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shampoovta
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Posted: 2008-12-27 08:10 am   Permalink

When I was a kid in the 70's they had these plaster skulls at Disneyland that had Randotti on them.



Any one remember these? They had a grate 1970's Creepy Magazine ghoul look.


Well so this mourning I am looking at the chips in mine and wondering if I could fined more Randotti stuff.

I found an interesting thread about Randotti here
http://disneyshauntedmansion.yuku.com/forum/viewtopic/id/4025

I looked and there is no real Randotti thread on Tiki Central so I thought I would kick one off.

This is the small voodoo skull they made. http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y32/danolson/aa-4.jpg

Here is a nice Flickr slide show of more Randotti http://flickr.com/photos/22315811@N04/sets/72157603591335511/show/

OMG! lot of 2 for US $427.50 http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-of-2-Disney-RANDOTTI-Glow-in-the-Dark-SKULLS-1974_W0QQitemZ300020879557QQihZ020QQcategoryZ33801QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247

I use to have one from the 70's too. I drew all over it. This one is from the 80's and not as cool. Holy crap 427$??!! What a stupid kid I was.


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Tom Slick
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Posted: 2008-12-27 11:14 am   Permalink

Jeff Smith was the last owner of Randotti. The Company was founded by his Father Randy and mother Dotti, hence the namesake. The company produced most of the plaster-styled collectibles for Disneyland as well as Knotts Berry Farm, Magic Mountain among many others. The company was located in Stanton, CA not far from Disneyland, at 7862 Main St.

Jeff has told me among others to be cautious purchasing ebay items, as alot that he has seen listed are newer reproductions and bootlegs using the namesake. However, a couple of authorized pieces are being reproduced from the original molds that were sold off in auctions after the plant closed (i believe) in the early 80s(?). Original Randotti skulls can fetch quite a penny nowadays, so for obvious reasons, the bootlegs have started making an appearance. You can find Jeff Smith a regular user on doombuggies.com messageboards answering as many questions about the history of his fathers business, and explain which Randottis are legit, and which are repros. His username on doombuggies is "Randotti".
http://disneyshauntedmansion.yuku.com/topic/4025/t/Randotti-Historian.html

Jeff has currently wrote a book on the legend of Outlaw Soapy Smith, of which is a distant relative of his. He maintains a website and blog regarding info on Soapy Smith. www.soapysmith.net He is a really nice guy and very informative. His childhood stories growing up in and around the Randotti factory are golden! What a childhood the guy seemed to have, I can only imagine. He has also been "pressured" by Randotti enthusiasts to write and release a book with most things related to Randotti products.
Hope this info has been helpful!
-Tom

*revised for details

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Tom Slick
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Posted: 2008-12-28 10:12 am   Permalink

I had a heck of a time posting this yesterday...The server was acting up i guess....As I look at the reply post, it didn't recognize that I had replied...So hear is a bump to see if the counter is working...there should be 2 replies now!

 
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ron-tiki
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Posted: 2008-12-29 08:13 am   Permalink

i have a randotti plaster tiki.it's about 8" tall.great detail.

 
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Enchanted Tiki Guy
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Posted: 2008-12-29 2:59 pm   Permalink

I'm so glad you brought up Randotti. His family's skulls and other items including tiki were the best quality! I'm a frequent poster over at Doombuggies.com. It's an awesome site if your a fan of the Haunted Mansion and yes, there's a HUGE Randotti thread over there. Check it out!

 
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ErichTroudt
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Posted: 2008-12-30 09:49 am   Permalink

Well, as the old saying goes...ya learn something new everyday if you keep your head out of your a**.... I had no idea about any of this and it ca be the thing I learned today. Thanks for the "edumacation"!

Whats even better?....guess who has 3 Randotti skulls from Disneyland, from the early 70's....with disney prices tags still on the bottom.......

Nice


 
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shampoovta
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Posted: 2008-12-30 10:29 am   Permalink

Oh good. Grate response! Thanx!

There was a gift stand in Adventure Land that we would hit on the way out of the park with rubber snakes and the skulls and junk. So cool.



 
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woofmutt
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Posted: 2008-12-31 1:36 pm   Permalink

I picked this up a while back at a junk shop:



It's marked Randotti 1976 and glows in the dark. It seemed familiar in design and construction and I eventually realized it reminded me of some Disneyland Haunted Mansion souvenirs bought on trip with my grandparents in 1978. I checked the name on the internet and found most of the same info as above.

The souvenirs we bought were headstones which they customized with your name. (I think these were sold in a magic shop.) My step-grandfather got a headstone for my grandmother that read "Here lies Maxine that old ghoul of mine." It was in their bedroom for years.
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procinema29
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Posted: 2009-01-04 07:44 am   Permalink

Oh, yeah, I love those Randotti skulls, used to have a small nice one a long time ago. It glowed in the dark like you just wouldn't believe! The Randottis are probably the coolest glow skulls ever made. I remember they sold them in Adventureland and also at a magic shop in Fantasyland. Disneyland was a slightly different kind of fun back then, the imagery had a threatening edge here and there and the Randotti skulls contributed to that.

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2009-01-25 1:12 pm   Permalink

Found one today...



PTD


 
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Tiki Shaker
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Posted: 2009-01-25 3:01 pm   Permalink

Nice find ptd.

I remember I had a couple of those when I was a kid. I thought they would look good in my fish tank.... yeah, that didn't turn out well, for the skulls or the fish!

Oh well, live and learn.


 
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shampoovta
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Posted: 2009-01-25 4:25 pm   Permalink

Coolness!

 
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enchanted tiki room
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Posted: 2010-09-12 6:18 pm   Permalink

Great stuff! I still have a bunch of Randotti Disneyland items I got when I was a kid. They still glow too!

 
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phenix76
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Posted: 2011-09-09 01:51 am   Permalink

Just thought I'd post the Randotti product list for any folks that may be doing research:

#105 "Boothill Tombstone Display"
#120 "Old English Months" (white)
#123 "Old English Numbers" (white)
#150 "Small Round War God"
#170 "Personalized Vulture Crest"
#171 "Headhunter"
#172 "Vulture Crest"
#175 "Assorted Letters" (black)
#181 "Burnishing Tool"
#2-431A "Zodiac Plaques" Capricorn
#2-431B "Zodiac Plaques" Aquarius
#2-431C "Zodiac Plaques" Pisces
#2-431D "Zodiac Plaques" Aries
#2-431E "Zodiac Plaques" Taurus
#2-431F "Zodiac Plaques" Gemini
#2-431G "Zodiac Plaques" Cancer
#2-431H "Zodiac Plaques" Leo
#2-431J "Zodiac Plaques" Virgo
#2-431K "Zodiac Plaques" Libra
#2-431L "Zodiac Plaques" Scorpio
#2-431M "Zodiac Plaques" Sagittarius
#271 "Small Snake Incense Burner"
#277A "Haunted Mansion" "Here Lies ____ Loaded-So Was His Gun"
#277B "Haunted Mansion" "Here Lies ____ Gone To Happy Haunting Grounds"
#350 "Wagner" 6" Composer Series
#351 "Beethoven" 6" Composer Series
#352 "Mozart" 6" Composer Series
#353 "Bach" 6" Composer Series
#354 "Chopin" 6" Composer Series
#355 "Liszt" 6" Composer Series
#356 "Berloiz" 6" Composer Series
#357 "Verdi" 6" Composer Series
#358 "Schumann" 6" Composer Series
#376 "Aztec" 3 3/4"
#377 "Aztec" 5 1/4"
#378 "Aztec" 3 1/2"
#379 "Aztec" 7"
#397 "Sticky Back Labels"
1.Under This Gold Nugget Is Absolutely Nothing 7.Under This Gold Nugget Is Thinking Material
2.Under This Rock Is the World's Oldest Stack 8.This Rock Belongs To The World's Greatest
of Homework 9.A Piece Of My Moon Property
3.Under This Gold Nugget Is A Messy Desk 10.Under This Gold Nugget Is My Entire Fortune
4.Under This Rock Is the World's Oldest Stack 11.A Chip Off The Old Blarney Stone
of Things To Do 12.Under This Rock Is the World's Oldest Stack
5.Under This Gold Nugget Is Unpaid Bills of Unpaid Bills
6.Under This Rock Is the World's Oldest Stack
of Unanswered Letters
#402 "Baoule" 6" high
#403 "Bapenbe Wall Hanging" 7" high
#404 "Baluba" 6-1/2" high
#405 "Sitting Baluba Tiki" 5" high
#406 "Bambara Mask" 6" high
#407 "Bushongo" 6-1/2" high
#408 "Senufo Tiki" 6" high
#409 "Standing Baluba Tiki" 6" high
#431A Personalized "Zodiac Plaques" Capricorn
#431B Personalized "Zodiac Plaques" Aquarius
#431C Personalized "Zodiac Plaques" Pisces
#431D Personalized "Zodiac Plaques" Aries
#431E Personalized "Zodiac Plaques" Taurus
#431F Personalized "Zodiac Plaques" Gemini
#431G Personalized "Zodiac Plaques" Cancer
#431H Personalized "Zodiac Plaques" Leo
#431J Personalized "Zodiac Plaques" Virgo
#431K Personalized "Zodiac Plaques" Libra
#431L Personalized "Zodiac Plaques" Scorpio
#431M Personalized "Zodiac Plaques" Sagittarius
#440 "Sheriff" 5 1/2" high
#441 "Goldminer" 4 3/4" high
#442 "Singing Cowhand" 5 3/4" high
#443 "Undertaker" 6 1/4" high
#444 "Hoss" 5" high
#445 "Bandit" 4 3/4" high
#446 "Lil Injun" 4" high
#447 "Gunslinger" 5 1/2" high
#448 "Dancin Dot" 5 1/2" high
#449 "Gambler" 5 3/4" high
#474 "Small Snake Ashtray"
#475 "Medium Snake Ashtray"
#476 "Large Snake Ashtray"
#482 "Luke the Spook"
#505 "Buffalo Nickel Tail" 5"
#506 "Buffalo Nickel Head" 5"
#507 "Indian Penny Head" 5"
#508 "Indian Penny Tail" 5"
#510 "Indian Penny Plaque" 8" x 13 1/2"
#511 "Buffalo Nickel Plaque" 8" x 13 1/2"
#513 "Pirate with Parrot"
#515 "Happy Pirate"
#517 "Pirate Captain" (with foot on treasure chest)
#521 "Pirate Captain" (with foot on skull)
#571A "Boothill" "Here Lies ____ Loaded-So Was The Gun" 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"
#571B "Boothill" "Here Lies ____ Had Gun Didn't Travel" 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"
#571C "Boothill" "Here Lies ____ The Dead End Kid" 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"
#571D "Boothill" "Here Lies ____ 1760-1860 At The Prime Of Life" 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"
#571E "Boothill" "Here Lies ____ Richest Man Here" 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"
#571F "Boothill" "Here Lies ____ Bang Bang Like Wow" 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"
#571G "Boothill" "Here Lies ____ Away From Her At Last" 7 1/2" x 3 1/2" (G & K ARE A SET)
#571H "Boothill" "Here Lies ____ Come On Down N See Me Sometime" 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"
#571J "Boothill" "Here Lies ____ Please Do Not Disturb" 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"
#571K "Boothill" "Here Lies ____ That's What He Thinks" 7 1/2" x 3 1/2" (G & K ARE A SET)
#571L "Boothill" "Here Lies ____ It Was Sock It To Me" 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"
#571M "Boothill" "Here Lies ____ One Arm Driver" 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"
#571N "Boothill" "Here Lies ____ A Dirty Ole Man" 7 1/2" x 3 1/2"
#707 "Mini War God Tiki" 3 1/2" high
#711A "Moai Necker"
#711A "Malii Necker"
#711A "Kaku Necker"
#711A "War God Necker"
#711A "Mai Necker"
#711A "Okui Necker"
#711A "Lukia Necker"
#712A "Moai Keychain"
#712A "Malii Keychain"
#712A "Kaku Keychain"
#712A "War God Keychain"
#712A "Mai Keychain"
#712A "Okui Keychain"
#712A "Lukia Keychain"
#714 "Shark Tooth Necker" 2"
#793A "Rock Paper Weight" Comes with Assorted Sayings
#793D "Rock Paper Weight" Glows
#799 "Large Hairy Hilarious" Glows
#800 "Pixie Size Zombie Skull" Glows
#801A "Pirate Keychain w/patch" 1 1/2" Glows
#801B "Pirate Necker" 1 1/2" Glows
#805 "Island Tiki" 5 1/2" high
#806 "Aku Aku" 4 1/2" high
#809 "Magic Skull"
#810 "Horse Head" Paperweight
#810A "Horse Head" Plaque
#811A "Sleepy Cowhand Wall Plaque" Glows
#811B "Sleepy Cowhand with Prayer Wall Plaque" Glows
#812 "Liberty Bell Paperweight"
#813 "Lincoln Bookends" 6 1/2"
#816 "Bunieba" 12 1/2" high
#817 "Skull, Large Size" Glows
#817A "Large Silly-Hairy" Glows
#817C "Skull, Large Size" Psychedelic Color Finish
#818A "Tiki Key Chain Assortment" Wood Grain Finish
#818C "Tiki Key Chain Assortment" Glows
#819A "Tiki Necker Assortment" Wood Grain Finish
#819B "Tiki Necker Assortment" Psychedelic Color Finish
#819C "Tiki Necker Assortment" Glows
#821 "Aku Aku" 23" high
#821A "Aku Aku" 23" high
#822 "Small Size Skull Necker"
#825 "Tiki God" 21 1/2" high
#827 "Hedleba" 12 1/2" high
#828 "Aku Aku" 13" high
#829 "Medium Size Skull" Glows
#829A "The Original Ivan" Medium w/White or Black hair Glows
#829C "Medium Size Skull" Psychedelic Color Finish
#830 "Skull, Small Size"
#831 "Voodoo Skull" Medium Size Glows
#832 "Medium Voodoo Skull Incense Burner" Glows
#832C "Medium Voodoo Skull Incense Burner" Psychedelic Color Finish
#833 "VooDoo Glow Skull" Glows
#834 "Small Size Skull Bolo Tie" Glows
#836 "Lil Ivan" 2 1/2" Glows
#837 "Medium Pirate Skull"
#840 "Pixie Size Skull" Glows
#841 "Pixie Size Skull Bolo Tie" Glows
#842A "Wizard" Sandstone
#842B "Wizard" Marble
#842C "Wizard" Antique bone
#842D "Wizard" Ivory
#842E "Wizard" Bronze
#843 "Randotti Skull" 6 1/2"H x 8"L
#844 "Randotti Pirate Skull"
#845 "Pixie Skull Necker" 2 1/2" Glows
#847 "Randotti Laughing Skull" 7"H x 8"L
#850 "Kona Hed Bust" 16 1/2" high
#855 "Aku Aku" 9 1/2" high
#866 "Aztec Wall Plaque" 16" diameter
#868 "Bapende Mask" 22" high
#869A "Royal Eagle & Cross Crest"
#869B "Royal Lion Crest"
#869C "Royal Triple Cross Crest"
#870 "Bamboo Mask" 25" high
#871 "Bamboo Mask" 27" high
#872 "War God" 7 1/2" high
#874 "Dotieba" 13" high
#880 "Bakuba" 6-1/2" high
#887 "Kona Hed" 20" high
#888 "Large Lincoln Bust" 15 1/4" high
#889 "Happy Tiki" 4" high
#890 "Small Lincoln Bust" 3 1/2" high
#891 "Large Skull With Snake" Glows
#892 "Spider Skull" Medium Size Glows
#893 "Lincoln Bust on Pedestal" 10" high
#895 "Desert Skull" Paperweight
#895A "Desert Skull" Plaque
#896 "Old English Lettering" (white)
#903 "Lucky Horse" 5" Plaque
#904 "Desert Skull" Paperweight 4 1/2"
#906 "Aztec Callendar Wall Hanging" 9" diameter
#907 "Lion Royal Crest" 20" high
#908 "Unicorn Royal Crest" 20" high
#909 "Lincoln Wall Plaque" 8 1/2" high
#910 "Lincoln Bust" 9" high
#911 "Hawaiian War God" 7 1/2" high
#912 "Buffalo Skull Necklace" 3 3/4"
#913 "Desert Skull Bolo Tie"
#916A "Royal Crest Cross & Eagle" 7 1/2" x 11" Hardwood Plaque
#916B "Royal Crest Lion" 7 1/2" x 11" Hardwood Plaque
#916C "Royal Crest Triple Cross" 7 1/2" x 11" Hardwood Plaque
#918B "Pirate Crest"

[ This Message was edited by: phenix76 2011-09-11 21:09 ]

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phenix76
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Posted: 2011-09-09 01:54 am   Permalink

Sorry it's so long, but they did produce 200 or so products. I have been doing extensive research on the company and it's products. Considering doing some reproductions for those folks interested in the style, but not the hefty price tag these items often come with, if you can find them at all.

 
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