FOR THOSE WHO DONT WANT TO READ ALL OF THE DETAILS BELOW - Here's the summary:
$5 will get you a Reservation for this set. Getting a reservation means that you'll be guaranteed a spot in line to purchase Thor's KON-TIKI COMMEMORATIVE MUG SET as they are ready to ship. You'll have 3 days to pay for the set once it's ready to ship - which will be $245 + tax&shipping. This doesn't guarantee that you'll be able to buy one if there isn't one available.
This is a non-refundable fee that entitles the purchaser of this reservation a guaranteed spot in line to purchase the set, with mug, indicated below for $245 (plus tax and shipping) within 3 days of when and if they are sent an email notification that a set is available for them to purchase (not when they saw. opened, or read the email) and its ready to ship! This reservation will 'hold' or 'reserve' one spot line in for one mug set per reservation purchased for the duration specified above. Unused reservations beyond the specified duration above will be forfeited. This is a reservation to purchase only and does not represent a physical product. A maximum of 2 reservations per account/email address may be purchased, and must be done in a single transaction. Additional reservations, beyond the maximum of 2, will result in a forfeiture of the reservation fees and the reservation(s) associated with the additional reservations purchased. Abuse of the reservation system may result in cancellation and forfeiture of associated reservations. After purchasing a reservation you will get a download notification - feel free to ignore this as it actually serves no functional purpose for you the purchaser but is necessary to make our reservation system work.
Timing of reservations (3 rounds):
Reservations will first be offered to those who were on Thor's original waiting list from 2019/2020 and who did not purchase a mug from the first production. 2022 TikiLand Mug Society members will be offered the second round of reservations. Public reservations will be the third and final round. In the first two rounds your email address used to purchase the reservation must match the email address we sent the email to - this would match either the email you used for the waiting list or your TikiLand Mug Society membership. In the first two rounds. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO LOGIN WITH THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS BEFORE BEING ABLE TO ACCESS THE LINK YOU WERE SENT. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PASSWORD, Create your account HERE with the same email address. There will be no less than 1 day between the 3 different rounds of reservations being made available.
Why do we have this new reservation system?:
We're trying something new in an effort to only charge for a mug, which our team produces here in Southern California, when it's ready to be shipped as well as for us to be able to gauge how many we need to produce.
Are there more reservations available than sets available?:
There are, but not by a significant percentage more than the number of sets available. The reason for doing this is that we are anticipating that some of people may decide to not utilize their reservation and purchase the set when it's available to them.
What's the deal, wasn't this mug sold before?:
Yes, Thor originally announced this mug in 2019 and soon after started a waiting list. Only a VERY small group of people were offered to the ability to get one of these original mugs as there ended up being some production issues which permanently stalled the original run.
What's the same/different about this new run of this mug:
Thor has made some minor adjustments to the size and proportions of the mug, and he's picked new glazes. This mug is still being produced here in Southern California by Thor and the same team that worked on the original version (who have been part of the TikiLand Trading Co. crew since 2021). We've been working on bringing this mug back for more than a year now and are currently in production. This mug will come with a matted art print and a COA, both signed by Thor, as well as a recipe card.
We hope that all of the information above answers any questions and makes everything super clear as to how the reservations work.
Now... onto the exciting stuff...
Thor's KON-TIKI COMMEMORATIVE MUG 75th Anniversary Set Details
Signed Kon-Tiki 11x14 Black Matted Art Print, Signed by Thor
Signed COA, Signed by Thor
It's time to launch your own mini, nautical adventure across your very own bar top!! In 1947, a journey across the great Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands took place on a rustic, hand crafted, raft led by Norwegian explorer, Thor Heyerdahl. With a raft named after the Inca god "Viracocha", the brave crew set out for an adventure of a lifetime!
Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have, by sail, reached Polynesia during pre-Colombian times. His aim in launching the "Kon-Tiki" expedition was meant to prove that, by using only the materials and technologies available to those people at the time, there were no technical reasons to prevent them from achieving their goal, and that they could certainly have accomplished the endeavor.
The actual raft was crafted out of balsa logs and other native materials as seen in illustrations by Spanish conquistadors of the time.
Beginning the journey on April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five shipmates sailed the raft for 101 days across the Pacific Ocean before it grounded itself on a jagged reef in the “Tuamotus” Island chain in French Polynesia on August 7, 1947. Fortunately, all the crew made it to the shores to tell the tale!
This commemorative mug was designed and sculpted by a different "THOR" you all may know (That's ME)! Inspired by the real thing, down to flying fish and playful dolphins frolicking in the waves, this mug holds a generous 22 ounces of your favorite beverage! It stands about 10" from base of wave to the top of her mast, and is 6.25" in length, and 4.5" wide. This is a limited edition with a maximum of 500 sets.
Ceramic glazing is hand applied by me and our team, here at our ceramics studio in Southern California. This mug is still being produced here in Southern California by Thor and the same team that worked on the original version (who have been part of the TikiLand Trading Co. crew since 2021).
Glazes are high fired, conforming to food safe materials standards. Hand wash only, rinsing interior with soap and water and let dry before each use. While sails and rigging lines are water semi-moisture resistant we strongly discourage getting them wet. Please Do Not fully submerge this little raft in order to preserve its beauty for decades to come... I mean, they wrecked the first one on a reef!!... Let's keep the decks of your mini "Kon-Tiki" ship-shape and dry, except what yah fill her up with Matey!!
ENJOY... and Bon Voyage!!
~~THOR, and all of us here at TikiLand Trading Co.!