a.k.a. Tiki Oasis 21 Riki Tiki Mug - by Eekum Bookum
This year's mug for Tiki Oasis is shaped like a tiki head with a lidded hat and flame on top.
This event marks the first year that Tiki Oasis was held at the Town and Country Resort. The mug is modeled after their one and only vintage tiki on the premises -- a William Westenhaver Witco Mainlander carving named “Riki Tiki” that was placed atop their pavillion.
On special occasions, Tiki torch flames or fireworks would be set off from his head. Riki caught fire a couple of times even though he was protected from the flames via a sheetmetal dulì (Chinese farmer’s hat).
San Diego Fire Department officials soon put a stop to that, and Riki Tiki was relocated to good ol’ terra firma. The pavilion and Riki Tiki have survived under various names to this day.
The mug was issued only on premises with the Deluxe Evening Resort Pass ($420) and the mug was billed as a $150 value.