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How did you find us?

  • Commander JET
    Participant

    Hello there New and Older soldiers!
    We here at TSU would love to know how you herd about us!

    Did you find some of our creative propaganda?
    Did a friend or family member introduce you to us?
    Did you stumble upon us on the internet somewhere?

    Myself, I found our site from a friend’s page on Myspace years ago. Once here. I quickly made new friends and started have fun adventures all over the place! Since then I have considered it my home in more ways than one. I hope you all enjoy our site!8)

  • Captain Dermut
    Participant

    I got here the first time through the doc’s old website.

  • Lieutenant JDUK
    Participant

    *deep operatic voice* LONDON EXPOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

  • Violet Oblivion
    Participant

    I’m trying to remember. I think I found Dr. Steel as a recommendation through Taste Kid, looked up one or two videos, and it didn’t quite catch me at first. Then, months later I was looking for interesting videos to show my friends and saw Back and Forth in my liked videos for youtube, and I showed it to them, vaguely remembering that I felt rather mixed about it the first time. Hearing a second time…I fell in love and looked up everything good. Stumbled onto the website after stalking information on Dr. Steel.

  • Aym
    Participant

    Doctor Steel popped up in my YouTube recommendations after watching The Cog is Dead, Professor Elemental, etc.

  • YJ Grimm
    Participant

    Years and years ago my landlord introduced me to the good Doc. whenever he’d DJ at our local club I’d find myself grooving to Drop the Bomb. One fateful day I met a strange mustachioed man with an Army of Toy Soldiers sign at Fresher’s Fayre, and the next year on TS day I met up with him to run havoc around Reading town centre, and I never looked back.

  • Corporal Tink
    Participant

    Jog gave me a funky business card for Toy Soldiers whilst at a stilt meet ^^ … i then met a load of you awesome guys at MCM … and then i waited patiently for the new site to run and here i am XD

  • Zerillis Dagger
    Participant

    I actually found the Toy Soldiers thru a friend. One evening he asked me if I like industrial like music and I said well I dont know let me hear some, And so he plays me a few Dr. Steel songs. I went to doctorsteel.com watched all of the episodes. Then I found the TSU webpage and joined up :D

  • Pvt Morglum
    Participant

    montee signed me up, said he would hurt me if i didnt…so i didnt, but when he didnt hurt me i signed up anyway…

  • KillerCapybara
    Participant

    A friend of mine told me about Dr. Steel. Listened to his music, watched his videos, and he became a personal hero of mine. Decided I wanted to help him out in his quest for a Utopian Playland, and I signed up. I then realized he retired and decided to stick around. I’ve been a Toy Soldier for a bit more than a year now (if I remember correctly) and have enjoyed my time here Quite fun.

  • The year was 2009. There was an electric buzz in the air about this man who said he would be the world emperor. His music drew me in. Then in the midst of it all, I befriended a like minded gal on Myspace. She convinced me that this TSU she was a part of, was an awesome thing. My qualms about it were having to wear a uniform, and being molded into something I didn’t know anything about, but she assured me that there was nothing “uniform” about our uniforms and that it was more about creativity and not conformity. That person was Commander JET, and since my joining the Toy Soldier Army, it has sparked my creativity and happiness. While I was originally here (and still am, in some ways) for Dr. Steel, his music and his art and his vision, the world has evolved and Toy Soldiers Unite is bigger than any one man could hold down. It’s become something that is as much a part of us as our teeth and our eyes are. This isn’t just some digital bunker, it’s us! It’s made out of people!

    Oh, and Thank You JET! And thank you’s to all the amazing people who make this site and make being a Toy Soldier, one of the best things ever!

  • T.F.U. Lucas Usagi
    Participant

    It was around this time 2 years ago that a friend of Loony’s shared Dr Steel’s music with us and with a little searching we found TSU (old site), signed up and bing bam boom here we are. Glad to have found you all. A grand source of inspiration and fun indeed.
    :salute:

  • J.F.C. Broken Loony
    Participant

    ^ What he said…although it took us a full year before we became fully active.

  • I’m a member of Steampunk Empire and was contacted by a member of a group I was in. She thought based on my music tastes and snarky comments I’d made,that I’d enjoy looking into Doctor Steel.
    I did, I loved it, I found a family and home that I hope to never lose!
    Turns out I was a Toy Soldier and never even knew it!
    Thank you Sgt.Kato. :!: :-D

  • Alida Brocklehurst
    Participant

    My boyfriend had Dr. Steel’s music playing in his shop one day. I asked him who he was, then started stalking info down. I was sad to know he retired, but more than happy to find this community! Can’t wait to start becoming more active :)

  • Brigadier Davis
    Participant

    I wonder if its possible to build some kind of Magnet for Potential soldiers?

    Someone get to work!

  • Kuri
    Participant

    I was doing heavy research into the steampunk movement back in, well, I know it was before I moved in 2008. I joined the Toy Soldiers but wasn’t too active, and honestly, I have no idea if there are any local to me.

    I happened upon Dr Steel’s video about building a Utopian Playland, and, it kind of spoke to me, and struck me how true a lot of it is. So I did some more digging, and signed up, and now I’m back.

  • Kuri
    Participant

    Brigadier Davis:
    I wonder if its possible to build some kind of Magnet for Potential soldiers?

    Someone get to work!

    *pulls on his brass goggles* Let’s see what we can do. Where’s my Tesla coil!?

  • Hermes
    Member

    Scout LuLu pointed the way for me, and I followed!

  • Tomás Grassi
    Participant

    It was in 2010 (being 13 years old) when I started looking for information into the Singularity stuff. Then I found Dr. Steel’s song whose main phrase is “Bring on the Singularity”, and started researching on him. That’s how I became a Toy Soldier at that moment. It was hard to carry on with the duties of a Toy Soldier while being in Argentina, as all the missions and stuff are conducted in other countries. As months passed I forgot about this community, until yesterday, when I remembered and visited the site, being 16 years old. Too sad to hear that Dr. Steel has retired. On the other hand, excited about TSU continuing despite of that!
    I love the new site, and how it’s easier to connect with the rest of Toy Soldiers.

    Let’s build an Utopian playland!

    PS: please correct any mistakes made by me for not being a native speaker, as it will help me to learn the language better. Thanks!

  • Private CuppyCake
    Participant

    I was listening to steampunk music and came across Dr Steel. Fell in love with his music almost instantly and found this site along with him.

  • Mrs.Mischief
    Participant

    My husband-to-be got me into TSU. I probably won’t be posting much here, but apparently if I’m a TS, then being on this site is a must. So, here I am and “Hello!” ^.^ I’m just gonna get back to my book now. It’s book 4 in the Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce, it’s really good!

  • Well I only discovered Dr Steel about a year ago regrettably, and when researching in general about the man I stumbled upon toysoldiersunite. I should have joined a while ago but better late than never. 

  • Jade Valor
    Participant

    totally agreed welcome aboard Kain!

     

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  • PFC Sinphonite
    Participant

    I stumbled across a CD a friend had made for me a few years back with a bunch of Dr Steel on it, so I brought it to work to listen to while I was cooking.  Introduced a coworker to his music, and when he asked me a few questions about it I looked the Doctor up for the first time ever.  Had no idea there was anything beyond just a few cool CD’s until then!

     

    I’m kicking myself a bit for not looking into it sooner, but there’s still work to be done!

  • Anonymous

    @Mrs. Dini said:
    My husband-to-be got me into TSU. I probably won’t be posting much here, but apparently if I’m a TS, then being on this site is a must. So, here I am and “Hello!” ^.^ I’m just gonna get back to my book now. It’s book 4 in the Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce, it’s really good!

    Love ya, honey!

  • Tinker the YJ
    Participant

    Wow, how have I not posted in here yet?

     

    I came across this place while surfing around on Brass Goggles (Steampunk blog of sorts), liked what I saw and stuck around. :D

     

    I’ve been here ever since and I’m not planning on vanishing(again) anytime soon.

     

    end of line…

  • Private Burnt
    Participant

    Hello, rather new here.

    How did I find this place? Well, I guess around…awhile ago, I guess, I saw some Dr. Steel videos. They were cool, but I thought nothing more of it.

    Then, last night, the last night of 2012, a friend showed me some Dr. Steel videos. This brought up nostalgic memories, and, after rummaging around the Internet, stumbled across this Eden.

    So, it was only an hour ago that I decided to sign up and enlist!

  • Anonymous

    I remember in 2009 I was looking at steampunk music videos on YouTube and discovered Dr. Steel. After watching his music videos I watched his PSA’s. Then I joined the old site, and later the new site, and now I’m on this site, where I will stay for as long as we exist. I may not be all that active in my old age of 30, but I do enjoy handing out propaganda and having fun and being creative. That’s how we roll. :mrgreen:

  • Commander Radar
    Participant

    I heard a Dr. Steel song at my youth club and went searching for it, unknowingly stumbling into the dream of a Utopian Playland. I loved it all so much that I instantly recruited some friends with aspirations of forging an Irish group as soon as I was able.

  • Short Circuit
    Participant

    A couple years back, a friend of mine pointed me towards Dr. Steel’s “create” video, it interested me and I looked through another video or two and then filed them away for future reference. I never really looked into Dr. Steel after that (which I rather regret now, having missed the man himself), until today when I stumbled across another of his videos. I then did a little research, and found myself here.

  • Jade Valor
    Participant

    Well then Welcome aboard Short Circuit to the Army of toy Soldiers! yes i regret not knowing the good Doctor meself, i joined a year after his retirement…i hope to find him one day though even if its like getting a glimpse of him in a random grocery store or something ^.^

     

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  • Osiris Bane
    Participant

    In Dec 2007, someone posted this image on a wargaming forum I frequent:

     

    and the rest is history.

  • Engineer Airhead
    Keymaster

    I was reading the blog dark artifacts and found the link. I thought if it’s mentioned there then it must be good. 

  • Epsilon V. 2.5
    Participant

    I found the bona medici through an SFM(Source Film Maker) video that featured his song “Build The Robots” a few months back. Thought nothing of it….then I went back. And then again. Finally, I went and found more of Dr. Steel’s music(my favorite being “Back and Forth”!), and then I saw a mention of this website in the comment’s section. I signed up, and here I am!

  • Presentteck
    Participant

    well, This popped up in my news feed yesterday. 

    I was intrigued and started searching, I find him to be a like minded individual…
    One could say I’m a bit of a mad scientist and musician myself, though more the first than the latter.
       That said, being a man of science as I am, I cant see myself joining the ranks of an army… However, collaboration seems a strong possibility.

  • Pvt. Buffalo Bill
    Participant

    I heard “Build The Robots” on a video, looked it up, and here I am!

  • Mike Bigelow
    Participant

    In 2012 as I was frequenting the Cavalcadium someone Posted and I quote, “Toy Soldiers Unite!”. I didn’t think much of it at the time but just recently it came to mind for some reason and Google lead me here. Nice place by the way, very clean… do I smell cupcakes baking?

  • Host
    Participant

    It was sometime in 2009 that I first heard of Doctor Steel. Somebody on Gaia Online had the following image in their signature:

    http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/MontyK/knowledge-is-power-and-power-is-hilarious_zps09f00ac3.jpg

     

    I Googled the name in the lower right corner to see who this was and found his website, which had several music samples and videos and other goodies. Within a few days I had purchased all three of his albums available on Amazon and had registered as a toy soldier. I never actually interacted with anyone on the old forums, sadly, and drifted away from the site.

    When Doctor Steel retired and the site was remade, I registered again, but once more drifted away. It was only within the last month that I’ve been listening to Doctor Steel again and, with a pang of nostalgia, returned to this site.

  • Copper Corvid
    Participant

    To be entirely honest, I saw the same image that Presenttek posted on Memebase and got curious. I’ve been into steampunk and dieselpunk for a while now, but hadn’t run across Dr. Steel yet.  A few days and lots of research later I came across the Toy Soldiers.  The idea of not trying to take over the world, but to make over the world with fun really resonated in me.  I’ve been telling people for a long time that a lot of the problems we face can be attributed to adults forgetting how to play.  Introducing the Dr. Steel definition of toy and making fun a #1 priority would go a long way to helping.

  • The Disgraced Dark
    Participant

    @Tinker the paper lord said:
      I came across this place while surfing around on Brass Goggles (Steampunk blog of sorts), liked what I saw and stuck around. Laugh

    Same here. I was so enthralled by the DoctorSteel.com site I didn’t even realize he produced music for almost a year after that. It was nearly instantaneous that I signed up with the Toy Soldiers Fan Club to receive more information. Shortly after that the original ToySoldiersUnite.com launched, re-enlisted there, and now here on this new TSU site. I’ve been a Proud Toy Soldier ever since. :wink:

  • Treaos
    Participant

    I found out about this particular Dr.Steel site from a fellow soldier I saw today at the Haywood Mall in Greenville SC. He’s the one on the left decked out in awesomeness(I forgot what your name was dude sorry)Me and a Fellow Soldier

  • Picasso
    Participant

    My roommate has been a toy soldier for a while now, she’s converted me, what can I say!  It’s beautiful, peaceful, and all around what I want in my own life and the lives of others.

  • Professor Oplastik
    Participant

    If I can remember, I found Doctor Steel’s propaganda video ‘Building a Utopian Playland’ on YouTube, while listening to steampunk music, years ago. I fell in love with his idea and his views. He gave me a goal of life and motivation. I have heard of this page too, but I was too afraid to join, haha. c: I was listening to his music lately and thought the time has come for me to join.

  • Private A. Gryphon
    Participant

    I found this site through the Doctor’s music, which I was instantly hooked on. From there, I began searching for more about it, and discovered more about him, his message, and lastly the Toy Soldiers.

  • RexDarr
    Participant

     I was watching Dr. Horrible with my girlfriend last weekend. When I searched on Wikipedia and read the controversy between Dr. Horrible & Dr. Steel I gained interest. After reading about Dr. Steel I decided to listen to some of his tracks on Youtube. I was instantly hooked!

  • Thara Wolf
    Participant

    i was looking for some new music, so i used tune glue, and found out about dr. steel. i enjoyed his music and message so much that i looked into his history and found my way here.

  • Brigadier Davis
    Participant

    I wandered in one wet and windy Sunday afternoon and still haven’t managed to find my way out.

     

    If anyone out there can contact my family, please tell time im safe and alive!

     

    HELP!

  • Sgt. Dutch
    Participant

    Alive? Yes? Safe?

    …… suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.

  • Lt. Sophie
    Keymaster

    I was reading through a thread about Steampunk music and artists in another forum I was quite active in at that time. That was when I found Dr. Steel. I think someone posted that milk glass picture of him and I found it quite interesting, so I researched, listened and read.

    And then Dutch took out his rope and tied me up so I could not leave anymore.

  • Sgt. Dutch
    Participant
  • Lt. Sophie
    Keymaster

    @Sgt. Dutch said:

     

    Did you just call me fat? :o

  • Spc Stalheim
    Participant

    The Singularity drew me in, and the public service announcements were fantastic

  • Pvt Morglum
    Participant

    mcm expooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Toxicity Raptor
    Participant

    I found the site through Deviantart a few days ago, it looks like the army is quieter than it used to be and it’s very unfortunate I came so late to the party…:( But then again I could be wrong, and maybe it is getting bigger…? Ah, I don’t know anymore X) Anyway, it’s nice to meet you all!

     

  • The Slenderman
    Participant

    A friend of mine on Facebook told me about Dr. Steel and I was instantly hooked to the videos.

    Eventually I decided it would be a good idea to get on the forums and meet other fans. 

  • SPC Voodoo
    Participant

    A friend of mine was telling me about Dr. Steel and one thing led to another. Thanks to excitement and shear curiosity (and google) I made my way here. :D

  • Kingz
    Participant

    I was looking around my brother’s room like the curious younger brother I am and I came across 3 Toy Soldiers bracelets. I have quite a lot of different bracelets on my hand already and I thought it would make a nice addiction to have one of these on there too.

    A few days past and My brother realized I had one on and ask for it back, I gave it back but was curious what it was all about.

    I decided to go online and search “Toy Soldiers” and as I thought, millions of pages about toy soldiers came up. However one caught my eye, “Toy Soldiers Unite”.

    I clicked on the page, made an account and here we are! c:

  • Captain Dermut
    Participant

    That’s some stealth propaganda right there. Well done to your older bro, who is…. anyway?

  • MarleyCupcake
    Participant

    I originally found TSU after a friend posted some of Dr. Steel’s music on MySpace.  I liked what I heard and looked into it more.  At some point I stumbled into our digital bunker here and never found my way out!  I was hooked and started doing online missions right away.  Eventually I graduated to doing other missions and attending invasions.  Over the past few years I’ve been with TSU I’ve met so many awesome people, people that I would have never met had it not been for our lovely site.  I’m glad to have found it and all the wonderful people in it!

  • Lillium
    Participant

    I was shopping online for a unique wedding dress and found a beautiful dress on Steampunk Couture. After talking to the designer, Kato, I did some research into TSU and decided to meet up with the Toy Soldiers in London for their annual invasion.

    They got me drunk and brainwashed me into falling in love with the idea that is TSU and I’ve been here ever since.

  • Sgt. Dutch
    Participant

    You weren’t that drunk. Or at least, you did better than me!:cool:

  • Raptor
    Participant

    I started researching Steampunk for my first college diploma in Video Game Design. I was looking for some audio inspiration for the music using iMesh’s radio player and the Doctor came on. I got hooked and bought the album from iTunes.

    After some digging to find his website, I stumbled across the old forums. 

    Viola. 

  • Deck Cadet Kippie
    Participant

    I AM REBORN.

    No, my ex introduced me to Dr. Steel and TSU. After our relation-ship sank, I disappeared. But I have returned! And I am planning to be more active than I was before.

  • Shank
    Participant

    I had a friend, though whether or not she was a scout I cannot say. She showed me the song “Fibonacci Sequence.” Through that happy little tune I became curious about Dr. Steel, and set out to learn about him, and just as I began to wish I could have been a part of what he wanted to make, I found TSU.

  • Mr. Paradox
    Participant

    Professor Jimmy Blue brought me here. I learned of Dr. Steel and TSU through His art work, and his amazing family. Jimmy Blue used to be the best manager at I had ever had down at the movie theater. He was the best.

  • Commander JET
    Participant

    Welcome Mr.Paradox! Any friend of Jimmy’s is a friend of ours! *hands you a cookie* Make yourself at home :)

  • Akili
    Participant

    Hello all! I stumbled upon this via Dr. Steel’s glorious music on youtube. It was love at first listen and I wanted to know more. I found this website by my own investigation, and I am pleased to say I am a new member here! I look forward to getting to know you all.

  • Doctor Clockwork
    Participant

    I was introduced to the music of the Good Doctor through Facebook, and upon watching the episodes of his show on YouTube decided to check out the Toy Soldiers online.

  • Fritz Grimm
    Participant

    I was looking for steampunk music on youtube and came across Doctor Steel. I was very interested in his music and also in his persona. So I looked ad wikipedia and found out that he retired but that there was a group that keeps his ideas alive: The Army of Toy Soldiers. So that is how I found this place and why I’m here.

  • adadwd
    Participant

    I had heard a couple of Dr. Steel songs on you tube so a couple of days ago while searching through TV tropes I became curious and looked up his page there, I then found and joined this site.

  • Doomstar
    Participant

    I found out through ITunes in my “recommended” list. The album art intrigued me and BAM. I did some research and found this website!:D

  • Welcome all of you :D *passes around a plate of cookies*

  • Madame TinkerToy
    Participant

    I was doing research on Steampunk whilst unknowingly listening to the good Doctor’s music. Lament for a Toy Factory I believe it was (which happened to be the only song I knew from him). Well upon checking out The Steampunk Bible from my local downtown library I was reading the music section when Doctor Steel’s name appeared before me in all it’s crazy splendor. Surprised, I looked up more of his music to hear the Steampunk Aesthetic from it. one listen to Back and Forth and I was hooked. I stalker research Doctor Steel and decided that even though he “retired” I would join the army to spread the fun. I continue to hold onto the hope that the doctor is only on hiatus, but until that day hopefully comes, I know I’ll be having fun on here and in real life!:D

  • Engineer Airhead
    Keymaster

    I found T.S.U. through the great Commander JET.

    I stayed for the camaraderie, fun, friendships, and adventures!  

    *salute* :smile:

  • Metal Oxide
    Participant

    I went to London MCM Comicon today and there was a stall there handing out leaflets and selling badges. So I took a leaflet, looked up Toy Soldiers Unite and registered. :)

  • EpikChik
    Participant

    I was on YouTube, and I found a speedpaint that had one of Dr. Steel’s songs playing, I really liked it. I read in the comments that it was called “Atomic Superstar”. So I searched it, read the artist’s name, then searched him. I eventually found out about the toy soldiers, and I wanted to recruit. Here I am now ^^

  • Lady of Blades
    Participant

    I was accosted by some gentlemen in goggles at MCM expo in London this Saturday just gone. I was intrigued. I am hooked.  :D

  • YJ Grimm
    Participant

    Welcome to our new MCM recruits, it’s great to see you! Feel free to post in the welcome thread to recieve an abundance of joy at your arrival ^_^ http://www.toysoldiersunite.com/forums/general-discussions/welcome-new-toy-soldiers

  • Acorn
    Participant

    I was in the forums on Gaia and someone who replied to my thread had a link in his signature.

  • Miss marimo
    Participant

    I was searching for steampunk clothes and I found a Dr. Steel’s video. After listening his music i began to search about Dr. Steel in google and I found this.:o

  • Taylorwailer
    Participant

    Minion is an old friend of mine and invited me today.

  • Slacker
    Participant

    While hanging out with a friend, I mentioned that I was putting up notecards with nice little sayings on them. I said that upset people were the reason that I had this mission. A site I was on was full of “feel good” missions, but it wasn’t well run. He said it reminded him of another site, then pulled up some propaganda. I immediately looked into it, went home, signed up, and here I am.

  • Dr Donald Hound
    Participant

    I heard the glorious calling of the great Doctor as he drew me here in a vision!

    (Found some music on youtube, enjoyed it, came here.)

  • Back in 2009 I found Dr. Steel through albinoblacksheep.com which had a featured post or something, with some cartoon music video’s made by probably a toy soldier from here somewhere… I decided to check some more out, at the time I was researching a lot about planet X and conspiracy theory, so Dr. Steels music instantly got my attention. 

    Me and my roommate (Sokamin) found a concert video from him, and we played it a lot when we where playing chinese chess or just hanging out. A bit later the PSA’s followed and I got more and more interested.

    All the good things the great Doctor brought us, got us watching Land of the Lost TV series, reading more about Planet X / Niburu, the Annunaki, UFO’s, the Singularity etc…

    I did find the Toy Soldier Army back then, but never really got into it, after the great Doctor’s resignation I thought the Toy Soldiers dissapeared as well, until a few weeks back when Sokamin brought it up again and started talking about making a uniform.

  • Capitaine Moustache
    Participant

    Heard about TSU on a steampunk website :)

  • SPC Voodoo
    Participant

    Well I was on Facebook one day and my friend posted this video to my page that said “Check this out. I think you’ll like it.” They say you never forget your first time, or in this case your 1st video by the great Dr. Steel. It was the video for Back and Forth. My friend was more than right. Not only did I like it but I loved it. Then this video led to me watching another…..then another……then google seaches……then websites…..etc etc. Then my interest in becoming a Toy Soldier lead me here. Then I knew that I was in a place where I belong. :smile:

  • Commandant Beaker
    Participant

    i was playing a game called second life. basically its a virtual world game. i was at a club. and the dj played a remix of the song the dr. steel show. when it hit my ears, eyes went wide and i needed to know where it came from. few minuets of searching later i found the docs website. that lead me to the TSU and i never looked back.

  • KenTwitchy
    Participant

    Everyone in my shop class in high school that actually operated machinery listened to Dr. Steel’s music. we used to play it in our part of the building when making things like 3d printers, solar cars, mono wheels etc. and operating tools. was great to have an engineering course from freshman year in high school, his music stuck for the past 5 or so years.  Thus lead to me joining and finding the web page.

  • TheTechnician
    Participant

    Was searching through youtube for new music, and stumbled across Dr. Steel. I think the first song was “Singularity”, which I love the whole transhumanism idea, and started searching more. After a few songs, I was hooked. The message of just live life, and enjoy it is pretty much how I try and live my life, so after some research, I found TSU, and here I am now.

  • Dr. Johnson
    Participant

    Buddy of mine posted back and forth on facebook…did some digging and found the PS-As. dug in further found ya! haha!laugh

  • Andrew
    Participant

    Mostly through Doctor Steel’s music and through my cousin who mentioned how cool the site was and how he was not sure if he wanted to join it. He’s really missing out.

  • The DoctorDoth'Rah
    Participant

    My friend Ed is a member, introduced me to some of the guys at MCM London at the weekend, bought myself a bandana at the show and the rest, as they say, is history ^_^

  • Porcelain Poison
    Participant

    I was recommended Dr. Steel’s music on Last.fm and I was hooked! I love the music, what he stands for, the aesthetic, etc. and want to be a part of it!

  • Corporal Frost
    Participant

    My friend Itchy is a toy soldier. I would go over to his leather shop to work on my armor projects and I would see all the beautiful propaganda covering his walls like wall paper. I googled Dr. Steel and TSU and eventually found my way here :)

  • Commander JET
    Participant

    Welcome new soldiers! *hands out cookies* wink

  • Ashley
    Participant

    Well, I was reading about Dieselpunk on TV Tropes and the good doctor showed up as an example.

  • SerenityRises
    Participant

    I was listening to podcasts of The World Domination Hour which played Dr. Steel’s music pretty regularly.  One of the listeners who called in a lot always gave a shout out to the Toy Soldiers.  I was curious and looked up Toy Soldiers, eventually finding this lovely site.laugh

  • Athrun Nailo
    Participant

    This was awhile back (2010), but on the Minecraft forums there was a poster named “Doctor Steel” and had a link in his signature.  Out of curiosity I followed the link and found myself on the Doctor Steel home page.  Then found the old TSU site from there.

  • Liam
    Participant

    My friend showed me some of Dr. Steel’s music and I was intrigued to say the least. :33

  • Lt. Easterling
    Participant

    Found a poster of Dr. Steel on web years ago, but took me a while to start research. By the time I found the website, he was already retired frown

  • Constable Ad-Tavi
    Participant

    Was directed to the old site by my dear friend and fellow Toy Soldier, Budgie. Took me a while to migrate over here tho.

  • I found this site via its TV Tropes page, which I found via Doctor Steel’s TV Tropes page, which I found via TV Tropes’ Dieselpunk page, which I found because I’m an avid Troper and a huge Dieselpunk fan.

  • Tumbleweed Tuner
    Participant

    I was shown a video with the “Build the Robots” song in it. I loved the song and years later, which was recently, I was bored and researched what Dr. Steel was all about.

  • Eugenia123345
    Participant

    Youtube.com!!!! laughlaughexclaimexclaim

  • MerryRaptor
    Participant

    I found Dr. Steel while browsing around on Spotify around a year ago, and ended up listening to all of his music at least twice within the month. It didn’t take me very long to take to the internet and find he was gone…..but then I saw the Toy Soldiers! And then I joined.laugh

  • Great stuff MerryRaptor :) Welcome to the best army of the world! 

  • Engineer Fang
    Participant

    I found out about this because of my girlfriend, who is also a medic. it was a couple months later that i had a look around on here and now im also a part of this awesome army and a part of the engineers :D 

  • Scout SODA
    Participant

    browsing tumblr for my favorite tv show playlists and one of it included Dr Steel’s music, so I thought why not? And I listened to it and the message spoke to me. 

    Soon I found out he had an army where they carried out the message and I had to join, immediately bringing my friends in with me twisted

  • Lollipop Jones
    Participant

    I found Dr. Steel through my cousin, who is a musician. 

    I joined his toy soldiers way back, then promptly forgot all about the forums as life happened.

    This morning I got an email from TSU and was just really excited that all this was still going on, so here I am. laugh

  • Jono-3000
    Participant

    Hello I am truly glad I found the good Dr. Steel, relieved actually the tedious world has left me mute for so long now. I feel the pangs of regret and remorse for not fufilling my desires for fun through my art….hails unto thee Dr. Steel where you may roam XD

    Post Script; I found Dr. Waldof Steel entirely by random two evenings ago whilst viewing on youtube. I promptly desired more of his experience after witnessing his propaganda video.

  • Kat Maestrale
    Participant

    One of my old acting buddies recently received an email from TSU and they posted about it on Facebook in confusion. I stumbled my way here, did my share of reading about the roots of the Toy Soldiers, and I decided to stay awhile.

  • Sgt. Dutch
    Participant

    Welcome new and returning Toy Soldiers! Rather glad our little Secret Transmission emails have been spreading confusion and delight! Toy Soldier Day is just around the corner as well, the day we celebrate the founding of the Army of Toy Soldiers & Toysoldiersunite.com, and our continued marched to World Domination!

    If you’ve got any questions that aren’t answered in the FAQ, use the contact us page to get in touch with myself instantly!

  • KeevanSixx
    Participant

    *thump thump thump*  (is this thing on?)

    Ahem, ummm….Hi

    Apologies for not responding earlier (had a carrot soufflé that was being bothersome, nothing a pinch of clove and a rolling pin couldn’t fix) Yeah, I discovered the toy soldiers on Myspace what seems like eons ago through Dr. Steel. Signed up right away back then, and rollicked in the joys of a utopian playground. Of course, back in the day, ya had the cooks brigade making cookies, cakes, pies whatever it took to keep a hungry army marching onward to that glorious future….where’d they go? Don’t see em here represented anymore….sad.

    Anyhoo, got your secret messages…came as a bit of a shock to hear from the army after all this time. I’ve been on deep undercover assignment for so long i’d thought you’d forgotten about me. Nice to hear from the soldiers after all this time…glad to see ya all alive and kicking again.

    well, I guess I gotta do the formal bit (for all that red tape and record keeping hullabaloo) so….

    *snaps salute*  Chef Draco AntiCook reporting for duty….SIR!!!bliss_gif

  • Lt. Sophie
    Keymaster

    @keevansixx said:
     Of course, back in the day, ya had the cooks brigade making cookies, cakes, pies whatever it took to keep a hungry army marching onward to that glorious future….where’d they go? Don’t see em here represented anymore….sad.

    Well, sadly a whole lot of people became inactive after the Doc retired. We did however have a cookie contest going on a while ago, of course this is most likely not comparable to the cooks brigade.

    But there is always the possibility to revive old divisions, if you feel up to the work and responsibility of leading one. I’d be happy to join, and I know a bunch of Toy Soldiers that enjoy preparing yummies as well. :)

    It is nice to have you back in the bunker. If you so wish, I can lead you to the kitchen and show you around a bit, surely things have changed since you went undercover… Here, have a cookie!

  • cherry
    Participant

    Same here. I was so enthralled by the DoctorSteel.com site I didn’t even realize he produced music for almost a year after that. It was nearly instantaneous that I signed up with the Toy Soldiers Fan Club to receive more information. Shortly after that the original ToySoldiersUnite.com launched, re-enlisted there, and now here on this new TSU site. I’ve been a Proud Toy Soldier ever since. Wink

  • Jan Grackle
    Participant

    I found TSU entirely by accident. There I was, wasting time on YouTube, when I clicked on a video that I didn’t intend to. I was about to go back to the previous page I was on, but the video started playing and in the background of said video was Dr. Steel’s “Atomic Superstar.” I watched the whole video just to hear the song, I was immediately hooked! I looked up more of his music and spent almost that entire day listening. Funnily enough, I went to an outdoor concert later that evening with a friend, and while she enjoyed herself, I was more or less counting down the minutes until I could go home and listen to more of the Doctor’s work. I learned about the existence of TSU soon after, but it took me 3 years to actually join. I’m definitely looking forward to contributing to the Army and helping to make the world a brighter, more fun place!

  • I found you guys when I was researching on wikipedia to see if this wasp nest in my backyard was full of aggressive wasps or not. And through wikiception I found my way to the Toy Soldier Army Wikipedia page and then I found myself registering as a user. Totally random, did not see myself joining the Army today but here I am :p 

    Guess my H.S. chem teacher was right, you are less than five pages from any other article on wikipedia.

  • LadyPotatas
    Participant

    I found TSU through Lt.Sophies stream! So I poked my head around and ended up in a rabbit hole of sorts. 

  • @ladypotatas said:
    I found TSU through Lt.Sophies stream! So I poked my head around and ended up in a rabbit hole of sorts.   

    Welcome, this is a fun place. Hope you stick around. There are lots of people in the chat, and I’m working on reviving the forum. So far so good.

  • Lt. Sophie
    Keymaster

    @ladypotatas said:
    I found TSU through Lt.Sophies stream! So I poked my head around and ended up in a rabbit hole of sorts.   

    All part of my evil plan. twisted

  • LadyPotatas
    Participant

    Thank-you for the welcome! It certainly does seem like a fun place! I’ll be sure to pop into the chat then, good luck with the forum revival I know all too well how much work that takes. 

  • @ladypotatas said:
    Thank-you for the welcome! It certainly does seem like a fun place! I’ll be sure to pop into the chat then, good luck with the forum revival I know all too well how much work that takes.   

    Eh, I have lots of free time on my hands, so it aint too hard. And for the most part it is a success.

  • @thefeltfan6 said:
    I think I found out about Dr. Steel a good year or so. It was a combination of finding his music on Tumblr and 8tracks that sparked my curiosity to look into him some more, and I don’t regret it AT ALL! His manifesto, general preaching about the preservation of fun and imagination, and the attitude of “forget what society says, they’re wrong!” really resonated with me. It felt really touching to see a man like him talk about the same thing I’ve believed in for years, and his efforts to change it.

    After doing research and mucking around on the internet, I found TSU. I was hesitant to join when I was still a new fan, so I waited and waited (until today) to finally become a Toy Soldier. I am so thrilled to be part of this community now, and I wish to further help and aid the Army to the best of my ability!  

    Welcome to TSU.

  • pigchickencow
    Participant

    My little brother invited me.

  • @pigchickencow said:
    My little brother invited me.  

    Still gotta put together a uniform for you. Something snazzy and eye catching like mine.

  • Clark The Wanderer
    Participant

    I found TSU by watching a youtuber named ClownieNerf. He had a link in his description box and I clicked it. Leading me to TSU. I then explored the site and wanted to be a part of TSU. So here i am.

  • Lt. Sophie
    Keymaster

    @Clark The Wanderer said:
    I found TSU by watching a youtuber named ClownieNerf. He had a link in his description box and I clicked it. Leading me to TSU. I then explored the site and wanted to be a part of TSU. So here i am.  

    Well, hello and welcome then! I’ll get one of the robots to show you around, and don’t forget to have one of our Mind Control cookies… or cupcakes… borg_assimilation_faces_gif

  • Yske!
    Participant

    On spotify, saw Dr steel. Was rather confused listening to it at first, thinking it was from a game or something as it seemed to odd to be it’s own thing. Looking it to it, it wasn’t and there were much more and a community. Fast forward a few months and here I am.

  • Hunter
    Participant

    Being honest, the way I found this place was from Dr. Steel in a way. A couple of weeks ago, my friend introduced me to some of Dr. Steel’s music. Since then, I wanted to try and find more songs of his and do some more research on the guy. Eventually, I stumbled upon this website. After seeing this website’s motivation and goals, and a bunch of other stuff about the site, I decided to join and see if I would like staying here. And what do ya know? I feel at home already!

    I’m really glad to meet all of you guys, and I hope I’ll stay here for a while. c:

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