A Unique Halloween and Christmas Decoration, Melted Popcorn Plastic

Halloween Vintage Melted Popcorn Plastic Decorations

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A Little Bit About Melted Popcorn Plastic

The melted plastic popcorn decorations were popular in the late 1960s through the 1970s and are enjoying a comeback as a vintage collectible on Ebay. Originally they were made by a company in Hartford, Connecticut called The Kage Company.

The company has since gone out of business and finding any information pertaining to these cute and collectible melted plastic decorations is almost impossible. They are called melted popcorn plastic decorations because that is what they look exactly like - melted plastic shaped like popcorn. Older decorations, circa 1960, have edges that are not as flat and smooth as a newer melted plastic popcorn decoration.

Melted plastic popcorn decorations can been found in many shapes for the holidays. The prices range from $7 to $40 depending on the rarity of the plastic holiday decoration. The size of these decorations range from 1 1/2 feet to 3 1/2 feet high. They are designed to hang flat on a wall or door and the sturdy plastic stands up to tough weather conditions.

There are melted plastic popcorn decorations for all the holidays, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines and even melted popcorn decorations just for the fun of it. Snoopy, Tweety, The Road Runner, Pink Panther and Betty Boop have been immortalized in vintage melted popcorn plastic.

Collecting these items can be a fun activity to do with your children. Try to complete sets. For instance, collecting the Warner Brothers cartoon characters may be a fun way to start. You can get the Road Runner, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, The Tasmanian Devil and Bugs Bunny. Bugs Bunny is a 3 1/2 foot tall melted plastic popcorn decoration and is somewhat rare. His rarity will not limit your joy of collecting these items, however, since the prices are stable and reasonable.

Christmas melted popcorn plastic decorations include Santa Clause, Rudolf the Red Nose reindeer, snowmen, candles, wreaths, the word "noel", Christmas Trees and many more! Easter variations include plastic popcorn bunnies, chicks, ducks, baskets and eggs, while the melted Halloween popcorn plastics include Casper the Ghost, jack-o-lanterns, witches, black cats, spooky plastic moons, and more!

Other holiday plastic popcorn decorations include cherubs, hearts, shamrocks, leprechauns, turkeys, pilgrims, smiley faces, while rare ones exists, too! The rare popcorn melted plastic decorations tend to be figures of cartoon characters. Betty Boop, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Bugs Bunny, Smokey the Bear are rare while words like "love" and "smile" are rare 1970s melted popcorn pieces to search for.

Rare Melted Popcorn Plastic Decorations

RARE - Smokey the Bear
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RARE - Betty Boop
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Where and How to Buy Melted Popcorn Plastic D├ęcor

When looking for melted popcorn holiday decorations for Halloween or Christmas or just for fun, Ebay and Etsy are your best bets. A wide range of styles of these fun and charming decorations exists. Look for melted popcorn decorations that are clean and flat. They should be well cared for not dusty, mildewed or warped.

If you have questions about the product, send the seller an email. An online seller should always answer promptly and courteously. Try to buy from a seller who accepts returns. If a seller is unwilling to accept a return, it makes on wonder what is wrong with the product being sold. Also, when in doubt you can ask for more pictures of the popcorn plastic item to be sent to your email or just move on to another seller. Getting in a fuss over a product is never fun!

Have fun shopping and start collecting melted popcorn plastic holiday decorations today!

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William Hayes 2 years ago

I know everything you could possibly want to know about Kage Company and their "Glitter Plaques".

I came to work at Kage in 1969, worked my way up to President around 1985 and bought the company's assetts in 2007.

I changed the name of the business to "Kage Poly Products" at that time and still operate the company out of it's origional building in Manchester, CT.

Bill Hayes

860-646-8228


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Scott Barber 2 years ago

@Bill -- do you sell Glitter Plaques still or did you discontinue them? I seem to recall some news stories about them closing down permanently.


Bill Hayes 22 months ago

Scott -- I shut down all production of the Glitter Plaques in 2008. I have just a few left that I can sell anyone who may be interested. They are the witch, cat on moon, witch on moon, single candle, and chick in egg. I don't have many of them, just a few boxes.

We made many Glitter Plaques that people never saw. There were elephants, soldiers, astronots, clowns, peace signs, ballerenas, donkeys, praying boys and girls, poodles, owls,panda bears, teddy bears,skunks,kittens,sad sack puppys,football players, hockey players, basebakk players and basketball players.

If I thought someone out there was interested in making them, I might be interested in helping them learn how it's done.

We sold over 80 million of them, so I don't have to tell anyone that their very sellable. They are still adorable!

Bill Hayes


Dan Hiteshew 21 months ago

Bill....actually I own a gift /flower shop and we used to purchase glitter plaques from you.... could you please email what you have left and how much they are... they were always good sellers for us....wish maybe someday they could be remade they are a holiday staple.... I also have another question ....when I was a young boy in the early 80's they were your plaques but are u aware of any other makers of similar plauqes...I have turkeys and another witch and many christmas ones that are thinner than yours and mostly only visible on one side.... I remember them selling for 1.00 at the time.... I always wondered about that..... also while I have you..I think it would be interesting to know how they are made...if your willing to give any secrets away..... please email me with prices and what's left. Arc1921@aol.com Thanks....Dan Hiteshew


Julie Blunn 14 months ago

I would like to make some plastic popcorn art; is there any craft places that sell materials to this? I have a few from my Grandmother, but just thought it would be fun to make some of my own. Thanks, Julie B djnmb4@yahoo.com


Bill Hayes 13 months ago

Dan,

A company in China, way back when Nixon was President was trying to copy our product and were shipping them into the U.S.A. We had a patent and put a halt to it. The plaques they were making were pure crap.

Another company started up in Florida around 1975 trying to make them. They couldn't get our manufacturing process down and weren't able to compete against us. They went out of business in less than two years.

The few plaques I have left, I sell for $5.00 each, plus UPS shipping charges. I ask that you buy a minimum order of $25.00.

I'd be more than happy to talk to anyone who might have a serious interest in going into manufacturing of the plaques. It's really not that difficult and I think someone could make a lot of money with a modest investment. I've thought about getting back into it myself, and would also have to start from scratch. I got rid of everything that was used to manufacture them 8 years ago.

Julie,

There's no place that I know of...


Mike 13 months ago

I have alot of melted plastic decorations for all the seasons. Some are visible on both sides and some are only visible on one side. I have been using them every year since the 80s.


Mike 13 months ago

Bill --

I took some photos of some melted plastic decorations that I have. Were these made by your company? They are from the late 70s - early 80s.

Thanks for the info. !

https://flic.kr/s/aHsko41p3e


Bill 12 months ago

Mike: No they are not. They were made by that company I mentioned that was in Florida and went out of business in about two years. They were made by a totally different process, which I don't know anything about. They must have stamped them with black lines separating the colors on some type of printing press. They weren't as cute and weren't all hand poured.


Lori Underwood 11 months ago

Bill, may I call you to see what you still have available?


Bill 11 months ago

Lori,

Yes you may.

860-646-8228


Cindy 10 months ago

Hi Bill,

I am trying to fix one for a friend, but cant seem to find a glue or process that will work. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Cindy


Bill 10 months ago

Cindy,

I don't have any suggestions.

Which item was it?


Rebecca 8 months ago

Hi Bill,

I was wondering if you could help me identify a Glitter Plaque I just picked up at an estate sale this weekend. It is 21 inches, and looks like a donkey maybe?? Blue and white with a red mane and tail. Is it supposed to be a character? Any information you have would be welcome. Thanks,

Rebecca


Bill 4 months ago

Rebecca,

Every now and then someone would ask us to make plaques in special colors. This red, white and blue donkey was probably ordered by someone wanting to sell them for a democratic fund raising event.

Bill Hayes


Jason 4 months ago

Hello Mr. Hayes,

I was just wondering if there were any of the old stock mentioned before available.

And if there was any old informationregarding the product line , adds or the such. My wife and ihave slowly created a snowballing collection and would love to have something unique or special to give her a bday gift. I realize that this is a terrible long shot but it is worth a try.

Jason


Bill Hayes 3 months ago

Jason,

I still have some "Cat on the moon", Witch on the moon", "Chick in egg", "Witch" and "Indian boys".

I have catalogs I made around 1984 that show most of the items we were selling at that time.

Send me a note to Kage Co, 96 Elm Street Ext., Manchester, CT. and I'll send you an order sheet with instructions.

Bill Hayes


Robert Chapman 5 weeks ago

Do you still have some Available? If so how many. Interested in the Cat and Moon/ Chick in egg / Witch


Bill Hayes 4 weeks ago

Call my number (860) 646-8228 and leave me your address. I'll send you a price sheet and catalog of what I have left. Please talk slow when you leave the message.

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