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1950's Blow Mold Lady

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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
  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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