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How to Raise the Flag on Iwo Jima (a Few Thousand Times)

Posted by Jeff Imel on

The new BMC Toys production is complete and about to be loaded on a boat. Current estimate for availability is very early September. Production took a few extra days to complete, and one of the reasons why is all the assembly work that's required for the Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima. Here's the flag and figures still on the sprue (this is also the first look at the new Olive Drab color variant):
BMC Toys Marines Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima on Sprue

All those pieces get trimmed and sorted:
BMC Toys Marines Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima figures

BMC Toys Marines Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima Flags

BMC Toys Marines Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima figures

Stickers are applied by hand to the flags (these are the traditional Sage-Green color variant):
BMC Toys Marines Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima Falgs with stickers

The figures and flag are assembled on the rock base:
BMC Toys Marines Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima Assembly

A hot iron melts the posts underneath the base to keep the figures in place:
BMC Toys Marines Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima Assembly

The assembled unit is packaged in a blister package and ready for final packaging:
BMC Toys Marines Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima figures

Here's another Iwo Jima Marine figure that requires a bit of assembly and hot iron to finish:
BMC Toys Marines Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima figure assembly


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  • It is good to see how the soldiers and the Iwo Jima flag raising pieces are made.

    Thor Sheil on

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