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Gateway to Tiki - TikiLand Mug Society: 2023 Member Mug Edition (Brown), designed by Lost Tiki and Thor, and sculpted by Thor - Shipping Soon!

Gateway to Tiki - TikiLand Mug Society: 2023 Member Mug Edition (Brown), designed by Lost Tiki and Thor, and sculpted by Thor - Shipping Soon!

Regular price $999.00 Sale

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:

PRICE IS ARTIFICIALLY HIGH at $999 TO DISCOURAGE PURCHASE FROM NON-TMS 2023 MEMBERS.

TMS 2023 MEMBERS, You will not be shipped a mug unless you do this:

USE SECRET CODE: TMSGATEWAYMUG during checkout for it to be $0.00.

You must use the email address associated with your membership when checking out.

This mug is going to be shipping soon to all of our current 2023 members - which is why you must submit this 'order' to make sure we have your current address!

Gateway to Tiki

For those who are familiar with the history of the Enchanted Tiki Room, or of the historic advertising campaign by United Air Lines promoting air travel to Hawaii, you may recognize the platform of this mug and the Lono tiki above. Each were inspired respectively. This Lono tiki was part of the promotional posters, marketing and advertising materials, and sculptural pieces that promoted the Enchanted Tiki Room, United Air Lines, or both!

With a love for the Enchanted Tiki Room, Hawaii, Tiki, and all things at the intersect of art in popular culture and advertising, Lost Tiki envisioned and designed this mug with the help of his friend Tom “THOR” Thordarson.

This mug is a direct follow-up and companion to our 2022 TikiLand Mug Society mystery mug, “Journey to Hawaii”. “Journey to Hawaii” was inspired the United Air Lines “HAWAII” campaign, and this mug is transitional in the story - moving from United Airlines, to the crossover of United Airlines’ sponsorship of the Enchanted Tiki Room when it first opened in 1963 until 1975.

Lost Tiki’s inspiration for each of the mugs created for TikiLand Mug Society is to tell part of his, and many other’s, story and journey of “falling down the Tiki rabbit hole”. This is the 3rd mug in the ongoing TikiLand Mug Society series.
 
This Lono Tiki has also been featured in all of our Gateway to Tiki products throughout 2023.

A custom drink recipe created by Kelly Merrell is included.


Inspiration - above, Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room presented by United Air Lines poster featuring Lono Tiki
  

Inspiration - above, United Air Lines poster featuring Lono Tiki
  

Inspiration - above, base of the fountain from Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland
 

About this Tiki Mug:

      • Mug photos show the mug in indoor light using lighting that emulates outdoor light. No filters or editing has been used on these photos besides cropping.
      • Mug size: This mug is approximately 12.5 inches tall.
    • Designed by Lost Tiki and Thor in sunny southern California. Imported.
    • These are ceramic mugs.
    • Each mug is hand made. Each mug is hand cast, hand cleaned up seam lines, then individually hand glazed! As a result, each mug will be unique and have variations in glaze, color, cleanup, etc.
    • Hand wash only!
    • Please familiarize yourself with our policies.

About TikiLand Trading Co.:

Tiki Mugs by TikiLand Trading Co. are a collaboration between TikiLand Trading Co. and Tiki tOny.

Credits for this tiki mug:

Designed by Lost Tiki and Thor
Sculpted by Thor
Support and production by the team at TikiLand Trading Co.

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