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BMC Toys Deploys 335,736 Troops

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BMC Toys Deploys 335,736 Troops

The new production of BMC Toys is complete and about to ship (literally on a ship). Current estimate of arrival at our warehouse is September 3rd. According to my calculations, this order includes 335,736 figures and 5,872 vehicles. That's a lot of soldiers! Here's the shipping container getting loaded:   

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

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

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): All those pieces get trimmed and sorted: Stickers are applied by hand to the flags (these are the traditional Sage-Green color variant): The figures and...

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BMC Toys Production: Tanks' for all the help

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BMC Toys Production: Tanks' for all the help

The new batch of BMC Toys is almost ready. We often think that plastic items like toy soldiers and tanks are churned out by machines, but there's a surprising amount handwork that often has to be done to finish the item. Here's some photos of the BMC Toys tank in production, starting with Sherman Tank bodies getting trimmed off sprues: A bin of Sherman Tank bodies ready for final assembly: Bins of German King Tiger Tank parts ready for assembly: German King Tiger Tank assembly:   Assembled and ready for final packaging:    

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BMC Toys Production: A Sticky Situation

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BMC Toys Production: A Sticky Situation

Here's a first look production stickers for the new batch of BMC Toys. I put a lot of research into the new sticker art to make them as historically accurate as possible, but there is some artistic license here and there as needed. Amtrac:German King Tiger Tank: Sherman Tank: Higgins Boat Landing Craft: German Pillbox Bunker: Iwo Jima Island and Bunkers:

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BMC Toys D-Day Roll Call: Trimming the flash

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BMC Toys D-Day Roll Call: Trimming the flash

Production of the new batch of BMC Toys is almost complete with delivery to our warehouse scheduled for late August. Here's some pics from the figure production line, starting with flash being trimmed from the D-Day GI mortar loader:  Trimming the flash from base of D-Day's Erwin Rommel: D-Day German Mortar Loader sorted and ready for final assembly and packaging:

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