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Proof of D-Day June 6, 1944: The Invasion of Normandy

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Proof of D-Day June 6, 1944: The Invasion of Normandy

BMC Toys production is rolling along and current ETA is August. Here's the 'hard proof' for the new BMC D-Day Normandy Playset Box. This is the final step before the boxes are printed and cut: Here are proofs of all of the new boxes, header cards, stickers and labels:    

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Iwo Jima Japanese Good Luck Flag

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Iwo Jima Japanese Good Luck Flag

The new BMC Toys production is in progress and current ETA is later this summer. One minor hiccup is the original art for the very small flag on this Iwo Jima figure is missing, so a new version was created. It depicts a hinomaru yosegaki (Japanese Good Luck Flag). Here's a couple of links for more information about the flags: https://www.jref.com/forum/threads/help-with-japanese-world-war-2-flag-souvenirs.56828/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Luck_Flag

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Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Green

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Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Green

The 'Pineapple Helmet' GI soldiers were first issued by Lido Toys back in the 1950's.  When Lido went out of business most of their molds were scrapped, but what survived was acquired by Joy Toy, then TootsieToy. Some of the figures were nearly identical to Marx Toys soldiers, with the exception of the helmets which featured a criss-cross pattern meant to emulate camouflage netting. While it's always been common for toy makers to copy each other, in this case it seems it was the mold maker that cut corners and used the same master sculpts for both products as Marx...

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BMC Toys Production Update and New Package Art

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BMC Toys Production Update and New Package Art

The big delay for new BMC Toys production due to package art is finally over. The latest estimate for arrival is late July/Early August. A new set has been added, 'Atlantic Wall Fortifications' that includes 21 pieces of barbed wire ,dragons teeth, sandbags,  and czech hedgehogs. Here's a preview of the new header cards and boxes:

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New Boxes and New Production

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New Boxes and New Production

New BMC Toys production has been booked, but unfortunately won't be available until early 2017. It was planned for the new production to arrive by late November, but it's taken much longer than anticipated to complete all the new package art. Hopefully the improvements we've made will be worth the wait. Speaking of improvements, here's a prototype of the upgraded Iwo Jima Playset Box style. It's a reusable tray style box that is also sturdier than the original.   The D-Day Normandy Playset is also getting this style box. Here's a first look at new box art for the Iwo...

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