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It seems a third company had arisen alongside Cado and Gemmy. Home depot has molds from a company called Pan Asian Creations.  A large snowman lit externally with LEDs sticking out of the plastic in his scarf and tree he is holding, and a very similar santa.  They are battery operated but can have the battery pack removed and the hole easily fits a GF or Empire light plate.  They are also the manufacturer of giant C9 blowmolds. While not as big as GFs and having a different base, still nice to see.  Also battery operated but can be easily retrofitted for a c7 cord.  They also have giant LED bulbs, but Blow mold, something that's kind of ironic. Again they can be easily retrofitted for a c7 lamp rather than an on/off battery so you dont need to go out and turn them off every night, just plug them into a timer.  The last christmas ones they have are a smaller santa and snowman that have swirling projectors inside that project snowflakes inside.  Cool effect but a little too cold and modern for my taste, they too can be retrofitted. These last two have been around for a few years but i always assumed they were Gemmy.  Pan Asian Creations doesn't do halloween, but has a St. Patrick's day porch lantern, a chick in an egg, and an easter rabbit.  I assumed they would be rather filmsey, but after picking up some giant C9s I realized the plastic (especially on the large santa and snowman which i examined at the store) is quite thick - more so than even GF molds were.  The big ones are a little pricy (49.99 + tax) but if you adjust for inflation its about what they would have cost if they were made by Empire 40 years ago, and about what GF would have charged.

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16 minutes ago, slankard said:

Any place we could find pics, or would Home Depot online have them?

Heres the large Santa: 

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.36-inch-blow-mold-santa-figurine.1001123034.html

And the large Snowman:

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.36-inch-snowman-figure-with-multi-colour-led-lights.1001123035.html

Giant C9s:

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.13-inch-led-lit-oversize-light-bulb-christmas-decoration.1001127927.html

St. Patricks Latern and easter decor:

http://www.pan-asian.com:8081/portfolio/spring/

Small santa and snowman with projectors:

http://www.pan-asian.com:8081/portfolio/christmas/

I can't find photos of the oversized LEDs anywhere but will take photos next time im at a home depot.

 

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They are the same company who made the Nativity sold at Walmart this year.


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Those are really nice.  Has anyone seen them at a Home Depot, or is is strictly online?

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4 hours ago, RichardG said:

They are the same company who made the Nativity sold at Walmart this year.


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No idea. I know Walmart also has battery operated lantern this year but havent been yet.  

3 hours ago, slankard said:

Those are really nice.  Has anyone seen them at a Home Depot, or is is strictly online?

Seen them all there!

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12 hours ago, The Blow Mold Expert said:

That Santa and Snowman are ceramic, they aren't blowmolds. 

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Hey, I live in 61008, and yes, I have seen the plastic bulbs. Walmart carried the 120v version last year, wish I would have snagged more up. 

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4 hours ago, 55cgas said:

That Santa and Snowman are ceramic, they aren't blowmolds. 

Which ones.... Because ive seen then in person and picked them up and everything! :D Theyre definitely plastic. :D

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Ya'll are going to make me leave the Christmas train wreck that is my yard this time of year and go check them out.  DadGumIt!

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Home Depot Canada, but what about US?  I did not see them in 2 stores I checked in PA.

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No, I’m saying they are the same company lol.
Sucks can’t get them in the US.


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On 11/9/2018 at 12:12 PM, shane page said:

If you read the description it says it’s made from blowmold material.

 

On 11/9/2018 at 11:18 AM, The Blow Mold Expert said:

Which ones.... Because ive seen then in person and picked them up and everything! :D Theyre definitely plastic. :D

Look at the weight, 22.3 pounds. I don't know any blowmolds that weight 22.3 pounds....

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Okay, that settles it.  There's no way these are blow molds at that weight.  It's actually snowing down here, some I'm staying inside!

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They come with sandbags in them. Its genius if you ask me.
Clever. I actually use sand bags from a weight best in mine. They come in 1lb size, so they are able to fit in most of my molds one way or another. I don't have much though.

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