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Enchanted Tiki room figurines from 1963
tigertail
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Posted: 2013-07-22 08:01 am   Permalink

Thanks for all the responses! I still have a couple of more questions. How many different 'models' of Tike Babies descend from the tree? Also, who sculpted the originals, was it Blaine Gibson? I met him several times as a teenager and he was not only an astounding portraitist and sculpture, but also a really kind and unassuming guy.

 
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wizzard419
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Posted: 2013-07-22 3:47 pm   Permalink

I can look next time I am in the park (they haven't really changed the design much so the babies should still be the same). For the sculptor, you might want to check with Dave Smith at the Disney Archives for that info.

 
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tigertail
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Posted: 2013-07-23 09:47 am   Permalink

I will do that. Here is the fourth figurine, it is a familiar one...



 
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Enchanted Tiki Guy
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From: West Hollywood, CA
Posted: 2013-07-23 1:25 pm   Permalink

Tigertail, it was great to chat with you at Tonga Hut on Sunday! Thanks for posting these photos of those great classic tiki figures! Awesome!

 
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xtine
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Joined: May 26, 2009
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From: Boston, MA
Posted: 2013-07-26 3:33 pm   Permalink

These are AWESOME!

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2013-07-27 04:46 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-22 15:47, wizzard419 wrote:
I can look next time I am in the park (they haven't really changed the design much so the babies should still be the same). For the sculptor, you might want to check with Dave Smith at the Disney Archives for that info.



Dave retired a year or so ago. But the staff will take great care of you.
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wizzard419
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Posted: 2013-07-27 10:54 am   Permalink

He still apparently answers fan questions on the archive's page (though I have a feeling the staff do most of the legwork).

 
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tigertail777
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Joined: Nov 25, 2004
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From: Oregon
Posted: 2013-07-30 7:56 pm   Permalink

Those are incredibly awesome! I am pretty sure Rolly Crump sculpted those, but I may be wrong. Regardless, they are very beautiful from one tiger to another.

 
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