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Hanging with My Peeps

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I was fortunate to pick up the complete Peeps set today.  I suspect you won't find too many of these around, although I did see there were some in the pics in the GFP factory closing thread here on PC.  I got the last of them at this small local garden center - close to Bethlehem, PA, where the real Peeps candies are made at the Just Born factory.  Only drawback to them is once again GFP went the route of the battery powered LED bulb contraption.  Will change those out to standard bulbs though.  I wish I could have gotten the optional shipper store display rack shown in the catalog, but they did not have that.  Glad to have these in my collection.

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I was able to get the complete sets last year. I don’t think anybody got the shipper. When I inquired about that with GF they said they weren’t big sellers and had the remained open they didn’t see the small ones making it again.
I changed all my big ones to regular bulbs though.


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3 hours ago, Big J Illinois said:

Are these avail online?

I haven’t seen them online.  I suspect there are some on the auction block though.

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Are these avail online?

Can call Bronners. Someone said they had them, but weren’t available online.


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What is a good way of putting a 120V light set in a peep? The whole in the back is 1/2" larger than the standard GF light set. Attached are some pictures.

Richard last year the Cracker Barrel near Atlanta had a shipper store display rack last Easter.

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Check your private messages.  I think I replied to your original post with a suggestion to use a 12V DC chip-on-board light powered from house current using a 12V DC converter.  It allows you to use lighter wire and IMHO is safer than running 120V AC.  If this isn't an option for you,  just use the base that I mounted my COB LED for the blow mold penguin I bought a few weeks ago.  It was missing the original lighting and the cover for the opening at the rear.  I took a tin can cover (spaghetti sauce)  that was the right size to fit over the opening and drilled two holes in it.  One for the screw that attaches it to the back of the mold (exactly as it was originally done) and ran the wire through the other hole.  You could do the same thing by finding a can with a lid the right diameter and gluing the GF lamp base to the lid with construction adhesive or epoxy glue.  Drill one or two holes near the edge and mount the can lid to the back of your Peeps.  I still prefer the LED.  I bought four of them recently for $3.16 postpaid on eBay and they arrived in 17 days.  The output is 480 lumens which is just right for my Christmas penguin.  They come with a foam backing that sticks to the can lid.  I did paint the lid black to make it look nicer.  These pictures on postimage show what I did:  Can lid with COB LED https://postimg.org/image/6d130i8tn/ 

Can lid mounted on penguin (before painting) https://postimg.org/image/e5rqsneuj/

Penguin with LED light - finished product (lit) https://postimg.org/image/f9gghuh0b/

I bought the chip-on-board LEDs from this eBay seller.  4pcs/set 48SMD COB LED T10 4W 12V Light Car Interior Panel Light Dome Lamp Bulb  $.80 postpaid https://www.ebay.com/itm/4pcs-set-48SMD-COB-LED-T10-4W-12V-Light-Car-Interior-Panel-Light-Dome-Lamp-Bulb/192184796166?hash=item2cbf1b4406:g:1K8AAOSwax5YnCxK&vxp=mtr 

These were meant for use as dome lights in a vehicle.  I could have just purchased the COB itself but this set is actually cheaper than buying just the chip.  Just remove the existing connectors and add the ones you prefer.  The converter is a 12V 1A (12W) power converter that was scavenged at my local Goodwill outlet store.  It will power the lights for three blow molds with similar lighting. 

 

 

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On 2/5/2018 at 2:58 PM, Scott Rob said:

Richard last year the Cracker Barrel near Atlanta had a shipper store display rack last Easter.

Wow...wonder what they did with it afterwards?  Probably in the trash.

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Richard last year the Cracker Barrel near Atlanta had a shipper store display rack last Easter.


Wow really!? That would have been cool to see.



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Wow...wonder what they did with it afterwards?  Probably in the trash.

Oh I’m sure of that.


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