A mug shaped like a Tiki with the Jungle Bird's bird logo on his forehead and long nubby headdress hanging down the back. Glazed in light blue. Released June 8th, 2022.
This is a classic Ku dredged from the bottom of the sea with barnacles, brain coral, and a fishing net still wrapped around him. Concept by Martin Cate and sculpted by Crazy Al.
This version in "Golden Sand" glaze was released for 2022.
From Smuggler's Cove:
"Mug is approx. 8 inches H x 3.5 inches W and holds 20 oz. Each mug is hand-wiped with a second dark brown glaze so each mug is unique and there will be slight variations in the color and location of the second glaze."
This is a version of the classic Mr. Bali Hai tiki mug with the black and white skull mask of the Creepxotica band and with a Swami turban pinned with a green jewel and a coffin and bat on the front.
Mr. Bali Hai is an oblong head with a bone through the nose and large hoop earrings, with sleepily lidded eyes -- the carved version being a mascot that greets visitors at the entrance to the Bali Hai.
Creepxotica is the Exotica Music playing alter ego of The Creepy Creeps band which started out doing a "haunted style" of Bossa Nova music.
Based on his long-running San Diego radio program recognized across the nation, SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM on Slacker Radio started in 2012 and features obscure tracks hand-selected by the Swami (John Reis) along with the zany monologues that he is known for. SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM gives attention to unheard songs with big impact from a range of genres including punk, reggae, psychedelic, blues and soul.
Released at the Bali Hai on August 4th, 2022.
From Tiki Farm:
"Produced in an exclusive glaze direction as a commission for the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum and sold on premises exclusively at the location, we have a beautiful low-run glaze edition to offer up for you exclusively through Tiki Farm online!
President Truman was a massive fan of the earliest years of the now historic Tiki movement in the USA! He even had his own Aloha shirt manufactured and sold! Check out some of the wonderful photos. Ladies and gentlemen, President Truman was a Tiki guy!!
Tiki Truman is glazed in a beautiful jade dual tone glaze that picks up hues of amber, tan and aquamarine inspired blues. There are only 250 of these mugs in existence and then they are gone forever!
Artist: Tank Standing Buffalo
Original release year: 2022
Material: Ceramic stoneware
Capacity: 23 oz.
Height: 6 7/8 inches"
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.
Polyphemus was one of the Cyclopes described in Homer's Odyssey.
"Cynocephalus" means "dog head" in Greek, but although this seems like a misnomer, the Yellow Baboon species does have a dog-like head and muzzle and were given this Greek name.
"We are very excited to introduce to you our new limited edition 'Cynocephalus Polyphemus' mug released in collaboration with @theshrunkenmonkey, a.k.a. David O'Connell. This intricate creation was inspired by the unpublished 'Chapter Eight: Rattle and Bones, Games of Chance and Valor,' chronicling a tale where these rare one-eyed baboon skulls were made as an offering to the Chief of Peace for safe passage aboard the Undertow. You're invited to join us on Friday, April 29 from noon to 2 pm on the Century Grand Patio to pick up your mug, meet & greet the talented artist, and enjoy a frozen crafted cocktail in it — on us. Each mug is priced at $300, and there are only 100 available for purchase."
This is a lidded mug shaped like the shrunken head of the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Strong Water released a limited amount of these mugs at the Tiki Oasis Marketplace from August 5th - August 7th, 2022 with the remainder slated to be sold through their location at end of summer 2022.
This is a mug shaped like a skull with no lower jaw and an octopus inside -- tentacles streaming from the mouth cavity and one lazy eye staring from the right eye socket.
Crustaceans cover the rest of the skull, marked "Strong Water Anaheim" on reverse.
This third edition was preceded by a first edition in beige with a brown wipe and a second edition in red/orange.
NOTE: Strong Water released a limited amount of this third edition green color-way at the Tiki Oasis Marketplace from August 5th - August 7th, 2022. This was in advance of release at their actual location.
From Peekaboo Gallery:
"This impressive chalice, 'THE CANNIBAL' is based on an original Tiki post carving by LeRoy Schmaltz created for the famous Don the Beachcomber restaurant at The Sahara Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This Beachcomber location featured some of the most elaborate and wide-ranging décor of any in the company’s chain across the globe. A series of eight entrance posts were fabricated by Oceanic Arts for placement at the interior of the venue. Each of these tall entrance tikis were unique and represented an amalgamation of Polynesian tribal styles. Upon the closing of the Las Vegas restaurant in the 1970s, the company sold a good deal of its décor back to Oceanic Arts. Over the years, OA sold or repurposed much of this décor into their Luau Rental Department.
The mug was designed by Peekaboo Gallery owner and author of OCEANIC ARTS: The Godfathers of TIKI, JORDAN REICHEK. The design is a representation of the Don the Beachcomber, 'Cannibal Post' carving and it features a base that pays homage to OA’s famous rope-wrapped brass tiki table lamp shades. This mug is MASSIVE, measuring 9 inches tall and 5 inches wide at the base, holding approximately 18oz of liquid gold! It comes in a special commemorative OA box."
This is a tiki head mug inspired by Sepik River Papua New Guinea mask art and features the round concentric circle eyes and large boar's tusks from those masks combined with the square-toothed mouth seen in many of BigToe's tikis. The ears have three holes punched in each one through which small braids of jute/Manila rope are tied.
Brick red glaze with yellow details (tusks, eyes, and back lettering) and black interior.
The VenTiki Sepik River Sorcerer Mug Red & Yellow 2nd Edition release was on Sunday, November 28th, 2021 at VenTiki, starting at 10 AM. Concept and artwork by BigToe. Manufactured by Munktiki Imports. Cost was $120 on their website, following the event. Big Toe was at the event to sign mugs during the release event that Sunday morning.
The Tiki Bandit was designed by Squid and manufactured by Tiki Farm for Frankie's Tiki Room in Las Vegas, NV. The mug is brown and shaped like a slot machine with a tiki face and an open mouth full of change. The arm is bamboo with a skull-shaped knob. There are two slightly different versions -- the first issue with red letters and a later issue with green letters.
This is a mug is designed by Tank for the Double Down Saloon, owned by P. Moss (the same owner as Frankie's Tiki Bar). The mug is shaped 80’s punk style leather jacket marked with a variety of heat decals on the sleeves along with the bar logo on the back of the jacket (a punk skeleton with mohawk holding a martini glass).
The mug comes with a designer amplifier gift box.
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.
Released Saturday May 7th, 2022, this mug embodies its namesake "Surly Ku" with its upthrust chin, wide nose nostrils, and crooked square teeth. Marked on back for The Bamboo Club.
Released in a brown and in a turquoise glaze.