"I think it's a lovely touch, nice pic too Johnny. There's nothing more anyone could want other than some lave flowing and some vinyl playing. Poor old Christine though, having to sign 500 certificates!"
"Hi Kaia, Yes, the first run of Smart Astro's had a much more polished finish than the second run which are available now. They must have decided to make production a bit cheaper by not polishing them as much...."
"LOL yes, the flow is very important indeed. All of the Mathmos lamps I've had have had beautiful flow, although the wax consistency varies. The more recent Mathmos wax have a kind of grainy look that doesn't seem to change over time. The…"
"I think these black wax lava lamps from Mathmos will look plum in the dark, or in direct sunlight. Just like the astrobaby/telstar ones, you can see that on the images shown so far here on oozing goo. I think the photo's in the link are taken…"
First lava lamp was a Mathmos Telstar with orange & violet bottle. One of the legs was glued on incorrectly so it stands at a funny angle, but fortunately as I have it in a corner it actually works rather nicely. Further Mathmos products I have and enjoy are: Faze 3, Lunar Lamp, Aduki, Gritito lampshades and a Smart Astro. I've recently gone crazy for Fluidium lamps which is why I'm here at Oozing Goo.