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Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki MEXICAN MOAI? a new collection thread?
MEXICAN MOAI? a new collection thread?
TIKIVILLE
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
Posts: 636
From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2009-04-08 1:00 pm   Permalink

Anybody know anything about these ? when they were made?
Dont imagine they sold for much but ....
Are there alot of variations out there of these or is this a one tiki casa operation...






 
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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2049
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2009-04-08 1:37 pm   Permalink

Weird and cool! Never seen anything like it... Definitely not common. Where you found it!?

 
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TIKIVILLE
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
Posts: 636
From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2009-04-08 1:44 pm   Permalink

where I find most stuff!.....in the wild and weird jungle of disgarded gifts at GOODWILL lol
It's solid and heavy as well kinda like cement but I'm guessing some kind of resin.
(The roman numerals are there secret pricing system)


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-04-08 2:06 pm   Permalink

I see them around here frequently, but Old Mexico is right next door...

Buzzy Out!


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11192
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-04-08 2:35 pm   Permalink

That is a cheapo-but-cool plaster item offered in the 60s by Paul Marshall Products in L.A. and Johnson Products in Chicago:



I love the text:



They were pretty common in L.A. until the late 90s, when Tiki collecting became a wider sport. Oceanic Arts did a nice lamp based on it a couple of years ago, I got one:



It was also used as a cheap prop on Gilligan's Island, as mentioned here:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=26101&forum=1&vpost=340412

Could someone post a frame capture from that episode here?


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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-04-08 2:52 pm   Permalink

I always felt that these inspired the great modernist Moai at the Aku Aku apartments in Inglewood (BOT p.121):



..which in turn inspired Bosko's long-nosed Moai creations!:







 
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Zeta
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2009-04-08 2:53 pm   Permalink

Cool Bigbro!
Did any other of this products was made in Mexico?

[ This Message was edited by: Zeta 2009-04-08 14:54 ]


 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-04-08 2:57 pm   Permalink

Quite possibly. But that's really a Bob and Leroy question.

 
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TIKIVILLE
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
Posts: 636
From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2009-04-08 3:25 pm   Permalink

G I LL I GAN spells AWSOME!
I also have a side hobby of finding movie/tv prop items, and the connection to one of my old timey faves is great!
May have to paint this gold!
Yes somebody post a screen capture....


 
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