Blow-Molded is the largest and most comprehensive archive of 3,521 blow-molded, injection-molded, vacucel (styrofoam), vacuum formed and hard rubber molded novelties produced by 129 different manufacturers. Our archives include a variety of both vintage and modern plastic seasonal products, including holidays such as Christmas, Halloween and Easter. Over 5,967 pages of recovered manufacturer documentation, wholesale catalogs, instruction manuals and magazine ads are freely available for viewing and download. Blow-Molded is made possible through community contributions of photos and other documents. Learn more about contributing.
New to Blow-Molded? Over 60 years of history can be a lot to learn. Skip the manufacturers, and explore our seasonal galleries and pre-made collections. Each is packed with hundreds of blow molds for you to discover and love.
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Among the most common, these manufacturers generally produced blow molds in large quantities, often with a large number of designs and/or seasonal offerings. Many of the most iconic and recognizable designs were produced by these manufacturers.
The last few years have seen a departure from the traditional idea of blow mold designs. These blow molds are made distinct by their designs, typically smaller size, and light kits. Many of these blow molds remain unstamped or branded by their manufacturers, and instead are imported and sold under various brands. When possible, blow molds have been organized under their identified manufacturer or distributor. Otherwise, they have been organized by exclusive retailer or brand name.
A mixture of distributors and manufacturers. These companies tend to be more obscure than their better-known counterparts. Often operating at regional scales, exclusively within other countries or for a short overall duration. Some of these companies sold their products under their name as well as under other retailers' in-house brands, leading to some confusion about whether a given company was its manufacturer or distributor.
Intended for use by municipalities or commercial displays, these manufacturers produced the biggest and brightest products available. They often manufactured for decades, producing hundreds of unique (and expensive) products, resulting in recognizable but hard to obtain collectibles.
Less documented than their American counterparts, these blow molds come from a variety of manufacturers and distributors across the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia and were only made available for purchase within Asian or European markets.
Prior to the mainstream adoption of the blow-molding process, some early manufacturers used hard molded rubber or plastisol. Given their age and the materials used, relatively few of these pieces have survived and tend to be among the most difficult to find and preserve.
A collection of manufacturers and distributors whose product galleries contain only candy pails. However they are not the only candy pail companies on the site. These companies produced either solely candy pails, or candy pails as a sideline to their primary, unrelated (i.e. not plastic), product lines.
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