By CBS3 Staff


SCRANTON, Pa. (CBS) — A toy maker in Scranton is introducing its first ever line of plastic Army women. BMC Toys is one of the nation’s largest makers of the little green Army men — and women.

But now, the toy maker is adding women to the lineup.

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The company says the response has been overwhelming and adding the little green women to the group was a no-brainer.

“Just this morning I got an email from a woman who is 67 years old, who said that she wanted a set of women soldiers when she was little. And this is just kind of a six-decade-late fulfillment for her and I got a lot of messages like that,” BMC Toys owner Jeff Imel said.

The owner says the line will soon include 12 figurines of women in combat.

The first full line of female soldiers is expected to be available by this time next year.