FAQ

1. Is this a cult?
2. What happened to the website? Why is my old login not working?
3. Who can be a Toy Soldier, Nurse or Scout?
4. What am I required to do as a Toy Soldier?
5. Who can be a Scout or a Nurse?
6. What should I do if I forget my password?
7. What should I do if I signed up with the wrong e-mail address?
8. How do I create my own division?
9. How do I create a Special Operations division?
10. How do I create a Special Interest division?
11. How do I organize an invasion?
12. What’s a mission report?
13. Can I customize my uniform?
14. What is my rank in the army? How do I get a title?
15. How do you become a Yellow Jacket?
16. What should I do if am I having trouble with another soldier?
17. I have a question related to the Toy Soldiers Unite chat room.
18. Where can I find a copy of the TSU Terms and Conditions?
19. So who owns and runs TSU and the Army now?
20. Can I sell items with the Toy Soldier or Dr. Steel logos?
21. Can I use TSU’s work or art?
22. What should I do if I don’t see an answer to my question here?
23. What if I want to delete my account?
24. Where is Dr. Steel?

1) Is this a cult?
Skewed religious obsession, strange rituals and poison Kool-Aid. These are things generally associated with the stigma of the word “cult”. However vague the true definition of a cult might be, there is one singular element which rings true throughout all organizations considered to be cults; that is religion.

The Army of The Toy Soldiers accepts all of mankind (as well as various species of primates should the uniforms look funny on them) and holds no discrimination due to age, race or gender. Likewise, all forms of religious interests are welcomed to be held by members of The Toy Soldiers. People can come and go as they please. We’ll never stop anyone from joining or leaving, and people can be as active or as inactive as they choose. We’re an organization of good, clean fun that just happens to be very convicted in our Army parody motif.

Army: n. A body of persons organized to advance a cause. (Definition courtesy of Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

And our “cause?” To have fun!

2) What happened to the website? Why is my old account not working?
The old TSU website had it’s share of errors, bugs, and other problems. A lot of the site software was out of date and incompatible with most hosting accounts. To be able to bring new features to the site, and allow a certain amount of customization, we created this brand new website. However, the old site database was not salvageable, and we were unable to transfer everyone’s account over. We did have both the old and the new website up for 4 months at the same time, to allow users to save any profile data, pictures or forum posts..

3) Who can be a Toy Soldier, Nurse or Scout?
In short: anyone! Toy Soldiers Unite does not discriminate based on age, race, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, hair color, eye color, or ice cream flavor preference. Anyone can be a Toy Soldier, Nurse or Scout!

4) What am I required to do as a Toy Soldier?
One of the best things about being a Toy Soldier is that there are no participation requirements. Everything you do as a member of TSU is voluntary and based in one’s own interests. There are no tests, no mandatory reports, no obligation to participate in anything you are uncomfortable with. Our organization encourages creativity and unity via an alternative view of the future in which we all live for fun and play. This vision is designed to build a Utopian Playland, so the duties of a Toy Soldier are truly based on one, single mission: to have fun!

However, while Toy Soldiers may be as active or inactive as they wish, note that here at TSU, you get what you put into it. When you are active in the community that is Toy Soldiers Unite, opportunities open up for everything from terrific trips to phenomenal philanthropies. You have the opportunity to make lifelong friends, and, in some instances, lifelong loves. (We’re not by any means a dating site, but a few soldiers have gotten married!) But friends will not flock to you just for being a Toy Soldier. Take a leap, put yourself out there, and you will likely find that the being a Toy Soldier means so much more than a registration on a website.

5) Who can be a Scout or a Nurse?
As per the Toy Soldiers Unite tradition, all are welcome! In Toy Soldiers Unite, we never discriminate, so you are free to join any regiment you please. However, we are currently lacking in templates for male nurse and scout uniforms, so we encourage the gentlemen to become creative with those. Unless of course you want to wear the dress. That’s fine too.

6) What should I do if I forget my password?
Contact Toy Soldiers Unite by clicking the “Forgotten your password” link located beneath the login box, and it will be emailed to you.

7) What should I do if I signed up with the wrong e-mail address?
You may change your e-mail address as many times as you wish on your personal profile once you log-in into the members’ area.

8) How do I create my own division?

First and foremost, we thank you for taking the initiative to form a division. Toy Soldiers from around the globe have been forming such units as to build local groups to carry out missions, stage invasions and have a generally good time!

First, you should check the Divisions page and make sure that one does not already exist within a 100 mile radius of where you want your division to be. Check carefully because some divisions are listed more by regions than by cities. If there is not already a division covering your area, then you can send your request via the contact page with the following information:

A) A Leader. This person must live in the city the division is created for. You must also be a member in good standing with us, having an active profile and posts.
B) Links to 3 other members’ profiles to start it with. They must also be proven active.
C) All parties must be registered members of Toy Soldiers Unite for at least one month prior to division creation.
D) Your exact location.
E) The title of your Division.
F) Your desired Division number (Please check the other division on our division page to make sure your number is unique)

Submit the above information via the Contact Us page. Please do NOT send it as a PM in the forum or chat.

If all criteria is met, an admin will create your division. The division leader must then fill in all geographic data so that the division will appear on the groups page. Once that is done, write the admins and they will create a discussion thread in the Divisions section of the forums.

To keep people from spreading themselves to thin, Toy Soldiers are limited to being responsible of 2 divisions at maximum, be they local, special interest, or special ops.

9) How do I create a Special Operations division?

Should you wish to create a Special Operations division based on a specific, collective talent we encourage you to do so. Special Operations Divisions are based on a specific ability (i.e.; cooking, wrestling, clowning) and are focused on utilizing this unique ability toward the actualization of a Utopian Playland!

If there is not already a special operations division that covers your idea (please check thoroughly), then you can send your request via the contact page with the following information:

A) A Leader. You must be a member in good standing with us, having an active profile and posts.
B) Links to 3 other members’ profiles to start it with. They must also be proven active.
C) All parties must be registered members of Toy Soldiers Unite for at least one month prior to division creation.
D) The title of your Special Operations Division.
E) A logo or a rough sketch of one that will become your Special Op’s logo if approved.
F) An outline of how your division will further the quest for the Utopian Playland with its chosen focus/skill.

Submit the above information via the Contact Us page. Please do NOT send it as a PM in the forum or chat.

Please note that the creation of Special Ops is a more subjective process than the creation of divisions. Admins carefully consider usefulness, redundancy, appropriateness, and other factors when a Special Operations division is proposed. Ultimately, it is to their discretion as to whether or not the division is created. Special Ops are for people who have skills they will apply in helping promote our community or each other. On occasion, some Special Ops may be considered more appropriate as a Special Interest Division. They focus on a collective concept or theme, such as cosplay enthusiasts.

To avoid redundancy, inactivity, or divisions being formed solely for the sake of them, ANYONE wanting create a Spec Ops, first organize a mission or project focusing on the Spec Op’s Specialty, you may start a thread to drum up interest after you have written the admins with your idea, please do this first to insure your idea is not already included in an existing division.

To keep people from spreading themselves to thin, Toy Soldiers are limited to being responsible of 2 divisions at maximum, be they local, special interest, or special ops.

10) How do I create a Special Interest Division?
A) A Leader. This person must have knowledge of the subject being focused on and the ambition to keep it going. You must also be a member in good standing with us, having an active profile and posts.
B) Links to 3 other members’ profiles to start it with, they must also be proven active. All parties must be registered members of Toy Soldiers Unite for at least one month prior to division creation.
C) No specific location is required as Special interest will be considered world wide.
D) The title of your Division.
E) Your desired Division number (Please check the other division on our division page to make sure your number is unique)

Submit the above information via the Contact Us page. Please do NOT send it as a PM in the forum or chat.

You may start a thread to engage interest in the subject after you have written the admins with your idea. This will save you/us time if it has been already done.

To keep people from spreading themselves to thin, Toy Soldiers are limited to being responsible of 2 divisions at maximum, be they local, special interest, or special ops.

11) How do I organize an invasion?

That’s great because anybody can organize an invasion! If you have an invasion idea, the first step is to check the Missions and Upcoming Invasions sections of the forums to see if your event idea already exists. If it doesn’t, contact the leader of the division in which or invasion idea is located to see if he or she already has something in the works. If no one is working on it yet, the next step is to spearhead the event yourself! Post a detailed thread in the Missions area if it is a general mission idea (no specific location or date) or post it in Upcoming Invasions if your event has a location and date. Don’t forget to include the place, time, date and area of meet-up as well as the TSU profile of the Soldier/s in charge of organizing it. Once your invasion is over, make sure to send in a report (with photos if you have). Your event may end up in TSU News!

12) What’s a mission report?
A mission report is a description of your creative support for The Army of Toy Soldiers including official missions, original missions, invasions, tactical playtime, and any other exciting events carried out in the name of TSU. If you have completed any such activities and would like to inform the administrators of Toy Soldiers Unite of your work, simply go to the Contact Us page. The admins do read the reports, and many are often written about in the TSU News, so the more detail the better! Please include links to publicly accessible photos, videos, forums, and other corresponding event information when applicable.
Your report will be stored on file. Many a mission report has resulted in Soldiers being featured as “Soldier of the week” and even the awarding of a YellowJacket badge.

13) Can I customize my uniform?
Duplication of the displayed uniform is greatly encouraged as unity of style breeds unity of focus. As Dr. Steel has said, “It is only with a singular, focused vision that we shall overcome”.

However, we also encourage the creativity and talents of the individual. To this end, if you are interested in customizing your uniform be sure to follow these few pointers:

1. Utilize official patches. While you are free to add your own accessories, professional or handmade, please note that producing the official Dr. Steel-designed patches and pins on your own is a violation of copyright.
2. TSU uses 6 primary colors for uniforms: black, military brown, red, white, yellow, and a sand/khaki tone. Please stay within the color schemes of your title:
a. Toy Soldiers: yellow, black.
b. Toy Scouts: yellow, black, military brown, and sand/khaki color.
c. Nurses: white and red, yellow and black, or military brown.
d. For all, color scheme accents may be added at your discretion, but please be tasteful.
3. Keep it “clean.” When you include an element in your uniform, ask yourself: should this be associated with the family-friendly Army of Toy Soldiers?

14) What is my rank in the army? How do I get a title?
Though there are no ranks in The Army of Toy Soldiers. Many of the members have created nicknames using military terms, but some only add such titles when they feel they have “earned” them. However, there is no universal ranking system. Creativity and personal style is always encouraged in The Army of Toy Soldiers, so feel free to create your own name to reflect your individuality. The only title you cannot award yourself is Yellow Jacket.

15) How do you become a Yellow Jacket?
Sometimes, a Toy Soldier will go above and beyond the call of duty. Be it through unique and original propaganda of the epic variety, put themselves in precarious positions for the army, or aided the army or their fellow soldiers in a fashion which has earned them the respect of those around them. When they have done this, they are awarded the Yellow Jacket patch, as a symbol of their amazing efforts!

16) What should I do if am I having trouble with another soldier?
If you are having issues with a fellow soldier, step one is not to fight about it on the forums. Instead, please send a detailed report of the abuse via the Contact Page for an admin to review the matter. Include links to the corresponding forum, a copy of the harassing message, or whatever evidence of the abuse you may have, as well as the name or link to the offenders profile. Please note that reports of abuse are strictly confidential and your name will not be released in an accusatory manor. If it is a minor matter within a singular division, please consider reporting it to your division leader first as typical disputes are often easily resolved by division leaders.

17) I have a question related to the Toy Soldiers Unite chat room.
For chat room related concerns, please see the Chat Rules forum in the Newcomers section.

18) Where can I find a copy of the TSU Terms and Conditions?
Excellent question! While we thrive on creativity, we do have some guidelines and boundaries established to maintain an appropriate amount of order within the organization. For a copy of these rules, please see TSU Terms & Conditions

19) So who owns and runs TSU and the Army now?
Commander JET and Sergeant Dutch are the administrators for the TSU website. Sergeant Dutch has legal ownership of the website, so any legal matters should be brought up with him. He’s usually in the chatroom.


20) Can I sell items with the Toy Soldier Unite logos?
The short answer is no. The logo’s for Toy Soldiers Unite and the Army of Toy Soldiers are under our ownership. You’re welcome to make stuff with them,  place the toy soldier face on your creations, build robots and so forth, so long as you give credit to the source. If you want to see more stuff available in the Armory, our shop, please send a message via the Contact Us page with your suggestions.

21) Can I use TSU’s work or art?
If you wish to create a painting, new propaganda, a music video, or anything else, you are allowed to do so, but please do keep within the Creative Commons Licence in regards to Toysoldiersunite.com’s work.

Creative Commons Licence
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

To clarify, this means so long as you give credit to the original creator, Toysoldiersunite.com, and do not use your creations for profit (this includes the monetization option on Youtube, or other media sites), you are allowed to use the logo’s and such. Please bare in mind though, that if you use the material to purposefully misrepresent the Army of Toy Soldiers, or Toysoldiersunite.com in such a way as to cause libel, we reserve the right to request it be taken down.

22) What should I do if I don’t see an answer to my question here?
The fastest way to get an answer to a question is usually in the chatroom as they are many Toy Soldiers in there (especially during the evenings). Please give it more than 2 minutes for an answer as the internet can be slow for some people.
You can also use the search function in the top right corner of this website, check the forums (and relevant section) but if no answer can be found, you can always us the Contact page and either Commander JET or Sergeant Dutch will get back to you ASAP.

23) What if I want to delete my account?
If you feel like ending your tour of duty as a Toy Soldier for whatever reason, and wish to delete your account, please use the Contact Us page to send a request to delete your account. You don’t need to give a reason unless you want to. But please make sure you send us the email associated with your account.

24) Where is Dr. Steel?
Toy Soldiers Unite and the Army of Toy Soldiers is no longer associated with Dr. Steel or Sgt. Kato. We are 100% independent, and will continue to be so.