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I just got this toy soldier.  It has one of the strangest imprints on the back that I have ever seen.  There is a "2" above the light hole.  I have read past comments here and know that it's not unusual for a Poloron Pixie to have a "2" , however under the light hole is just plain weird.  The "120 volts" is backwards and the "L" in the word volts is upside down.  Any clues?  

I'm hoping that this guy is really made by Poloron.  He is made of hard thick plastic and I think the candy cane is original because of the visible striping on the very bottom. 

Thanks for any information,

Donna

I made the pic black and white so you could see the lettering better.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Scott Rob said:

Hope this helps it looks like it is POLORON. I have POLORON Santa with back wards letter also.

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Scott, 

Thank you for responding, I appreciate it. 

I know that the original molds were made by Poloron.  My question comes from not knowing the difference between the toy soldier actually made by Poloron vs Holiday Innovations.  H/I got the Poloron molds after Poloron went out of business. The problem is that telling them apart can be tricky if it can be done at all.  There is a good write up of H/I history on the Blow-molded site.

I think I am looking for an answer that can't be answered because too much time has passed.  I will consider my toy soldier a Poloron piece and call it a day. ;)

Thanks, Donna  

 

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The only way I have seen to tell the age is the plug. If plug is non-polarized it POLORON. If the plug is polarized then it would be H/I. Since POLORON closed before 1980 then it would have non polarized plug. That my rule of thumb. The trick is to have original light cord set:) 

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13 minutes ago, Scott Rob said:

The only way I have seen to tell the age is the plug. If plug is non-polarized it POLORON. If the plug is polarized then it would be H/I. Since POLORON closed before 1980 then it would have non polarized plug. That my rule of thumb. The trick is to have original light cord set:) 

Unfortunately there was no original cord.  

Thanks again!

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That’s to bad. I looked up H/I it has the pixies items in 1988 catalog but it does not appear in 1989 catalog. I have included a picture of H/I 1988

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3 hours ago, Scott Rob said:

That’s to bad. I looked up H/I it has the pixies items in 1988 catalog but it does not appear in 1989 catalog. I have included a picture of H/I 1988

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Thanks, I am familiar with this page. :) 

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In looking at the pictures from the different catalogs, it looks like the uppermost buttons on the coat are white on the Poloron and painted over (in other words red) on the H.I. version.  However that could just be the way the pictures look.

TED

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to get the paint off my buttons!

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