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Everything posted by RichardG

  1. General Foam Norfolk factory

    I agree. I thought that’s where the pools were made, come to find out pools were also made in Tarboro. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. General Foam Norfolk factory

    It so much smaller compared to their Tarboro location. Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. General Foam Auction Tarboro

    I’ll happily shine light for everyone. I was in person for the auction and boy what an experience to be in the plant that made all our blow molds. I even met the Vice President/owner of Cado. That was even better! He purchased the SB Mrs. Claus, 28” Empire/GFP Nativity, and the lot of unmarked candles. Before the auction he purchased the soldier, penguin and the famous dancing Santa. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. GFP Closing

    If you're on Facebook, then you have seen this post. If not well here is the letter customers of GFP received in the mail. After Christmas of this year GFP will be closing for good.
  5. GFP Closing

    Don good luck on your project. Being able to purchase light kits I’m switching all my bulbs over to Edison based kits from the C7 bulbs I used in them last year. Donna, the molds were destroyed due to licensing. Some type of license with MagicCom. Nobody knows who they are, but their license expired on 3/1. So what wasn’t sold was sent to scrap. At the sale most molds were GFs. Some were Empires old stock. This one in particular has no markings of GF or Empire. Just faded/scratched out Tarboro name. Not the best pic of the mold in question, but here ya go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. GFP Closing

    Don, I was there when your guy bought the 3 pallets and everyone’s mind was the same. Either this guy is going to have an awesome display. No way they are all for him. And eBay seller lol. I can’t wait to see what you do with them. Also, I wish I could have bought them at $.50 a piece. I was there when that price was thrown and I’m there thinking I’m about to walk away from this deal cause I have no dang room lol. You’re on BMN so I assume you saw the post as to why they went to that price... Regarding the Nativity sets. I bought the 3 piece pearl from them for $10. It’s completing the set that’s going to kill me. Lol. And a lot of gems have come out of Tarboro. Man the unpainted SB Tigger and Pooh. The 2 one of a kind unmarked Empire molds that nobody has info on either. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. GFP Closing

    Mel you’re correct. Even if they saw new molds from GF in stores or even the Cado molds they complained about the cost and waiting for them to go 50% Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. GFP Closing

    Mel, You’re right. The closing has been done. Nothing we can do to fix that. Now we hope that the molds get bought by companies with intent to make them. Lots of scrappers will be on hand. They auction company said the molds will sell as theirs been lots of calls about them. Sad reality is, we just may lose some more history as we know it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. GFP Closing

    I will also say the CEO is not a employee of GF, but hired by the owners from a third party. He was hired to do exactly what he’s doing...kill the company. A worker verified that with me that the other day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Never made Production

    A few molds. Has happened with almost every company. The famous Critter Tree from Empire. Or Linus with the Great Pumpkin from GF. Only the prototype to that one exists. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. GFP Closing

    I wondered that as well. Why even include it. Sadly who the heck knows. This company has done a lot that raises questions that even they couldn’t answer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. GFP Closing

    Someone posted a link on MagicCom. Not sure if same one, but if so the company specializes in making items more appealing or something like that. Knowing their name is stamped on the mold. Maybe it was a partnership. MagicCom sure GF back in 2015. And for the destruction I am just saying what auction co said to me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. GFP Closing

    I’m really thinking it is the battery light inside of it. Cause the mold isn’t anything magical. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. GFP Closing

    License as well. Something to do with MagicCom which is located on the bottom of the newer molds Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. GFP Closing

    Mel, that’s what I am hoping for as well. Time surely will tell. Lol I’m honestly not sure. I plan to watch the auction online so maybe I can get some inside then. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Nothing anymore. Pools where the only thing being made there. Trees went to China and all molds went to Tarboro. Sadly no bulbs will be white as the plastic was molded the color. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk If a company just wants the molds they can have them. The factories are really old and would need a lot of renovations lol. Also, not sure if it’s been mentioned but all the new molds sold within the last couple of years. Peeps. Bulbs. Ornaments. Modern molds. All their molds have been destroyed. So we will never ever see them made again sadly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. GFP Closing

    They will be able to attend the auction preview day and be able to walk and look at everything first hand. I plan on being there that day and plan on clearing my phone of pics to take as many as possible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. General Foam - Former Empire Factory

    Usually happens to old factories. Sometimes to much to fix up. Part of the reason they had a lot of fires in it the last couple years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. GFP Closing

    No saving them now. Auction company has already taken over and stated that with the auction being advertised they will now go through with it fully. That’s referring to the Seasons Greetings Snowman that GF has been producing the last couple of years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Blow mold flamingo help

    I have no idea either. I bought a set a few years ago from Lowes as well. The beaks on these are a separate plastic piece. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. GFP Black Friday

    Auction hasn’t happened yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. GFP Black Friday

    Sadly this forum used to be the go to place but things changed sadly. As for the trains I can understand, to many resellers left with to many of one items. Someone wanted me to pick one up for them, but with only one being allowed and one per family and one being left when I walked in. I was glad they limited so I was able to get one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Hanging with My Peeps

    Wow really!? That would have been cool to see. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Oh I’m sure of that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. GFP Black Friday

    I’m disappointed as well. I got to meet some of the members with Tyler being one. Fun fact, like most of BMN I started here on PC finding out about PC from the ABC forum that is now closed. Met Tyler on here and that was about 10-11 years ago. Just now meeting him was pretty cool. I missed the chaos, but the employees were telling me about it later on after everyone had left. I as well feel sorry for them. Such sweet ladies in that factory and some real nice people in the corporate office that’s been there forever and are now without jobs. I walked in after the chaos and the sounds of blow molds hitting the cement floor of the factory was enough to make ya cringe lol. Not sure who you are on BMN, but I can agree with some of the know it all snarky members. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. GFP Black Friday

    So I was there today as well. And the “real” collectors or people of BMN are not the ones trying to make a buck. There is a group of people who showed up at the warehouse with trailers and their intent was to only resell. They listed nutcrackers online for $90. Sorry about the people. I was across the street when they opened and missed the action, but one of the workers told me crazy they acted. Someone told me how you could hear all the blow molds falling over. When I got there she was arguing with a guy cause he wanted two trains and limit was one Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Hanging with My Peeps

    Can call Bronners. Someone said they had them, but weren’t available online. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk