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  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.



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  1. GFP Black Friday

  2. GFP Black Friday

    The vast majority of BMN is made up of people who love molds and want to get them to display them. Just like every other hobby, we have some members who are primarily flippers (though many of them do displays as well). Today was definitely a little crazy down there, I won't deny that. Some of it was out of greed, but some of it was also out of pure zeal to get a mold that they prize dearly. I met some wonderful people from the group today. As an admin, you can't imagine how happy I was to meet some of the members who came to expand their collections and make their displays bigger and better. It brought a warm feeling in my heart. It was a great reminder that even though the negative encounters can bring you down, the positive ones will lift you way up. It was especially needed as it's the "testy" season in the Christmas community as a whole. I'm sorry you had a bad experience with a few of our members, but I encourage you to look through the bad for the good. It's there, often hiding, but when found it's profoundly inspiring.
  3. Better places to find blow molds than ebay?

    Carrie and myself are the admins of Blow Mold Nation on Facebook. We have our own dedicated selling group exclusive to BMN. There's quite a few things listed for sale in there all the time, and they are usually reasonably priced. If you join BMN send me a PM with your name (and the email address associated with your facebook account to join the sales group) and I'll let you in.
  4. A few more new arrivals

    I got the snowman and santa the other day. I'm still debating on the candles... I like the size, but the glitter is a bit much for my taste. These designs are vastly superior compared to the ones from last year!
  5. Integrated Plastics?

    There's some Cado available on Home Depot and Walmart's websites So that's something... a step up.
  6. They are expensive because the "free shipping" is built into the price, of course. They'd be cheaper if shipping wasn't added in already/"free".
  7. Integrated Plastics?

    So Cado has whatever few amount of UP pieces that remain, TPI, and GV? If they can create a market which booms, they'll surely be able to give GF a run for their money with that kind of catalog. A real "competition" of sorts in the market would be such a welcomed change... that could lead to good things (improved quality, different designs, etc).
  8. 2016 GenFoam catalogs

    Also, they don't send out hard copies of the catalogs anymore. Strictly PDF & excel price sheets at this point.
  9. Mice damage...

    Get some traps and kill em? Prevention depends on where the molds are stored and how the mice are getting in...
  10. blow mold storage.

    10x15 storage unit (coro figures not put away) and my attic which is partially floored..
  11. Blow-Molded.com

    Kev, I should have a bunch of photos for you to put onto B-M in the next few days (or maybe weeks, haha). Send me an email when you are back for the winter season and I'll send you the pics.
  12. Early Christmas Present..poloron Snowman!

  13. Storing Blow Molds

    Where in the mid-Atlantic region do you live? As a Virginia native and resident, I know all too well about the extreme temps! I store most of mine in a temperature controlled storage unit. However, Halloween is stored in my attic and they do just fine up there. No problems or issues caused because of the extreme heat of the DC summers. They'll be just fine. I have a friend in Florida who stores his entire collection in the attic, and they are fine too. I mean, if you are able to keep them in a climate controlled place... that would be the best, but it's nearly impossible as the size of the collection gets bigger. I do recommend putting the molds in clear plastic bags for storage. They keep the paint protected, clean, and nothing can crawl up into them and you can carry a lot more at one time .
  14. Santa's Best Molds

    Since General Foam just discontinued making most of them within the last couple of years, I venture to say no, they will be out of production for at least a while.