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Lava Lite called me today!!! They plan on bringing back production to the USA :D

Caught me totally off guard but I spoke to a very nice guy, Asher.  He was calling in response to one my e-mails I had sent them a few moths ago about how much I dislike their current product line.  We spoke for about 20 minutes before he had to go.  I thoroughly voiced my opinions on why I haven't bought a lava product since 2005.  First thing I said was, you guys sold so many lamps in the 90s for a reason.  He agreed and said they have plans to re-launch the Midnight, Silver Streak, Elek-trick, and Safari Series in 2013.  He said he has been trying very hard to get production back to the USA since last year.  He said things are looking good and hopefully they will begin production here in the first half of 2013.

I told him that myself and MANY OTHERS would gladly pay the $50 price for a premium product again. I also mentioned that they need to bring back more color combinations and give their customers more choices.  He said he they are working on that again.  They have plans to bring back MOST of the 90s product line  I told him that its a shame I can't go into a store and buy a lava lamp that flows properly.  He said the current (2012) China lamps can ALMOST match the USA ones.  I said by no means will I ever buy one of those again and I buy from eBay.  He begged me not to buy from eBay, and I said then you know what you guys need to do.

Finally, he asked me to send him pictures of what I'd like to see.  I sent him pictures of all the 90s boxes I have (Midnight, Elek-trik, Lava Classics, Silver Streak, Midnight Centurues)  

He offered to make me a 90s Enchantress with yellow liquid and red lava to prove they can still replicate the 90s formula.  I said sure, but we'll see.  

He also said that he was fired back in 2002 when production began overseas and was just recently hired back.  Said he worked in the Chicago factory in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.  

I'm taking all of this with a huge grain of salt but it means progress.  Perhaps all of us unhappy lava collectors finally got through to them throughout the years.  I sure hope so.  I'll update this thread if I hear back from him.

PLEASE EVERYONE - E-MAIL THEM AND SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS!!!  Perhaps next year we'll have a quality product again.  

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Nice of them to share with us again. 

Nice nice! I am glad to hear and see that lava lite is stepping up there game (finally) but the question is will these be chinese made? 

Kevin- since they are to be available in the next couple months, it means they are in fact china made since LL has said they are not going to be ready for production till early 2013

Well.. from what i see they look like they have good flow

Is it just me.. but the bottles look like they would fall clean off all to easy.. and imagine how many other bottles it could take out with it.. those with house cats or dogs..

I am curious to see how stable they are. and I also dont care for the base metal.. hope they restore them to their original sturdiness and actual real Metal content..

I am not really complaining.. but stating the obvious... baby steps I suppose this process will be

Kira, according to Autumn, there is a plastic or glass cup we are not seeing that would help balance the lamps and keep it sturdy and make it less top heavy.

Heh, I keep having to repeat this, but yes, the globe sits in a cradle just like any other lamp. Imagine a century base and make the top half clear, that is what the clearview lamps essentially are. The actual shape reminds me mostly of a century base, but the lamp is made for a 32oz globe.

Kira I am sure the metal will be fine if the clearview is anything like the designer series. :)

Comforting to know.. well then they sound promising.

Nothing like a brushed steel or brass metal base.. and would love in time to see details like on wizards and centuries. Their black footed base stand.

Hey Autumn.. next time you speak with someone you should ask about wave machines..

Autumn said:

Heh, I keep having to repeat this, but yes, the globe sits in a cradle just like any other lamp. Imagine a century base and make the top half clear, that is what the clearview lamps essentially are. The actual shape reminds me mostly of a century base, but the lamp is made for a 32oz globe.

Kira I am sure the metal will be fine if the clearview is anything like the designer series. :)

A short video of the clearview is posted here.

http://oozinggoo.ning.com/forum/topics/what-is-your-opinion-on-the-...

I thought I posted this already, but I guess not. Here is a photo of a new china lamp.

That looks nice. Needs pinholes. When is this stuff being released?

Soon

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