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RichardG

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About RichardG

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  • Birthday 07/05/1992

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    Interlachen, Florida
  • Biography
    The name is Richard.
  • Interests
    Blow molds
    Inflatables
    Trains
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  • About my display
    My display consists of blow mols and inflatables. And lots of lights.
    Each year something new is added.
  1. Sorry for her loss. I'll have to give her a call. I'm about 2 hours if even, south of Fernadina.
  2. Blue Ghost - General Foam?

    I'm not sure what happened. The first year he was released he was like a green color, which is the one I have. Now they are showing him as blue. He is GFP. He's their modern blow mold and requires 3 batteries to work the light. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. GFP Closing

    Really hope that was a joke lol, Cause the eBay people have already began their ridiculous prices. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. GFP Closing

    While it may be the end of GFP. There may still be some hope with Cado. Time will tell. Surely won't be any "new" molds anytime soon thoigh. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. GFP Closing

    Simple answer is yes. Once word gets around. Knowing some people don't think they are made anymore. eBay prices will triple. They eBay sellers are already watching. Seeing if/when GFP has their warehouse sale. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. GFP Closing

    To answer your question, all stores that placed orders will have their orders in stores this season. But after they are done producing their Christmas molds then they will start shutting down. So look for them in Menards cause it will be the last year under the GFP name. Here's hoping another company buys the aluminum molds and continues producing them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. GFP Closing

    Now hold on guys lets not bash them all the way to the ground. While I agree the latest molds weren't the happy cheerful we are used to. GF was trying to aim at the retailer to get back into stores. Which obviously didn't work. They lost a "big" account when Walmart decided to go a different route for seasonal and quit carrying GFP. So as much as everyone complained about GF we can't blame them for trying. Plus the cost of resin that they use in the plastic has been all over the place price wise. They just couldn't compete with a competitor anymore and has for their shutdown. Trust me when I say every time I chatted with my sales rep or someone at GFP I always told them everyone's thoughts. Their concerns and any ideas. Sadly it seemed GFP was going down the last couple of years. As for the Beco molds, Mel. Kevin and I were discussing that as well. A lot we wonder. But sure as they start liquidation hopefully we will get more info. And hopefully they don't end up being scrapped. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. GFP Closing

    Mel, That's very true. Why I went with GFP for my order first and not Cado. GF has said there has been some interest for the aluminum molds as well. So we shall see. The bad thing, their yearly warehouse sale all the evilbay people will be there snagging up the molds so they can flip them outrageously on eBay. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. GFP Closing

    Not so much people buying, but stores quit buying due to size and space they take up. As for jobs the NC plant and corporate office in Virginia Beach. Nice people at the office as well. I've talked to a few. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. GFP Closing

    Sadly I think the evilbayers are already swooping in on them in other groups this has been posted. Sad cause that's what will happen for sure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. GFP Closing

    Keep in mind Cado is still in business. They have Union and some TPI and Grand Venture molds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. GFP Closing

    As a business owner. I called him. He never called back. With that said I've been in touch with my contacts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk They won't say. But they aren't being sent overseas. They are closing completely. Part of it I feel is us the customer. So many have complained about their paint. The design. Blah blah blah. So people stopped buying them. Stores quit carrying them. It took a toll. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. General Foam Catalog 2017 Halloween/Christmas

    I'm sure they've been shelved or destroyed. A lot of new designs were computer generated. However, GFP announced they are closing at the end of the year. So....
  14. GFP Closing

    If you're on Facebook, then you have seen this post. If not well here is the letter customers of GFP received in the mail. After Christmas of this year GFP will be closing for good.
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