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Kevin Provost

General Foam - Peanuts Blow-Mold Line!

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I didn't see a thread on this, but this is some really exciting news for all of us who have been waiting for a complete Peanuts blow-mold line. I wanted to share this in case it wasn't known yet. Says it is coming for the 2011 season. I am really excited about this one!

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They're using Peanuts keychain ornament type figures for the photo, since the prototypes aren't ready yet, so I wouldn't assume this will be the final look.

http://peanuts.com

http://www.genfoam.com/index.cfm

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For the sake of my storage situation/budget, I hope this is a hoax.

The Peanuts fan in me, on the other hand, is freaking out...

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Thank you, Kev!

The ad Kev posted said products are in development..obviously they have the license, so why not full size blow molds. I am going to keep my fingers (and toes) crossed, this could be very exciting!

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Thank you, Kev!

The ad Kev posted said products are in development..obviously they have the license, so why not full size blow molds. I am going to keep my fingers (and toes) crossed, this could be very exciting!

More than welcome, Carrie!

Everyone can calm down about these being ornaments, they're definitely not. I did a little digging and found the clip-on set that is being used as a placeholder on GF's ad. I have never heard of an indoor tree ornament being referred to as a blow-mold, so I didn't think that was possible. Besides, GF doesn't make ornaments, that's what Hallmark is for. :)

Seeing as this is on GF's main page, I don't think it's a rumor. They seem committed to it. I doubt they would abandon it considering that they've laid out goodness knows how much money in licensing fees and new mold fees for this.

It was just as I thought, they needed a temporary placeholder photo until they have the painted blow-molded prototypes ready. As the ad says, "in development" they're only at the design stage right now. I am sure they'll be very fussy over the final look of the characters.

Here is the set they used:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-MIB-PEANUTS-MINI-FIGURES-CLIP-SET-CHARLIE-BROWN-/360280898271?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e26a3adf#ht_1498wt_836

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hi kev

thanks for the info. i does sound like the are going to make them in a mold size. i wonder what size? large and small size would be nice either way. sounds like a dream come true :) :)

gary

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WOW!!!

If this is true then I think it's time for me to start looking for a job..LOL.

This would be awesome to see and see blow molds being manufactured.

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Wow. This might be the most exciting thing since the invention of the wheel. I will drive to wherever is selling these. Time to set back a few thousand. lol

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I hope this is true too...I would love to have a set.

But I have heard of ornaments being referred to as blow molded ornaments.

Still keeping my fingers crossed.

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I hope this is true too...I would love to have a set.

But I have heard of ornaments being referred to as blow molded ornaments.

Still keeping my fingers crossed.

So have I, Jen. But I don't think GF makes ornaments though do they?

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I hope this is true too...I would love to have a set.

But I have heard of ornaments being referred to as blow molded ornaments.

Still keeping my fingers crossed.

I've also heard of several sites referring to blow mold ornaments.

Amazon.com has several licensed blow mold ornaments like this

http://www.amazon.com/GARFIELD-BLOW-ORNAMENT-ASSORTED-Quantity/dp/B003WC6RW8/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1287928736&sr=1-2

I hope that GF makes the large yard blow molds though.

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The link on the General Foam website goes directly to a official Peanuts site, listing out

retailiers, air dates for shows ect. I think this is real, my wish list just got longer!

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I've been thinking about this quite a bit. My guess is that they will probably make smaller 'molds, like 12-24" at first and see how demand goes because shipping costs are so high. Alternatively, if they do make larger 'molds (which would be real cool) I suspect they may be on the flatter side, again to save shipping costs. Those Grand Venture Halloween molds that were recently resurrected were among the flattest blow molds I've seen. If done right, the new Peanuts line might be of a similar nature. Of course it would be difficult to represent good ole' Charlie Brown's perfect sphere of a head as anything but a sphere.

Question: which Peanuts characters do you want to see produced? I'm hoping for C. Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, the other birds, Linus, Lucy, Pigpen, Franklin, Peppermint Pattie, Marcie, and the Christmas tree. It'd be great to see a psychiatrist's stand, a football, Snoopy's house, and a kite offered as accessories, too. Oh, and a muted trombone, too. Ooooh, and maybe the members of the Vince Guaraldi Trio, too!

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Since we know they have the Santa's Best molds, most likely the Snoopy will be the same on Santa's Best made. That would stand to reason that the other molds would most likely be on a similar scale.

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General foam has made ornaments in the past. These could wind up being anything. We won't know until we see them.

I hope they are full size molds at a decent price.

My wish list would include a christmas line and a halloween line with as many characters as possible.

Trees and the stand I don't care so much about because I like to mix in other stuff with the molds. so those items I would like to build or use inflatables and wireframes and stuff to add to the scene.

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I have sent an inquiry to GF about the exact form of the Peanuts line, I am sure they will let me know on it. I still highly doubt these will be ornaments though.

I will post the info when I hear back.

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I didn't see a thread on this, but this is some really exciting news for all of us who have been waiting for a complete Peanuts blow-mold line. I wanted to share this in case it wasn't known yet. Says it is coming for the 2011 season. I am really excited about this one!

peanuts.png

They're using Peanuts keychain ornament type figures for the photo, since the prototypes aren't ready yet, so I wouldn't assume this will be the final look.

http://peanuts.com

http://www.genfoam.com/index.cfm

Kevin, where did you read this news?

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