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Guest Blowmold Magic

A few summer finds.

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Guest A.F.NUT

hi tom

i have 2 of the drainage santa, but i was missing the snowman, i think i have 7 or 8 of the tpi carolers and including the blonde and i think it is yellow hair versions. i know tpi made 3 different color hair girls.

gary

Interesting I thought they only made two versions of the hair on the girls, I need the blonde next. I would like a few more of them at first I didn't like them but after getting them, they are really nice molds. I like the snowman much better than the Santa but had to have him. LOL

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Guest A.F.NUT

Lots of goodies you found my friend!!! I remember seeing some of those pics.

Hope you are doing well. I miss our lil chats every day!

I thought you might. As soon as I begin the Halloween display I will be digging out some of those we talked about and get you a shipping quote. I miss our chats a lot too. For whatever reason we weren't allowed. I am good hope you are to!

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Guest A.F.NUT

You have had a busy summer....

Busy is an understatement LOL I worked like a dog this year and hit the flea markets hard early mornings. Sooooo out of storage space!

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Tigger looks a lot different from when I sent him to Bob a few years ago. Nice job.

Thanks Bill it's amazing what a difference a little Krylon can make. Santas Best made great molds with great paint but their yellow and orange paint did not hold up well at all!

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Guest A.F.NUT

Fantastic finds!!! You must live in "blow mold country" LOL. I thought the penguins look real cute - haven't seen those before.

Thanks, Yes blowmolds are bountiful around here. I had never seen those peguins before either. I am going to mix them with the Union ones for in my winter display.

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I thought you might. As soon as I begin the Halloween display I will be digging out some of those we talked about and get you a shipping quote. I miss our chats a lot too. For whatever reason we weren't allowed. I am good hope you are to!

Yes you have some I want!! No rush.Looking forward to seeing your display.

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Guest A.F.NUT

do you have any pictures of your display

Yes if you search my threads you will find all of them. I do every holiday and right now am gearing up for Halloween.

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Wow alot to look at and I am loving all of it!

Thanks, I can never see enough molds either LOL Looking forward to seeing your display!

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Wow! You had a great summer! There are so many that you got this summer that I want. As I was looking at the pictures I was saying "Want it, want it, need it, want it" but then I lost track because you had so many that I need/want.

Thanks for sharing.

Hey, I didn't see your bear soldiers? I hope they weren't stolen by Justin! LOL

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Wow! You had a great summer! There are so many that you got this summer that I want. As I was looking at the pictures I was saying "Want it, want it, need it, want it" but then I lost track because you had so many that I need/want.

Thanks for sharing.

Hey, I didn't see your bear soldiers? I hope they weren't stolen by Justin! LOL

hey Jim how you doin? don't you worry bout those bear soldiers they made their way to matt mid august! besides i got my own set of them......LOL

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Wow! You had a great summer! There are so many that you got this summer that I want. As I was looking at the pictures I was saying "Want it, want it, need it, want it" but then I lost track because you had so many that I need/want.

Thanks for sharing.

Hey, I didn't see your bear soldiers? I hope they weren't stolen by Justin! LOL

Oh my I forgot about those soldier bears! There are quite a few as I think about that didn't get their pics taken and actually another load is on it's way. Too many molds LOL Thanks again for those bears they are so nice, I am happy to have them and glad Justin was able to bring them. I keep saying I don't need/want anymore either but there always seems to be just one more LOL

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Some nice finds, looks like more than a few if you ask me lol. I on the other hand feel like I'm starting from scratch.

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Some nice finds, looks like more than a few if you ask me lol. I on the other hand feel like I'm starting from scratch.

I guess it is a little more than a few, I am sure in no time you will be bursting at the seams with new molds. Some should look familiar, I bought about half of Bobs display LOL

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I guess it is a little more than a few, I am sure in no time you will be bursting at the seams with new molds. Some should look familiar, I bought about half of Bobs display LOL

and half of my display used to be trash's display lol. great finds. i made it out a few times and only found a couple to start rebuilding a little bit.

Bob

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and half of my display used to be trash's display lol. great finds. i made it out a few times and only found a couple to start rebuilding a little bit.

Bob

Well I am glad to have molds from you great guys! Thanks again for taking care of me, only wish I had brought the trailer, would have got a few more LOL. Did you start hanging lights yet? Seems like you were just taking them down!

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