Gremlins Ceramic Tiki Mug (Microwave Melt)
Ceramic mugs inspired by both Tiki culture and the Amblin classic, the Gremlins tiki mug is hand-glazed, holds 16 fluid ounces, and ready to multiply on your shelf! These are Gremlins you can get wet!
Microwave Melt Glaze. Limited to 100.
Expected to ship January 2017.
With obvious roots in Polynesian culture and art, Tiki Culture - as we know it today - started around the time of the Second World War. Troops coming home from from the South Pacific during and post WWII were looking to forget the battles, yet remember the beauty of the land and people they left behind. Films, music, and art influenced and inspired by Pacific Islander cultures became all the rage. And thus, the Tiki bar (and drink!) was born!
Don the Beachcombers (est. 1934 in Hollywood, CA) is credited as being the first Tiki bar in the US, and from there the style of bar - and the lifestyle it represented - spread across the country. After peaking in the 1950s, Tiki Culture became more of a sub-culture in the decades to follow. In the past several years, however, it has made a considerable comeback.
Which brings us to Mondo Tee-Kis! Our vision for these ceramic mugs is simple. What if a Polynesian artist saw various pop culture characters for the first time, and decided to carve them as Tikis? Well, we imagine the results might look something like this.