timmee Walker Bulldog in camo swirl pattern, aqua green or gray. 2.) Dominator tank in camo swirl pattern. 3.) Timmee M-48s in camo swirl or aqua green. Thanks once again Jeff for bringing back these classic toys!

    Sincerely,

    Clarence Causey

    Clarence Causey on
  • Will you guys bring back more of the big authentic playsets like the civil war, alamo, and rev war playsets?

    Andrew Beaver on
  • I agree with the previous post about the Marx german soldiers they would be awesome with MPC Germans especially if they were done in TAN !!!!!! Thanks BMC for all your awesome products!!

    Michael King on
  • Oh my…a Jagdpanzer IV…hurry up and take my money! I would be especially thrilled to see it in tan…as these vehicles were for the most part issued with a dark yellow base coat.

    Randy on
  • Nobody will mind if you go ahead and supplement your existing Germans poses with direct copies of Marx, since the mold seems to have been lost.

    Paul Gruendler on

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