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Plastic Army Women Project: ARE WE THERE YET?
over 3 years ago – Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 07:18:44 PM

The BMC Toys Plastic Army Women project isn't there yet, but getting close.  I'm getting lots of "When will I get my Plastic Army Women?" questions.  I don't have an estimate when the troops will arrive at your door just yet, but I'm pretty confident now that every backer in the US will arrive in time for Christmas. I'm not certain that rewards shipping outside the US will receive before the holidays due to COVID-19 mail delays, but we'll try to get the International rewards shipped first. 

Production is currently in progress and the factory has already completed all the copper, pink, and most of the tan bagged sets. The OD green sets will move into final production this week.  Here's a story board I made at the factory detailing the contents of the  Kickstarter exclusive copper sets of Plastic Army Women:

BMC Toys Plastic Army Women Kickstarter Exclusive Copper Color Bagged sets

I'm not yet certain if the bucket sets will move to final packing this week or next, but all the components are ready. Both bucket sets are now getting 100 pieces instead of the planned 86 pieces, and the Kickstarter versions will include 2 bonus copper color Plastic Army Women and 2 copper color Rosie the Riveter plastic figures. 

Some of the copper and pink bagged sets arrived at the fulfillment warehouse yesterday so there's a few dozen reward packages that will ship this week.  A lot more will start to ship either just before or after Thanksgiving, and continue into December. It's hard to estimate yet how long the whole fulfillment process will take as the timing coincides with the start of holiday shopping season. I'm coordinating the logistics with everyone involved to make the whole process as fast and efficient as possible. 

I know everyone is anxious to get their rewards and I appreciate everyone being so patient. You'll get an email when your reward is on the way, and I'll post a general progress update after Thanksgiving.

Happy Veterans Day,

Jeff at BMC Toys

Plastic Army Women Project: SORTED OUT!
over 3 years ago – Mon, Nov 02, 2020 at 09:25:55 PM

October was an incredibly hectic and important month for the BMC Toys Plastic Army Women Project, but November is when everything finally comes together. Molding and sorting of the Pink, Tan and Copper sets are already in progress and final packaging is starting this week. Molding and sorting of the OD Green figures should begin this week as well. I don't have firm dates yet, but it looks like Kickstarter Rewards will start shipping around the middle of November and Pre-Orders around the end of November.

Here's some sorting bins of the tan and pink figures, their next stop is final production:

BMC Toys® Plastic Army Women Sorting Bins

I know everyone is excited and anxious to receive their rewards and pre-orders. I promise everyone involved is working as fast as possible to get the project completed so your packages arrive in time for the holidays. You'll receive an email when your order is getting ready to ship in case you need to make any last minute address change.

Production of the Rosie the Riveter plastic figure sets is complete and arrived at the warehouse late last week. Pre-orders that include only the Rosie figure sets will be shipping this week, and everyone else's packs have been reserved for when the Plastic Army Women sets arrive. I made the difficult decision to release the Rosie sets to general public now since there's enough inventory available and it's getting so close to the holiday shopping season. Here's the final product photos:

BMC Toys® Rosie the Riveter Figure Sets

Rosie has been a big hit with everyone who's seen her in person so far.  I'm seeing her all over the factory  on shelves and desks and told she's like their elf-on-the-shelf. 

The next update should be when we have some finished Plastic Army Women sets!

Thanks for all your support and patience,

Jeff at BMC Toys

Plastic Army Women Project: FALL IN!
over 3 years ago – Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 09:51:24 PM

As we've gotten deeper into the Fall season the Plastic Army Women project has been checking off milestones faster than the leaves are dropping: 

  • The plastic injection molds have arrived at the factory in Scranton.
  • The new package insert cards have been delivered by the printer.
  • The molds have been tested at the local factory as part of pre-production.
  • Molding of the figures in the Kickstarter Exclusive Copper color is starting and will be followed by tan, pink, then the all-important OD Green.
  • Final production of the plastic Rosie the Riveter packs and bonus Copper color Rosie figures is complete and should arrive at our fulfillment warehouse in Ohio later next week.
  • Art for the Bucket set Labels is complete and ready for the printer:

This is all good news so my current estimate for the Kickstarter Rewards to start shipping is around the middle of November and pre-orders around the end of November. There's not too many unknowns left at this point, but there are potential delays due to freight moving slow and how long the final production steps take. Unforeseen delays due to COVID-19 are also an ever-present possibility. 

Here's some snapshots from the factory from earlier this week showing one of the molds mounted in the plastic injection machine with cooling lines attached and some of the pre-production test shots:

BMC Toys® Plastic Army Women injection mold and test shots.

That's it for now, I should have another update for you in a couple of weeks.

Stay well,

Jeff at BMC Toys

Plastic Army Women Project: PRESS FORWARD
over 3 years ago – Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 02:52:29 PM

Here's a quick update on the Plastic Army Women project.  The package art for all the bagged sets is ready for the printer, and I decided the art for the Kickstarter Backer Rewards should be just a little different. There's a small Kickstarter logo to commemorate the event, and since each pack is going to include a Rosie the Riveter and a random Plastic Army Woman figure in the exclusive copper color, the packs will state '38 Pieces' instead of '36 Pieces' for the regular release:

BMC Toys Plastic Army Women Kickstarter Reward Insert Card Art

The back of the 5 x 7 inch insert cards will includes some basic history about Women in the US Military:

Other progress includes finalized quantities for the factory production, ordered more of the fridge magnets, and progress on the label art for the bucket sets. The molds are on their way from the tool maker to the factory and it feels like it's taking forever for them to arrive.

The factory is scheduled to finish molding the Rosie figures this week, and the Rosie insert cards arrived on Friday. I expect final packaging of the Rosie sets to start pretty soon.

We're on track for the Kickstarter Backer rewards to start  shipping around November 9th. There's still potential delays as we  approach the finish line so keep your fingers crossed.

Stay well, and tanks' for your support,
  Jeff at BMC Toys

Plastic Army Women Project: ROSIE UPDATE
over 3 years ago – Tue, Oct 06, 2020 at 07:38:58 PM

Here's a quick update on the Rosie the Riveter Figure production. The factory in Scranton is currently molding the Rosie figures in the Kickstarter backer exclusive copper color. I also approved the last couple of custom color samples needed for a some of the assorted color sets. Here's a sneak peak at the new insert card art:

The Plastic Army Women molds are on their way from the tool maker to the factory, and I'm working on the package art as well. The Backerkit order contents are now locked, but if you missed the deadline or need to change anything please send me a message at [email protected].

Stay well, and tanks' for your support,
  Jeff at BMC Toys