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alvise3

My First (real) Haul

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Today I got my first big load of molds. I got

2 union candles

2 tpi candles

4 empire toy soldiers

1 grand venture drummer boy

santas best mickey and minnie carolers

I got all these for 20.00 (thats less than 2.00 each) I was so happy to find mickey and minnie. I'm finally able to post pictures now so here you go... enjoy (I hope I did it right)

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Oh also, all molds are in real good condition all came with working cords except 2 soldiers. 11 molds total. :)

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Today I got my first big load of molds. I got

2 union candles

2 tpi candles

4 empire toy soldiers

1 grand venture drummer boy

santas best mickey and minnie carolers

I got all these for 20.00 (thats less than 2.00 each) I was so happy to find mickey and minnie. I'm finally able to post pictures now so here you go... enjoy (I hope I did it right)

I think you meant to say you have 2 TPI Trumpet Angels.

Just thought I would help you out by letting you know about that.

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Very nice finds. I know that the Mickey and Minnie are hard to come by at a price like that. Especially in that condition. Good going on the soldiers too. I want to start collecting those guys too.

Chris

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Great finds!! Mickey and Minnie still elude me!! And the price... you stole them lol : )

Jim

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It was actually an entire display for sale from an older gentleman, I wanted more but I got all the blowmolds first. and yes Mickey and Minnie are awesome, but then again I love/collect anything disney :) and the tpi trumpet angels are so much more beautiful in person, I hope they'll go well with my empire set.

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spelled empire wrong

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Awesome deal you got.

I paid 10.00 each for my Mickey & Minnie.The smaller mickey cost me more but was very happy to add to my collection.I also lucked out & got the small minnie free from my blowmold guy.He actually called me this morning & told me he bought me a fiber optic snowman.Now I can't wait to go buy the nativity from him & get my snowman.

Congrats on your finds!

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Great find for the price for sure.

Yes you will love the trumpet angels. I have 20 of them now (4 each of them with pink, green, yellow, blue, and white dresses). They just look so nice.

I have started to modify mine (I know, oh no he's mauling them. :eek:) to use 3 bulbs in each one. I like the extra light in them and they look so much better with the whole mold lite up to me. But I think that they are going to "steal the show" once I get everything set up. The different color dresses and the extra lighting makes them look awesome.

Here are a couple of pictures of them as I was doing the mods.

First is with the standard 1 bulb and the 2nd is with the 3 bulbs.

I like having the bases lite by using the extra bulbs and it gives them a better overall glow with the extra light.

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The different color dresses and the extra lighting makes them look awesome.

I like having the bases lite by using the extra bulbs and it gives them a better overall glow with the extra light.

I agree. There really is a big difference. Great Job!

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It was actually an entire display for sale from an older gentleman, I wanted more but I got all the blowmolds first. and yes Mickey and Minnie are awesome, but then again I love/collect anything disney :) and the tpi trumpet angels are so much more beautiful in person, I hope they'll go well with my empire set.

Those Angels go great with the Empire set. I bought my first one for that set. I have added a few since, you will like them! You got a great deal on everything! Tom

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