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 Water. Sure, 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 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.
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.
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.
Like many of you, I’ve been playing games on Sony PlayStation consoles since the very first generation. I’ve also been drinking coffee for decades – though recent medical issues have forced me to stick to decaf – blah. Still, I like the morning ritual of a hot cup of joe, and think I’ve found the mug I want to drink mine from now.
This sweet ceramic mug features a mini original PlayStation controller as its handle. It looks just like the real deal, but don’t turn it on it side to try and play Jumping Flash or Parappa the Rapper with it, or you’ll spill hot coffee all over your lap.
The mug is decked out in classic PlayStation grey, with the PlayStation logo on one side, and the brand’s iconic button shapes on its reverse side.
PlayStation fans can grab the mug over at Firebox for about $17.