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BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #1

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BMC Toys: Plastic Army Women Project: Update #1

Here's a long overdue update on the BMC Toys Plastic Army Women Project idea I posted last year. The general concept is a set of female combat toy soldier figures in the style of the plastic army men from WW2-Cold War era that would blend in with existing figures from a variety of manufacturers and look like what the average person thinks of as 'little green army men' that just happen to be women. The initial response to the idea was very positive and indicated this concept is generally on the right track. The main feedback received has been the...

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BMC Toys: Poppa's Day Production Roundup

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BMC Toys: Poppa's Day Production Roundup

Here's a summary of what's going on with current BMC Toys production: The container with restocks of D-Day Playsets and other popular items from the American Heroes Collection is in California and scheduled to arrive at our warehouse within the next couple of weeks. It also includes a limited production of the German King Tiger Tank in tan color: The shipment that's about to arrive from China should keep everything available through December, but I'll need to place a new order soon to keep popular items in stock into next year. The US government has plans to add 25% tariffs...

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BMC Toys: The Border Wars

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BMC Toys: The Border Wars

BMC Toys founder Bill McMaster had planned on releasing the Buffalo Soldiers and 71st New York Infantry figures from the San Juan Hill playset in separate packs of powder blue figures around 2013. The project was dropped when he learned that the molds were lost in deep storage.  Thankfully, the molds have been located and repaired, so I thought I'd complete those projects, with the exception of maybe making the Buffalo Soldiers dark blue. While doing some research another possibility presented itself, a 'Border War' set. I believe the Buffalo soldiers, NY Infantry, George Berry and General Pershing (character figures)...

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BMC Toys: Classic Radar Love

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BMC Toys: Classic Radar Love

I've been working hard to expand the line of BMC Toys Classic Army Men products this year. The latest additions are the Louis Marx & Co. WW2 US Soldiers that include Marines, Seated Marines, Paratroopers, and large Raft with Oarsmen in 5 different colors. The good news is they look fantastic, the bad news is they're taking longer to complete production than anticipated. I'd planned to have all the new recruits ready in April, but now it's looking like we're into mid to late May, although some will start trickling into Amazon sooner: Since the current production is wrapping up...

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BMC Toys: WW2 German Secret Stronghold Prototype

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BMC Toys: WW2 German Secret Stronghold Prototype

It's been a while since I've been able to work on the BMC German Bunker Building, which Mike Kutnick suggested I call the German Secret Stronghold. That's got a pretty good ring to it, so I'm trying it out. The 3D printed prototype arrived just in time for the Chicago Toy Soldier Show last fall. It's been so crazy since then, I haven't had time to sit down and really play with it - until today. Here's the building all put together: The walls are from a vintage BMC San Juan Hill Hacienda, and I think the color will stay...

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