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The Inflatable King Of Ohio

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About The Inflatable King Of Ohio

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    When I got Bubble Bopper the singing humpback whale for Christmas
  • Location
    Ohio
  • Biography
    I collect Airblown Inflatables and do a huge display for Halloween and Christmas. I do small displays for Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Saint Patrick's Day, Easter, and The Fourth Of July.
  • Interests
    believe it or not I drag race.
  • Occupation
    Student
  • About my display
    Filled with over 100 Inflatables, lights everywhere and a few Blowmolds. Each display is bigger and better than the last.

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  1. Why no goofy Donald or daisy inflatables

    I don't think they make those because they aren't ad poupular as Mickey and Minnie are. The inflatables are made based off of what the stores want. I found one with all the characters but it's one big scene and it's quite hard to come by.
  2. Picked these up today. Any info?

    The Santa is by General Foam or Empire and the candle is by General Foam or Empire too. Look on the bottom and the back to see the logo of the company who made them. The santa is very common and the candle is still in production. But not much longer as General Foam is closing its doors this year. I just came across this santa and two Dapol candles. I only got the candles. The Santa pictured is a general foam.
  3. Never thought I would be posting this!

    Wow! That's a lot of snow! It's going to snow tomorrow and Sunday, Monday night to Wednesday. We are getting 1-3 inches. I see a few inflatables that I have in this picture.
  4. Viewing Public Say the Darndest Things

    Thanks! They do like it! There was this truck that slowed down and stopped. He got out of the truck and I said "Uh Oh." Then he got out his phone and took some pictures. Then he got back in his truck and drove off. The first day I had 11 up and there were 4 cars that took pictures and 5 other cars slowed down. Last year it looked really tacky at night and this year you can actually make out what the inflatables are at night. Plus the lights gives you something else to look at and they add an "eye catcher" at night. You can see it a little ways down the road too.
  5. Viewing Public Say the Darndest Things

    My display consists of 78 inflatables, about 3,700 lights and a few blow molds. I spent 5 days putting it up with no help at all. I have a variety of things out like lights, inflatables, blow molds, and those pre lit characters.
  6. Do you have any info on these?

    Thanks! I think they look good too!
  7. Do you have any info on these?

    I won't now. I got the glitter off and they look just fine the way they are! I think it's the glitter that made me want to paint them... The glitter is now gone! I put goo gone on a paper towel and wiped it over the glitter. Then I dried it with another paper towel. Then I scratched it off with my fingernail. All finished! I'm pretty happy with them! $40.00 well spent!
  8. Questioning the age of this blow mold

    The vendor put on the price tag of this Santa that it was made in 1968 when it was made from 2002 to 2007.
  9. Do you have any info on these?

    Yup! Thanks! I want to get a Mrs. Claus but I don't really want the one at menards. I already have a Santa already
  10. Do you have any info on these?

    Ok thanks for the information! Now I know who made all my blow molds! The store is called Wizard of Odds. It is where people have their stands in the store where they sell their things but they aren't there. The cashiers at the store take the money and give it to them. The candles were 40 for the set 20 a piece. The Santa had a crack on the base about 2 centimeters and I already have a Santa so I passed on it.
  11. Do you have any info on these?

    Thanks Mel! Thanks Allen! Thanks! I looked on the back of my snowman and it had the Empire logo on it. Does that mean it's by Empire or does the General Foam snowman still have the logo on it?
  12. Do you have any info on these?

    Ok I'll try that tomorrow. Hopefully I will get some 40 watt bulbs and extension cords for my other three.
  13. Do you have any info on these?

    I got them! I didn't get the Santa because it was cracked on the back.
  14. Do you have any info on these?

    Ok. No problem. the previous owners put glitter on the Noel and the wax drippings and now all the glitter has fallen off. Can I get the remaining glitter off with out scratching the plastic?
  15. Do you have any info on these?

    Ok I might paint them. Do you think I should?
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