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Cado/Union Blowmolds at Menards!

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Yesterday I went to my local Menards to see what sort of blow mold selection they had this year. As I assumed, not many GFP ones because of them going out of business, but to my surprise, the had a Cado/Union Santa, Snowman, Mrs. Claus, and Noel Candle! I'm going to try to get the Santa and the snowman this year at least. Are they at any one else's local Menards? I do feel sad GFP is closing next year, But i'm glad they'll have Cado ones. what do you think about Cado/Union?

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12 hours ago, ThatOneChristmasWolf12 said:

what do you think about Cado/Union?

I think it's really awesome that they saved some of the molds from Union.  I believe they also have some Grand Venture and some TPI molds.  I've always liked the Union snowman.  I'm glad they are still making it.

TED

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Paint apps are okay, much better than the GF slop as of late.

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These aren't that bright in person, looks like they spent a few seasons outside. Still better than nothing.

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It looks like they just painted the whole hat black instead of putting the stripe in it.  What were the prices?

TED

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8 minutes ago, DVC_Chris said:

At a local store (not a chain) near me they had a Cado Produced TPI nativity set (the one with Mary holding the baby Jesus).

Was it a TPI Nativity or Grand Venture Nativity?  The Cado 2017 catalog shows the Grand Venture Nativity.

Mel

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Was it a TPI Nativity or Grand Venture Nativity?  The Cado 2017 catalog shows the Grand Venture Nativity.
Mel

Do believe it’s the Grand Venture one.


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On ‎11‎/‎18‎/‎2017 at 9:14 AM, Maroonz28 said:

All the Menards by us have them. 59.99 for the santa and snowman. 39.99 for Mrs. Claus. I think the candle was 15.99

Yes, my local menards had the same prices. $60 for a bumpy snowman. Its crazy.

It almost seems like a marketing game to me. I wonder if they price them high, knowing people will wait a few weeks and happily buy them when theyre half off.

But If they priced them at $30 before the holidays, people are still inclined to wait to get a sale after the holidays. Either way, many people will wait for them to go on sale...why not get 30 rather than 15. right?

Me?...i  find nice solid lightly used ones for $3 at garage sales.

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Quite a few were purchased at regular price as five snowmen and four Santa remain. There is a bunch of candles still left though.

 

There was plenty of overstock in the mezzanine the day I took the original photos.

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That's fine to wait for the garage sales and take pot luck at what might become available, in our area we don't see blow molds at garage sales and very rarely in thrift stores.  After this year we probably won't see much of the blow molds in the stores either other then made in China ones.  We never see any Cado blow molds in the stores here, to get those we have no choice other then to pay the higher prices and add the shipping.  We won't see any Cado in the garage sales in the near future either because there are none sold around here for them to be available as used in the semi near future.

Mel

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If you’re in or around Chicago, Rosebud Antiques in Countryside, IL has a huge selection of vintage blow molds. Prices are kinda high but they have a huge selection of old blow molds. Bought a Grand Venture Green Bay Packers snowman from there. Lots of cool blow molds if you don’t mind the higher prices. 

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20 hours ago, Maroonz28 said:

If you’re in or around Chicago, Rosebud Antiques in Countryside, IL has a huge selection of vintage blow molds. Prices are kinda high but they have a huge selection of old blow molds. Bought a Grand Venture Green Bay Packers snowman from there. Lots of cool blow molds if you don’t mind the higher prices. 

Oh the Rosebud twins, yeah only shop there if you absolutely have to. 

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They’re bitchy till you let them know you’re serious about buying and will spend money. I told them I was gonna leave with one no matter what and they were very helpful and nice after that. Even let me go into the back room by myself to look without any hesitation. 

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