Just a bit of a warning to Mathmos collectors - noticed on the facebook page they have announced that the prices of several lamps (Astro, Astrobaby and Neo) are to increase in the UK as of next week...
Pretty disappointing that Mathmos lamps are becoming increasingly un-affordable, they were always fairly expensive, but now it just seems to be getting ridiculous, and now they only sell directly there's not even a chance of even being able to get one on sale at John Lewis or the like.
And with the intentions of our US president to start taxing the hell out of incoming goods to the country there is no way in hell we will ever see a truce between Lava and Mathmos. I forsee a lot of US made products skyjacking the price as well...since we are so good at making goods and electronics with US components... goodbye sub $700 4k T.V. sets.
Not long now...
Wonder if it applies to the Heritage Astro - kind of want one, but not in any of the current colourways
Got a new Astro recently, while the metalwork seems well finished, the plastic forming the underside of the base looks pretty shoddy, with rough edges - much worse than my older Astro from around 2000, and to think they now cost nearly double what they did back then