Jeff Imel's company had been thinking about adding women to the toy line for years, but Vivian's letter helped take it from an idea to reality, Army Times reported.
Imel raised money through a fundraiser to help launch the new variations, telling WNEP last year that it costs about the same as a modest new car, to design the toys. The donations coming from a variety of people including senior citizens who also wanted the toys when they were Vivian's age, Imel said on a Facebook live stream in December.
BMC recently released images of prototypes for the new designs. In addition to the Rosie figure, the women will also be in classic poses like running, standing, prone sniper and bazooka operator, as well as some new poses like military dog handler, complete with dog and a nurse, Army Times reported.
The toys haven't hit the market just yet. But they are expected to be available in October in a 36-piece set of only women and an 86-piece bucket of either just women or a bucket that is a mix of men and women figures. All are available for pre-order.