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[3 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Captain Sqully Pirate Tiki Mug

Amazon is selling this cool-looking Captain Sqully tiki mug.  It is a truly original tiki mug design, featuring skull pirate aboard a little pirate ship.  If you are looking for a few tiki mugs to round out your home tiki bar, this is a nice choice that is sure to impress your guests.

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[2 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]

Here is a classic mug from Tiki Farm – the Tikinator Mug! It’s mission is to serve you refreshing cocktails from the future.
“TILT HIM BAAAACCCKK” Maori inspired design – this mug is definitely one of the wildest yet. It took the talent of legendary Tiki & Surf Artist Rick Rietveld to come up with this one. Stands 8″ high and has a 20 oz. capacity.Tiki mugs are ceramic drinkware originating in mid-century American tiki bars and tropical themed restaurants, believed to have been pioneered by Don the Beachcomber. Often with …

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[17 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

For tiki mug collectors who would like to know more about Benihana tiki mugs, the Benihana Tiki Mug blog is a helpful resource, offering details on popular Benihana tiki mugs. Though they aren’t traditional tiki mugs, Benihana mugs are popular with collectors and are available in a variety of styles.  As the site mentions, the Benihana mug is now synonymous with an entire tiki mug style.
We, however, maintain that tiki is no longer just an idol, it’s now an entire style, and that’s why, whether it’s correct or not, …

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[9 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

Nice article in the LA Times about Christmas gifts for the tiki aficianado in your life. If you have someone dear to you who likes all things tiki, you cannot go wrong with a tiki mug.
In most instances, buying someone else a tiki mug is like buying them underwear: a deeply personal choice that might not be a good fit. But few tikiphiles wouldn’t appreciate unwrapping a rare or limited-edition mug on Christmas morning.
A tiki mug is a great choice for tiki lovers. You have the opportunity to …

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[30 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

Here is a pretty impressive tiki mug collection from JenTiki, featuring about 100 tiki mugs.  It could take a collector years to accumulate a collection this huge – and would require some pretty hefty shelving behind the home tiki bar!

Even though collecting tiki mugs can be a relatively inexpensive hobby, tiki mugs do require storage space.  Before your collection gets too large, consider how you would like to display your tiki mugs.  Whether in a cabinet, over your bar, or just a couple of special ones on the mantel, your …

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[14 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

Below is a cool time-lapse video of tiki mug sculptor Henrik Van Ryzin creating a tiki mug. Pretty cool if you’ve ever wanted to see how an artist creates a tiki mug. The video covers 7 hours and 35 minutes of tiki mug sculpting goodness.

Tree Brain Tiki Mug Time Lapse Video (The Sneeze)

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[12 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

Tiki Farm is now offering the Rigor Marty and the Dirt Nappers set of tiki mugs.  The collection features head man “Rigor Morty” and his band mates “Rob DeGraves”, “Shrunken Ed” and “Marcus Carcass”.  The production run was limited to 1,000 sets, so this also makes a cool choice for collectors.
If you are looking for the right set of tiki mugs for your next round of Zombies, these are a ghoulish choice.

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[10 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

Now available for pre-order on Amazon, Tiki Mugs: A Guide to Collecting looks like the perfect book for collectors of tiki mugs. The 176-page hardcover book by tiki enthusiast Jay Strongman looks like a promising choice for tiki mug collectors. It contains production listings of major manufacturers from 1950 to present.
If you happen to get your hands on a copy, please share your thoughts in the comments.

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[5 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

Part of the fun of collecting tiki bar mugs can be reliving a great memory every time you break out your favorite mug. Many of the coolest tiki mugs available to collectors today are from classic tiki bars. Believe it or not, there are still tiki bars today that offer keeper tiki mugs. This thread from Tiki Central highlights many of the tiki bars across the country who offer to let you keep your mug (sometimes for a fee). I’ve added a couple of these locations to …

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[30 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

Tiki mugs are available in many original styles and colors.  While some collectors mugs date back to the days of the original tiki bars, others are created today using recent and modern icons.  Much like bobbleheads or pez dispensers, these tiki mugs are limited in production and values are tied to both the featured design and the availability of the mug.
One of the tiki mugs available in our shop this week is an Elvis tiki mug.  This mug is a great tiki-style caricature of the King and would add some …