Where Are the Plastic Army Women?
August 15, 2019: When 6-year-old Vivian Lord was disappointed to find that her new set of green plastic soldiers were all male figures, she decided to take it up directly with various toy makers, penning letters to three different companies in an effort to add a little enlightenment to some antiquated business practices.
Jeff Imel of BMC Toys was one of the recipients of Vivian’s letters, and wasted little time responding, notifying the disgruntled customer that he had been kicking around the idea of manufacturing green women figurines for years.
With enough support, it can happen, Imel said.
Read more: Missing in action: Classic green Army men still have no women figurines, and this 6-year-old is not having it (militarytimes.com)
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