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I got lots of head!
laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-11-16 3:58 pm   Permalink

hehehehe
Actually, thanks to a fellow TCer's reccomendation that I go to a flea market I'd never been to and a rainy Sunday morning, I was able to score these shrunken heads. The seller told me they were made for a movie but never used. I bought all he had and got a great deal (I think) My friend gave me the craziest look as I giggled with my 2 bags of heads.
They are nicely detailed and about 6" tall but need stiches and hair. I got some hair to glue on but if you know a better way of doing this, let me know.

I plan of giving a few away but the rest will be bunched up and hung above the bar.

Does anyone have a good pic of the "head salesman" in the Jungle Cruze? I'd like to see how the heads are bunched.

There is one white guy. Why, I don't know. Maybe he was the first one made and the color went wrong. He is a bit taller than the rest.





 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2004-11-16 4:13 pm   Permalink

Ayyyyyyyyy.

 
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
Posts: 1527
From: L.I.
Posted: 2004-11-16 4:21 pm   Permalink

Hang one over the tip jar. Noone would dare cheap out on you.

 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-11-16 4:48 pm   Permalink

GREAT score!!

A good head is so hard to find these days
They'll look fantastic hanging above your bar! Have fun with them,
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ElDiablo_Rojo
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Joined: Sep 22, 2004
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From: Trabuco Canyon, CA
Posted: 2004-11-16 5:13 pm   Permalink

Very kool score. Which flea market did you go to?

 
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Tangaroa
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Joined: Apr 25, 2002
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Posted: 2004-11-16 5:56 pm   Permalink

Hey Eeeeeeee-laney!
here's a pic off the web of 'Trader Sam' - Head Salesman of Disneyland's Jungle Cruise...

As you can see - he is just trying to get ahead....

In fact, I believe he is running a special this week only - two of his heads, for one of yours....

- (Former JC "Skipper") Tangaroa
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ZebraTiki
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
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From: Enchanted Bay Area, CA
Posted: 2004-11-16 6:33 pm   Permalink

I think there's some really amazing examples of shrunken heads on pariartspaul's website.

Those are soooo cool! What swap meet did you go to?

Regarding the "head salesman" in the Cruise, I think there's a stack of heads in a sort of pyramid shape, stacked on the ground, near his campground, as well as groups of them hanging all over on spears that are stuck into the ground.

It must have been fun walking around the swap meet thinking, "I've got a bag full of shrunken heads!"


 
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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2004-11-16 6:37 pm   Permalink

Rainy Sunday...hmmmm My money is on the Pasadena Community College Flea Market.

And I got to that one late! But I did at least get a small HIP tiki.

If only I had had the luck to stumble on that trove of shrunken heads... Sigh.

Congrats. You should have Tiki Farm make a mold off of one of them, and we could have a lidded zombie mug. Zombies!!!!!!!! More Zombies!

TG


 
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laney
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-11-17 03:56 am   Permalink

Thanks for the pics Tang. I like the idea of a basket of heads too!

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On 2004-11-16 18:37, TikiGardener wrote:
Rainy Sunday...hmmmm My money is on the Pasadena Community College Flea Market.

Congrats. You should have Tiki Farm make a mold off of one of them, and we could have a lidded zombie mug. Zombies!!!!!!!! More Zombies!

TG



Actually it was the Melrose flea market. Thanks to a reccomendation by MT Kahuna. The guy said if it wasn't raining, they'd be $5 each but he was selling them 2 for $5 he ended up giving me a better deal $30 for all! But don't go looking for tiki as I didn't see any, or heads as I did buy all the heads he had. But it is good for interesting Hollywood people watching.

I also think one of these would make a killer lidded mug. Especially if the inside was red or pink. Not to take away from Sam's shrunken head which is more cartoony. A gruesome realistic shrunken head mug would rock!

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virani
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2004-11-17 04:29 am   Permalink

I think the white one is an albinos, that's all...

 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2004-11-17 05:13 am   Permalink

Nice score Laney. What are your plans for all them boys?



 
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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-11-17 06:46 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-11-16 15:58, laney wrote:
I got some hair to glue on but if you know a better way of doing this, let me know.



this website for the temple of doom f/x suggests under item 10.1:

"...the shrunken head. We actually plugged the hair in with a needle, directly into the latex, to create the effect of correct density in such a small area.""
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2004-11-17 07:21 am   Permalink

I am so jealous! I have been looking for a shrunken head or two for my bar for a while. I figure they are likely easy to find through Johnson catalog or something. But those are too cool!
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freddiefreelance
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2004-11-17 1:49 pm   Permalink

Does the fact that I knew what this thread was about before I opened it mean that I'm hanging around here too much?
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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2004-11-17 1:59 pm   Permalink

I just had a sick idea for this as a mug. Instead of having the straw go through the lid, why not have it go through a hole in one of the eyes? It would reduce capacity, but look awesomely gruesome!

I'd be willing to spring some dough to see that kind of eye-dea to fruition!

Holden you reading this?

TG


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