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Walmart has a reindeer crossing blow mold

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Walmart just started putting this year's Christmas out in Broken Arrow, and I bought a reindeer crossing blow mold.  The top is very similar to the vintage one, except the reindeer image and words are stenciled on rather than carved out of plastic and attached to the round top.  The base isn't exactly like the original, but it's similar.  It's killing me that I can't post a picture, but I'm on my back up computer, which is older than dirt, and my son said it won't let him post pics.  The plastic isn't the thick plastic used in the Lowe's blow molds, but rather the thinner, old fashioned kind.  I think these just might fly off the shelf, so you might want to check out the Walmart near you.  These are the closest things to the vintage blow mold styles I've seen in a while.  The only draw back to me is the use of some LED light system.   I think I'll probably drill a hole in the top as well as one in the stand and stick C-7's in them.

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I threw away the receipt, but right above the bar code is 8206-44689.  I plan on running out tonight and buying another one for my brother-in-law's birthday.  The Walmart I bought the first one from only had two, so I don't know if they're stocking many.

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I went to my Walmart tonight no christmas stuff out yet!  Would love to see a picture. Who makes it?  Thanks

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3 hours ago, Niki said:

Ok I’m in nj anyone seen here yet??

I'm in NY and our Walmart does not have any Christmas items yet.

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43 minutes ago, Big J Illinois said:

In illinois,where our governors go to prison,and no walmart here has Christmas out yet

LOL!!!!!!......My state is the extreme opposite, it happens and the gov doesn't go!!!..;)))))

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As far as I know, Oklahoma still leads the way with three governors impeached and hundreds of county commissioners in jail.  And that doesn't count our first governor, Haskell, who is believed to have ripped off millions of dollars in oil rights from the local Indians.  We're number one baby!

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