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TED

General Foam Plastics schoolhouse

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I seem to be behind on things sometimes so some or all of you may already be aware of this. I knew Gen Foam had started making the church again but I didn't know that they hadstarted makingthe schoolhouse. I believe this is the auction of one of our members here.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150158186754

TED

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Ted,

The school house is an exclusive for blowmoldsrus. We have one on the way to us now. If anyone wants a GenFoam school house they will need to go through them. They also have a couple of GenFoam Halloween exclusives.

Yes, they are a member of both PC and MHD.

Mel

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Mel Fischer wrote:

Ted,

The school house is an exclusive for blowmoldsrus. We have one on the way to us now. If anyone wants a GenFoam school house they will need to go through them. They also have a couple of GenFoam Halloween exclusives.

Yes, they are a member of both PC and MHD.

Mel

Thanks for posting this Ted, and thank you Mel for the information. I had no idea GF was even making them. I have one on the way to me now as well. A very good person to deal with.

Gene

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Gene,

You are very welcome. We have purchased many, many blow molds from them and are planning on getting the new GenFoam Nutcrackerswhen we get the shipping costs for them. I was told today that Wal-Mart will not have the Nutcrackers for Christmas, just basically the same stuff that they had last year. We need to keep in mind that I wasn't told that by GenFoam though.

From what I counted, blowmoldsrus have 107 different blow molds that they will be selling, from three different manufacturers. It could be instant bankruptcy forus,the shipping is a killer from NCto the Pacific Northwest.

Mel

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David Balch wrote:

Do the new ones no longer have the window frames?

I just looked at the one I have & it has the frames

I don't know yet. From the looks of the picture in the eBay auction, they don't. Possibly they didn't put them in for taking the picture? Ours is supposed to be here Tuesday. We will be getting our Empire one out and comparing the two when it gets here. I do know that they don't have the fancy litho box that Empire had.

Mel

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No, they do not have a catalog yet. We were fortunate enough to receive a sneak prevue of what they will be offering. Their list is a work in progress at this time and is not available for distribution yet.

Mel

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Mel Fischer wrote:

The school house is an exclusive for blowmoldsrus.

Thanks Mel! Wow! I wonder how "big" blowmoldsRus is? I would think you would have to buy a LOT in order to getan exclusive on an item. It seems like I remember someone (Mel?) posting that in order for it to be worthwhile for themanufacturerto set things up to produce a given blowmold that they would need to make at least 1000 of them. I might have that all wrong but I remember reading something about it. In any case good job blowmoldsRus!

TED

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How would one get in contact with blowmoldsrus to place an order. Time is running short.....tick...tick...tick....

Thanks,

Marshall

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radiomarsh wrote:

How would one get in contact with blowmoldsrus to place an order. Time is running short.....tick...tick...tick....

Thanks, Marshall

The link to their auctions on EBay are in the 1st post...?

FINALLY got my signature working!!

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Well, I got my GF school house today. Very pleased. It's not the Empire version, but it will certainly do since it is the same mold. This was in my top 3 of must haves. Now I can keep hoping for a cheap SB snoopy (yeah right), and the Empire Father Christmas (I just doubt it). Stranger things have happened. I hope all of you who want this mold take advantage of this opportunity, you will not be disappointed.

Gene

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We also received our school house today and we will be getting the Empire one out to compare them. As Gene said, they are not the Empire one, but they are great to have.

I received an email today fromblowmoldsrus and they told me that anyone can contact them directly usingthis email address, [email protected] This is the address I have been using, but I did not want to post it publicly without receiving permission to do so first.

Mel

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No, it does not have the window frames but the holes are in the corners of the windows for them. It looks like the steel mold was made so that the window frame holes would be formedat the timethe blow mold was made. They are not drilled holesand some of them are not all the way open.

Mel

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