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    I have been taking a few pictures for blow molded.com recently, here is the TPI Santa Sled & reindeer (black nose version reindeer). The set with the black nose and this version of stand for the reindeer was made during the years 1997-2004. The set has the red reins for it, I just did not put them on for the picture since the pictures will be uploaded to the website separately. Mel
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    Ok, in a few posts including one on christmasfanclub, ans Planet christmas I have sent out a request wanting to buy a plastic sleigh, and 10 deer. Yes 10 deer and here is why............................this past year my 8 year old daughter (the only girl beside her mom, so yeah she gets special treatment lol) (and bless her heart she is the most gullible person on the planet) anyway, she was riding with me in my truck to pick up a payment for a job done in little rock. Well we were riding along listening to Christmas music on the radio and Rudolph by Gene Autry came on. She was singing her little heart out and when she gets to the part that says " But do you recall?" the most famous reindeer of all.....I stopped her and said "Emy what did you say?" so she repeated it and I told her thats not what it says........It says "but do you know Claude", and the most famous reindeer of all.......She kinda argued with me that I was wrong (I never cracked a smile) I proceeded to tell her this long drawn out story that Claude was a little unruly and they left him out of the cartoons because he was always in some sort of mischief. I went on to tell her that he lives in the village with all the Elf of a Shelf guys in Istanbul. Please try to imagine this beautiful little girl soaking in all of Dads wisdom, as I told her that Santa still lets claude go out with the rest of the team on Christmas but he has to run along beside them because there are not enough hitches on the sleigh. Well, me and the family has a good laugh after she went to bed that evening and I thought it was over...WRONG. Next day on a job site in Greenville SC my cell rings and its the school. I excused myself long enough to answer and be informed that during Chorus class Emy refused to sing it "right" because "my daddy said thats not right...and he is never wrong"...OH GOD I ABOUT DIED!!!! I had to explain the joke to the teacher. I thought boy Im glad thats over...WRONG....The lead Engineer had overheard the conversation and I got a full day....no...week of ribbing about not knowing the words to a kids song.....Well if you think it was over....WRONG AGAIN......A few weeks ago I decided to buy a sleigh and deer and make them appear to be wayyyyyy up high flying in my neighbors yard for 2017. I sat down with my laptop and started shopping, I found the most amazing 1977 Empire sleigh with 1 deer on ebay, next day I found an auction for 2 more deer, total of 3. I showed my daughter what I had found (she is my helper on christmas decorations, and pretty much the shot caller) and she says, you only need 7 more deer daddy, I told her I was just gonna get 8 and that would be enough, the said "Daddy you started this mess, now do it right...we gonna have 10"...........Me and my big mouth....I hope you enjoy it as much as I did doing it.....Don I copied and pasted this from my original post on Christmasfanclub and put it here hoping you guys would enjoy it, Don
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    I recently found these in one lot the guy was selling his collection he had and he was happy it was going to a fellow collector , I'm happy with the train I'll find a way to make a stack for it
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    I am giving up everything. I am need to sell everything. I had a drive thru display. Blow molds, animated figures, led lights 100's still in box, trees still in box unopened. Will post pictures later if interested contact me. I also have six LOR controllers
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    New project for this year's display. Follow along on my Youtube channel
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    Didn't know they still made these... http://www.escosigns.com/christmas-decorations/builder-supplies-decorating-accessories/building-supplies/replacement-faces.html
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    Well I added another 5k or so lights this year to get up to 30k lights. My pond was a little bigger and I added the candycane stripes to the sides of the house. I won a contest in the local paper for best decorated house! What do you think?
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    How was the sleigh confirmed to be made by Irwin? I am guessing the colored picture of the Santa sleigh is from here http://blow-molded.com/Unknown_Manufacturers.html If so, that is a picture I took of our Santa sleigh several years ago (2010) and sent to Kev for the website. This Santa sleigh is 19" long and has no information on it, did they make two sizes of it? It would be great to have definite confirmation in the way of printed information like the original boxes or possibly advertisements or catalog pictures of it showing it was made by Irwin so it could be moved from the Unknown section on the website. Mel
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    very nice finds. You might be able to get the stack for the train from General Foam. I would be red if you can buy it. I got a stack and Santa From them for my train 3 or 4 years ago.
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    Yes, NOMA had a 52" Giant Santa that looks like the ones in your picture on the left and Irwin could have made it for them. Irwin also made the NOMA #315 Choir Boy and #316 Choir Girl. I know a gentleman who purchased a pair of those in the original Irwin boxes 10-15 years ago. I don't know if Irwin made the choir kids for NOMA or if they acquired the molds and made them under their name later. Here's a picture of the Irwin 35" Santa with the original box. Irwin also made a NOEL bell and NOMA had one that looks identical to it so Irwin could have made that one for NOMA also. Here's a picture of the bell with the original box. Mel
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    These would be cool. https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=9&acctid=8539
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    I tried hard to win those.... sadly, I did not... I would have shared for sure. i will be thinning out the collection this summer. Stay tuned
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    I have an LOR CTB16PC for sale. I believe it is a gen3; I purchased it in fall 2013. I have used it three years and it has never been in the weather (always setup in garage with AC leads from there....). Works flawlessly. Asking $140 for the controller and shipping would be in addition to the $140. Please PM me here or email me at dan.e.jacobsen@outlook.com if you are interested. Thanks!
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    Still waiting......
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    That's is really cool wow nice to know , kindof a lot of money but still would be cool to have to fix up am older decoration
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    We have two sponsors of the mini so far. Thank you to Light O Rama and 3G Lighting Creations for contributing some door prizes.
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    In all due respect, what you really want to lock down is the entire box. I doubt someone would take the time to open the box and undo the controller. If you are concerned, you will need to attach the entire box to something, like a tree or fence post, via a cable to chain.
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    Seriously dude???? this is a 2year old "for sale" thread you are responding to!!!!!
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    I foolishly passed up on these lamps at a yard sale last week for reasons I'm not sure about. Possibly because they had a TPI pumpkin post that I was more interested in. I'm seriously still kicking myself for making a decision like that. Anyways I managed to get a picture of them and I'm not quite sure who made them. The plugs on them were very old so most likely 70s-80s. I'm guessing they might possibly be very early TPI or IPL since I'm in Canada. Any help would be awesome. I know Mel has a talent for figuring these things out. I definitely will get them if I see them again.
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    A few Mold-Craft choir and angel singers. These are the ones that I have pictures of so far. The angel in the last picture was made in the late 1940's when Mold-Craft was still in Milwaukee, WI. It has "Mold-Craft" and "Milwaukee" molded into the back of it. I was told by the person we got it from that they purchased it from Mold-Craft in 1947. Mel
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    I'm guessing the Irwin Santa is probably one of the rarest blow molds out there since they've only made the one mold (In 3 known sizes). Is there any other info available about Irwin or other molds they made ? I've also heard that Noma may have distributed their molds. These were the only photos I was able to find of all three sizes (Photo credits go to Dominic Siravo)
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    Any ideas on this one? If I am correct it is about 30" long and meant to hang on a wall. I found him locally.
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    HAHAHAHA! I had to share that with my wife! Don't leave us hanging Don! Were you able to get all 10??!!
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    I have not seen any actual confirmation in that thread showing that they were definitely made by Irwin, only someone saying they were. We all know that eBay auctions often have errors in their descriptions as to who made the items. If you look at the picture of the sleigh and reindeer one can easily see a discrepancy in the measurements and the actual blow molds, Frank said that the sleigh is about 24" long and that the deer about 12" long, that would make the sleigh twice as long as each deer, yet in the picture the deer look almost as long as the sleigh and most of the deer do not have their heads on. If Frank's measurements came from the eBay auction obviously the description did not have the correct measurements. I am sure our Santa in Sled is the same as the one NOMA sold and shows in their 1968 US catalog as the measurement for the Sled and reindeer are more in line with what the picture shows, the sled and deer are almost the same lengths (19½" sled, 18½" deer). The picture is from a black & white photocopy so the deer isn't very clear but if you look close you can just see the back legs. It is possible that Irwin made these for NOMA but I have not found any confirmation of that through the years. Mel
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    OMG!!!! WAY TO FUNNY, Claude....LOLOLOLOLOL Kids are gullible aren't they?
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    Fascinating info Mel. I have also recently found out that this unknown sleigh pictured below was confirmed to be Irwin as well. In fact a slightly larger complete unpainted set surfaced on eBay a couple years ago. The sleigh is around 24" and the deer are 12"
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    That is so funny. I have to agree with your daughter. If you are going to do something --do it right. LOL "You started the mess" Precious.
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    I bought 48 of them and they gave them to me for 1.98..
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    Been waiting for a post, anybody seen anything out there?
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    I've been a Light o Rama customer for the last 3 years, so you're in for a treat. http://store.lightorama.com/rese16chstpa.html This is the link to a standard controller, one that controls basic lights (incandescent and LED, no RGB lights just yet). I don't know how involved you will be in your project, but getting this will require you to be a bit more involved. You will need to buy the lights you need and install them on your house, as well as extension cords and a few other pieces. Once you confirm this is the controller you want, I can walk you through the rest of how to set up your show. It's easy, but there is a learning curve. You chose a good time to ask about getting involved. The summer sale is approaching, so prices can go down significantly. Real quick, though, if you can confirm the controller and how involved in your show you can be, that'll make my next response even easier. If you want to talk one-on-one on this I'd be glad to help. Thanks for taking the time to ask! LightMaestros.com is my website, it has TONS of information about how our show came to be what it is now. goldinglights@gmail.com is our email - send me an email and I'll respond ASAP. Anyone else interested in setting up their house for a Light O Rama show should contact me as well. Thanks again! Light Maestros Team
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    Lights are best priced in January, stores clearancing out the stock. I just bought 2 LOR controllers off eBay for $325 and then software starts at $50 and goes up depending on features, over on light o rama forums people are willing to share for free many sequences. I will share what I have if you are interested. I also saw someone selling controllers for $80 on that forum also. If you want commercial leds some of the vendors still have preseason sales going on. I am working on my first show this year so I have been reading and learning these same things since Christmas 2016 trying to prepare for 2017. I have underestimated costs of the misc things like extension cords so make sure to take that into account
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    I would be interested in Blow molds and Trees.
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    Way to go!!! Going to look GREAT!!
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    I see the bid is to 180...to rich for my blood..
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    Post pics, Im always looking for something...
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    Any prices on the 100ct LED? What size are the LEd's and are they solid or multi?Thanks J
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    Love the faces on these!
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    I vote 'mega tree'. I have a couple of 12ft trees and they look great imo. I have 17 strings of lights going up and down, making it look like I have 34 strings. Pic for reference. I use a 10ft water pipe, I made my own hook head, and I use pvc conduit for the base ring.
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    ****** em up big j ...whats a few nights on the couch gonna hurt lmbo
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    Those are 25 minutes from me...hmmmmmmm
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    I could not find the other thread where a member was looking for a train. so posted here. This one is being pulled from service and includes several extra cars and second "engine" to fit a John Deere tractor. Maybe something a couple members could go together on. Here is the link: https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=191&acctid=3712 If a fellow PC member does purchase it, be sure to let us know, and keep us informed of any updates. You know, like adding garlands, lights, wreaths, Santa Clause........... Good Luck Bidders !!
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    That is to, too, totally cool!! Some really nice pieces there!! And heres a good one for you, I'm reading this thread, saying wow very cool, and my doorbell rang, a nice man that lives down road , who've Ive never met stoped by with 2 containers full of lights, and cords, and said Im getting to old to set up, and wanted to give this to you, hope you can use them!!! What a cowinkydink!!! In the near future, if I ever have spare time I really need to post some of the very generous gifts from the last season, its truly amazing, how many people have given me!!!
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    Here you go Dustin http://www.holidaytechnologies.com/catalog/index.php?id_product=70&controller=product SPaschall
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    just unloaded a container of strands today! Keep your eyes peeled for tracking numbers!
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    That is the third set of those lamp posts that I have seen the other two sets are are not lighted, one of the other two sets has been in our collection for several years now, the other set was at Charlie E's Pacific Northwest swap meet a few years ago and were brought there from Canada. Sorry to say I do not know anything about them other then they apparently were made in Canada. You can see one of ours at this link. http://blow-molded.com/Unknown_Manufacturers.html It would be interesting to see what the lighting set up is like in those, being older light cords I assume the lighting is original. Ours do not show any signs of having been lighted. Mel
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    If you decide to part out and ship I would be intersted in the Led lights
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    Yes, I forgot to mention the angel singers. They also made carolers without wings in red robes from the same mold.
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    Add a halo to your outdoor electric Christmas candle for a vintage look.