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  1. Pink Gingerbread Tree

    Ted I wondered that as well. Of course no way of ever knowing unless a catalog shows up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Do you have any info on these?

    He’s contracting with another company who he won’t share who it is. Last he said Cado and him couldn’t come to an agreement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Do you have any info on these?

    I’m going to correct you. There is also Cado who is producing Union molds and a couple others. Located here in the USA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Cado/Union Blowmolds at Menards!

    Do believe it’s the Grand Venture one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Silent site?

    I do believe it had something to do with the last meltdown. The site was shut down. People put in the TOC for no reason. So after that everyone migrated to Facebook. I have to agree and disagree with Mel though. BMN on Facebook is an awesome place full of knowledge and questions. However since Light Fight and the one episode the judge said molds are “rare” there has been a lot of people joining thinking they have a “gold mine”. Wants to know values blah blah blah. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Is this a TPI prototype Santa?

    Wow! A Scotty’s ad. Now that’s cool. My grandfather worshipped that place lol. It ended up closing once Lowes and Home Depot came to town. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Questioning the age of this blow mold

    This is what blow-molded.com says. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Pink Gingerbread Tree

    You’re welcome Mel. So I guess we can unofficially say they in fact had a pink set. Just to find that one piece of the catalog lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Pink Gingerbread Tree

    Mel, Here are pictures of the bottom of the house. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Pink Gingerbread Tree

    I’ve noticed that issue as well. Actually those RBLs from Home Depot. The yellow looks lime green. Tomorrow I’ll take some better pics and post. Maybe we can get to the bottom of this mystery. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Pink Gingerbread Tree

    Mel, I’ll have to look tomorrow. It’s hard to tell right now, but here’s a picture of it lite. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Pink Gingerbread Tree

    Mel, So can we clarify is YES Union did this set in Pink? I’m hearing from another source that it’s the tan faded. But I’m trying to wrap my head around that lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Christmas Vacation

    Unfortunately unless you find it used you won’t be able to find a set with more than one deer. What was available was a sleigh with one deer and then additional deer were sold separately to get more to the sleigh Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Christmas Vacation

    Not sure if there is one exactly like that one. But there is the General Foam one that’s kinda close. http://www.richardsholidayshop.com/product-p/c6480.htm Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Pink Gingerbread Tree

    Seems so. The cat number is different from the ones listed on blow molded. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Pink Gingerbread Tree

    Here ya go Mel Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Pink Gingerbread Tree

    Mel, When I go outside later I can snap some pics of it. I believe it has a sticker but I’ll have to double check. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Pink Gingerbread Tree

    I just bought a gingerbread set and the house is pink. No fading. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Cado has picked up on making some of the Union molds including the famous pink flamingo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Mechanical waving santa sleigh blow mold help

    I would leave the paint as is. It looks great Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Who is this fellow?

    Well those blow molds are made by General Foam Plastics. And up until the end of this year they will be in business. After that we won’t know. :/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Halloween

    I inquired about the catalogs when the announcement was made. Sadly they weren’t able to do much. As a business they were able to give me a few but it was ones everyone already had. As for a skeleton crew. Oh yeah. When the announcement came that they were closing everyone left. The factory had to halt production and cancel over $2 billion in orders cause there was no way they would make them. Half of my order was cancelled. :/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Halloween

    Awesome. Thanks for the pics. Still very jealous over that Linus lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Grand Venture Blow Molds

    Yeah with GFP closing the new paint schemes went no further than a few. A lot of orders got cancelled. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Grand Venture Blow Molds

    Saw your post. Went to order the candy canes. Held off on ordering cause I was at work. Came home to order and they were sold out. :/ The candy canes never made it to a mass production either in the gold paint scheme. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Halloween

    You have the Linus!!! You my friend are lucky. I am extremely jealous you got that. Awesome find sir. Take great care of it. And lovely display. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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