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Which Pumpkin Man Is Harder To Find The Brown Torso Version Or The Orange Torso? Any Info On These?

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Hi...........At Another site there's a difference of opinion on which Mr. Pumpkin came first and which one is harder to find......There seems to be too many different opinions.......If the true answer is out there,post-15195-0-64527900-1350874685_thumb.j I figure it's at this site........thanks

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I am calling the orange one easier to find than the brown one, simply because I found that one first about three years ago and the brown one only came to me last month. I proudly display them both! Sorry, no useful information.

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I have picked both up since last Halloween, the orange belly on Kijiji (Craig list style site) and the Brown belly at a thrift store. Both appeared to have been originally bought at Zellers

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I have seen the brown version for years, not until this year when I got my all orange version did I see it, mine came streaight from Canada.

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Hi...........At Another site there's a difference of opinion on which Mr. Pumpkin came first and which one is harder to find......There seems to be too many different opinions.......If the true answer is out there,post-15195-0-64527900-1350874685_thumb.j I figure it's at this site........thanks

I agree 100% with Bill Weis, the orange body one is harder to find then the brown body one. TPI introduced the orange body one as new in 1996 and sold him for 3 years, the last year that he is in their catalog and price list was 1998. They introduced the brown body one as new in 1997 and continued selling that one for 8 years, until they closed their doors in January 2005. They offered both color varieties in 1997 and 1998.

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