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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2012-04-30 09:01 am   Permalink

While I was at Trader Sam's yesterday I asked our waiter if they were ever going to get special mugs for TS's and he said they'll be arriving at the end of May or the beginning of June. The end of May would coincide with their 1 year anniversary. In addition to the new mugs they're also going to have a volcano bowl that you'll only be able to get at Trader Sam's.

 
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Loki-Tiki
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Posted: 2012-04-30 09:43 am   Permalink

Cool, wonder what they came up with and who designed it. Hope it's something original, not just a off-the-shelf piece that they put a logo on.

 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2012-04-30 09:50 am   Permalink

My waiter said they were going to be original. He said he collects tiki so he probably knows what he's talking about, I hope.

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2012-04-30 10:42 am   Permalink

Kevin Kidney told me about this in June 2011 at The Hukilau. He (possibly together with Jody Daily) is the designer of the mugs. Planning for this series of custom mugs started well over a year ago and Kevin was very excited about it. I didn't ask Kevin who would be manufacturing the mugs. My guess is that, due to the volume of mugs needed, they will be manufactured offshore. And I didn't ask if they would be limited editions.

Kevin is not new to designing tiki mugs. Both the phenomenal-looking Miehana and the Hukilau 2009 & 2011 mugs are his designs.

Too bad I moved from Anaheim to Florida. Now I'll have to con someone into buying them for me (and enjoying the drinks) when they start coming out!
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2012-04-30 11:15 am   Permalink

Thank you for the information! Since Kevin and Jody decorated Trader Sam's it makes sense that they would create the mugs and bowls. I've got some Kevin and Jody tiki mugs.

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2012-04-30 11:43 am   Permalink

Yer welcome! And the next time you're in Trader Sams, see if you can find the Miehana mug that's been carefully placed so as to blend into the decor. That mug may still be the record holder for the most expensive Miehana mug ever purchased on eBay. Kevin told me that nobody had a Miehana mug they were willing to donate to Trader Sams, so Disney waited for one to appear on eBay. Prior to Disney's purchase, I held the high-dollar record. I'm still not sure I'm proud of that, but I had to have one for my collection, so it is what it is...

Another bit of trivia: Kevin and Jody also built the "ship in a bottle" in Trader Sams. It's a replica of the "Wicked Wench" pirate ship which is found in Disneyland's "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction. It was inspired by the famous ship-in-a-bottle which graced the back wall of the bar in the old Library of the now-extinct and famous "Adventurers Club" on Pleasure Island. I miss the Club...

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Posted: 2012-04-30 1:11 pm   Permalink

Cool info. Im excited for this . I will have too look for that Miehana mug next time im there.

    
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Posted: 2012-04-30 1:46 pm   Permalink

That would be a truly worthwhile endeavor, sir! You can look up the Miehana drink recipe online, in Beachbum Berry's "Intoxica" on page 56, or in his "Remixed." Jeff Berry, in collaboration with Kevin Kidney, created the companion cocktail.
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Enchanted Tiki Guy
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Posted: 2012-04-30 2:43 pm   Permalink

I'll be there with bells on to get Disney Tiki mugs! Sounds great!

 
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jokeiii
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Posted: 2012-04-30 5:03 pm   Permalink

I got a chance to speak w. Kevin & Jody at Hukilau 2011 and got to talking about the WDW 40th Anniversary stuff they had done. They said that when WDW asked, since they only get to do stuff for DL, they went a bit overboard and "submitted far more concepts than Disney had expected, including attraction replicas and scale models, a line of retro Tiki mugs for the Polynesian resort, and other cool stuff."

It seems to me the Trader Sam mugs are what were originally pitched as the "WDW 40th Anniversary" mugs for the Polynesian. Either way, VERY cool. I'm hoping these are a resounding sales success so that WDW decides to sell them at the Polynesian, saving me a ton on airfare and luggage fees.

As an aside, I may well hold the LOW-dollar record for a Miehana mug, that I picked up when I made a typo in the eBay search and some poor seller had made the same typo. It turned out that I was the only bidder and the price I paid for it was closer to larceny than a commercial transaction.


 
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Loki-Tiki
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Posted: 2012-04-30 6:39 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-04-30 11:43, AceExplorer wrote:
Yer welcome! And the next time you're in Trader Sams, see if you can find the Miehana mug that's been carefully placed so as to blend into the decor.



Where's Waldo...er I mean Miehana?



Okay sorry not the greatest angle, and with my phone, but she's up there. Also notice the other notable mugs it has for company. Again, great news, especially hearing that it may very well be something unique and special. Now I just need to know when it's on sale.


 
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exquisitecorpse
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Posted: 2012-04-30 7:33 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-04-30 09:01, tikilongbeach wrote:
While I was at Trader Sam's yesterday I asked our waiter if they were ever going to get special mugs for TS's and he said they'll be arriving at the end of May or the beginning of June. The end of May would coincide with their 1 year anniversary. In addition to the new mugs they're also going to have a volcano bowl that you'll only be able to get at Trader Sam's.



awesome!
I am planing on going there the second week of june!


 
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atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2012-04-30 7:45 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-04-30 11:43, AceExplorer wrote:


Another bit of trivia: Kevin and Jody also built the "ship in a bottle" in Trader Sams. It's a replica of the "Wicked Wench" pirate ship which is found in Disneyland's "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction. It was inspired by the famous ship-in-a-bottle which graced the back wall of the bar in the old Library of the now-extinct and famous "Adventurers Club" on Pleasure Island.






I wonder if that was the inspiration for Black Beards pirate ships in bottles from "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"?


 
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jokeiii
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Posted: 2012-05-01 05:45 am   Permalink

Given my experience of WDW -- which isn't exactly the same thing as DL -- I would guess these mugs will not be a limited edition anything if they are sold at TS. Likely they will be sold in a "...and for $X, keep the mug as a souvenir!" sort of way.

This is the way the Polynesian Resort in WDW did it, to discourage what we might call...um..."field collecting" which I know was a problem at TS. Occasionally, you'll see what you and I would recognize as Squid's Fourtune Fire Bowl (used for the Uh-Oa) or the Lancaster Colony 14oz Tiki glass (Used for the Mai-Tai) on eBay as some superfantastic, rare TS collectible, and you realize these were lifted from TS.

At any rate, I am crazy eager to get to DL (probably spring break 2013 with the kids) to get my own set.
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finky099
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Posted: 2012-05-15 12:08 pm   Permalink

A little tropical birdy with a very direct connection told me that a certain tiki mug manufacturer in south Orange County, CA was involved in production of the new mugs. I heard this about 6 months ago. I'm very excited for the Trader Sam's custom pieces.

 
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