Sergeant Dutch here, and probably a little introduction is in order for those of you who may have been out of the loop for a while.
I'm the co-Administrator/Owner of Toy Soldiers Unite. Commander JET brought me on to help after Sgt. Kato quit and Doctor Steel retired. My responsibilities include not only helping to run the Digital Bunker, but also our outposts on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Youtube.
At this point it's probably prudent to address the matter of Doctor Steel's retirement. As I imagine quite a few of you know, late 2010 he announced work on a new album, however midway 2011 we were informed of his retirement. His reasons are varied, and we didn't get an actual confirmation from himself till he sent a letter to Commander JET. From that point on, the Army of Toy Soldiers, and Toysoldiersunite.com was independent from Doctor Steel. His profiles were closed, his websites deleted, his email disabled. Indeed it was a sad time for the Army, and we had to rebuild from scratch.
And we have. We've rebuilt the digital bunker from scratch, we have thousands of Toy Soldiers who decided to stick with it, not because of the Doc, but because of the Army itself, because of the community. Invasions are still being done, propaganda is still being spread, and recently we've even started TSU-TV, including shows made by Toy Soldiers FOR Toy Soldiers.
The rumours that the Army is dead has been greatly exaggerated, and our focus is no longer on one individual, but the Toy Soldiers themselves. The makers, the hackers, the creators, the artists, the musicians, the writers, the filmmakers, the engineers, the talents of everyone that can be harnessed to create a Utopian Playland, to take/make over the world into a better place! To build the robots!
In this vein, we've felt that DeviantArt and the Toy Soldiers here have been wrongly ignored, and this marks the start of a revival so to speak. We'll regularly post links and news from and about the Army, the stuff we love, the things we do.
And I invite you to join us. Join us in our Digital Bunker where we make merry, where we plot, where we build, where we continue to work towards embracing our talents and creativity!