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Order the grinch and pumpkin disk lamp post. Just got them in mail today! They look pretty good on paint. The lamp post is battery LED timer I will Be converting It to 120v led bulb.

Better pics and prices to come. The paint apps look great, rather small, but better than nothing. They also have Union stuff from the past couple years, the North Pole sign is back too.

I believe that they are all made by Gemmy 

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Update to ordering a grinch blowmold from menards:

Since my local menards was 'out' of grinch blowmolds, and a coworker told me his local menards was down to 1 grinch  and a week had passed since then, i thought that rather than drive all over town looking for a grinch blowmold, that i would simply order one from menards online and write off the shipping cost to fuel savings and time.  How simple is that? Right? Wrong. 

So, i ordered it and a week larer a box from menards was waiting for me on my door step. Curiously, the delivery person knew to put it at my back door. With todays door step thieves, maybe a good idea. 

The moment i picked up the box i knew there was going to be a problem, because i could hear and feel the blowmold rattling around loose inside the box. A box which was 5" larger that grinch in every direction. They had  put the grinch in a box and sent him on his way. No bubble wrap or other packing. Mr grinch bounced and rolled around inside that cardboard box for a week.  

I suspected that there would be paint loss on the high points due to sliding around in the box. I opened the box and immediately inspected mr grinch (yes, i know im using a lower case 'G' on the proper name, get over it), for damage. Sure enough, the tips of his shoes, his elbows and the area under his nose were missing paint down to white plastic. So much for reducing effort of driving all over town looking for a grinch. So much for something safely delivered to my door step. No. 

Yes, im a little bit particular about blowmold condition, especially when ive bought new and paid 40$ (+ shipping.) Older blowmolds, acquired at garage sales for 3$ and used for my lawn display?....meh...a little rub or scratch is not something to get my undies in a bunch over. But  brand new full price?...and destined  only be part of my indoors display?... no way in h.e. double toothpicks am i  going to be content to start out with a shipping damaged grinch blowmold. 

So, after contacting menards customer service on line, and driving to the local menards to ask about grinch inventory, and finding a store (via the phone) whoi had a few in stock, i was able to exchange my damaged grinch for one i hand picked from the floor display, and had my shipping reimbursed. I probably had 2 hours into the exchange screwing around. In hindsight, i would have been better off calling around and driving, rather than expecting menards to ship an item with some protective packaging.

Bah!

 

 

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On 9/22/2019 at 10:51 AM, shane page said:

Picked up a Grinch. They only had two there so I got one. Wish it was a little bigger.

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Please tell us about those trees behind the Grinch!

On 9/12/2019 at 10:55 PM, Omar said:

I believe that they are all made by Gemmy

That's a very interesting and curious turn of events.  When inflatables first came out blowmolds really took a hit in popularity for a few years.  It's kind of come full circle now.  Inflatables don't seem to be as popular as they once were (probably due to the fairly short lifespan) while blowmolds have had a resurgence in popularity.   (It's really unfortunate that the resurgence didn't happen sooner before most of the manufacturers went out of business.  <heavy sigh>)  It's very ironic that Gemmy the largest inflatable manufacturer (I think) is now apparently making the majority of the available 'molds!

TED

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to find more 'molds!
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I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year.

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On ‎11‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 3:12 PM, Scott Rob said:

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year.

I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year.

I see one on ebay, Cartersville Ga, (within 50 miles of atlanta) for 68$ make offer.  Granted its more than 40$ at menards  but less than alot of the ebay auctions and maybe you can save the shipping if you will drive to pick up?  This way at least yould have one this year.

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Not just the grinch  but other molds way to high  a full sleigh  $1200.00  santa face seen one 300  tender car 300 to 400   gone crazy just blood suckers   same as ebay global shipping just a rip off  global shipping is owned by ebay  same as pay pal  ebay owned  making all kinds of extra money off global shipping

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On 7/13/2020 at 6:23 PM, sysco said:

Not just the grinch  but other molds way to high  a full sleigh  $1200.00  santa face seen one 300  tender car 300 to 400   gone crazy just blood suckers   same as ebay global shipping just a rip off  global shipping is owned by ebay  same as pay pal  ebay owned  making all kinds of extra money off global shipping

The prices are way out of control, but unfortunately someone is paying them or they wouldn't be posting more and more. I personally will not pay those prices.

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7 hours ago, HowardFamilyChristmasDisplay said:

The prices are way out of control, but unfortunately someone is paying them or they wouldn't be posting more and more. I personally will not pay those prices.

It's a shame killing the hobby  also another problem is shipping ,  i'm hoping that people will  understand  not to use global shipping uncheck  it  when posting something for sale  let the buyer pay the taxes it will be cheaper than global  shipping and in some cases  there will be no  taxes on certain amounts up to  $ 100 dollars  just another rant   have a good day    

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On 7/13/2020 at 5:02 PM, Big J Illinois said:

Looking online for a grinch,makes me wish I bought a rail box car, full...the amount they are charging is CRAZY!!

I can remember the time not that long ago (a few years) when there were so many that I passed up some good ones even when they were on clearance because I already had them or because they weren't my favorite...

On 7/13/2020 at 5:23 PM, sysco said:

Not just the grinch  but other molds way too high  a full sleigh  $1200.00  santa face seen one 300  tender car 300 to 400   gone crazy just blood suckers   same as ebay global shipping just a rip off  global shipping is owned by ebay  same as pay pal  ebay owned  making all kinds of extra money off global shipping

$25 pumpkin pails (that sold and are still sold for $1 at walmart)

On 7/16/2020 at 10:06 AM, HowardFamilyChristmasDisplay said:

The prices are way out of control, but unfortunately someone is paying them or they wouldn't be posting more and more. I personally will not pay those prices.

yep yep yep...

On 7/16/2020 at 5:25 PM, sysco said:

It's a shame killing the hobby  also another problem is shipping.  I'm hoping that people will  understand  not to use global shipping uncheck  it  when posting something for sale  let the buyer pay the taxes it will be cheaper than global  shipping and in some cases  there will be no  taxes on certain amounts up to  $ 100 dollars  just another rant   have a good day    

Shipping is the deal breaker nowdays.  Frequently the cost of the shipping is more than the cost of the 'mold.

On 8/7/2020 at 6:03 PM, HowardFamilyChristmasDisplay said:

Agreed. My wife has bought a few online. BUT the best deals are the ones we get at Estate sales or a garage sale.

Down here in the South there aren't that many 'molds at Estate sales and Garage sales but over time you can find a few.  Unfortunately some of the Estate sale companies have fallen into the "all 'molds are rare and worth a fortune" mentality.

I agree wholeheartedly with all 5 of you!

TED

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On 9/10/2020 at 12:20 PM, Scott Rob said:

Order the grinch and pumpkin disk lamp post. Just got them in mail today! They look pretty good on paint. The lamp post is battery LED timer I will Be converting It to 120v led bulb.

I kinda like those pumpkin lamp posts.  (I think I'd also be inclined to change to 120V although not necessarily LED.)  How much are they?

TED

On 9/10/2019 at 7:50 AM, Knight said:

Better pics and prices to come. The paint apps look great, rather small, but better than nothing. They also have Union stuff from the past couple years, the North Pole sign is back too.

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The animated Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer is one of my all time favorite Christmas specials (along with the Charlie Brown Christmas).  I like the Rudolf 'mold.  I remember a few years ago a discussion about what new 'molds we'd like to see.  I said the characters from Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer.  It would be nice if they made them all!

TED

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