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As has been rumoured for a while I think, Mathmos confirmed today on their Facebook page that new colourways are to be released across the range in the coming weeks, starting with yellow/pink now offered on the Neo


Will be interesting to see what else they come up with - dare we get excited?

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I think the yellow pink looks nice. And i really look forward to some new colours for the telstar and astro. The range has been tired for a long time so a new injection of colourways is just what we all need. 

I really hope they release a yellow wax. 

I think a new bottle order is on the books soon! 

The new astro baby and telstar release is blue blue. Lets hope theres something a bit more original for the astro bottle release. 

Where are you getting this from? There doesn't seem to anything new on the Mathmos website or Facebook page. Poor show if true - not even a new colourway, just a re-introduction of a recently discontinued one, and a poor choice even for that - one of the blandest colourways IMO.

A friend that works at the factory. They were just as dismayed as you. Nothing new again! Makes me wonder what they are going to do for the astro as no decisions made yet. 

They are not supposed to reveal anything outside the factory but he let this one drop. I already have a blue blue from years ago but hate it so dont use it. 

The release should be either tomorrow or early next week. 

BLUE/ BLUE yawn, wanna see Green & yellow "wax", or the pretty in pink combo, pink & orange, or expand the astro range to include blue & pink, yellow & red  but give us a Yellow Lava :-)

Blue blue now available for astrobaby and telstar. Yawn.

Does no one have an imagination anymore? 

Mathmos say, "over the next few weeks NEW colours will be released for our models... " since when is blue blue NEW? Shouldnt that be old colours? 

Just when you thought they had finally done the decent thing and put that dreary colourway out to pasture...

Seriously, they go out of their way to create suspense and this is what they come up with? 



Do they struggle so much to come up with colours that they discontinue existing options just to bring them back a short time later as ‘new’?



What informs these decisions? I thought with the recent polls on Facebook they might finally be coming around to the idea of customer research.


Weak sauce, man :-/

Hmmmmm Blue Blue again, nice colour but we have already had that colour & my Yellow Pink Neo bottle arrived with damage to the coating on the bottle & it’s slightly cloudy so it will be going straight back!! 

Blue/ Blue was actually never dropped from the Astro line, so basically the colourway has been continuously available in some form since at least the 1990s, but is now 'new' apparently.

So many possibilities - really feels like they just couldn’t be bothered.

Not sure if i remember this wrong but i thought Blue/blue ony returned with the Heiretage copper lamps along with yellow/orange.

You are correct Elias, In 2002 there was a major cutback in production. The telstar, jet and lunar were discontinued and the astro bottle line was reduced to just 3 options. Violet red, violet orange and blue green. 

Blue blue and yellow orange, with clear black were introduced with the Heritage line of Astro lamps. 

Nice to see blue blue back though. Although I wish they would use their imagination a bit. Even if just for a limited edition. It will be interesting to see what they do with a new astro colour. Im betting blue pink or yellow red because they are tried and tested popular options. 

I remember the mass product cull in the early 00s,  but the surviving colour options were violet/red, blue/green and blue/blue. (I still have a brochure from around this time)
Violet/orange and eventually some other colours didn't re-appear until around 2007-ish.



Blue/blue isn't new by any stretch of the imagination, or even a much of a re-introduction, really (I maintain that it has been available on at least one model of lamp for well over 20 years.)


I'm not sure blue/pink will appear on the Astro, as I suspect they won't want to 'step on' the colourways that were used for the Pretty Green edition a while back.




Would be disappointed if the new Astro option was yellow/ red - because again - it isn't new. There is potential for interesting new options, even using alternate combinations of existing liquid/ wax colours, if only they would apply at least some imagination.

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