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BMC Toys: Rough Riders Reissue Confounding Color Conundrum

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BMC Toys: Rough Riders Reissue Confounding Color Conundrum

A few months ago we staged a search and rescue mission for the BMC Toys San Juan Hill Playset molds. The search was a success, but the molds need a lot of repair and maintenance, so for the rescue part I decided we'd start with the Rough Riders figure mold, and get a bagged set of Rough Riders and Spanish soldiers produced for the Fall. The mold is still in the shop, but the details need to be finalized soon so everything is ready to move into production in time. One of the first things to figure out is what...

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BMC Toys: The German Bunker of San Juan Hill

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BMC Toys: The German Bunker of San Juan Hill

Work continues on restoring the recently located BMC San Juan Hill molds, but in the meantime, I'm considering offering the Inner Hacienda walls as a separate accessory this fall. The walls have been used by custom playset builders for a wide range of places and eras: This got me thinking about how the walls might look with different roofs, and if a new roof mold might be feasible. The simplest design is a flat roof that transforms the hacienda to a bunker or commercial building. This flat roof is made of 2 identical pieces: Each half could be removed independently...

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BMC Toys: To rescue George Washington and the Rough Riders

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BMC Toys: To rescue George Washington and the Rough Riders

Way back in 2015 when I began the process of purchasing BMC Toys, I was given a list of 'Active' molds. The list included everything that was in the BMC Toys product line in 2014, but was missing some items that had been discontinued for a few years. I already knew that the molds for the original Alamo, Yorktown, Gettysburg and Little Big Horn playsets would not be part of the sale (but that's another story). What I wondered is what happened to the molds for the "Battle of San Juan Hill" and the "US Presidents Series #1"? After some...

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BMC Toys: New Production - Round 2

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BMC Toys: New Production - Round 2

Our second new production of BMC Toys is currently on a ship headed for California and should be at our warehouse in Ohio early by March. Our first new production of BMC Toys finally arrived last September, and by the end of October I realized there was a problem. The D-Day Invasion of Normandy sets would sell out before the end of November, with Utah Beach and some other items not too far behind. I had planned on possibly placing another factory order in January, but that would mean production wouldn't happen until after Chinese New Year and wouldn't arrive...

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BMC Toys: Christmas Stock and New Production Update

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BMC Toys: Christmas Stock and New Production Update

The new batch of BMC Toys has been so well received I'm already finalizing a new production order that should arrive around February 2018. D-Day Normandy sets will likely sell out by early December, and Utah Beach might run out before Christmas. It's too early to tell if anything else in the new lineup will run out before the big day, but I'll do my best to keep the blog posted with regular stock updates as the holiday shopping season progresses. A couple of new items will likely be added to upcoming production, including a new Barn Red color variant...

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