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1950's Blow Mold Lady

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    My mom and brother were taking the HUGE holiday turkey out of the roasting pan and dropped it on the floor! So, my mom and brother retrieved that rascal, brushed him off and plopped him onto the platter like nothing ever happened! Mom and brother were snickering throughout the dinner while everyone were making comments on how wonderful the turkey tasted. Little did we know, the bird had taken a dive onto the floor before arriving as our Christmas feast! Mom passed away not long after that Christmas, but it is with fond, loving memories we remember our beautiful, humorous mom and that wonderful Christmas when she dropped the turkey.
  • Location
    Ontario, Canada
  • Biography
    Born and raised in Michigan. Moved to Ontario, Canada in 2000 and have lived here every since.
  • Interests
    Collecting Mold-Craft Inc. and Heller blow molds and avid eBayer.
  • Occupation
    Health and Safety Speciailist
  • About my display
    Will soon be a photo of all my Mold-Craft/Heller carolers, Santa with original sleigh and nativity display; hopefully!

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  1. If you are on Facebook, there is a group there called, "Blowmold For Sale No Rules At All". Take a look at the group and see what you think. If you like what you see, you might want to become a member and list your blow mold treasures there. I think local pickup only does limit you to only those individuals who are willing to travel to your location. However, if someone wants something bad enough, I believe they will travel to get it!
  2. I am searching for just the heads of the MOLD CRAFT carolers in the photo below. The Comb-over/ Side part boy caroler and the Ponytail girl caroler. I have the bottom portions of the carolers, so I need just the heads. Any assistance in locating one or both of these guys would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Thank you so much. I have another one of the smaller Mold Craft carolers with a large piece of plastic missing from the neck, also. This time I will take a before photo of the damage to be repaired. I wish I would have taken a before photo of the repaired one I shared with you. Then, I can show and compare the before and after repair.
  4. Unless a better option comes to the forefront; I think steam is my only option at is point. I am really apprehensive to tack this restoration. I don't want to ruin the blow mold completely, but it is no good the way it is. I was really nervous before I repaired the neck on the Mold Craft caroler head in the photos. It is not a perfect repair, however, the neck is now reinforced and functional. So overall, I am happy with the results of my first blow mold repair.
  5. I think you are right. I am just wondering if a steam environment for a short period of time would make it pliable enough to restore the shape somewhat? I am going to try it and see if it works. I am at a loss and do not know what else to try. Thank you for your response and input. Much appreciated. CORRECTION: I was told this blow mold IS NOT a Heller; it is a Mold Craft blow mold. I spoke with one of experts regarding Heller and Mold Craft Inc. blow molds and he indicated it is a Mold Craft caroler head.
  6. Thank you for the restoration link. It is really great! Actually, in one of my files on blow molds, I marked a web site called "Christmas Fan Club" and it had "The Restoration Of A Wiken 1953 Mold Craft Choir Kid" once upon a time. Sadly, it will no longer opens up and it appears it is no longer there. Oh well, that was a great suggestion anyway. So, the hard rubber in the early Heller and Mold Craft figures is called Plastisol. So, I am assuming the Artistic Latex Form Company figures are made of the same stuff? I did not know the hard rubber substance had an official name. Good to know, though. The blow molds made out plastisol are so delicate when it comes to temperature, humidity and specific storage requirements. It looks like the disfigured blow mold I am trying to repair was stored with something sitting on top of it. I wish it was just a crack or hole that I was dealing with, but the disfigurement issue is a whole other ball game!
  7. I was thinking the same thing; either dry heat or a little moist heat would be the only methods I could I try to get the blow mold back in shape. I just purchased the disfigured Heller blow mold head recently. So, I do not have it in my possession yet. However, here is the link to see what the blow mold looks like. I am not computer savvy, so I hope this link works! https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-CHOIR-GIRL-PAINTED-HARD-MOLDED-RUBBER-HEAD-only-Broken-Neck/324102341205?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
  8. Thank you so much for your suggestion. However, I can not seem to locate the blog you are referring to?
  9. Has anyone attempted to repair any disfigured, cracked or damaged Heller blow molds and has had success? I just purchased a Heller blow mold that was stored improperly and badly disfigured. I thought I would try to repair it, since the price I payed was reasonable. I welcome any suggestions as to how to go about reshaping and repairing one of these blow molds.
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