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Ugliest Vintage Tiki Mugs??
KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
Posts: 827
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2014-03-23 8:03 pm   Permalink

I love the vintage stuff. 90% of my collection is of the old stuff. But there were some that were pretty darn ugly. My vote for number one is .

And... I just picked one up on eBay. It's ugliness is a part of its charm. Hawaiian Village had some great ones, but this one was definitely the Redheaded Stepchild. And I dig it!

Post some uglies!

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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2014-03-23 9:27 pm   Permalink

Cant wait to see what develops here, there are some really ugly mugs
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2014-03-23 10:01 pm   Permalink

I know the mug is not vintage but the image it's based on is. This would have to be one the most hideous mugs out there. I have no idea why i bought one when i was there as the Mr. Bali Hai mug should have been enough of a souvenir.



 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5062
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2014-03-24 06:28 am   Permalink

Can't find an image. Hawaiian Inn Daytona had a mug made off the Leilani, but the guy took a label maker and stamped out the words and stuck it over the base and molded from that. WORST mold evar and awful, just so awful that it is classic to me... So awful no one has ever posted a picture of it apparently...
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2014-03-24 08:37 am   Permalink

Swanky: So ugly I had to buy it. Actually, it's a great example of a knockoff mug, with the reduced size and loss of detail.



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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-03-24 11:14 am   Permalink

All of the variations of the Trader Vic's Waikiki mug.




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ukutiki
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Joined: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 197
From: Michigan
Posted: 2014-03-24 11:21 am   Permalink

Trader vic mug...very ugly but very cool also

 
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Fez Moai
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Posted: 2014-03-24 1:56 pm   Permalink

That Trader Vic one gets my vote. Yuck!

 
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Fez Moai
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Posted: 2014-03-24 1:57 pm   Permalink

Kahaka, I really like the one you put up. Kind of reminds me of Gumby.

 
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Tiki Toli
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Joined: Feb 05, 2013
Posts: 65
From: Canton Ohio
Posted: 2014-03-24 6:47 pm   Permalink

Trader Vic's Honolulu Octopus mug. Polynesian Pottery made some beauties! The fact it is like 28oz and huge makes it even better. Not to mention the mole/wart/booger in the right nostril



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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-03-24 7:33 pm   Permalink

I like em all

 
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VampiressRN
  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-03-24 8:22 pm   Permalink

Swizzle I have to agree with you. Even though I have the goof, he pisses me off and I don't like him on top of the Bali Hai either.

I used to be very annoyed by Tiki Bob mugs...but Wendy has help me deal with that issue, with her many Bob transformations.


 
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tikicoma
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Joined: Jan 16, 2010
Posts: 432
From: wakinekona
Posted: 2014-03-24 9:04 pm   Permalink

I've got to add Steve Crane's Clown faced abomination of a Ku mug to the list.



I saw one of these at a Goodwill years ago before I knew who Crane was for two bucks and passed on it because it's hideous. I'd pick it up now just for the history though.

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Phillip Roberts
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
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From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2014-03-25 12:01 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

I've said it many times and I'll say it again. The Trader Vic's Waikiki mugs are the most beautiful and wonderful mugs. So primitive and fantastic DESIGNS. I love them more than ANY OTHERS and will take them off your hands if you don't want them.




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Holler Waller
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Joined: Mar 13, 2011
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From: NW TN
Posted: 2014-03-25 7:25 pm   Permalink

I'll agree that that first mug has one ugly mug, this one should be on the list somewhere-tho maybe not tiki in the first place?


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