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(Topic ID: 275268)

Lava lamps


By swampfire

76 days ago



Topic Stats

  • 128 posts
  • 54 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 4 days ago by DruTheFu
  • Topic is favorited by 12 Pinsiders

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Topic poll

“Which best describes you?”

  • I love EM pins, and I love lava lamps 64 votes
    59%
  • I love EM pins but have no interest in lava lamps 9 votes
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  • I hate EM pins but I like lava lamps 25 votes
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  • EMs and lava lamps are slow and boring 11 votes
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#101 50 days ago
Quoted from Budman:

So if I buy direct from Mathmos, I have to buy some sort of 110 converter?

Yes or change out the cord assembly and bulb. I went with a 240 transformer from Grainger so that the lamps stay original.

It is my understanding that the Neo line is already 110 capable. You just need to change out the power cord with the plug to an US plug. $10 from Best Buy.

#102 48 days ago

I have a ketchup lava lamp that my son won at Golfland around 12 years ago.

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#103 47 days ago

Latest editions to my collection. Mathmos really are the best!

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#104 47 days ago

How does the purple/orange look in person? I want one of those but wondered if the orange was washed out or thin looking in the purple liquid.

#105 47 days ago
Quoted from gambit3113:

How does the purple/orange look in person? I want one of those but wondered if the orange was washed out or thin looking in the purple liquid.

I love the violet/orange bottle. It’s like the violet/red but orange at the bottom of the lamp when next to the bulb and more like volcano lava you might see on television. As the orange lava on the bottom rises, it changes to a red color like the violet/red bottle due to the color mix of violet and orange if that makes sense. I have a hard time getting a good photo of it.

I liked it so much, I bought a backup bottle for future use in case they stop making the color combination. It is one of my favorites. I also like the yellow/orange combination and goes good next to the violet/orange.

For the Astro baby I like the yellow/red color combination. It has a much brighter red than the other reds due to the light yellow color mix.

In the Neo line, I like the violet/turquoise combination. The violet/pink is also very nice.

#106 46 days ago

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#107 46 days ago

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#108 19 days ago

Recently received my newest Neo’s. I have two Neo’s already in my office and wanted some for the family room. I like the Astros the best!

Still waiting for the iO I ordered a while back.

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#109 19 days ago

This thread makes me want to get a lava lamp now. Hmm, where to put it?

#110 18 days ago

Trivia time. I saw this posting and the brand name "Mathmos". I suspected what the source of the name was, having seen a certain movie about 50 years ago. Yes, their company is named for the bubbling creature living under the city in the movie "Barbarella" starring Jane Fonda. There was another noteworthy name to come out of this film: the scientist whom Barbarella was trying to find was named Durand Durand. Duran Duran the band named themselves after that character, albeit dropping the ending "d". The movie is definitely not high class, but it's amusing and some of the music is good.

#111 18 days ago
Quoted from bobmathuse:

Trivia time. I saw this posting and the brand name "Mathmos". I suspected what the source of the name was, having seen a certain movie about 50 years ago. Yes, their company is named for the bubbling creature living under the city in the movie "Barbarella" starring Jane Fonda. There was another noteworthy name to come out of this film: the scientist whom Barbarella was trying to find was named Durand Durand. Duran Duran the band named themselves after that character, albeit dropping the ending "d". The movie is definitely not high class, but it's amusing and some of the music is good.

Well done, I knew about the Duran Duran connection but not this. Great trivia. That movie is way out there that’s for sure.

#112 18 days ago

If only the good ones shipped to the US, and even then, to California. Continuing the hunt down the rabbit hole...

#113 18 days ago
Quoted from DruTheFu:

If only the good ones shipped to the US, and even then, to California. Continuing the hunt down the rabbit hole...

Just buy them from Mathmos. That is what I have done.

#114 18 days ago
Quoted from bobmathuse:

Trivia time. I saw this posting and the brand name "Mathmos". I suspected what the source of the name was, having seen a certain movie about 50 years ago. Yes, their company is named for the bubbling creature living under the city in the movie "Barbarella" starring Jane Fonda. There was another noteworthy name to come out of this film: the scientist whom Barbarella was trying to find was named Durand Durand. Duran Duran the band named themselves after that character, albeit dropping the ending "d". The movie is definitely not high class, but it's amusing and some of the music is good.

I knew about the name being from the movie, but I never heard of the Duran Duran connection. Cool.

#115 18 days ago
Quoted from DruTheFu:

If only the good ones shipped to the US, and even then, to California. Continuing the hunt down the rabbit hole...

I think you can now register to be notified when Mathmos will begin shipping the US and Canada.

https://www.mathmos.com/mathmos-usa.html

#116 18 days ago
Quoted from Goronic:

I think you can now register to be notified when Mathmos will begin shipping the US and Canada.
https://www.mathmos.com/mathmos-usa.html

Thanks, yeah, I’ve registered, hoping to see some of that glow ship to these parts one day soon.

Going to keep digging...

#117 18 days ago
Quoted from LukyDuck:

Just buy them from Mathmos. That is what I have done.

No shipping to US yet unfortunately. Doubt Amazon UK will show me love.

#118 18 days ago
Quoted from DruTheFu:

No shipping to US yet unfortunately. Doubt Amazon UK will show me love.

Read this post...it explains how you can buy them from the U.K.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Lavalamps/comments/izo6ai/okay_so_you_are_interested_in_knowing_how_to/

#119 18 days ago

just went through it, and see you have a nice collection and the way to get them. sounds like bulk would be the way to make it worth it. Dru needs to consider this. I do like some of those color combos you’ve shown.

Including the price of lamp, shipping, F2M, fees, taxes, and power conversion, what do you estimate you pay per new lamp?

#120 18 days ago
Quoted from DruTheFu:

just went through it, and see you have a nice collection and the way to get them. sounds like bulk would be the way to make it worth it. Dru needs to consider this. I do like some of those color combos you’ve shown.
Including the price of lamp, shipping, F2M, fees, taxes, and power conversion, what do you estimate you pay per new lamp?

Roughly, $175 for a Neo with power cord. No transformer required.

$165 per Astro then $40 for a transformer. Shipping is cheaper when bought in bulk. Buy a big transformer and use it for several lamps with a power strip.

#121 17 days ago

Thanks for all the info you've provided, much appreciated.

1 week later
#122 7 days ago

Kind of on topic on a brand technicality: Anyone have a wave motion machine? Looks like Lava Brand used to make them a few years back along with those Lava Lamps but I can’t find any.

Only wave motion machines I can find are made by a company called Hugh Wave Motion. They look pretty cool but pricy. At their price I’d rather have a Mathmos shipped.

Mathmos killing me not selling in the US.

#123 7 days ago
Quoted from Goronic:

I think you can now register to be notified when Mathmos will begin shipping the US and Canada.

https://www.mathmos.com/mathmos-usa.html

Well I tried this and there is no indication it did anything when I hit subscribe, no confirmation email or change to screen, so not sure if the fill in form is working ... Would much rather get one already on 110 if possible if they are seriously considering US/Canada direct sales.

#124 7 days ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

Well I tried this and there is no indication it did anything when I hit subscribe, no confirmation email or change to screen, so not sure if the fill in form is working ... Would much rather get one already on 110 if possible if they are seriously considering US/Canada direct sales.

The Neo line will work on 110vac. But they are no Astro’s! The Astro is my favorite.

My iO is supposed to be shipped soon. Been waiting 2 months for it.

Yeah, they collect names for the US list. But they will not say why they are not selling them in the US. You can still purchase them though. But it is not cheap.

#125 7 days ago
Quoted from johnnyutah:

Only wave motion machines I can find are made by a company called Hugh Wave Motion. They look pretty cool but pricy. At their price I’d rather have a Mathmos shipped.

Hughes is the only decent ones made in the US. Very pricey. You can buy a Smithsonian, but they are cheaply made and prone to leaking.

#126 6 days ago

Mathmos sold the license to US sales in entirety to Lava Lite. I don’t know how Mathmos could possibly sell to the US direct without repurchasing that right. Or without Lava Lite going under.

Lava Lite does not use the same formula for the “lava” that Mathmos developed, either. There is an ingredient in the Mathmos formula that is particularly expensive and that the US requires special handling of, that Lava Lite doesn’t bother with. It matters.

#127 4 days ago

Well, after reading through this thread I had no choice but to go and dig it out of storage.

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#128 4 days ago

My original old 1997 high school Lava Lite (clear/green) on the right, and a couple of Schylling Lava Lamps I bought for cheap on Amazon.
I can tell a difference in the wax, but I’m usually too inebriated to notice while in that room to justify spending the prices to import the real deal or hope for the best on an eBay sale.

As you Lava Lads already know, pics don’t do these vibez justice, colors wash out and aren’t captured accurately.

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