Monday, February 12, 2018

TMS - New Orleans 1989

This week's mug is a bit of a mystery.  The company TMS doesn't seem to exist anymore, and I cannot find any history on it at all.  The mug features a large dark area above what can be construed to be the corporate logo "TMS."

When hot liquid is added to the mug, the area above the logo clears to reveal a 'mardi-gras' style mask and the words "New Orleans 1989."  This suggests that the mug was a souvenir from some convention or seminar held by "TMS" in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1989.  As I say, nothing else is found.  

The mug is in good condition, though the color change is not as complete as new.

DESIGN:  1 Sided
THERMOCHROMIC: 1 Color
TYPE:  Souvenir

Monday, February 5, 2018

S.M. Stoller Corporation

This week's mug is another microwave damaged mug, but still shows what a great design it had.  It is from the S.M. Stoller corporation and shows an all-in-one type computer with a dark screen. Below the computer is the name "The S. M. Stoller Corporation" and "a subsidiary of Arthur D. Little, Inc. and a phone number. 

When hot liquid is added to the mug, the screen clears to reveal the phrase "The World's only proven unmanned [unkn] access door control system."   Some of the information is unreadable, but the design shows a lot.  

DESIGN:  1 Sided
THERMOCHROMIC: 1 Color
TYPE: Promotional


Monday, January 29, 2018

Champ Tires (This one Works!)

This week's mug is from Champ Tires and is one I had completely forgotten I had.  This is the 'working' copy of the mug I posted last August.  On the left side of the mug is an outline of the US with a road visible at the top.  Beneath it is the phrase "We've Got You Covered!"

When hot liquid is added, the dark area clears to reveal the large 'road' of the Champ logo as it stretches across the country.  Also visible are several fun icons such as sunglasses, a For Sale sign and the figure of a man. 

The color change is excellent and it's a perfect side by side companion to the other 'non-working' mug.  There are several mug designs which I've ended up having two of, but did not post it twice.  In this case, as one doesn't work and the other does. I think I'm justified in posting both.  

DESIGN:  1 Sided
THERMOCHROMIC: 1 Color
TYPE:  Promotional

Monday, January 22, 2018

Balan Chemical Herbicide


This week's mug is a full wrap around design by Balan, a company known for creating herbicides and fertilizers.  The mug shows a wrap around dark area above a black band.  On the left side of the mug, in the black band is the name Balan.


When hot liquid is added to the mug, the dark area clears totally to show a bunch of grass growing tall and green.  There is no history on the mug, but it could be guessed that the mug was most likely given to wholesalers or other customers.  The color change is about average, though good enough to enjoy.

DESIGN:  Full, 3 Sided
THERMOCHROMIC: 1 Color
TYPE: Promotional

Monday, January 15, 2018

Day / NIght Earth


This week's Magic Mug is a Christmas Gift from my daughter who knows my love of these things! This mug I have never seen before and features a full dark mug with pinpoints of light showing the earth at night.  It is a full wrap around design and the black even covers the handle.


When hot liquid is added to the mug the entire dark area clears to reveal the earth during day time!  The color change is spectacular and you can even see the blue waters of the oceans creeping up the handle. If the handle got hot enough, the whole handle would be blue. 

This is a wonderful addition to my collection and even comes in a box indicating the color change: 

DESIGN:  Full, 3 Sided
THERMOCHROMIC: 1 Color
TYPE: Retail Purchase

Monday, January 1, 2018

Pipracil IV/IM


This is another mug with the unfortunate fact that the color change no longer works. The mug features the name of the medicine PIPRACIL IV IM and its chemical name Pipracillin Sodium/Lederle above a large dark rectangle. 

When hot liquid is added to the mug, the rectangle would clear revealing some drawings of the type of virus killed by the medicine.  Again, kept as a constant reminder that magic mugs do not belong in a microwave. Check out the care and use under "Mug Maintenance" above. 

DESIGN:  1 Sided
THERMOCHROMIC: 1 Color
TYPE: Promotional

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas and Santa Claus


This week's mug will finish our holiday season this year and on Christmas Day, too!  The design shows a snowy, winter's scene of snow covered houses beneath a night time sky fully circling the mug.  Two dark clouds can be seen on the right and left sides of the mug. 

When hot liquid is added to the mug, the clouds clear to reveal the words Merry Christmas in red on the right side of the mug, and Santa Claus in his sleigh on the left side of the mug. 

Color change is quick and the mug is in great condition.


DESIGN:  Full, 2 Sided
THERMOCHROMIC: 1 Color
TYPE: Retail Purchase