FAQ: Plastic Army Women
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Why doesn't my Shipped Package have Tracking available?

A batch of orders shipped USPS 1st Class Mail on December 7th without tracking numbers. It was a technical error that wasn’t discovered until after the shipment was delivered to the post office with no way to fix the issue.

Last updated: December 20, 2020 20:19

My package shipped several days ago, where is it?

All the shipping carriers are experiencing unprecedented volumes of holiday packages, and delays are widespread. USPS seems to be the most badly affected with delays of 2 to 3 weeks being common, even for very short distances.

Last updated: December 20, 2020 20:25

Why didn’t you model these as contemporary 21st Century soldiers?

One of the first steps to create this new set of Plastic Army Women was to research how female soldiers look in real life. I immediately noticed in photos of modern troops that it’s difficult to identify the gender when soldiers are wearing full combat gear, especially the protective tactical vests. I knew once the figures were reduced in size down to a little figure, they would be difficult to identify as women. I also don’t currently stock any 21st Century soldiers, so they wouldn’t fit in well with my current product lineup.

Last updated: November 18, 2019 21:25

Why don’t you package them along with your plastic Army men?

The simplest version of a plastic figure set is to pack the contents of a plastic injection mold as soon as they come out of the molding machine. I decided early on to keep the product as simple as possible to allow the best chance of getting it to market. Once we get the initial product produced, I’ll be looking at all the different ways the Plastic Army Women figures can be offered, and a playset with men and women plastic soldiers is a possibility.

Last updated: November 18, 2019 21:20

When will there be Navy, Airforce, Marine and Coastguard Women Soldier figures?

I’ve had lots of requests for this and will be more than happy to develop more set of Military Women figures representing different branches of the US Military. The set of Army Women seemed like the logical place to start that would have the best chance of success. One battle at a time.

Last updated: November 18, 2019 21:24

Are these really the first ever Plastic Army Women?

Not at all. There were a couple of Army Nurses included in some sets of Plastic Army Men in the 1950’s and some examples here and there in more recent hobby sets. There was also a company in Japan that produced a full set of pink Plastic Army Women wearing high heels in a glamorous pin-up style. As far as I know, this will be the first full set of female toy soldiers figures in the style of classic Little Green Army Men.

Last updated: November 18, 2019 21:24

Why does it take so long to make them?

There is a surprising amount of work that goes into making a new toy, even one as simple as a set of plastic figures. I’ve budgeted 3 months for the sculptor, 3 months for the plastic injection mold to be made, and 3 months for production. Those are typical timelines, which allow for unanticipated delays (which often occur).

Last updated: November 18, 2019 21:24

Do the Plastic Army Women have names?

Generally speaking, plastic Army men don’t have names unless they’re specific character figures. Unofficially, we’ve been calling the first pose Loretta, after Navy Chief Yeoman Loretta Perfectus Walsh. She was the first woman to serve in the United States armed forces in a capacity other than as a nurse, and was also a native of Olyphant, Pennsylvania, which is just down the road from Scranton. Loretta was mentioned by a very early supporter of the project. We have names in mind for most of the figures, but I’m not certain how, or if, they’ll be used just yet.

Last updated: November 18, 2019 21:24

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Current Estimated Shipping Date: May 2021

As of April 25th, 2021 new Pre-orders are estimated ship within weeks.

Last Updated At: 04/25/21 | See Kickstarter Update
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