"My pleasure, happy to help :)
I’ve been there multiple times with certain items I remember from the past but don’t know the name of. It’s so much easier to find things when you know what they were called!
"Yeah, with sound input via microphone or direct stereo cable connection, something vibrates in the base of the lamp which causes the balls to spin in an orbit-like motion to the sound. You can just hum into the microphone continuously to get them to…"
"I saw this post way back when and knew exactly what the first item you were talking about was. I remembered the word “Vibrotron”, but forgot exactly what it was called. While in my attic recently I found the box for it, so figured…"
"I have had both of these for a long while and have run them both for many hours. Your gold one is not yet fully developed on color by a long shot. It will eventually flow better and the color will turn into a very deep yellow gold, best I can…"
"Yes, I got mine the other day and it’s one of the best Mathmos colors I’ve ever seen. Their video doesn’t do it justice. It’s not all that dark. Blue/Blue is way darker. I did take a photo of it running the other day.…"
"Yeah, main reason is to get a clear/yellow but the blue/plum will likely be very dark and look best in a bright room and/or with light behind it or an extremely dark room. I like my yellow/plum I made in a past swap op. "
"Well I’ve closely watched prices for many many years and over $400 for an icon, Bones in particular is a surprise actually. Yeah, the rocket thing started after one sale on eBay I noticed a while back. That seems like a false flag/bubble to…"
"I’ve been watching for many years Now and no Bones with a box in good shape. I did pay $400 myself for Lavalien many years ago. Nice (complete) collection you have there btw. I should have bought bones when it was still in stores online.…"
"Not sure why the surprise? Have you seen the trend on all the lamps? Rockets starting at 150-250, icons 150 and up, a torchiere floor lamp for between 600-1200 bones. The prices are moving up for sure!"
"Well it is getting close to Halloween and there appears to be a few buyers that really want a Bones lamp currently - lolI am certain that if your patient you will find one on Ebay after Halloween for much less.I had to pay $400 ( years ago ) to…"
I am just a guy livin the life here in Florida. My love of lava started with a love for Spencer Gift's. I would always blow all my money there, collecting anything that was novel and lit up in some way. I stopped collecting lava lamps a while ago, but have gotten the itch again- apparently at the wrong time, as I am discovering the poor quality of the current U.S. lamps that you all speak of here on the site and don't even get me started on what the older ones (90's) are going for on ebay, I can't believe it. I am so glad there are others out there like me with a love for the greatest lamps ever invented. Thank God for this site, I should have joined in 1997.
Where I Live:
West Boynton Beach
My First Lava Lamp was:
Very early 90's midnight white lava- blue liquid. 2nd, acquired on that same date, later in the day was a 1976 Gold Aristocrat Red/Yellow.
I recently found a July, 1981 model 205 (Sun Gold Lava I believe) on ebay, it was made the same month I was born- so it is now my most cherished lamp.