Oozing Goo - The Lava Lamp Syndicate

Interested in purchasing 2 or 3 empty Grande globes.  I have some project ideas in mind but don't want to sacrifice my current globes!

Thanks!

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So here's the thing, Lava Lamp has said they will never bring the Colossus back to market.  Will they change their mind?  Not too easily I think.  They have focused their sales on cheap, easy, and toss when tired of it.  The Colossus cannot be any of those things, and is not easy to dispose of stock when you're talking about $1000 novelty lamps.

Also, I think you really miss the mark when you say "i know that collectors don't want them to make them anymore because of the money".  Most people here who have one wants more.  They hold on to them because #1 they LIKE them and #2 they are RARE and almost impossible to replace, not because they are greedy and holding out for more dough if they sell them.  And it's insulting to make those accusations.

Blake said:

How many of you would like to see the Colossus make a comeback I know they don"t make then anymore and i know that collectors don't want them to make them anymore because of the money and i thank that is stupid I have seen that alot of people would buy one of these and all it would it take is to start a Petition and i would send it to the company i talked to them this morning  and if there is enough signatures on that email then the owner of the company would be stupid to not make them and for Those of you that want give and quit saying that they would never do it then quit but the ones that want to fight and pester them into making them again then lets do this i am not looking for popularity or anything i just found out about these things 2 days ago and i would like to buy one and i know that this will work if you are ready to do what it takes to get these back on the shelves thank about this what would happen if a fire destroyed one of these and you said man i wish i could get another one but you got greedy and held out because you wanted to get rich here is your chance to unite and get this done thanks and i hope you wake the right choice ps would deprive the people that did not know about these things or got layed off from work and could not buy one at the time please help me in doing this not just one but all of us if you cared about these lamps as much as you say you do then lets put them back on shelf thanks for listening 

Keith is right. They are unfortunately of a previous era. The current owners of Lava have even come out and said we'll never even see another batch of resin lamps due to production costs. It all comes down to dollars and cents. A lot of the last cool lamps (resins, colossus, etc.) were holdovers from the final Haggerty years that ultimately were phased out. The current company, unfortunately knows it's market and that market calls for painted globes and shrink-wrapped bases. Whatever it'll take to get them into box stores. Do as little as possible to the existing shape, I.e. wrap bases, add plastic spiders etc. and call it a day. They've had a couple recent winners like the 50th Grande, but they have been far and few between. Finally, as a collector of many years I too take offense to that sentiment. I collect for a love of the product, its history and the innovation Lava enjoyed throughout the last 50 years. We are here to share photos, trade, buy and sell sure. But I don't believe anyone is here to make a profit.
Step away from the pipe ! Lol



analoghaze said:
You see kids.... Say no to meth.

Agreed Haze, 

The market has been great for buying. I can still recall a time when an icon lamp went for $300+ all day long on ebay. The biggest thrill for me is finding a bargain, my local flea markets open next week and I can't wait to get out there again. The winter months are never as fun when you have to rely solely on thrift stores and ebay. 

Not trying to get off the topic here but I just have to say this. The boxes that the lamps come in say "An American Icon" BUT made in China! This just drives me nuts! LOL

Wait legit giants you say? I would be interested in one.

Claude J said:

Just hang tight

I'm buying out a distributors entire inventory

I will have over a dozen giants for sale

I'm also going to sell both of my glitter Grandes

i'll know more once they arrive

Ok sounds good! If these are indeed legit Giants then I'm interested in one or two also.

Thanks Claude!

Claude J said:

i'll know more once they arrive

Who was the distributor you bought out? Starmagic? I think they have giants on their site but I never ordered from them. Their website hasn't changed in over 15 years and looks questionable lol

naw thats not them

my little secret for now :)

this is blake again i know that you think i am crazy about what i said the other day but i am serious lets start a petition and get these things back on the shelf or at least start calling them if nothing else we need to talk them into making them as a custom item like i order one i would need a certain percentage down then they would make one the company i work for does this we don't make anything someone orders something we make $10,000 fireplaces so i know hat it can be done please help because i would like to bu one

LL isnt going to touch them again

Want big?

get on Magmas towers case to get the MT series on he shelf

Blake said:

this is blake again i know that you think i am crazy about what i said the other day but i am serious lets start a petition and get these things back on the shelf or at least start calling them if nothing else we need to talk them into making them as a custom item like i order one i would need a certain percentage down then they would make one the company i work for does this we don't make anything someone orders something we make $10,000 fireplaces so i know hat it can be done please help because i would like to bu one

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