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Do you have any info on these two?

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As you can tell, I don't have many blow molds (I only have six three CHRISTMAS and three Halloween) and I don't know much. After reading all the posts in the Blowmold section, I need more! We have had all these Blowmolds for years I think since the late 90's to the early 2000's.

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The Winnie the Pooh was made by Santa's Best and was their catalog #61795, he was made with both the blue log like yours and a brown log.  I am not sure what years the one with the blue log was made but it was before the brown log one.  The one with the brown log is shown in the Santas Best 2001-2003 catalogs.  I do not have any information on him before those years.  Santas Best did not make any blow molds after 2003.

Your Santa is the Grand Venture 38" Santa and is their catalog #51002.  He was first made in 1998 (their second year in business) and made up through 2005 their last year in business.

Mel

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On November 19, 2017 at 5:11 PM, Mel Fischer said:

The Winnie the Pooh was made by Santa's Best and was their catalog #61795, he was made with both the blue log like yours and a brown log.  I am not sure what years the one with the blue log was made but it was before the brown log one.  The one with the brown log is shown in the Santas Best 2001-2003 catalogs.  I do not have any information on him before those years.  Santas Best did not make any blow molds after 2003.

Your Santa is the Grand Venture 38" Santa and is their catalog #51002.  He was first made in 1998 (their second year in business) and made up through 2005 their last year in business.

Mel

Santa's Best Pooh (Front) (#61795) (625) Text).jpg

How about the rarity?

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21 minutes ago, The Inflatable King Of Ohio said:

How about the rarity?

Neither are super rare. You'll see both listed for as high as 150 on eBay but both are probably worth about 75 ish each realistically.

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Yes, in my opinion the $150 price is a ripoff but that is what a lot of the blow mold prices have gotten to be on eBay.  There are still a lot of good prices on eBay if you look for them, but there is a lot of greed out there also.

Mel

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1 hour ago, Mel Fischer said:

Yes, in my opinion the $150 price is a ripoff but that is what a lot of the blow mold prices have gotten to be on eBay.  There are still a lot of good prices on eBay if you look for them, but there is a lot of greed out there also.

Mel

Yea I've noticed within the couple minutes of looking on eBay I found something for 250 then looked more and found one for 50

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