The Best Part of Waking Up… Is Kraken in Your Cup

Since it’s a fictitious creation, nobody really knows what a Kraken looks like. But the one thing we can all agree on is that the thing is a gigantic sea monster, and almost certainly has tentacles that it uses to snatch ships and drag them to the bottom of the ocean.

I think this Kraken tentacle mug does a great job capturing the spirit of this legendary sea beast, and has no need to show its body to get its point across.

The Kraken mug has a food-grade stainless steel cup insert, wrapped in a hand-sculpted food-grade resin. I love all of the details like the ship’s rivets, along with all of the suckers on the Kraken’s tentacles. Best of all, one of the tentacles serves as the mug’s handle. This mug is just one of the many creepy, morbid, and downright odd items featured in artist Michael Locascio’s Dellamorte & Co. Etsy shop.

It measures about 5.5″ tall, and holds 16 oz of your favorite beverage. I like the idea of some kind of rum since that’s all that pirates drink at sea, right? Yarrrrr! So if you want to be able to say “my mug has a Kraken it!” you can grab one of these cool drinking vessels over on Etsy for $45.

Creature from the Black Lagoon Tiki Mug Is Perfect for Swamp Water Punch

If you’ve never seen The Creature from the Black Lagoon, you owe it to yourself to check out this classic monster movie. I like to think of the fish creature in Jack Arnold’s 1954 popcorn flick as the progenitor for the amphibian man in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of WaterSure, it was for all practical purposes a B-movie, but the monster costume was a classic, and is still recognized to this day, some 65 years later.

Fans of the swamp creature who also enjoy tiki drinks will want to check out this awesome ceramic tiki mug.

Designed by Doug P’Gosh and Matthew Black for Tiki Farm, the hefty ceramic mug offers up a great likeness of the monster that came out of the swamp to steal away his love. It holds 16 oz., and measures 6.5″ tall, and is glazed in yellow and Gillman green. Despite the movie being shot in black and white, we’ve always assumed that the creature was this color too, but for all we know, he could have been shades of pink and purple. Not so scary now, are you?

The The Creature from the Black Lagoon mug is heading to Mondo in spring 2020, but you should be able to pre-order it soon. Keep an eye out on their website for order details – and be sure to check out all of the other awesome stuff they sell while you’re at it! And if you’re looking for a recipe for something to serve in your creature mugs, try some swamp water punch.

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Pac-Man Mug Powers You Up with Caffeine

Pac-Man was the first video game I ever played in the arcade back in the day. I remember not making it very long because I was always trying to gobble up the power pellets, and didn’t do a good job evading the ghosts. Fans of Pac-Man who prefer to get their power up via caffeine might want this mug.

It has a large curved yellow handle and Pac-Man’s smiling face. His eyes look a lot like the Pac-Man in the old games. The mug is made of ceramic, which means one drop and no more wakka wakka wakka. It’s not microwave safe, and you also have to hand wash it, just like an actual Pac-Man.

It will hold 20 ounces of whatever you want, and ThinkGeek will sell you one for $14.99.

Star Wars and Marvel Meta Mugs: Arm Yourself with Caffeine

If you’re like me, you could always use another cup of coffee. If you’re going to constantly be reaching for a hot cuppa joe, you should drink it out of a cool mug, I say. Firebox has some fun mugs for fans of Marvel superheroes as well as Star Wars which are worth checking out.

First up are the Marvel Meta Mugs, each of which features the chest of a famous superhero. What makes them special are their handles, which each look like the spandex-clad arm of one of your favorite heroes. They come in Black Panther, Iron Man, Spider-Man, The Hulk, or Thor versions.

If you prefer your coffee like your men – Dark-sided, then maybe a Darth Vader, or Stormtrooper mug will do the trick from the Star Wars Meta Mug collection. My personal favorite is the C-3PO mug – which has a shimmery golden look, and all those wires in his belly.

All of the mugs are available from Firebox for $13.99 each.

Star Trek Captain’s Tea Set Is Perfect for Starfleet Tea Parties

The next time you want your “Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.” you may want to serve it in this awesome Star Trek Captain’s Tea Set. Who said that tea parties were just for little girls? You calling  Jean-Luc a little girl? Invite your favorite Klingons, Romulans, and Vulcans. It’s tea time in the 24th century.

This set is super classy in a futuristic way. The teapot features the United Federation of Planets logo, while the cups, creamer, and sugar bowl all have the Starfleet Command logo. You get the teapot and lid, creamer, sugar bowl and lid, 2 teacups, and 2 saucers.

A tea party is a great way to bond with your crew. Get to know that lovable android, your first officer, and even that bratty Wesley kid over a nice cup of tea. You can even invite your Klingon security officer if you think he can be trusted to handle delicate ceramics.

This is so cool that you may have to change your ship’s name to 1701-T. Fire up that Earl Grey in the replicator and gather the crew. It’s totally tea-time in ten-forward. Try saying that a bunch of times really fast.

So take an away party over to GameStop now, and order yours for $44.99.