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Old 12-12-2009, 02:19 AM   #1
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Dec 12, 2009: Blue Santa

Blue Santa from Akron, Ohio, no less.

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During the winter of 2001-2002, an archeological team working in downtown Akron, Ohio's, Lock 3 Park, unearthed a small ceramic figurine. It is a curious little man with a sweet face and long white beard, wearing a blue hooded coat. When thoroughly cleaned and examined they discovered this was Santa, the first and original, the real Santa.


Seems the were digging the site of the world's second mass production toy factory.
Oh, they claim it's the first, but I know that's at the North Pole. Mom told me.:p

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Head archeologist, Brian Graham, President of the non-profit, American Toy Marble Museum, conducted the survey on the site of the first mass-produced toy, a clay marble. His team of volunteers discovered tens of thousands of marbles and an equal number of small, penny toys. Graham estimates the figurine was manufactured in the mid-1890s, making it the first figurine of an American Santa and likely the oldest three-dimensional representation of Santa in existence. The figurine was thought at first, by some, to be a wizard or gnome, but in-depth research over the following seven years proved the Blue Santa is the real Santa.
In the 30s, Coke decided to use Santa in their ads, and took the liberty of changing Santas wardrobe to red.

Blue Santa & Friends™ is selling reproductions, pictured below.

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Old 12-12-2009, 04:05 AM   #2
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It looks more like Grumpy.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:02 AM   #3
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I like blue better.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:48 AM   #4
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I like my santas to be wearing a bit o' green.
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:27 AM   #5
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Looks to me like a monk with a bun in the oven.
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:45 AM   #6
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Look at those sleeves and the big forehead. I think it's Confucius.

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Old 12-12-2009, 10:58 AM   #7
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It looks more like Grumpy.
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:57 PM   #8
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ha! does look like grumpy. Or maybe Dumbledore.
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:51 PM   #9
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I think that story and the history behind it is frigging awesome.
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:58 PM   #10
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Blew Santa NSFWish
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:15 PM   #11
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I ordered one! Thanks for posting the link. It will probably be the only Christmas gift that gets here on time, too.
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:12 PM   #12
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In the 30s, Coke decided to use Santa in their ads, and took the liberty of changing Santas wardrobe to red.
Ahem (Snopes link).

I love the blue Santa though.
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:38 PM   #13
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no one likes green santa????

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Old 12-14-2009, 02:42 PM   #14
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what....like Menthol santa?
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:47 PM   #15
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um. I prefer to think of him as "Herb"-friendly santa.
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