Prototypes & Samples

While we do our best to vet the information added to Blow-Molded, these prototypes, samples, and unpainted molds are among the most obscure or strange aspects of blow mold history. Some are merely tests of different colors, plastics or materials. Others may be something entirely new and unmarked, or never shown by a manufacturer. The information presented here is to the best of our knowledge, and may be incorrect. Learn how to get involved.

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Cado

General Foam Plastics

    • White Candy Pail photo
      Front
    • White Candy Pail photo
      Back

      7 ½"H x 9"W
      White Candy Pail

      Not illuminated

      © Travis Kenzig

      Extra Notes

      Purchased at 2018 General Foam Plastics auction

      Updates

      DateChange
      2021-05-26Product added
    • Blue Decorative Pumpkin photo

      9" Blue Decorative Pumpkin

      © Richard Gierlich

      Extra Notes

      • Purchased at 2018 General Foam Plastics auction
      • Translucent plastic with glitter

      Updates

      DateChange
      2021-03-10Prototype added
    • Green Decorative Pumpkin photo

      9" Green Decorative Pumpkin

      © Richard Gierlich

      Extra Notes

      • Purchased at 2018 General Foam Plastics auction
      • Translucent plastic

      Updates

      DateChange
      2021-03-10Prototype added
      • Jack O' Lantern photo
        Front
      • Jack O' Lantern photo
        Back

        9" Jack O' Lantern

        © Travis Kenzig

        Extra Notes

        Purchased at 2018 General Foam Plastics auction

        • Glitter Pumpkin photo
          Front
        • Glitter Pumpkin photo
          Left Side
        • Glitter Pumpkin photo
          Back
        • Glitter Pumpkin photo
          Right Side

          12" Glitter Pumpkin

          © Travis Kenzig

          Extra Notes

          Purchased at 2018 General Foam Plastics auction

          • Metaluster Copper Pumpkin photo
            Front
          • Metaluster Copper Pumpkin photo
            Back

            21" Metaluster Copper Pumpkin

            © Richard Gierlich

            Extra Notes

            Purchased at 2018 General Foam Plastics auction

            Updates

            DateChange
            2021-03-10Prototype added
            • 3D Lettering Tombstone photo
              Front
            • 3D Lettering Tombstone photo
              Back

              22"H x 12"W
              3D Lettering Tombstone

              © Travis Kenzig

              Extra Notes

              • Purchased at 2018 General Foam Plastics auction
              • Unmarked

              Updates

              DateChange
              2021-05-27Product added
            • Virgin Mary photo

              27" Virgin Mary

              Mold #029914

              © Travis Kenzig

              Extra Notes

              • Purchased at 2018 General Foam Plastics auction
              • Santa's Best stamp removed
              • Listed in 2007 Machuka catalog
              • Translucent Penguin photo
                Front
              • Translucent Penguin photo
                Back

                28" Translucent Penguin

                © Richard Gierlich

                Extra Notes

                • Purchased at 2018 General Foam Plastics auction
                • Translucent plastic

                Updates

                DateChange
                2021-03-10Prototype added
              • Light Up Ghost photo

                33" Light Up Ghost

                © Mel Fischer

                • Doomsday Alien with Candy Bowl Brain photo
                  Front
                • Doomsday Alien with Candy Bowl Brain photo
                  Brain Up
                • Doomsday Alien with Candy Bowl Brain photo
                  Brain Down
                • Doomsday Alien with Candy Bowl Brain photo
                  Back

                  36" Doomsday Alien with Candy Bowl Brain

                  © Richard Gierlich

                  Extra Notes

                  • Purchased at 2018 General Foam Plastics auction
                  • Prototype of 36" Doomsday Alien with Candy Bowl Brain #H2206
                  • Listed in 2017 General Foam Plastics catalog

                  Updates

                  DateChange
                  2021-03-10Prototype added
                  • Light Up Bat photo
                    Front
                  • Light Up Bat photo
                    Back

                    28"W x 4"D
                    Light Up Bat

                    Mold #078-120171

                    © Scott Robertson

                    Extra Notes

                    • Sticker reads "054-010184 @1% PMS 267C Purple ColorTech 10481-08 @4% Clarifier"
                    • Product shown manufactured 03/24/2015

                    Updates

                    DateChange
                    2021-03-14Prototype added

                  Santa's Best

                  • Virgin Mary photo

                    27" Virgin Mary

                    Mold #029914

                    Extra Notes

                    • Unlisted in Santa's Best catalogs
                    • Stamped by Santa's Best
                    • Listed in 2007 Machuka catalog
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