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About snoopyguy

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    my favorite Christmas story was when I used to go with my family to "the festival of trees" in our town. We would try to win trees, play games, and go inside Santa's secret shop to buy gifts for my family members.
  • Location
    Canada
  • Biography
    I am a fun loving guy who is obsessed with everything Christmas and can't get enough of it.
  • Interests
    I love collecting lights, blowmolds and decorations old and new
  • Occupation
    collector
  • About my display
    My display is filled with blow molds, inflatables and colourful lights galore

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  1. Irwin Plastics Santa

    Sorry for the confusion Mel, I guess I just got excited about finding out who might have made it. Anyways like you said we need some packaging and such to definitely confirm the correct manufacturer.
  2. Irwin Plastics Santa

    These are some screenshots of part of the conversation. Eventually Kev was brought in when I suggested an Irwin section for the site. Sadly I don't believe either her mold or the one from the auction had any packaging. I could be wrong however.
  3. Irwin Plastics Santa

    I recently posted about it in the Blowmold Nation group on Facebook. Carrie Sansing commented saying she has the same mold and confirmed that it was indeed made by Irwin. She also has the same pictures from the eBay auction of the unpainted set which identified the mold as Irwin and that it was 24"
  4. Irwin Plastics Santa

    Fascinating info Mel. I have also recently found out that this unknown sleigh pictured below was confirmed to be Irwin as well. In fact a slightly larger complete unpainted set surfaced on eBay a couple years ago. The sleigh is around 24" and the deer are 12"
  5. Irwin Plastics Santa

    I'm guessing the Irwin Santa is probably one of the rarest blow molds out there since they've only made the one mold (In 3 known sizes). Is there any other info available about Irwin or other molds they made ? I've also heard that Noma may have distributed their molds. These were the only photos I was able to find of all three sizes (Photo credits go to Dominic Siravo)
  6. Santa Blow mold ID

    I believe it was made by Noma.
  7. TPI Santa Sled & Reindeer

    Interesting Mel, I've always loved this set for some reason.
  8. Unknown Lamps ?

    I foolishly passed up on these lamps at a yard sale last week for reasons I'm not sure about. Possibly because they had a TPI pumpkin post that I was more interested in. I'm seriously still kicking myself for making a decision like that. Anyways I managed to get a picture of them and I'm not quite sure who made them. The plugs on them were very old so most likely 70s-80s. I'm guessing they might possibly be very early TPI or IPL since I'm in Canada. Any help would be awesome. I know Mel has a talent for figuring these things out. I definitely will get them if I see them again.
  9. The struggle of living in Canada

    I live in Ontario and while most of my molds are TPI I do have a couple Empire and at least one Union.
  10. My Canadian Blow Mold buy

    Mel I think the Intergrated Plastics gallery on blowmolded should be expanded. I know they made a wall mounted pumpkin and skull. I believe either they or Drainage made the ghost coming out of the pumpkin as the design is very similar.
  11. Universal Electric Products

    Mel I have a different candle that was made by them. It's marked "Produit Electriques Universels INC.". It has a connection cord on the back as well to plug another one into it.
  12. 2016 GenFoam catalogs

    Is there a way to order a catalog for yourself? I would really like one
  13. Universal Electric

    Thanks Mel I will email him. I am glad I was able to provide some info
  14. Universal Electric

    It appears that did not work properly. I will try again. I have a Santa and candle that were made by Universal electric. I have not seen them on Blowmolded so I thought I would share them. Feel free to add them if you want. Here is Santa: Santa is marked : "Universal Electric Products 1988 INC." "Montreal CAT.NO 215-183 Here is the candle:"Produit Electriques Universels INC."
  15. Universal Electric

    Hello everyone, I have a Santa and a candle that were made by universal electric. I hope you don't mind Santa's paint loss. I have not seen these on Blow-Molded so feel free to add them. the Santa is marked "Universal Electric Products 1988 Inc. Made In Canada Montreal CAT.NO 215-183". Any more info would be greatly appreciated !
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