In the absence of more interesting newbies one has to be thankful if anything new happens in Dorset...
I just found on Mathmos website that there is a new color combination for the AstroBabies respectively TelStars:
Blue liquid - pink lava.
This is the blue you find in Mathmos most common combination (blue liquid - green lava) and it looks fine along with the pink wax. At least on the photos...
Yeah, noticed that the other day... 'sOK. Probably not quite enough to part me with more cash. Was hoping the colourways featured on the Neo might find their way onto the rest of the range at some point.
i wish they would ditch the astro combo's pink-yellow-orange= orange blobs, and blue-yellow = green blobs, id like red wax yellow fluid, red and red, and how bout a yellow wax again
many color-experiments, at least for a limited time, could be made:
pink, flamingo, petrol, lime, sunflower yellow, a real dark black. Or, what's totally missing: some brighter wax in a darker liquid. Like they had: pink liquid - white wax.
I would immediately buy something like this, if ever released:
What about fluoro colors? Or an edition with 4 or 5 different pastel colors?
I'd love white wax w/ violet liquid... would settle for pink wax/ violet liquid which they make, but only offered on the Neo (bleh...)
The blue / pink is a nice combo certantly worth getting a bottle for a spare base.
I would like to see them do other more 'classic' combos like blue water white wax etc, orange / black and have a white / clear as a stranded color not just a special. I know thies have been done by LL but would be interesting Mathmos have there take on it.
I'm planning on getting one :)
Yeah the wax in some of the blue/blue lamps seemed to take on a curiously purple hue when lit, I had a telstar like that...
Got mine this week and have tried it in my telstar. The liquid is a very pale blue with standard pink wax. Its quite nice, the blue makes the pink go purpley.
All I can say is its not strikingly different just a different colour combo.
I think Mathmos should stop being lazy and bring back clear white, a yellow combo and try experimenting with some new colour schemes.
By the way you CAN use a neo bottle in your baby or telstar if you use a dimmer on it. I regularly use the violet turquoise and yellow orange in my telstar lamp with absolutely no problems at all.
It's certainly easy to get the impression that they are resting on their laurels a bit of late, I do rather miss the Mathmos of the late 90's early/ 00's when they were arguably at their creative peak.