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    Linus and great pumpkin H7415

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    I found this on the Halloween site looking for blow mold repaint ideas. I noticed that the add has the great pumpkin on it with make number H7415. It looks just like the guy in VA prototype Linus and great pumpkin. Also Attached some cool repaint ideas for Halloween. All I have to do now is find some blow molds cheap:) ( I know it’s a big wish).






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    Hilda's blow mold repaints/repurposing is legendary!!!  Did you see her Santa Christmas Train transformed into a Halloween Train?  That one is my favorite.

    ..........here it is



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    She has some awesome talent. There is also Matt on YouTube for blow mold that has similar looking thing as well. I wish Cado would have a on-line only store of unpainted blow molds ( lollipops, mrs clause, bear,...).I would love to try and recreate/ copy Hilda’s and Matt’s creations. 



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    Sadly Linus never made it to production.

    After GF began selling everything, the 3D prototype was sold to a collector, but that’s it.


    And sadly, I was not the collector. Lol





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    • 5 months later...
    On 5/30/2019 at 11:20 AM, RichardG said:

    Sadly Linus never made it to production.

    With apologies to anyone who has a different opinion, the saddest thing was the design.  Although the Great Pumpkin is never pictured we do get some sense of it from Linus's description.  it's supposed to be a large creature that flies though the air to deliver toys.  I always imagine him being somewhat scary even though he's delivering toys.  He should have a pumpkin head, a body with arms and legs (maybe slightly scarecrowish) and should be wearing a black cape!  That design is just Linus with a pumpkin helmet leaning on a pumpkin.  The Great  Pumpkin is not just a small jack-o-lantern with a slightly scary face.  i think the thing i hate the most about it is the stupid pumpkin helmet that Linus is wearing.  The whole design is terrible!  i don't have sufficient words to describe just how much I do not like it!


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