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Giant plastic Moai
8FT Tiki
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From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2004-05-13 5:51 pm   Permalink

Just wondering if anyone has bought one of these. It is plastic, 55" tall and weighs 10 pounds. What I want to know most is does it hold up well outside in the elements? Thanks. 8FT



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Posted: 2004-05-13 5:58 pm   Permalink

8',

I got one at Oceanic Arts a while back and use it to scare my dog every Halloween (yeah, cheap thrills). It holds up pretty well here in Cali outside, but extreme temps may be a different story.
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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
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From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2004-05-13 9:36 pm   Permalink

where and how can i buy one? and can it be shipped?

 
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Turbogod
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Posted: 2004-05-13 9:53 pm   Permalink

http://www.tikibosko.com/luau.htm
1/2 way down. I've seen 'em cheaper on ebay.


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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2004-05-13 10:13 pm   Permalink

Yea, Bosko's site is where I saw that. But for the $175 + S&H price, I want to know who has had them outside and what kind of affects the weather has on them first. Anyone????
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tikijackalope
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Joined: Oct 23, 2003
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From: KS/MO
Posted: 2004-05-14 05:41 am   Permalink

UV light fades dyes in plastic, red usually being the worst. I can't tell if your piece has any dye at all though.

 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-05-14 11:13 am   Permalink

I'd love to have one of those. I'd like to use it to cover a foot tall 4x4 that's going to have my pond outlets attached to it. This guy look perfect for hiding it! I can lift him off when I need to plug and un-plug things.
The only problem for me is the cost. I don't even want to think about what the shipping would be to Canada! Gecko's mug cost me an extra $40!!
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The Ragin' Rarotongan
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Joined: Mar 26, 2004
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From: Now, Ocala Florida
Posted: 2004-05-14 12:49 pm   Permalink

Alnshely turned me on to benson imports. great site. they have that same giant moai for 75.00. it is hollow in the back, i don't know if the one pictured at the top of this thread is too, but i am assuming so because the face is exactly the same. i hope that this helps. they also have real tapa lamps, but they are mucho $. i am still saving for one.
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Tonnikan Jinn
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From: La Conchita
Posted: 2004-05-14 6:13 pm   Permalink

... and the website for Benson Imports would be?
It sounds cool, I'd like to check it out.

-T.J.


 
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TikiPug
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Posted: 2004-05-14 7:30 pm   Permalink

Bensons Import

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von franco
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From: Koolsville
Posted: 2004-05-15 10:57 pm   Permalink

Tikipug thanks for the Info.

 
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Tonnikan Jinn
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From: La Conchita
Posted: 2004-05-16 12:34 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the link. I could have sworn that I tried that before and got nothing. Maybe I forgot the "s" in the middle.

-T.J.


 
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8FT Tiki
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From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2004-05-21 4:48 pm   Permalink

I just ordered one of these Moai heads.
When it arrives I will post a full report.

If YOU have ordered from Bensons before, what do you have to say about their service, products and delivery time? Thanks
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