Plastic molds?

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Plastic molds?

Postby Archives » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:02 pm

dustin2dust


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08/03/07 at 01:00 PM Reply with quote #1

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I have seen some auctions on ebay for creepy crawler molds that look like they are made out of plastic. They say Thingmaker II. Has anyone used these or know anything about how they work and compare with the traditional molds? It sounds like they heat by light bulb and it looks like they are from the 70s. I'm guessing the molds can't be put into the oven because of the material, but they have to be able to withstand a bit of heat too. I haven't searched for any info on it yet. I thought I'd ask here first.
Here is a link to what I am talking about...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=005

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Re: Plastic molds?

Postby Archives » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:03 pm

leeroy


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08/03/07 at 06:27 PM Reply with quote #2

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Check out this: http://www.creepyfun.com
Go to the "Misc Pages" and you'll see something about Thing Maker II.

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Re: Plastic molds?

Postby Archives » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:03 pm

omnichi
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08/04/07 at 06:33 AM Reply with quote #3

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Yep, those are Thingmaker II molds from 1978. They will not work with any of your 1960s Thingmaker ovens nor your 1990's Toymaxx ovens. The Goop was totally different, too. I have a set and I'm still trying to figure out some way to use them. I'll let you all know if I ever succeed.

Joseph Jester

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Re: Plastic molds?

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Edouglass


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08/04/07 at 09:18 AM Reply with quote #4

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Ive wondered if you could make aluminium molds from the plastic ones,,you get a heavy heavy duty alumin foil,, they make a thicker version of the kitchen kind,, and either push it into the plastic molds and burnish it to make a mold, or use a vacume form to vacume the alumium into the plastic mold,, you would be left with a slightly less detail mold and it probably would only be usable for maybe 2 X,,
The other thing you can do with those plastic molds is after cleaning them very well,,
make gummies or chocolates in them,,, but clean them very well 1st,, and since there not flexible you would have to use an edible spray release agent,,

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Re: Plastic molds?

Postby Archives » Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:04 pm

dustin2dust


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08/06/07 at 12:13 AM Reply with quote #5

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That link was helpful, thanks. Too bad they don't sound like they work well.
Has anyone tried using goop in the old two sided lead molds that are out there? I'm curious, but not curious enough to buy one and try it. The designs are mostly soldiers which doesn't interest me anyways.
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Re: Plastic molds?

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pattigoop


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09/27/07 at 07:42 PM Reply with quote #6

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Hello CC Fans,
I have both of the Thingmaker II sets, the Fun Flowers and the Creepy Crawlers. You are supposed to pre-heat the goop in the oven for 45 minutes, yes 45 minutes. Then pour it into the plastic molds. I tried heating it for a full hour, and it still would never set up and form a solid.

It uses a 25 watt appliance bulb, the same as a vacuum cleaner bulb so say the replacement bulb instructions.

So you are not alone, if you can't get the goop to work.
Patty


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