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New Coloring For Wisemen?

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Has General Foam changed the colors for the 3 wisemen? Just came across this on ebay. I've never seen the wisemen painted those colors before. Thought it was an interesting find. Anybody know anything about it?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Traditional-Christmas-Plastic-Blow-Molds-3-Piece-Wisemen-Set-C3690-/300828367011?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D4437800173581226185%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D300828367011%26

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well i don't know about you but i don't like the new color for the wise men because they wont blend into the other pieces. Im really old school i dont what my wise men to stick out like a sore thumb even though i have the poloron nativity and gf nativity. my point is i like my yard to blind into all the other molds out there  

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well i don't know about you but i don't like the new color for the wise men because they wont blend into the other pieces. Im really old school i dont what my wise men to stick out like a sore thumb even though i have the poloron nativity and gf nativity. my point is i like my yard to blind into all the other molds out there  

 

well i don't know about you but i don't like the new color for the wise men because they wont blend into the other pieces. Im really old school i dont what my wise men to stick out like a sore thumb even though i have the poloron nativity and gf nativity. my point is i like my yard to blind into all the other molds out there  

Yeah, I like the colors but you do have a point there. I don't think they will fit in that great with the other pieces in the set.

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well i don't know about you but i don't like the new color for the wise men because they wont blend into the other pieces. Im really old school i dont what my wise men to stick out like a sore thumb even though i have the poloron nativity and gf nativity. my point is i like my yard to blind into all the other molds out there  

 

 

Yeah, I like the colors but you do have a point there. I don't think they will fit in that great with the other pieces in the set.

 

Oh, good point.  Guess they'll have to make repaints of the Holy family, too!

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If you notice in the larger picture they are also missing the jewlery accents....no rings or stones in the crowns or on the urns.

 

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If you blow it up you can see they are using the same molds as the older 3 kings with jewlery accents. Look at their ring fingers, there's a circular area where they wore their rings, now just filled in with more plastic.

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