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  1. What are the advantages/disadvantages of the chip-on-board vs. the "corn" bulb? TED
  2. Those are cool. I can't recall hearing of MSL Industries before. TED
  3. You can use a cable tie for a "welding rod". TED
  4. Since you have so many to deal with already I'll help you out and send Shane my address so that you don't get overloaded! TED
  5. Ah yes "Shorty" and "Horse Face"! TED 😏
  6. I don't recognize it but the style reminds me of Drainage Products. It also has a bit of a TPI look. Obviously these are just guesses. I haven't ever seen a carrot mouth before. It's odd! TED
  7. Ok, no prob. Ok, no prob. Ok, no prob. Ok, no prob! TED
  8. I missed this part of the conversation before. (Bracing myself for a painful answer.) When you say Nativity do you mean the whole set (with wise men, animals, etc.) or just Mary, Joseph, Jesus? Also, did anyone buy the Santa's Best set or the Large set? TED
  9. I like to think of it as a tree structure. Start with the heavy duty cords (12-14 gauge) and put those heavy duty triple taps in line between them. Then branch off to your smaller cords. With molds you can use the "household" type cords. Plug in 2 'molds and another cord on the end of each one. Of course you want to be safe but as a kind of general rule of thumb standard sets of C7 and C9 Christmas lights have 25 bulbs and they use a smaller gauge wire so don't sweat it too much. I like HLE and have ordered from them before (great customer service) however, the best zip cord (
  10. Some of those are nice looking 'molds. I think the candy cane, and candle 'molds look particularly nice. The mailbox looks pretty good too. The paint jobs look to be neatly done on all of them. It looks to me like the candle flame is not removable. I would think that the flame would not light up as well because of that. It looks like the manufacturer has (wisely) stopped putting glitter on them. Is that correct? (I've only seen these in the pictures so I can't tell for sure.) TED
  11. I think I saw that ad or one for the same Santa. I certainly would not give that much for one in that condition. I think the most I would pay for that is 20 bucks. The only reason I'd go that high on one in that condition is because those are harder to find down here in the South. A lot of people who aren't familiar with blowmolds think that they are all worth a fortune. They don't get that most of them are common and only a few are worth a lot. Here's an example for you. A very common GF camel for $110 with the description stating that it's rare. https://memphis.craigslist.org/clt/
  12. That's a larger 'mold. The toy soldier is to the left of it partially out of the picture. For years and years that toy soldier (to the left) and NOEL candles sold for $9.99 just about everywhere (with walmart slightly lower at something like 8.97). Then when companies started going out of business in the mid 2000s prices went up to the 14.99 to 19.99 range. To get from there to $40 in just 10 years is quite a jump. TED
  13. I have a flameless candle or 2 around but I think they are buried amongst other decorations. Now if we can just dig them up at the same time......... TED
  14. I saw this story in the news. It sounds like an awesome family with very awesome neighbors standing up to the HOA! https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/texas-family-told-take-down-snowman-because-too-early-christmas-n1082106 TED
  15. TED

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    The shield would be a great solution. It only covers one side (25%) which would be the side towards your house. The other 3/4 of the light would be uncovered so it would still provide light for the neighbors. TED
  16. I wonder which candles they have. It would be nice if we could get them to make up some replacement flames and let us buy them direct. Who wouldn't like to have some extras? (I could use some standard GenFoam/Empire NOEL flames and a few GV/Poloron flames.) I'm kind of surprised that they aren't offering any other candles since candles are usually popular. TED
  17. I'm not a huge fan of QVC, BUT they are big enough that they can get deals on shipping so maybe something good will happen. TED
  18. Somewhere I have a Santa face. I think it's made by Poloron. (I can't easily put my hands on it at the moment because I'm not sure exactly where it is.) When I bought it I didn't even realize what it was. It has some slight damage on it. I think I paid a dollar for it. At the time I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but it was kind of neat and I figured that it would get thrown out if no one bought it since it was at an Estate sale. TED
  19. Please tell us about those trees behind the Grinch! 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 manufa
  20. I agree with you. (I wasn't trying to knock the idea.) Somebody on here purchased about 10 or so of the molds at the Gen Foam auction with the idea of having some made. I can't remember who it was but I'm sure some of the 'molders will know. I wish we could figure out some way to get reasonable shipping rates. The shipping cost can be a deal breaker... That's a pretty cool idea! Please make sure you secure it some way so that it doesn't get stolen. Unfortunately you have to worry about scrap metal thieves in addition to regular thieves! TED
  21. That is extraordinary (not to mention HUGE)! You get a bunch of extra points (from me at least) for having a blowmold Santa, sleigh, and 9 reindeer right in the middle of it all! TED
  22. I don't know about the current season but in past years it seems like there were PCers in every episode. TED
  23. There might also be a minimum quantity in order to have them made. That could make it hard to do. Imagine if you had to order 1000 to get them made. (Yikes! Storage!) That place in Memphis owns a few Grand Venture molds. They have the 37" snowman ($79.95 painted--3 styles available, $39.95 unpainted) and the Climbing Santa ($74.95 painted, $35.95 unpainted). Free shipping for orders over $109. TED They are all several thousand dollars. Yikes! https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sofindtype=0&_byseller=1&_nkw=(blowmold%2Cblow+mold%2Cblow-mold%2Cchristmas%2Cxmas
  24. I'm not a big inflatable guy but I have read in previous years about people using Scotchguard with good results. It seems to me that a Scotchguard type product would be better than spray paint for 2 reasons. It's made to use on fabric. It would be more flexible than spray paint. (I have not tried either personally.) TED
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