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I went to see a guy that listed stuff on Craigslist. It turns out that he used to do a huge display but hasn't done one in 10+ years. He wants to sell some of his stuff so I went to see what he had. As soon as he opened his 1st shed I saw a Poloron moving Santa! It was in good shape but the paint was old and faded. He wasn't selling it. He then pointed out a huge soldier. (It was on it's side so it could have been a nutcracker). It was blue and he told me that it was rare. Duh! :) It had too much crap in front of it but it looked to be about 4ft or taller. I asked him if he knew who made it and he said it was Empire.

Sooo.... my question is did Empire or anyone else ever make a huge soldier blow mold? It was close enough to a 30" mold so I know that it was definitely at least 48". I looked on my cd and on blow-molded.com and didn't see anything like it.

I know someone will know this but I need to know because some people think that I am crazy and that I was drinking too much. Help! Thank you in advance.

I will try to call this guy tomorrow because he didn't let me buy anything from him until he figures out exactly what he is selling. If I do go back, I will DEFINITELY take a picture.

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I can't wait to see the picture, assuming the man let's you in again to take one. I'm clueless..a huge soldier or nutcracker is not ringing any bells with me.

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I can't wait to see the picture, assuming the man let's you in again to take one. I'm clueless..a huge soldier or nutcracker is not ringing any bells with me.

I beg your pardon?

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I think union made a blue soldier,tpi made a blue nutcracker that was also about 40".If you could post a pic that would help.

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i think i have two around 4 foot tall blue empire ones. and one red one. ill have to measure them and see. if i can find them lol

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I know about the 40" but this was bigger. I wasn't able to get a picture when I was there. If I could have touched it I would have looked for a logo or something. I'm still waiting on a call back from him. If I do go back I will definitely get a picture. Thanks for the replies so far.

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It's not blue, but this photo has the tallest blow mold nutcracker that I've seen.

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Toward the right of the photo there are three nutcrackers guarding the stack of "unfinished" toy soldiers. The two on the outside are the ones I've seen everywhere; the middle one I've only ever seen at my house. Someone smarter than me can tell you who made it and such, but it's taller than the other two by several inches.

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on a side note that has to be about the strangest blowmold picture I have ever seen

Consider the source! ;)

TED :cool:

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Consider the source! ;)

TED :cool:

Hutchplastics Inc. sold out to some guy named Dano... Those Nutcrackers are very RARE!! and individually numbered and signed by a guy named Chuck!

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on a side note that has to be about the strangest blowmold picture I have ever seen

I don't know whether to feel honored or insulted!

By way of explanation, in the foreground you can see a small part of my Santa's Workshop. All of the elements are either elves or toys. The nutcrackers feel a duty to the soldiers, so they are standing guard over them. There is no privilege of rank in Santa's army!

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