Now that lava world has a new owner, and hopefully someone serious, do you expect a change in how the world see lava lamps? In my opinon lava lamps couldn't get more unfashionable than they are right now. Which of course works in our advantage as you can make such bargains when buying used lamps. The reason for this I think is that when lava lamps are featured in movies (and I see them all the time) it is always in the home of "white trash" or even more likely a drug addict. My guess is that Lava world spent as little as possible on product placement, maybe the new owners will see to that lamps are featured in "hip homes".
And to make you understand how effective this really is I have this example; I am a person who could not be less interested in cars, but lately I found this strange urge to buy a Mustang. Well it turned out Mustang spend more money than anyone on product placement, so there you have it.