I snagged this Pink/Pink Giant this morning in South Austin for $30! I woke up around 1a last night to find that it was just listed on Craigslist in the last few hours:
I texted the former owner at 6:30a and by 10a this beauty was mine!
The guy said his friend gave it to him and he'd never run it -- his wife was making him get rid of stuff. (I've never met her, but I know I love her!)
I had the globe strapped into the passenger seat of my pick-up. All the way home, I couldn't stop looking at it. The liquid looked neon to me -- like a pinkish orange-ish neon. I had read all there was on OG about Giants before going to get it this morning, and I just couldn't place this color while driving down the road.
Here it is spiking...
I know it looks sorta' red (damn iPhone camera), but believe me - the liquid is pink! I'm not sure if the wax is white or pink. I can't wait for it to flow! I'm so excited!!!
The base has a couple of dents (I WILL get them out) and the original felt on the bottom is stamped Mar (can't read the day) 1996.
Erin - Patience does pay off!
It's Grande-sized, Ben. It's a Giant the predecessor of the Grande sold in 1996 and 1997. Appears to be rare - maybe only a 1000 or so produced. The globes were imported from Germany and then hand-filled by Lava Lite in Chicago. There was no production line for this one. It didn't sell well - $299 @ Spencers. The pink/pink was the rarest color combo of an already rare model.
The bargans are still there if you look hard enough (see astralav's find too)
The pink/pink is indeed the rarest Giant. Very nice find, it looks flawless.
u'll have to fight me!
Wow, I am blown away! Put my name on this one if you ever sell it. ;)
Rock on, Kirk! Dreamy flow in the rarest color!
very nice! You are surly dedicated to be surfing Craigslist at 1a.m.!