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Dollar Tree Tiks!!!!!!
rustbeltcat
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From: Steel City
Posted: 2006-06-21 05:31 am   Permalink

heck I am just amazed that the thread came back instead of a new one being restarted.. Imagine my suprise to see it pop back to the top after so long


 
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Kona Chris
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Joined: Jul 16, 2005
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From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2006-06-25 7:51 pm   Permalink

Well, I finally stopped at a Dollar Tree tonight, and was able to pick up 4 different Tiki's, plus a set of playing cards with a (rather garish looking) tiki on the back of each of them.

One of the things I wasn't able to get, but I am going to look at other DT's in town, is bamboo placemats! They were actually pretty cool... Not sure how great they would be for placemats, but they could work well for other applications. The lady in front of me in line had snagged the last one So I'll have to check elsewhere.

Chris


 
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Dancin' Lizard
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Joined: Jan 27, 2005
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From: Manchester, WA
Posted: 2006-06-30 09:35 am   Permalink

Here's what I did with my Dollar Tree tiki!



$3.00 garage sale table top fountain
$2.00 for red and black paint
$2.00 for red glass
$1.00 for da tiki

There is a red light in the basen that shines through the rocks.


 
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Rev. Griz
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Distant Shores of the Great Salt Lake
Posted: 2006-07-03 10:42 pm   Permalink

Found a Dollar Tree, they had about ten of the Tikis. I snapped up the six different styles they had. Four different carvings, two in two different colors, light and dark.
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ikitnrev
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From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2006-07-04 06:24 am   Permalink

Yesterday I stopped at the Dollar Store, and purchased 31 of the Dollar tikis. I'm involved with a tiki fundraiser event that will be held in a couple of months, and my goal is to provide a complimentary tiki figure to all of the guests who attend the fundraiser.

After I had placed all 31 tiki figures on the conveyer belt at the checkout stand, I was pleased when a young boy, perhaps around 7-8 years old, came behind me and said 'Wow, look at all the tikis!' 5 years ago he would likely have not been familiar with the term 'tiki' - so progress is definitely being made in the world concerning tiki awareness.

Vern


 
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lanikai
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Joined: May 15, 2004
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From: Hawaii
Posted: 2006-07-04 12:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-07-04 06:24, ikitnrev wrote:
After I had placed all 31 tiki figures on the conveyer belt at the checkout stand, I was pleased when a young boy, perhaps around 7-8 years old, came behind me and said 'Wow, look at all the tikis!' 5 years ago he would likely have not been familiar with the term 'tiki'

well, sure. and he woulda been in good company. I would venture to guess, most 2 year olds don't know the word "tiki" anyway.


 
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rwhgeek
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Joined: Jul 16, 2003
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From: Richmond, VA
Posted: 2006-07-04 1:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-07-04 12:30, lanikai wrote:
Quote:

On 2006-07-04 06:24, ikitnrev wrote:
After I had placed all 31 tiki figures on the conveyer belt at the checkout stand, I was pleased when a young boy, perhaps around 7-8 years old, came behind me and said 'Wow, look at all the tikis!' 5 years ago he would likely have not been familiar with the term 'tiki'

well, sure. and he woulda been in good company. I would venture to guess, most 2 year olds don't know the word "tiki" anyway.



I am proud to say that my 2 year old can point to my mugs and say "Daddy's Tiki Guys" but then she above average (which is what every parent should say) she also knows to leave daddy alone when he is watching guys "kicking soccer ball" on tv. I only put 12 tiki figures on the conveyer belt so 31 is job well done.

[ This Message was edited by: rwhgeek 2006-07-04 13:01 ]


 
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Tom Slick
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From: The Beaches of South Bay, SoCal
Posted: 2006-07-05 09:36 am   Permalink

I guess this thread explains why I couldnt find any at the 2 closest dollar tree locations to my home......lol

 
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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2049
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-06-09 11:32 am   Permalink

A gift I recently got from a sweet wahine

4 tiki plastic shots by "Tradewind Bay"

I did a search and only two mentions came out, this is the oldest one:

Quote:

On 2004-03-23 18:39, Kono wrote:
Where do you think these came from? For what purpose were they originally made? I can't imagine these fairly intricate molds were created just to churn out one dollar tikis for the Dollar Tree. The sticker says "Tradewind Bay" and "DOLLAR TREE DIST." Maybe they were made for someplace like Target or Hilo Hatties or the ABC stores and the deal fell through so they wind up at the Dollar Tree?



What's the story with the story with this brand? who designed them plastic neo-tikis? Is there a thread about them? something like "new cheap plastic tikis made in china" thread? Where can I see more? There's no pictures on this thread... I also have a plastic brown neo tiki pitcher... I have contradictory feelings about tiki stuff like this. I bet many of you too... is there a topic about this? "Tiki ethics" or something...
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