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new version of Mathmos' Telstar in matt black and copper

Mathmos announced a new version of the telstar, still one of the best designs of them, but this one is not convincing.

It looks like the millenium Telstar, but in matt black and copper.

Not my taste, and not worth 77 Pounds.

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There's a copper fireflow??? is it the O1 or R1?

doddy said:

The thing is, it is listed as Matt Black, but it isnt. It has a gloss painted finish. Definitely not anodized, unless the one I saw was a prototype. And the copper legs are the same bright copper as the fireflow and the neo lamps.
A complete copper effect lamp would have been much nicer. The black is really ugly and makes the base of the lamp look fat. It also makes the cap look oversized.
And still no new colours. I agree none of the current range does anything for this lamp. Even the horrible clear plum looks ugly, when really it should have matched this lamp perfectly.
They are getting really lazy. I would have expected much more in the run up to the holiday season.

R1 only has copper variant. O1 model discontinued a few years back.

Dr. WHAT?! said:

There's a copper fireflow??? is it the O1 or R1?

doddy said:

The thing is, it is listed as Matt Black, but it isnt. It has a gloss painted finish. Definitely not anodized, unless the one I saw was a prototype. And the copper legs are the same bright copper as the fireflow and the neo lamps.
A complete copper effect lamp would have been much nicer. The black is really ugly and makes the base of the lamp look fat. It also makes the cap look oversized.
And still no new colours. I agree none of the current range does anything for this lamp. Even the horrible clear plum looks ugly, when really it should have matched this lamp perfectly.
They are getting really lazy. I would have expected much more in the run up to the holiday season.

Oh nice! never seen it, I don't get why Mathmos cant sell those in the US. They did at one point.

It’s a shame, I mean, Lava Lites are available here in the UK so why not Mathmos in the States?

Dr. WHAT?! said:

Oh nice! never seen it, I don't get why Mathmos cant sell those in the US. They did at one point.

Mathmos hates LL and doesnt want to deal with their copyright BS. LL owns the lava lamp shape so they come after Mathmos when they try to sell in the US.

Hope LL goes out of business with all the damn ownership changes.  There is nothing new and fresh coming from LL, and the workmanship/ materials are crap.  One good thing out of this scenerio, Mathmos would be able to sell in the US once and for all.  Guess we will see.

Oh I dont know. Mathmos are rumoured to be struggling themselves.

    This lamps colors are way off which makes the lamp look cheap.  Pass! 

At least LL release colourful designs that capture the imagination and gain sales.
The only thing Mathmos release is the same old colours, boring blacks, chromes and coppers. How about something colourful, bright, to blast those winter blues away.
They have discontinued all the wonderful coloured lamps, jets and fluidiums, and desperately need something to inject some colourful life into the range. Lava lamps are all about Colour! So come on Mathmos ditch the dowdy and bring on the sunshine!

You can slap lipstick on pig (aka LL) and dress it up in all different colors doesn't mean its still not a pig. LL quality is junk, Mathmos is quality. I'll take that over color options any day.

I agree, i would rather have Mathmos any day, my only gripe is lack of range. I have 2 LLs and they have both failed within the short time Ive had them. My original 1994 Mathmos astro is still going strong. I guess with my big collection, i just want more. And I really miss the colourful fluidium.

LOL, true dat!

Dr. WHAT?! said:

You can slap lipstick on pig (aka LL) and dress it up in all different colors doesn't mean its still not a pig. LL quality is junk, Mathmos is quality. I'll take that over color options any day.

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