This turquoise mug is manufactured by Tiki Farm for the Forbidden Island tiki bar in Alameda, CA. The tiki has large slanted eyes and a toothy grin. The mug has palm texture on the tiki's forehead and back. Glazed in a glossy turquoise. Premiered 09/13/2018.
A mug shaped like an octopus atop a shipwreck. This is Test Pilot's first custom mug release released in time for their three-year anniversary. 100 were made in both a coral and a blue glaze with 200 total for the design. Released 09/01/2019.
Don the Beachcomber edition released in 2009 before their own custom design was created.
This blue mug is similar to the vintage Vicious Virgin mug manufactured by OMC for the Islander Restaurant and to other vintage versions of the same design. The mug is a simple female form. She is nude with shoulder-length hair. Blue glaze. Her hands meet at her stomach. Unlike the vintage versions, this mug has tikified hands, a flower in her hair, and a more pronounced wood grain effect. First version was released in brown and a second color-way edition was released in 2012 in green. On November 12th, 2016, three new Limited Edition color ways were released (red, orange, and blue).
This mug is the bust of a shorter-necked man wearing a hat. The mug is intended to be a likeness of Donn Beach, founder of Don the Beachcomber. Green glaze with "Don the Beachcombers" in recessed letters around front of base. Open edition.
Pacific Blue color has not been added to the database, also LE to 30 like the red, green, and purple
This mug was designed and manufactured by Tiki Diablo for the Mission Tiki Drive-In's grand opening. The tiki is on his knees holding a red and white striped box of popcorn. The back reads "Mission Tiki Drive In."
This mug is a reproduction of the original Mr. Bali Hai, the mascot for the Bali Hai Restaurant in San Diego. This version of the mug was manufactured by Tiki Farm. Mr. Bali Hai is an oblong head with a bone through the nose and large white hoop earrings, with sleepily lidded eyes. The mug comes with a lid with two straw holes. This version, which started in 2016, can be easily distinguished by the olive colored irises and the large script font on back.
Whereas the earlier Tiki Farm Goof Mug design was based on the artwork on the matchbook from Christian's Hut in Corona Del Mar, this more primitive-looking version is designed to resemble the actual Goof on the roof of the Bali Hai. The mug is shaped like a man's head with pointed teeth. He is grinning and wearing a tall headpiece that flares at the top. His hat, teeth and earrings are white, and his right eye and hat have red accents. This is the second version of the Primitive Goof and is an open edition to be sold at the Bali Hai restaurant. It differs from the previous version with its matte glaze and the addition of a gold tooth.
This mug is of the original Mr. Bali Hai, the mascot for the Bali Hai Restaurant in San Diego. This version has a flat base marked "Mr. Bali Hai made Exclusively for Bali Hai Restaurant San Diego, Calif" printed on the bottom. Mr. Bali Hai is an oblong head with a bone through the nose and large white hoop earrings, with sleepily lidded eyes (eyes are usually brown, sometimes blue). The mug comes with a lid with two straw holes. Face is slightly more slender than the modern reproduction.
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 mug shaped like a standing Tiki with brow line covering eyes and an open grimacing mouth lined with teeth. This "Woodgrain Ku" is a customizable design not exclusive to a single locale.
This is a mug shaped like a tall, elongated, orange Moai head with a white face. It is two-tone with most of the head, and the nose, glazed in orange. The face is white. The sides have special holders for custom tiki torch shaped swizzle sticks (orange and red). Designed by SHAG, sculpted by Patrick Vassar, and manufactured by Eekum Bookum. The mug was created to celebrate the Tonga Hut's 60th anniversary. It came with a drink card for the "Fire Bird" cocktail (a riff on the Jungle Bird), by Marie King, using Rum Fire Jamaican rum, Coruba dark rum, Campari, Cynar, simple syrup, lime juice, and pineapple juice.
This is a mug shaped like a wood grain Witco inspired cat wearing a collar with emblem bearing the initials "CEC" for "Cat Eye Club". It is the first ever mug release for the Cat Eye Club, one of downtown San Diego's favorite Tiki-inspired venues. This third glaze release was released to the public on March 22nd, 2018. It is glazed in white with light blue eyes. This mug was used to serve their "Cat Tai" cocktail.
This is a three sided mug featuring the Hale Pele Cannibal Trio (Hunter, Catcher, and Eater Tikis) around sides. Manufactured by Munktiki Imports. This is the open edition. There is also a red wipe edition limited to 125 pieces.
This is a handled tiki mug with angular eyes and wipe-away brown finish. North Shore Lagoon is part of McMenamin's Anderson School complex, and opened on October 15, 2015. The Anderson School is no longer a school. It opened in 1931 as Bothell Junior High School, and now lives on as a collection of attractions: a hotel, a brewery, a movie theater, restaurants, bars, and with the North Shore Lagoon, a swimming pool and tiki bar.
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.
A mug shaped like a panther skull.
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 stout moai is an orangish-brown color somewhat squarish in shape, and has a lid with two straw holes. Marked "AKU AKU Las Vegas" in black on the bottom, it comes from the Aku Aku at the Stardust Casino.
Fish not glazed.
Has red toenails (10% of the run)
This is a strangely elongated skull in bone white glaze. It belonged to the character Sloth from the film "The Goonies" which was shot in Astoria where Munktiki is located. Also, the Goonies motto is "Never Say Die!" Additionally, "Never Say Die" is an actual Tiki drink from Don the Beachcombers, circa 1960's and reproduced by BeachBum Berry in his Total Tiki app. This offering is associated with Munktiki's Astoria based tiki bar, Dead Man's Isle, and 50% of sales go towards the opening of the bar.
This is a mug shaped like a native man holding a torch. This is the Blue version. There was also a Seafoam Green version and a Purple version. The Purple glazed version was exclusive to people staying on the grounds at the event. Manufactured by Eekum Bookum (John Mulder).
Bright green puffer fish-shaped mug wearing a burgundy fez with black tassel. Has a matching shot mug, the "Lil' Fugu."
A two-sided mug shaped like Quetzalcoatl with both representations, including the feathered serpent on one side and a man's face on other. White glaze with black wash to pick out details. Tiki Tolteca is a unique Latin American themed exotica Tiki lounge at 301 North Peters St located on the second floor of Felipes Taqueria in the French Quarter.
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 brown, square-shaped mug was designed and sculpted by Squid for Sam's Seafood in Huntington Beach, CA. Based on an early design from the 1960s, made into mug and bowl form by Beauce Pottery of Canada and Spurlin (who also did a salt and pepper set of this design). The mug debuted on August 4, 2007. The tiki has a face lined with moko with eyes squinted shut. His body has a woodgrain look. He is kneeling and has his hands on his chest. The first run of 1000 mistakenly read "Gambino for Tiki Farm 2007."
A mug shaped like a ship's lantern with red "lens" in front and "Tonga" glazed in red. The remainder of the "metalwork" of the lantern is glazed in gray. There is also a starboard lantern with a green "lens" to match and "Tonga" glazed in green.
This is a mug shaped like a dragon sitting on a base covered in skulls. This second edition is an open edition of this design and is not marked for the 8th anniversary on back. It is glazed in a lighter blue glaze than the first edition. It is also slightly smaller than the first edition, but not by much.
This fogcutter mug was manufactured by Tiki Farm for Clifton's. It is modeled to look like the old exterior of Clifton's with tropical plants and waterfall, marked for Clifton's Pacific Seas.
This is a cubist style mug shaped like a bear. Glazed in black. There is a chocolate brown glazed version as well.
This green moai was manufactured by Tiki Farm for Clifton's Pacific Seas. The moai has a long curved nose and a straight closed mouth.
This is a coconut shaped mug marked for The Grass Skirt bar in Pacific Beach, CA. It features their logo name between two swaying coconut palms. This Wiki-Wiki Coconut Mug was also used by Tiki Farm for other locations, including Clifton's Pacific Seas in Los Angeles and Tiki-Ko in Bakersfield, CA.
This is a lidded skull mug, with the lid shaped like a pineapple top, marked for The Grass Skirt bar in Pacific Beach, CA. It is glazed in gold. It is a limited edition color-way produced after the original turquoise glazed version and limited edition black version. Sold as a pre-order, it was released for the December 2018 holiday season.
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 hiball mug featuring a Papua New Guinea style tiki faced shield on one side that has a second small tiki that forms the nose of the mask. On the other side, the smaller figure is carrying the mask like a surfboard. Light blue wipe glaze leaving the otherwise white mug with light blue in the low relief areas to show off the sculpt. Designed by Marcus Gonzalez with sculpt by Tim Wollweber. The drink it serves is called "The Tangaroa Cooler" and features Hendrick's gin, orgeat, falernum, Angostura bitters, and juices of grapefruit and lemon.
This is a 3-sided bowl supported by Tiki drums. it has the Monkey Tiki Drummers and the central figure from The Enchanted Tiki Room on the sides of the bowl. Brown glazed interior and exterior. Designed and sculpted by Tim Wollweber (with Marcus Gonzalez). Released June 6th, 2018. Used to serve the Uh-Oa! cocktail which was previously served in the Uh-Oa! Bowl. The cocktail is described as containing "light and dark rums, orange, passion fruit, guava, pineapple and grapefruit juices, falernum, cinnamon and freshly squeezed lime juice."
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 mug was specially produced for the Halloween 2017 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 green finish over a natural glaze. The first edition was produced in a brown glaze. This 2017 second edition was produced in a green wipe glaze and 10,000 were issued with 2 per person per visit. Additionally, there were some misprints that although glazed in green say "Grog Grotto" on bottom instead of "Enchanted Tiki Bar" but difficult to tell how many. 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 shrunken zombie head with orange stitches on eyes & mouth. Cobalt blue underglaze with mossy light greenish brown overglaze. Released on 4/20/2017. 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 light brown goblet-like mug with a smiling Tiki face on the front. The mug replaced the previous glass of the same design that had a slightly bluish green tinge to it, like an old Coca Cola bottle. In turn, it was replaced by a new color glaze edition, black with green highlights.
This is a mug shaped like a Jack O' Lantern version of Jack Skellington's head. This is the Limited edition in honey brown with orange eye sockets and mouth. White teeth. White ghosts on back. There was also an Open Edition in orange glaze with black eye sockets and mouth.
This is a fogcutter shaped mug with Tikis trying to escape the lava coming over the rim. Blackish/dark brown wipe-away exterior glaze leaving an overall beige appearance with yellow 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 third edition of the mug (released 08/2017) is marked "3rd Edition" and has a yellow lava glaze as opposed to the orange lava on previous editions.
This is a drink vessel shaped like the Nautilus submarine featured in Jules Verne's novels, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) and The Mysterious Island (1874). It was issued for the grand opening of Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at the Disney Polynesian Resort in Orlando, Florida. Measures 6" high by 14.5" long by 5.75" wide. The Nautilus Cocktail includes Barbancourt Pango Rum, Appleton Estate Reserve Rum, Combier's Crème de Pêche De Vigne, Tropical Juices, and Falernum. The second edition of this design was released in December 2017.
This is a round pearl shaped cup made of white plastic, marked "Trader Sam's" on side. It was issued for the grand opening of Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at the Disney Polynesian Resort in Orlando, Florida. When the Polynesian Pearl Cocktail is ordered (described as containing RumChata Cream Liqueur, Grand Marnier, and Cinnamon with Tropical Juices), a large glowing clam shell behind the bar lights up and opens as the bartenders grab a pearl to fill. One out of every 100 pearls is a black pearl.
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.