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Pakelika Mikela
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Joined: Mar 07, 2004
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From: Cleveland
Posted: 2004-07-06 10:10 am   Permalink

Anyone see these yet....some cool stuff, kinda inexpensive...also, for those in c.town a nice artical in the PD about Tiki


 
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-07-06 10:21 am   Permalink

yeah, I saw their stuff last week. some of it is just too cheezey for words, but I did pick up the bamboo framed memo board (I'm gonna re-work it into a picture frame)

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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2004-07-06 11:03 am   Permalink

Funny thing is, yeah, it might be cheesey, but wasn't most hawaiiana and tiki stuff at one time?

(except all my stuff)
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-07-06 3:08 pm   Permalink

I was refering to an oversized (maybe 1' or 1.5' diameter) orange alarm clock with tiki-esque faces as numbers. And I think one of the faces had vampy eyelashes. Or the powder-blue tikibank. (I was not making reference to the above photo as none of that stuff was there).

but, yes, it is/was all chees/zey.

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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2004-07-06 5:07 pm   Permalink

Like one of Ivan's famous slobbering mutts, I read this post and skeedaddled on over to Target to check out the new tiki. I live maybe 400 yards from a Target so I'm not a complete geek, semi-geek perhaps. Anyway, they didn't have any of it. But at least the female employee I talked to actually knew what tiki is! I'll try back in a few days. Those little short mugs from Target?

EDIT: Oh, those are candles aren't they? I was like "Why's he/she got milk in them mugs?"

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spy-tiki
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Joined: May 11, 2003
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From: glendale, ca
Posted: 2004-07-06 8:08 pm   Permalink

I stumbled across a couple of the taget goodies yesterday. One of the mugs looks like he's had his hands amputated. There were some plastic tumblers with a tiki picture on them, but none of the other stuff. Any more pictures?

 
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Pakelika Mikela
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Joined: Mar 07, 2004
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From: Cleveland
Posted: 2004-07-06 8:36 pm   Permalink

well, in all they had the mugs, candles(sans milk), a messge board with magnetic tikis, the bobblehead tiki, tiki lights(string), platic dishes, photo albums, and i think that's it....I will try and stop by an snap some photos...it's a super target so it may have a wider selection than the normal fine french store. Anybody want me to pick them something up?

late,


 
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kingslod
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2004-07-06 9:32 pm   Permalink

While my tastes in Tikis tends to be towards the vintage side of town, I couldn't resist some of the Tiki stuff at Target. I got the Tiki Lava Lamp and it's pretty cool looking for being rubbery-plastic and only $14.99. I'll take a picture once I have it going, but I think that it will look very cool behind the bar.

I also got one of the pink mugs for my daughter for only $3.99! I wish the mugs were in better colors--they are all pastel blue and pink, etc. to tie in with the other Target summer items. And I got the message board. I will probably turn it into a chalk blackboard, but it's pretty cool for $4.99.

A lot of the stuff was pure crap! Why ruin an OK clock by having to say "Tiki Tock" on it? Most of the stuff is for the casual summer buyer, but if you pick and choose you can find some decent stuff...I had no idea that Tiki was getting this far into the mainstream.

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Formikahini
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2004-07-06 10:26 pm   Permalink

I too skeedaddled over to Target, and found that all the Aloha Summer stuff was on sale, 50% off, at ours. I snagged all the fake bamboo cutlery, some candle-filled coconuts, napkins, good leis, etc., all half off. I'm ready for the luau to warm my new home...whenever I find one to buy.

We didn't have all the above stuff mentioned, but I fell for one of the wall clocks ($7.99). Yeah, I wish it didn't say "Tiki Time" (and that it weren't orange!), but the little 3D tikis marking the numbers were too cute for me to pass up. No eyelash crap on this one, either. Only a couple were named correctly (Lono and Ku, I think), and the rest were named arbitrarily. How cool would it have been for them to have been accurate.

I'm looking forward to seeing the lava lamp hooked up, Kingslod. I took it out of the box at the store to take a gander, and the tiki base didn't look bad at all for $15, you know?

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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2004-07-07 10:15 pm   Permalink

Made it to a supertarzjhay today and boy did they have tons of tiki stuff! I was quite surprised, there were plenty of other items not mentioned above. When it comes to the new tacky tiki (Schonfelds, Dollar Tree, Big Lots, Spencers) this Target stuff is the best of the bunch.



The mugs were 4 bucks a piece. The big green mug has a handle in the back and is really huge. It's a hair shorter than the Gecko mug (which is a tall mug) but probably holds triple the volume. Little plastic rocks tumbler has a tiki emblem on it. Two candles that will make fine milk mugs when the wax is all melted away. Two salad plates. A box light or lighted box, whatever. On the back it says "Tiki Lounge." The "Tiki Time" clock as mentioned by Formikahini. Behind the clock is a tiki pillow.

They also had other tiki clocks, tiki party lights, a big magnetic message board with a clock on the right side and four tiki images on the left side, the tiki lava lamps, large tiki serving tray, tiki photo albums. The stuff was selling really quick. I didn't see the bamboo framed thing.

The cashier was actually laughing at me but now she knows what tiki is.

I want that tiki magnetic message board but I have no idea where I'd put it! The big ass mug with the handle is probably the coolest. At $6 each I think I'm gonna go get three more.

As far as being cheesey or tacky, this stuff really isn't that bad (the clock is a little borderline) and my big green mug is right now sitting right next to a T Vic's skull mug and a Treasure Craft Ku and looks right at home! I think these are the best nuevo mainstream tiki items since the Clay Arts pitcher and cookie jar. Go ye forth and check them out.

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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2004-07-08 06:56 am   Permalink

If this stuff is just showing up at Target it may be part of their back to school line aimed at the college bound. Target is just clearing out the summer stuff ('cause in Retail Land summer ends on July 5th) and the next wave of their stylish yet inexpensive goods should hit all shelves soon. So keep shopping. Always keep shopping. You must buy more. It is good to buy.

PS: Yesterday I saw a nicely designed wood Tiki car air freshener in the automotive section of a Target. $3, coconut scent.


 
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-07-08 07:42 am   Permalink

All of this stuff is indeed in the "back to school" section, but there's gonna be nothing left for the students once TC is done shopping

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Johnny Dollar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2003
Posts: 2960
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2004-07-08 07:48 am   Permalink

my wahine bought me the smaller mugs and the handled kon-tiki mug yesterday. i agree the quality is alright ~ the thing i keep noticing when comparing these to the vintage "made in japan" stock is that the older glazes were much richer, with lots of depth and color variations based on the contour of the mug, whereas these glazes are pretty scientifically consistent, almost more like paint. but hey, the kon-tiki design is nice, didn't have that one yet, and i forsee drinking more beers than mai-tais out of it... and the price is right...
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MachTiki
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2004-07-08 08:02 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-07-08 07:48, Johnny Dollar wrote:
...the older glazes were much richer, with lots of depth and color variations based on the contour of the mug, whereas these glazes are pretty scientifically consistent, almost more like paint.



I agree with you J$. I noticed the same thing with the discount/overly mass produced stuff. I think that Tiki Farm still runs rings around them with their process. The definition is still there with every new mug they make.
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suburbanpagan
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 797
From: southern cal
Posted: 2004-07-08 10:01 am   Permalink

I just picked up a tiki lava lamp at target......nicely carved design....only $15 too.....anyone else pick one of them up? I'll post a pic soon

 
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