I only hesitated on buying the Telstar because I think I would rather buy a new one and import it. Interesting that it uses a 30W reflector. My Astrobaby gets too hot with that bulb and I have had to use a 25W reflector instead. It has less empty space in the base than a Telstar would so maybe that is why.…
from the 206? maybe the first of the Rainbow series?? Or is the 206 actually a 200? The Aztecs on the right say “model 205” with no “8” in front so I’m assuming 82–would have been the designation for the rest of the never-to-be Rainbow lamps (8201, 8202 etc...). Also 8200 is the same model # as the mid-70s Enchantress planter. I imagine such confusion may have hastened the decision to axe the Rainbow line prematurely.…
officially "coral red", it's a lighter color. It was Princess only.
10 is standard red and is darker. It was used for all other clear/red (Midnight, Elec-Trick and 52oz.)
08 is lemon yellow and was sold with the Princess and Midnight.
11 is more bright yellow with no golden cast, paler and more "flat", and was sold with the Elec-Trick back when it was a seven-color, blacklight-base line.
The one OSOLAVA has can only be a faded white/blue, with the creamy wax cooked to golden as it can sometimes do. In 1991, the only colors of lava available in any size globe were coral red/clear 06 and lemon/clear 08 (Princess only), purple/clear 08, pink/pink 04 and orange/orange 05 (Midnight only), red/yellow 002, and white/blue 03.
Elec-Trick series with 10 red/clear, 11 yellow/clear, 12 dark green/clear, 13 dark blue/clear, 15 orange/clear and 16 black/clear (16 was also quickly, but not immediately, added to Midnight and Princess) hit the line in 1992.
No one seems to know what all colors the Rainbow came in. It was series 200, but the b/w ad only mentions 205, the Aztec, in metallic sparkly amber with "sun gold lava" in clear liquid. I've personally seen a pale green/clear in an Aztec base, and a sun gold globe in a metallic red base as well. The Rainbow is not in my mid-80s leaflet.…
I love the yellow globe you put in your Camel lamp - I think I will borrow your idea and try it in my 52 oz.Camel. Yellow/Orange/Aztec Gold are far and away my favorite lava wax colors so it is EZ to do the Camel like that. Hope to see more of you here - come and play but just say no to buying the lamps - I know the feelin as I am a lava junkie too and never found a lamp I did not like....…
almost rivals 90s purple. Green was the weakest.
Red/green, blue/pink, blue/red with silver bases. All were very dark, but the colors did show. Slightly better than China flow.
White/blue, yellow/pink(?), blue/pink(?) with silver. Same. White/blue was lovely, though.
Two color-change, a green/blue and a multicolor, as well as one which looked like Aztec sun-gold lava, all with decorated skins on bases. Okay, China flow though, but the gold lava color was awesome.
Bob Marley 20oz: Not so great.
Gold w/ blue base, pink w/ green base, red w/ metallic red base, yellow/violet w/ purple base. I'm not personally a fan of the flat-color bases, but the colors are vivid and glossy. The green is BRIGHT GREEN, but not neon or day-glo; the purple is a medium lavender, and the blue is a medium-light blue almost leaning to teal. These had okay flow, not great but passable. The gold was, again, an Aztec-like color, beautiful! The pink was very intense, almost red. The metallic red lamp, though, had slightly better flow and it struck me as really perfect.
I have photos if people really want those.…
n into a very deep yellow gold, best I can compare it to is the 1979-1981 Aztec Sun Gold color lava that came with a dark brown base. Schilling has stepped it up big time on the quality of the lava lately. It’s not 90’s glory era or anything, but I do see more stretching blobs rather than all ball shapes and I even got a serpentine column at one point and I almost fainted! The one problem I’m spotting is amount of lava in bottle is a bit short sometimes when I buy one, which does effect flow.…
uced, and not much is known about this save that the Aztec, model 209, was part of it. The Rainbow are 32 oz. lamps, and the Aztec had a sparkly metallic paint finish in a dark bronze-gold color, with "sun gold" lava in clear liquid. Another model in the series, name unknown, had the same painted metallic finish in an orange-red color, and orange/clear globes were made as well. This series likely lasted only a few years.
Mid-80s line: The new Midnight joined the Aristocrat, Century and Enchantress. These were available in red/yellow and white/blue. Note: "orange/yellow" had acquired red lava in the mid-70s. "Red/yellow" was a change in name only. Similarly, "green/blue" had the green wax go from a minty green to a pale sage color to cream throughout the 70s, and only a darkening of the liquid from aqua to blue was needed. The Coach Lantern survived in a single 70s color, red/clear, but was given white/blue by the late 80s, before being discontinued in 1991. The white/blue Midnight ended up being THE 80s lamp, and it seemed to assist in bringing back the popularity.
Other products through the 80s: The Wave Machine (in a new black finish), in 16" and 18" models, as well as an 18" version with wave sounds and, in some, blacklight-responsive fluid. The GemLite survived in a single, new model, the 650 Confetti, a Consort bottle in a flared base.
The big changes came in 1991, which saw the introduction of the Princess, with three new colors, as well as three more GemLite colors and orange/orange, pink/pink and purple/clear Midnights. The Elec-Trick series and black/clear came in '93, as did bottlecap tops for 32oz. lamps.…
them on ebay, just as an experiment, to see how it goes. I've never sold anything on ebay before!
I made a metallic black/yellow glitter lamp, and one with coke bottle green glitter on a gloss red base. I wanted to make this lamp:
...But the green lava turned out all wrong. :-/ If I can't fix that, I'll try an aztec clone next, I think...metallic bronze base, yellow-orange lava.…