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Brad Caudill

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About Brad Caudill

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    Blowmold God
  • Birthday 08/04/1979

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    http://bradschristmasworld.tripod.com, http://ssplights.tripod.com

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  • Location
    Irmo, South Carolina, USA
  • Biography
    Buy the book.
  • Interests
    Blowmolds!
  • Occupation
    Instock Team
  • About my display
    Don't ask if you have to ask.
  1. Halloween

    OMG. You've got some very rare molds there. Lucky duck.
  2. Starting a blow mold business

    Probably looking at around $10 million to start with to buy molds and the equipment and then a building for operations.
  3. blow mold company showroom's

    I stil drool every time I see those pics.
  4. 1971 Halloween Ad

    77 cents...I'll take four
  5. Garage sale finds

    I just paid $65 just for the sled. I don't have any deer for it.
  6. Look And Drool....

    oh the humanity
  7. Tpi/sunhill Bunny

    I thought I had a TPI bunny but appears I am only partially right. Apparently Sunhill made it as well. It came with a TPI cord. I assume TPI one was made first since they changed the Made in Canada to Made in USA but wonder if they were just making them for TPI at the same time.
  8. New Buys

    I think you are talking to yourself... Helps to use just one name.
  9. Empire Snowman 7530

    Dang...I shouldn't have sold it to Tyler. Lol
  10. New Buys

    What a steal!
  11. 2013 Display

    Nice display. I love all the TPI molds.
  12. The Blowmold Thread

    Drainage Industries
  13. Who Can Identify This Santa?

    Only reason I don't collect them is because they are so fragile. It doesn't take much to dent them and break them. They are tough to find in good shape.
  14. Let there be peace in PC.

    i'm sorry that was pretty epic
  15. Let there be peace in PC.

    I am sorry you guys really are clueless.
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