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Help Identify, What Is This, Is This A? Thread
Cavemoai
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From: Reno
Posted: 2016-04-19 6:21 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-04-19 15:27, tamminjoe wrote:
Help!!!! I just picked up a GIANT fiberglass Tiki that resembles an old Coco Joe. The eyes light up red. It stands about six feet tall. Looking for any one who may know the history of this big boy?



It's not from Sea & Jungle Imports. These were made, and might still be made(?) in China. A few years back you could get them at Spencer's gifts and many home and garden supply stores. They pop up on Craigslist from time to time as well.


 
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Cavemoai
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From: Reno
Posted: 2016-04-19 6:22 pm   Permalink

B'last! Buzzy beat me to it.

 
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2016-04-20 06:43 am   Permalink

The short-lived Voodoo Room in west Hollywood had two of those flanking their front door. I seem to remember the House of Tiki store in Costa Mesa(?) also had at least one of those around.
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tamminjoe
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Posted: 2016-04-21 10:48 am   Permalink

Thanks for the responses!

 
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Aloha pinball
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From: Florida - New Mexico- Maryland
Posted: 2016-04-23 3:11 pm   Permalink

Another oddity- just picked this up today, I was thinking it didnt look like a Tiki exactly, but the price was right. It is carved hardwood, finished on the back, and has the (so far useless to me) on the base "Tung-U, God of the V.L."
Already checked all the rest of this thread and the other oddball question threads I could find. Anybody know where this guy is from?















 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2016-05-01 06:11 am   Permalink

The style is Hawaiian, probably a tourist carving (made in some Pacific island). It has a nice modernist, simple style, but a horrible after-paint job, probably done by the jokester who signed it.

 
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TikiPug
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Posted: 2016-05-04 8:30 pm   Permalink

A friend found this mug and for the life of me, can't find any info on it. It is over glazed and the back looks like flying fish perhaps. Anyone seen this mug or know anything about it?









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Pittsburgh pauly
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Posted: 2016-05-31 12:13 pm   Permalink

A ponytail!?



 
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ModernArtifactsNY
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From: Ithaca, NY
Posted: 2016-06-15 09:44 am   Permalink

Found this at an antiques store locally. When I grabbed it, I thought it was just a vintage ceramic penguin statue. I was surprised to find that it was a mug. It has a good amount of crazing on the white chest/belly. Eyes are blue with black pupils and white highlights. Body is black back, gray highlight and black belly. Bow tie is white. Anyone seen one before, and any idea where it was from. I was a fan of Chilly Willy growing up, and was happy to adopt another mug. Thanks much!







 
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tikigreg
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From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2016-06-15 09:55 am   Permalink

Penguin Central?


 
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swizzle
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Posted: 2016-06-15 6:41 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-06-15 09:55, tikigreg wrote:
Penguin Central?




Penguin mugs should be displayed next to your Star Wars mugs. No tiki bar is complete without them. Didn't you know that tikigreg?
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tikigreg
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Posted: 2016-06-16 06:21 am   Permalink

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Penguin mugs should be displayed next to your Star Wars mugs. No tiki bar is complete without them. Didn't you know that tikigreg?




Sorry, I don't have any more room left for those since I got a load of mugs over at Owl Central.


 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2016-06-16 1:26 pm   Permalink

I think the penguin is most likely a novelty planter from Japan. If you search for "vintage penguin planter" on eBay a few similar styles show up.
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Club Nouméa
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From: Wanganui
Posted: 2016-06-17 12:15 am   Permalink

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On 2016-04-23 15:11, Aloha pinball wrote:
Another oddity- just picked this up today, I was thinking it didnt look like a Tiki exactly, but the price was right. It is carved hardwood, finished on the back, and has the (so far useless to me) on the base "Tung-U, God of the V.L."




Just apply some paint stripper and restain that guy a slightly darker colour and he would look quite respectable in any tiki bar.
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ModernArtifactsNY
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Posted: 2016-06-17 08:18 am   Permalink

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On 2016-06-16 13:26, uncle trav wrote:
I think the penguin is most likely a novelty planter from Japan. If you search for "vintage penguin planter" on eBay a few similar styles show up.




Thanks Trav, appreciate it.


 
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