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M&M Tiki Snack Shack Dispenser
Trader Tom
  

Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 825
From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2006-12-31 01:48 am   Permalink

I got this for Christmas from some friends. I didn't know it even existed, but I love it. It's plastic and ceramic and lights up from inside. It has a little unattached "lagoon" dish to hold the M&Ms. They got it for me from Department 56 at Disneyland. Apparently the shacks didn't sell very well, though, so they probably won't make any more. Here are a couple of shots:







 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11249
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2006-12-31 05:29 am   Permalink

W...w...w..wow! ANY native A-frame model is cool in my book, and this, cookie jar-tacky or not, is one of the more elaborate testimonies of the Tiki revival. Want one.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11249
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2006-12-31 07:28 am   Permalink

Yikes! I just entered the M&M Collectible universe! And I thought we Tiki collectors were nuts! No luck though, out of stock.

It always pays of to check though: I thought that the markings on the A-frame beams seemed familiar, but they are not from the Hale Tiki rendering BOT p.54 (others have used that, like Mark Ryden on his Martin Denny CD cover), but clearly from the Kon Tiki Montreal exterior on page 96/97 of the BOT.

Rats! I have to concede that, though it IS taken from that rendering, it is NOT from the BOT (hey, that rimes):

The very last pattern used on the top is cut off on the BOT pages (something I always regretted!) but visible in the original (which I once beheld!). Compare to its full reproduction on the back of Beachbum Berry's Grog Log!

Aaah, I love having time off to do this kind of extraneous research

PS: The Tikis on the hut seem to be taken from old plastic Tiki pendants



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Trader Tom
  

Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 825
From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2006-12-31 12:15 pm   Permalink

Department 56 may be out of stock, but I Googled to see if anyone else had it and came up with http://www.giftcollector.com/product_isapi_p_63011-l_1241-m_30-a_243-store.htm?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=shopping.

They appear to have them for sale for about $25.00.

Good luck.

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spy-tiki
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Joined: May 11, 2003
Posts: 732
From: glendale, ca
Posted: 2006-12-31 1:19 pm   Permalink

Hey, that's kind of fun. Does it acutally dispense the M&Ms or is it just for show?

 
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Trader Tom
  

Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 825
From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2006-12-31 2:15 pm   Permalink

The Snack Shack comes in two parts: the shack and the bowl. It doesn't actually dispense anything, but it sure looks cool.

 
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Hiphipahula
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Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2426
From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2006-12-31 3:22 pm   Permalink

Too Cute! bet it's gonna be hard to get soon, probably very limited.

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3530
From: HELL
Posted: 2006-12-31 4:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-12-31 15:22, Hiphipahula wrote:
Too Cute! bet it's gonna be hard to get soon, probably very limited.



stock up now to fleece the newbies on ebay later!! whooohoooooo!!


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3530
From: HELL
Posted: 2006-12-31 4:24 pm   Permalink

it's kinda cool but the m&m tie-in sucks!!! is this plastic??? if so i can obliterate all signs of m&m off it, and re decorate it like it should be.....

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3530
From: HELL
Posted: 2006-12-31 4:26 pm   Permalink

hey holden- i think tiki farm should produce a new dish we could buy that replaces the lame m&m one.....that would be cool.

 
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Trader Tom
  

Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 825
From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2006-12-31 6:29 pm   Permalink

There are several M&M Snack Shacks on e-Bay right now. The low price is a Buy-It-Now for $21, but with shipping would be closer to $30. The Item Number is 320063143973.

Tipsy, I looked closely at it and I think you could strip the M&M stuff off if you wanted to. It's mostly ceramic, but with a little paint and patience it could be done.

I like the idea of Holden doing a version. What would also be cool is a Tiki Style Gingerbread House. Edible is always good but I was thinking in terms of a big ceramic one with flicker lights to put out for Christmas 2007. Just a thought...


 
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panampia
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Joined: May 26, 2006
Posts: 42
From: pittsburgh,pa
Posted: 2007-01-13 9:31 pm   Permalink

check out www.hillshobby.com
they have them for 24.99


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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-01-14 5:54 pm   Permalink

Thats very kool Gotta love something that combines tiki with chocolate!
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11249
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-01-15 4:30 pm   Permalink

Here's my de-M&Mmed Snack Shack. Because of its cartoony style, I decided to replace the uncool M&M figure with some STILL cool (despite being over-commercialized) cartoon characters:



I kinda enjoyed "desecrating" a "collectible".
Here's the full rendering of the first Stephen Crane Kon Tiki that the gable patterns were swiped from:



...by the way, while the BOT cuts off that last pattern, it IS visible in TIKI STYLE


 
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Formikahini
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 1502
From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2007-01-15 5:16 pm   Permalink

Hahaha!
Excellent, Bigbro! Completely in character.

And I love the SHAG stationary sticker used to cover the highest offending M&M
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