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Robert Cox

The Blowmold Thread

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I thought i would start a thread where everyone has to show a pic of one blowmold and at least the maker.

this might be an interesting thread for visitors to scroll through to see how many molds were produced

bob

Santa's Best Reindeer

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hi

a variety of empire choir boy and girl, first photo is empire boy and girl from 1960's, second photo is empire boy and girl sticker eyes, third photo is empire boy and girl with molded eyes. the third photo general foam makes them now.

gary

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Guest Judd_Peiffer

my 2 empire palace guards....and my 2 different paint scheme's of a favorite snowman!

Justin

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Guest Judd_Peiffer

And last here' are a few of my prize blow molds! the big santas best Tweety in his cage.....and my Beco ornament collection!

Justin

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I have these (one Santa now belongs to Carrie, I sent the bear (not a blowmold) to ShawniePooh, but the other Santa is available):

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What? You thought I wouldn't have anything to post? :P

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