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donna123

Oh wow, a Poloron Snowman on ebay!

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I have never seen one of these up for sale, so I have to admit it's a bit exciting to see.  It doesn't have a motor and the starting bid is $500.00.  I am watching it just to see the final bid! 

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26 minutes ago, FrostBite said:

The colors look like that of the 90s Empire edition. Regardless, its pretty cool to see one listed!

I was wondering about the colors too.  I just figured the owner did their own touch-up work because the left hand (glove) almost seems to be yellowish underneath the red.  

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I think that is the Holiday Innovations mechanical snowman made from the Poloron mold, as I recall Poloron used metal parts to mount the motor, etc. and HI used the plastic parts.  Also the snowman colors are what is shown in the 1989 HI catalog, not the colors shown in the Poloron catalogs.  Empire did not make that snowman with a shovel, they modified the mold and removed the shovel on the one they made in 1994.  Empire made their modified snowman for one year only.

Mel

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1 hour ago, Mel Fischer said:

I think that is the Holiday Innovations mechanical snowman made from the Poloron mold, as I recall Poloron used metal parts to mount the motor, etc. and HI used the plastic parts.  Also the snowman colors are what is shown in the 1989 HI catalog, not the colors shown in the Poloron catalogs.  Empire did not make that snowman with a shovel, they modified the mold and removed the shovel on the one they made in 1994.  Empire made their modified snowman for one year only.

Mel

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Thanks Mel,  I don't know how you keep track of all this information, but I sure do appreciate it!  Did Poloron have their name anywhere on the snowman?  Did HI put their name on it?  

 

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2 hours ago, donna123 said:

 

Thanks Mel,  I don't know how you keep track of all this information, but I sure do appreciate it!  Did Poloron have their name anywhere on the snowman?  Did HI put their name on it?  

 

Donna, I think that Poloron did have their name on the mold for the snowman, I do know that HI did not take the Poloron name off several if not all of the molds when they first started making them which does cause confusion for a lot of people because they do not know that HI had the molds and produced blow molds from most all of them.  One way to tell the difference in many of them is that HI used different colors on a lot of them.

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1 hour ago, Mel Fischer said:

Donna, I think that Poloron did have their name on the mold for the snowman, I do know that HI did not take the Poloron name off several if not all of the molds when they first started making them which does cause confusion for a lot of people because they do not know that HI had the molds and produced blow molds from most all of them.  One way to tell the difference in many of them is that HI used different colors on a lot of them.

Thanks and I can see why it would be confusing.  I can't decide if this makes it desirable or not.  I guess it just depends on how much the bidder wants it.

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I agree with Mel its a HI version and they do have plastic motors on both the santa and snowman, the poloron snowmen had yellow gloves and a red orange scarf.

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1 hour ago, shane page said:

I agree with Mel its a HI version and they do have plastic motors on both the santa and snowman, the poloron snowmen had yellow gloves and a red orange scarf.

Thanks shane,  these blow mold companies became so intertwined that sometimes it's hard to tell who made what.

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Ok, final bid was.......$1325.00 + $100.00 sh = $1425.00.........congrats if the winner is anyone here on PC!!!

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43 minutes ago, donna123 said:

Ok, final bid was.......$1325.00 + $100.00 sh = $1425.00.........congrats if the winner is anyone here on PC!!!

WOW!

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5 hours ago, Mel Fischer said:

I hope the winner knew they were not getting the Poloron version of the snow man.

Mel

 

59 minutes ago, shane page said:

WOW, that's a lot, it should have been a good working poloron for that. I was thinking 600 bucks tops.

 

8 hours ago, Scott4864 said:

WOW!

 

The bidding got really crazy within the last 2 minutes.  Even my husband, who is not a blow mold lover, said "wow".  Well, that was fun, I hope I get to see another one.  I've never seen one of these in person.  Imagine what the Poloron owners, because of their original mold, would say if they could see this!  

 

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