Gremlins is a 1984 American comedy horror film directed by Joe Dante and released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a "Mogwai" as a pet, which then spawns other creatures (gremlins) who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters. The best known of these more destructive versions is a gremlin named Stripe, who served as the model for this mug. Designed by artist Michael Bonanno and sculpted by Ramirez Studios. Manufactured by Mondo, which is known for their screen printed posters and other collectibles. The brown glaze version was available for sale only at Alamo Draft House locations in and around Austin, Texas, during the December 6th showing of Gremlins (admission with mug was $37). Mondo produced this design in a few other color-ways as well (a Green general release unlimited version, the "Candy Cane" version limited to 250 pieces, and the greenish brown "Microwave Melt" version limited to 100 pieces) only available on their website. This Gremlins mug is their first design of an intended line of pop culture influenced Tiki Mugs under the banner of Mondo Tee-Kis.
This Fu Manchu was produced by Orchids of Hawaii, and has a bit more definition than other Fu Manchu mugs. The shape has cheekbones, lips are painted, and the eyes are painted with lids and full pupils rather than dots. Marked "Orchids of Hawaii "R-82" and "Japan" on the bottom.
This mug is shaped like a parrot, and is red with a black base. Also available in green, yellow and blue.
MST3K is a show that screens campy or just plain bad "B" grade films with voiceover commentary by the hosts, who crack jokes and make witty observations during the screening. Joel Hodgson led a Kickstarter crowdfunded revival of this series with 14 episodes for its eleventh season, released on Netflix on April 14, 2017. This Kickstarter incentive mug was part of that crowdfunding campaign. It was labeled as a coffee mug but doesn't really look like one without a handle, which makes it less suited to hot drinks. Plus, even in the original Kickstarter description they refer to it as a "sort of tiki-tribute mug" because of its resemblance to a coconut mug. It is supposed to be the moon with the show's letters etched into the surface. More can be read about the Kickstarter campaign at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/bringbackmst3k/posts/1623048
This is a mug shaped like the head of late 19th century founder of Rhum Clément, Homère Clément, wearing sunglasses with an anchor earring. Green gloss wipe-away glaze. Sold by Rhum Clément at Ohana 2018.
A mug shaped like Raphael, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They are distinguished by the color of their masks (red in this case) the initial on their belt buckles (a "R" in this case) and their weapons (a sai in each hand). This is one in a set of four mutant turtles named after Renaissance painters (including Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo). They are a tikified re-imagining of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the comics and films. This was an exclusive from Loot Crate, which is a subscription service providing a cool new box of Geeky items each month.
This is a classic standing Ku Tiki wearing a black superhero mask and glazed using a blue wipe to pick out details of sculpt. WonderCon is an annual comic book, science fiction, and film convention. It moves venues from year to year but has been constantly running since 1987.
Made in a limited edition olive glaze (brownish green) with the Deadhead Rum logo on the back. Manufactured in Guadalajara, Mexico. Stoneware.
This is a ceramic mug with relief images of a Kraken. A promotional mug for Kraken Black Spiced Rum.
This tiki mug design was originally created by Joe Vitale and produced by Tiki Farm. The mug has a gaping, open mouth with round, nubbin teeth, and an arching headdress in the style of a Hawaiian chieftain. The mug has split marks all over, as if it were cut from wood. Although the original version was manufactured by Tiki Farm, this is an unauthorized version with distorted details and is unmarked with a light green glaze.
This is a dark blue ceramic tumbler shaped like a cluster of bamboo.
This is a mug shaped like a Tiki wearing a diving helmet. It has a brown glaze. The helmet is covered with coral mass growths and has a small octopus clinging to the reverse. This is the open edition which is 15% smaller than the original two-tone edition.
This mug is sculpted to look like Ernest Hemingway wearing a hat and a thick nautical-style sweater. Glazed in a blackish blue (petrol blue). The sweater, particularly, resembles the one worn by Hemingway in a photo, captured by renowned portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh, and is one of the most iconic images of Ernest Hemingway. Karsh made the image at Hemingways home in Cuba in 1957. Hemingway is renowned for his contribution to literature and, especially in Tiki circles, for his special frozen daiquiris consumed at La Florida. These drinks were called Papa Dobles and each consisted of 2 oz white rum, 1 oz fresh lime juice, ½ oz fresh grapefruit juice, ¼ oz maraschino liqueur, and 1½ to 2 cups of shaved ice. These mugs were sold through Bespoke Barware, a sister offshoot of CheekyTiki.
The Bora mug was manufactured by Dynasty Wholesale. The mug is shaped like Orchids of Hawaii R-18. This simpler, non-painted version still has the protruding eyes, small nose with a bone through it and earrings.
This orange Tiki mug, holding up both hands to give a double "shaka" sign, was made for the Polynesian Heritage Night on 9/19/2012 at Pac Bell Park, San Francisco.
P.I. was designed by THOR for Tiki Farm. It is shaped like Tom Selleck's character from the Magnum, P.I. television show which ran from 1980-1988.
This classically shaped fogcutter has a fairly accurate (and nicely detailed) reproduction of the iconic Trader Vic's menu imagery, and is a much finer execution than historic Trader Vic's fogcutters. The brightly painted mug has a beige interior and upper and lower rims. It has "Trader Vic's" in raised letters on the top rim, and "75th Anniversary" in black script along the bottom rim. It was produced in 2009 in celebration of Trader Vic's 75th anniversary.
This bowl is a faithful representation of a nautilus and is primarily white but has some brown striping. There are many similar nautilus bowls, but this one can be differentiated by the 2015 stamping underneath. Measures: 6 1/4" long x 3" deep x 5" tall.
This turquoise-blue mug is shaped like a seahorse. Used at the Trader Vic's in Hawaii.
Standard coconut mug, unlike other Trader Vic's coconuts, does not have "Aloha" marked on the side. Is marked "TRADER VIC" in a semicircle on bottom.
This is a mug shaped like the Hatbox Ghost from the Haunted Mansion attraction, holding its skeletal head in a hatbox. The ghost has a vacant space beneath its actual hat. There is a reverse version of this mug with an empty hatbox and the head in place under the hat that was issued for Trader Sam's Enchanted Grog Grotto in Florida. This version is matte brown with a glossy brown wipe to pick out the details.
This is a mug shaped like a vertically leaping piranha with large sharp teeth. Designed and sculpted by Tim Wollweber (with Marcus Gonzalez). Used to serve the "Piranha Pool" cocktail which is described as "Strawberry Vodka blended with Pineapple Juice, Cream of Coconut, Strawberry Puree, and Blue Curacao." This gold version was released August 23rd, 2019.
This ceramic mug looks like a Nutcracker with holly on his hat and holding a skipper's wheel. There is also a red version for the Trader Sam's Grog Grotto location.
This is a mug shaped like the Hatbox Ghost from the Haunted Mansion attraction, holding an empty hatbox. There is a reverse version of this mug with the ghost's skeletal head inside the hatbox and a vacant space under the hat that was issued for Trader Sam's Grog Grotto in Florida. Both versions are white with a wash wipe-away glaze to pick out sculptural details. This version is bone with a brown wash. Inside is brown.
This is a goblet-like mug with a smiling Tiki face on the front, glazed in black with green highlights. This version replaced the light brown version that preceded it.
This is a mug shaped like a rum barrel with barnacles and seaweed clinging to the side. This fourth edition of the mug has a has a matte beige (with yellow tint) wipe-away finish with matte teal blue still left in the recesses. The interior is a glossy clear glaze. It appears to be a new sculpt and is slightly smaller than the previous editions. Used to serve the Shipwreck on the Rocks cocktail made with Maker's Mark bourbon, freshly muddled lemon and mint with organic agave nectar.
This is a bowl featuring a baby kraken on the inside with its tentacles spilling out over the edges of the bowl. Gloss green glaze. Designed by Marcus Gonzalez with sculpt by Tim Wollweber. The drink it serves is called "The Sea Monster's Embrace" and features Real McCoy and Plantation dark rums, New Amsterdam Gin, Christian Brothers brandy, passion fruit, falernum, and juices of lime, orange, and pineapple.
This is a mug shaped like a shrunken zombie head with black stitches on eyes & mouth. It has a matte bone glaze with a purple wipe and the interior is glossy purple. This edition was resculpted and differs from earlier editions, with a larger nose, and other slightly different details. Designed by Tim Wollweber. Used to serve the Shrunken Zombie Head cocktail on the Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar menu, made with "reserve and aged rums, tropical juices, falernum and cinnamon".
This mug was specially produced for the Halloween 2016 season. The mug depicts the three hitchhiking ghosts from Disneyland's Haunted Mansion in a stacked tiki totem design - Ezra (the skeleton), Phineas (the traveler), and Guss (the prisoner), complete with his ball and chain. It has a hand-wiped black finish over a natural glaze. There appear to be at least two slight variants, one with more of a brownish black glaze and one with a more brown glaze. This first edition was produced in a limited edition of 2500 pieces. A 2017 second edition was produced in a green wipe glaze. There is also a 2016 blue version and a 2017 red version that was produced for Trader Sam's Grog Grotto in Florida.
This is a mug shaped like a vertically leaping piranha with large sharp teeth. Designed and sculpted by Tim Wollweber (with Marcus Gonzalez). Used to serve the "Piranha Pool" cocktail which is described as "Strawberry Vodka blended with Pineapple Juice, Cream of Coconut, Strawberry Puree, and Blue Curacao." Released June 6th, 2018.
This ceramic mug looks like a mother elephant and her baby as might be seen while cruising the classic Jungle Cruise attraction during the popular "Jingle Cruise" Holiday Season, with the mother elephant sporting a Santa hat on her head and holiday lights draped over her body. As Tiki Farm's Art Director, THOR was part of a team that produced this piece, although not the sole artist involved. There is also a brown version for the Florida Trader Sam's Grog Grotto location.
This is a mug shaped like a Tiki with diamond (rhinestone) eyes on front and a Tiki holding a diamond on back. Given out at the 60th Anniversary Celebration Tahitian Terrace Diamond Luau. Mug design by Marcus Gonzalez. Available in two different glazes -- this mottled dark blue version and a light blue version. The light blue one was limited to one per ticket holder for the event and came in the swag bag. The mottled dark blue one was available for open sale during the event and afterwards at Trader Sam's. The artist was available at the event to sign mugs in silver pen.
This is a mug shaped like a shrunken zombie head with black stitches on eyes & mouth. Wipe-away green glaze finish that leaves green detailing but white on high points. Orange interior and bottom. Designed by Tim Wollweber. Used to serve the Shrunken Zombie Head cocktail on the Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar menu, made with "reserve and aged rums, tropical juices, falernum and cinnamon".
This is a fogcutter shaped mug with Tikis trying to escape the lava coming over the rim. Brown exterior glaze with orange interior glaze spilling out over rim. Used to serve the Krakatoa Punch cocktail on their menu, made with "Reserve and Spiced Rums, Tropical Juices, Orgeat, Sam's Gorilla Grog, and Hibiscus Grenadine". The second edition of this mug is marked "2nd Edition" and has a brown wipe glaze as opposed to all brown on the exterior.
This is a fogcutter shaped mug with Tikis trying to escape the lava coming over the rim. Brown wipe-away exterior glaze with orange interior glaze spilling out over rim. Used to serve the Krakatoa Punch cocktail on their menu, made with "Reserve and Spiced Rums, Tropical Juices, Orgeat, Sam's Gorilla Grog, and Hibiscus Grenadine". This second edition of the mug (released 08/25/2014) is marked "2nd Edition" and has a brown wipe glaze as opposed to the all gloss brown exterior on the 1st Edition.
This is a mug shaped like a rum barrel with barnacles and seaweed clinging to the side. This second edition of the mug has a mottled blue over honey brown exterior glaze. Brown interior. It still says "first edition" on the bottom. Used to serve the Shipwreck on the Rocks cocktail made with Maker's Mark bourbon, freshly muddled lemon and mint with organic agave nectar.
This is a mug shaped like a shrunken zombie head with black stitches on eyes & mouth. Mottled blue glaze. Designed by Tim Wollweber. Used to serve the Shrunken Zombie Head cocktail on the Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar menu, made with "reserve and aged rums, tropical juices, falernum and cinnamon".
This is a bowl supported by four Tikis. Straw holes in rim of bowl and well reservoirs at top of each Tiki for flaming overproof rum. Brown glazed interior and exterior. Used to serve the Uh Oa! cocktail made with light and dark rums, orange, passion fruit, guava, and grapefruit juices, falernum, cinnamon and freshly squeezed lime juice. A second Uh Oa! bowl was released in 2014 with a very different design, marked "2nd Edition."
This is a mug shaped like a rum barrel with barnacles and seaweed clinging to the side. White and brown exterior. Brown interior. Used to serve the Shipwreck on the Rocks cocktail made with Maker's Mark bourbon, freshly muddled lemon and mint with organic agave nectar.
This mug depicts a girl surfing, and is from Trader Dick's in Sparks, Nevada. This is the older version, with a girl painted brown with a red skirt on the front, red fish in the sea below her, and blue waves all around. The top and bottom rims are white, and the back has the "Trader Dick's" and "Nugget" logos in black.
This moai was produced by Otagiri Mercantile Co for Trader Dick's in Sparks Nevada. Moai is brown and looks fairly true to the Rapa Nui moai. White area near bottom at back is marked "Trader Dick's Sparks Nevada" and the bottom is marked "Made exclusively for John Ascuaga's Nugget Reno Area's Largest".
This bucket lookalike is a more slender version of the same standard bucket design that was found at many restaurants. It is the common three-face tiki design, with tan unglazed sides and a brown glazed lip and interior. Marked "Tonga Room" "Fairmont Hotel" "San Francisco" in black on side.
This bucket lookalike is the same standard bucket design that was found at many restaurants. It is the common three-face tiki design, with tan unglazed sides and a brown glazed lip and interior. Marked "Tonga Room" "Fairmont Hotel" "San Francisco" in black on side.
This is a full standing Lono style tiki with tall headdress and marked for Lono, in Hollywood, CA. It is a statement piece that showcases the god Lono's prominent headdress and it's also an ode to old Hollywood. This mug incorporates images of film reels, clapperboards and a Walk of Fame star on the bottom. It is also reminiscent of the Oscar statue, holding a sharks-teeth-edged sword in front in the same pose that Oscar holds its crusader sword. This version was released in 2018. There was a metallic gold version released in 2019 for their 2-Year Anniversary.
This is a standing tiki mug with Celtic knot work designs, closed full lips, and long slanted almond shaped eyes. Sculpt by Patrick Vassar.
This is a rectangular shaped vessel made to look like a cluster of bamboo. It is white on the exterior with some green bamboo leaves and green lettering. Green interior.
This is a mug shaped like a banded rum barrel with detailed wood grain staves and wrapped with rope. It is glazed in a wipe-away matte glaze that picks out the details with a light gray, but leaves an overall off-white color. Dark charcoal gray interior.
This is a Papua New Guinea inspired Tiki mask shaped ashtray. Almond shaped with rests for cigarettes or cigars. Reverse has a hole on back so it can be hung on the wall as a decoration as well. A part of The Sven Kristen Kollection. Premiered Saturday, July, 27th, 2013. First edition had about 500 made.