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Blowmold Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Lowes

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A Lowes near me had just about all of their Christmas stuff out.  Excited to find these Mickey and Minnie Mouse blow molds.  Mickey is 24" tall and Minnie is about 20" tall.  $40 each rounded off.  I got the last ones that were at least out in this store.  Probably will go fast elsewhere too.  Looks like the same Chinese manufacturer as the Santa and Snowman and big candles last year but labeled Gemmy.  Really good quality and paint.  Ties in with the Disney countdown clock and other Disney theme outdoor decor they have again this year.

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Yes all the molds Lowes has sold for the last 3 years are Gemmy. :)


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Well, almost everything is in China now. Those inflatable Disney products are also China.


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Those are pretty cool, I'm not even a blow mold guy. I kind of hope they don't have them here or I might have to get some (don't see them online)

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Checked ours yesterday, they don't have them yet. Interestingly, they only have a small amount of Christmas in right now as most of the south bound trucks have been reloaded with supplies for south Florida. So or normal holiday goods are about a month behind normal.

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22 hours ago, vette-kid said:

Checked ours yesterday, they don't have them yet. Interestingly, they only have a small amount of Christmas in right now as most of the south bound trucks have been reloaded with supplies for south Florida. So or normal holiday goods are about a month behind normal.

That sounds like a classic catch 22.  On the one hand it's kind of a drag that things are not in stock.  On the other hand the stores may still be well stocked when it's time for clearance sales!

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That sounds like a classic catch 22.  On the one hand it's kind of a drag that things are not in stock.  On the other hand the stores may still be well stocked when it's time for clearance sales!
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Yeah, I'm torn. I'll probably buy mickey and minie if they get them and wait for the sales on anything else. I doubt mickey would make it to a sale

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Well now I've gone and done it. Got Mickey today, minnie was out already (they have had then less than a week! ). So now I'm going to have to find Minnie and a place to display both. Also got one of the Disney projectors to display on the garage door.

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If the other Lowes stores are like the one where I bought mine there won't be a lot of these blow molds in stock. 

I was told here that they only got (4) of each mold and wouldn't be getting any more. 

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If the other Lowes stores are like the one where I bought mine there won't be a lot of these blow molds in stock. 
I was told here that they only got (4) of each mold and wouldn't be getting any more. 

That's what I'm afraid of. Although I can't figure out why they had two Mickey's and no Minnies??? Seems odd, I'll have to go back and try to find someone knowledgeable in there (long shot around here).

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Went to my Lowes Yesterday. They had 2 soldiers, 2 canes, and 2 candles. I got the candles last year, but the soldiers had an issue. One had a bright shiny black hat, and the other was a dull black hat. I may go back and get them anyway...

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Went to my Lowes Yesterday. They had 2 soldiers, 2 canes, and 2 candles. I got the candles last year, but the soldiers had an issue. One had a bright shiny black hat, and the other was a dull black hat. I may go back and get them anyway...

Get them. You’ll regret it later. Lol
However, they decided to paint the body completely red then went back and painted the white and yellow on. The hat. Painted it all black then went back and painted the red and yellow. But they are awesome.


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On 10/16/2017 at 12:07 PM, RichardG said:

However, they decided to paint the body completely red then went back and painted the white and yellow on. The hat. Painted it all black then went back and painted the red and yellow. But they are awesome.

In most cases that would be normal painting technique.  For example if you want to paint a car and put racing stripes on it you would paint the whole thing first and then go back and paint the stripes on top of the "base" color.  It simplifies the process and you end up with a better paint job.

Of course with blowmolds additional layers of paint tend to block light from coming through.  It makes no difference on the hat since it is black (no light will come through anyway) but on the uniform the yellow is going to reduce the light coming through.  It is possible that the yellow parts will look dark when the soldier is lit up.

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In most cases that would be normal painting technique.  For example if you want to paint a car and put racing stripes on it you would paint the whole thing first and then go back and paint the stripes on top of the "base" color.  It simplifies the process and you end up with a better paint job.
Of course with blowmolds additional layers of paint tend to block light from coming through.  It makes no difference on the hat since it is black (no light will come through anyway) but on the uniform the yellow is going to reduce the light coming through.  It is possible that the yellow parts will look dark when the soldier is lit up.
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But they are painting a blow mold not a car. Lol. Just because the hat is black the stripes could light to make more detail. But when lite they look red. But is what it is.


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On 10/24/2017 at 11:02 PM, RichardG said:

But they are painting a blow mold not a car. Lol. Just because the hat is black the stripes could light to make more detail. But when lite they look red. But is what it is.

Yes--that's why I said "in most cases it would be normal technique" meaning that with blowmolds it is not (or should not be) normal technique.  That is a good point about the hat.  The stripes could light up if there wasn't black paint under them.  I just didn't think of it.  ;)

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