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He's very cute, thanks for the heads up.

I would also like to see the back of it and know how deep that face is, he looks pretty shallow and has a bad hot spot when he's lit. At $50 plus oversize shipping, I'm going to wait and see what others have to say about it once they get him.

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I love to see these are trying to come back. Everything old is allways new again, its about time. People must be finally getting tired of the fiber optics and mechanical stuff. I think in these times the memories of a simple christmas is what we all want. tom

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This company will have to advertise this Santa Face better then the way they have it described in their ad before I'll buy one at that $50 price. If I can't use it outdoors, then it is no use to me in my display. I believe in the first place this Santa is made out of celluloid plastic material and it won't last long as that is probably why is it not made for outdoor use. Just looking at the photo tells me it is made of celluloid plastic. Just a guess.

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id like to see that back of it!! and why is it not recomended for outdoor use??

It appears to be a "flat bacK". Maybe the back is cardboard that won't hold up to moisture. (I don't have an eye for celluloid.)

TED

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He's very cute, thanks for the heads up.

I would also like to see the back of it and know how deep that face is, he looks pretty shallow and has a bad hot spot when he's lit. At $50 plus oversize shipping, I'm going to wait and see what others have to say about it once they get him.

Yes carrie is right look at the hot spot , it will get very brittle and break in a few years.

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they still make santa heads.. lol i got one the other day for a dollar : ) but they do still make them new.. be carefull it may be cellu whatever!! and that sounds bad lol

I have some other celluloid lights and I've found other ways to light them and preserve them. I've started using led light bulbs. They don't give off any heat to crack the celluloid. Of course,finding one that gives off the warm look of a regular bulb is hard,but I've found some that are bright enough to at least light up the whole form.

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They're only available through this website, but the website looks like... that??

Unreadable font, amateruish design, etc?

And this is their "about us" statement?

We here at detailed journey.com believe the details make all the difference; so much so that we pride ourselves in navigating the many paths in life to help you find and embrace all the special details. Whether it's a purchase for you or a gift, we want you to savor all the special things life has to offer. The details in life make the journey worthwhile, and in every detail you will find all the love behind it. As Oprah Winfrey always says

I don't want to be negative, but I think I gagged a little reading that... How about some details about your company instead of all that sappy schmaltz?

-Tim

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They're only available through this website, but the website looks like... that??

Unreadable font, amateruish design, etc?

And this is their "about us" statement?

I don't want to be negative, but I think I gagged a little reading that... How about some details about your company instead of all that sappy schmaltz?

-Tim

Wow. I didn't even see that. Yeah,less sappy stuff would be nice.:eek:

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They look cool (I am "collecting" Santa heads) but $50 plus shipping is stiff. More information on what they are made from would be nice. I appreciate the comments about trying alternate lights, like LEDs. Maybe next year.

I agree. I'd like to know what the back of it is made of like everyone else. If it's cardboard,that's not a selling point for me.

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I think the design is very cute, but as I said before I don't like the hotspot and the site doesn't give me enough information. I have celluloid decorations, they are just fine if cared for properly and CAN go outside in a protected location. But at $50 plus shipping, its just too steep for me to take a blind stab and hope for the best. I wish these people the best of luck and maybe the item is better than we think. If NYMark bought a couple, I'm hoping he'll get back to us with a review.

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Here is the answer I received back from this company. As I stated before, it is a thin celluloid material.

----- Original Message -----

From: <[email protected]>

To: "Bear"

Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 4:48 PM

Subject: Re: Santa Face

> Hi Bear,

>

> Thank you for your question. Jolly Joy (Santa Face) is made out of a thin

> plastic material; which allows light to pass through. It has a chipboard

> back that is attached to the plastic material. The item is light in weight

> for hanging on a wall. My understanding from the manufacturer is that it

> is a reproduction from a vintage antique.

>

> I hope this answers your question. If you have any others please feel free

> to email us.

>

> Josh

> Support Specialist

> DetailedJourney.com

>

> > What is the Santa Face made out of? What kind of material please? Thank

> > you.

> >

> > Bear

> >

> >

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Here is the answer I received back from this company. As I stated before, it is a thin celluloid material.

----- Original Message -----

From: <[email protected]>

To: "Bear"

Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2008 4:48 PM

Subject: Re: Santa Face

> Hi Bear,

>

> Thank you for your question. Jolly Joy (Santa Face) is made out of a thin

> plastic material; which allows light to pass through. It has a chipboard

> back that is attached to the plastic material. The item is light in weight

> for hanging on a wall. My understanding from the manufacturer is that it

> is a reproduction from a vintage antique.

>

> I hope this answers your question. If you have any others please feel free

> to email us.

>

> Josh

> Support Specialist

> DetailedJourney.com

>

> > What is the Santa Face made out of? What kind of material please? Thank

> > you.

> >

> > Bear

> >

> >

I think if I bought one,I'd take the chipboard off and trace a template of it and remake the back out of plastic or wood. Or something else more sturdy.

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I think if I bought one,I'd take the chipboard off and trace a template of it and remake the back out of plastic or wood. Or something else more sturdy.

I think if I bought one I'd feel ripped off.

I don't think they are worth $5, let alone $50.

They are probably like the cheapo Halloween masks you find at Walmart. (But with a 99-cent piece of chipboard backing.)

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I think if I bought one I'd feel ripped off.

I don't think they are worth $5, let alone $50.

They are probably like the cheapo Halloween masks you find at Walmart. (But with a 99-cent piece of chipboard backing.)

I have a pic of an original one in one of my Christmas books. It's listed between $200-$300.

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The vintage ones are very rare because the material would easilly crack, especially after it aged. That's why they're also very expensive.

The "reproductions" are expensive ($50) because... well, I actually have no idea...

There must be other's selling these besides this one place with the hastilly-made website...

-Tim

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