MGA dolls has released a tikirific doll for girls in their rag doll-esque Lalaloopsy line. Named Mango Tiki Wiki, the doll stands 13 inches tall and comes with a pet — a parrot made out of a pineapple. According to the doll’s storyline, Mango Tiki Wiki is an island girl who loves the sunshine. Her [...]
South-Florida based artist Erika Taguchi-Newton has a fascinating and beautiful series of paintings featuring a hula girl/squid hybrid done in acrylics. Shown here is “huladollsquidgirllovestiki.” There are currently four paintings in the series.
Special wood-mounted versions have been available in her etsy store from time-to-time, but 8 inch by 10 inch prints are consistently offered at [...]
click to enlargeWhen Cars 2 opened in theaters in June, it was accompanied by a new Disney/Pixar short, “Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation,” where the gang helps throw Barbie and Ken a faux trip to the islands after they’re mistakenly not taken on the real thing. Mattel and Thinkway Toys have both decided to produce custom [...]
Sculptor Nemo (Mike Mendez) posted some teriffic photos of his latest project — a series of tiki-themed scupts and paint-jobs on Tenacious Toys’ Marshall series of vinyl dolls.
Details are still scarce on when the figures will become available, but designer toy blog collect3d reports they’ll sell for $50 each.
See more photos at the nemos sculpture [...]
I don’t often pay attention to Barbie, but this collectible version depicting the iconic doll as a Hawaiian princess is so well done even I can appreciate it.
Dressed in a muu muu, she comes with a plumeria lei and kukui necklace and stands approximately 12 inches tall.
The doll must be discontinued, because the price right [...]
Talk about one-stop shopping! I’ve picked up bits and pieces of this kit in my tiki bar travels across the US, but this is the first time I’ve seen all of this great Trader Vic’s stuff in one collection. Trader Vic’s Gourmet has collected everything the budding bartender needs to throw a Mai Tai party [...]
In 2006, Mattel began a series of Barbie dolls based on pin-up art. This one, Hula Honey, was the second released in the collection. She comes with a vintage-inspired bathing suit and a grass skirt and coconut bra, flower leis, and a ukulele.
I can’t say I’m a big Barbie fan, but if I were I [...]