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Those are the ones that Lowes is selling this year along with Mickey and Minnie.  We bought some of all of those.

Mel

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Here is pretty much the only company who makes blow molds currently, wich is Gemmy. I like the molds are pretty nice but they are too pricey and they also have everyone's favorite thing on blow molds...  Glitter!   
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I’m going to correct you. There is also Cado who is producing Union molds and a couple others. Located here in the USA.


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There are 3 companies currently making blowmolds...

Gemmy

Cado/United Solutions (reproducing some Union blowmolds)

Christmas Light Creations (currently reproducing some old Grand Venture blowmolds)

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13 hours ago, RichardG said:


I’m going to correct you. There is also Cado who is producing Union molds and a couple others. Located here in the USA.


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6 hours ago, 55cgas said:

There are 3 companies currently making blowmolds...

Gemmy

Cado/United Solutions (reproducing some Union blowmolds)

Christmas Light Creations (currently reproducing some old Grand Venture blowmolds)

Ok thanks for the info!

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Is Christmas Light Creations actually making them or are they contracting with Cado or someone else to make the blow molds for them?

Mel

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Is Christmas Light Creations actually making them or are they contracting with Cado or someone else to make the blow molds for them?
Mel

He’s contracting with another company who he won’t share who it is. Last he said Cado and him couldn’t come to an agreement.


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3 hours ago, RichardG said:


He’s contracting with another company who he won’t share who it is. Last he said Cado and him couldn’t come to an agreement.


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Well there are a lot of blow mold companies out there and I am sure there are several that are willing to negotiate.  It isn't important who will make them other then for recording the history information for them, most people could care less about the history and who actually makes them.

Mel

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