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Strange Tiki Merchandise
AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-07-03 11:31 am   Permalink

This is a thread for posting images of weird and wacky "tiki" stuff produced for commercial sale. This thread is not intended for one-off items, or craft projects per-se, but instead for stuff available for purchase by consumers at large.

If it makes you grin and wonder, or makes you stand there scratching your head wondering "What the hell," or makes you laugh because it's weird, wacky, wild, or insanely stoopid, then it's probably what we're looking for in this thread. (We could accept photos of someone doing something stoopid with a tiki, or to a tiki, since humor is kinda what I envision for this thread.)

I'll begin with this photo of a "tiki bubble machine" currently available from our friends at Target.





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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-07-03 11:37 am   Permalink

If only they would have paid to license "Tiny Bubbles".

 
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JenTiki
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From: An island in the bay
Posted: 2014-07-03 2:16 pm   Permalink

I actually have one of those tiki bubble machines that I bought for my balcony at Tiki Oasis several years ago. Fortunately, the coloring was much more subtle than it looks in the pictures. Unfortunately, the bottom lip of the tiki messes with the flow of the bubbles. I ended up tossing the tiki head and just keeping the bubble machine. The tiki head just sits over the actual bubble mechanism, so I didn't have to detach anything.

 
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Pele Paul
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2014-07-03 6:06 pm   Permalink

how bout a tiki boogie board, does that count?










 
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creativenative
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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
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From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 2014-07-03 8:39 pm   Permalink

I've been waiting for a thread like this for a while. Here's some strange commercial tiki stuff:

Tiki video game and lunchbox


Tiki coconut water


Tiki pens


My favorite weird tiki - my tiki socks


Tiki car stickers, some are cool, some are weird - yes my beach car


Lastly Tiki mini golf logo and Styrofoam mascot, maybe there is a better "ugly" tiki tread for these images which are probably one-offs and against the rules here but I'm offended by this one and the lunch pale. Tiki is not comical. My socks are cool and fun not funny. The line can be blurred, wide and colored gray.



Sorry for the little rant and there are a million opinions on this. I don't mean to start a debate but it was good to get it off my chest though. Back to the spirit of this thread; weird, mass produced, tiki for sale. It is reality - the devolution of tiki. This thread is good, it can bare witness to it. I'll certainly keep my eye out for more and post it here. That bubble tiki and boogie boards are great examples, keep them coming!





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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2014-07-04 05:58 am   Permalink

Aloha PelePaul and CreativeNative - great pics! I love the pics! And Jen, your bubble machine story is classic where the device turned out to be "more show than go."

I'm sure there will be some more good pics coming in the future. There's no debate - once again we see that tiki has made an impression in today's world and that's a good thing. People quickly can see the difference between cheesy tiki and the really good stuff that we see from our carvers and in our favorite tiki bars. I think there is a very real possibility that the "pendulum of new tiki" will swing more the other way back to the better stuff and we'll see more of it.


 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-07-04 08:03 am   Permalink

Here are some Tiki merchandise items have have seen over the years.

Le Tiki Bra.



A Tiki Razor








Tiki Lemonade



Tiki Candy.




Tiki Beer.



Viva la Tiki!

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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
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From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2014-07-04 08:15 am   Permalink



Floating beer pong is big with followers of Ku


and one NSFW
http://www.amazon.com/Tickler-Realistic-Veined-Purple-Vibrator/dp/B00CTT0TQ0

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EPCOTExplorer
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Posted: 2014-07-04 08:16 am   Permalink

I would wear the hell out of those socks.
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Pele Paul
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2014-07-04 2:55 pm   Permalink

jake and the neverland pirates, had to buy this for my nephew......
















 
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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2014-07-04 2:58 pm   Permalink

oh and I forgot these too, this is awesome stuff by the way!!










 
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Koitiki
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From: Austin
Posted: 2014-07-04 5:22 pm   Permalink



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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-07-04 5:40 pm   Permalink

My cat eats Tiki Cat. Not because I'm that devoted to tiki, it's just his favorite.

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creativenative
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From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 2014-07-05 12:10 am   Permalink

Couple more tiki items from my local grocery stories.

The rival to Hawaiian Punch, Shasta's Tiki Punch


Close on its weird tiki character


Also a rare 808 Vodka with its tiki logo, on left is the pineapple flavor


Closer on tiki logo


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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-07-06 1:53 pm   Permalink

I’d posted Squidward’s hut (SpongeBob’s Buddy) some time ago under tiki find’s. I thought it was strange then and I still do but I bought it anyway.
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