Star Wars: The Tikis Awaken

Full disclosure: you BET we’re promoting a site we have an affiliation with. Every now and then there’s a product just too cool.

In this case, it’s an addition to a product that ThinkGeek launched last year. Just in time for Star Wars Celebration, the geek product site has launched Wave 2 of their Star Wars tiki mug series. Having bought the first wave, I can vouch that they’re solidly made and a fun conversation piece. Throw in a tropical drink recipe book and you’ve got the beginnings of a fantastic¬†Star Wars tiki party — perfect for Star Wars Celebration, or perhaps an upcoming local convention with your friends.

The base set includes a Jawa, C-3PO, Wampa, Tusken Raider, Taun-Taun, and Wicket the Ewok. That’s for $79.99, but for an additional $24.99, you can add Jabba the Hutt and Salacious Crumb – BUT ONLY FOR THIS WEEKEND. I’ll assume that Salacious Crumb is for tiki shots, not full mixed drinks.

The potential problem? They do need to be hand-washed, but let’s face it — these aren’t everyday mugs anyway. These are venerated in a shrine under a bower of palm fronds and lightsabers. I’m not pleased by the added $24.99 to get two more mugs, but the original Wave 1 set (Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, R2-D2, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Yoda) was only six as well.

Now if only they’d make a set of Star Wars-themed paper umbrellas…


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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at