Monday, June 18, 2018

DAD


This week's mug is in honor of Father's Day!  The mug features big bold red, white, and blue letters that spell DAD in a full wrap around design.  Added to that are big blue stars.  


When hot liquid is added to the mug, the bigger of the blue stars clears and reveals the words 'You'e a Star" in the center of the star.

This is a retail purchase, dated about 1990.  The colors are great, though the color change is a bit muddled. Still a great mug.

DESIGN:  1++ Sided
THERMOCHROMIC: 1 Color
TYPE: Retail

Monday, June 11, 2018

STAR TREK TRANSPORTER

This week's mug holds a special place in my heart for two reasons. First, it's a brand new Star Trek (TOS*) Magic Mug. It is a full wrap around design with two FULL COLOR Thermographic changes.  On the right side of the mug, you see the crew (Uhura, Spock, Kirk and McCoy) on the Transporter in full color graphics. On the left side of the mug, you see a dark rocky terrain with a red sky in the background.

On the side opposite the handle, you see the Star Trek Logo. 

When hot liquid is added to the mug, both sides change.  The Transporter clears, and the dark rocky terrain suddenly shows the crew has safely transported to the terrain!  

The second reason I love this mug is that it was a special gift from a friend far away.  Mug Gifts are great, but this was in honor of my retirement from my job just this last month and thus it means a lot.  

The mug is NEW and comes with its own full color box. The color changes are terrific and full color and it will forever hold a place of honor in the collection.  


DESIGN:  Full, 2+ Sided
THERMOCHROMIC: Full Color
TYPE: Retail
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*For those not in the loop: TOS = The Original Show, TNG = Star Trek Next Generation, DS9 = Deep Space 9, ENT = Star Trek Enterprise and DSC = Star Trek Discovery.

Monday, June 4, 2018

LTU Airline

 This week's mug is from LTU Airline.  On the left side of the mug is a drawing of a computer with keys and a big screen.  The screen is dark.  Above the drawing it says "WE'RE NOW FLYING INTO A NEW TERMINAL" and below the drawing is the phrase "LTU Germany's Other Airline"
When hot liquid is added to the mug, the screen clears to reveal the tail of an airplane with the LTU Logo. Founded in 1955, LTU, legally incorporated as LTU Lufttransport-Unternehmen GmbH, was a German leisure airline headquartered in Düsseldorf. It operated medium and long-haul routes and maintained hubs at Düsseldorf Airport, Munich Airport and Berlin-Tegel Airport. It ceased operations in 2009.

This is a great mug, with bright colors and a good color change.  

DESIGN:  1 Sided
THERMOCHROMIC: 1 Color
TYPE: Promotional

Monday, May 28, 2018

UPS


This week's mug comes from UPS (United Parcel Service) and features the UPS Logo on the right side of the mug, above the phrase "WE RUN THE TIGHTEST SHIP IN THE SHIPPING BUSINESS."

On the left side of the mug is a standard UPS Delivery truck driving up an incline, below which is a large dark triangle.  
When hot liquids are added, the triangle clears to show both a UPS branded airplane and a double tractor trailer rig accenting the size and scope of the UPS fleet.  

This is one of my first mugs and the color change is good, though not as clear as I'd like.   UPS gave these mugs out to companies they did business with as well as to employees.  


DESIGN:  1+ Sided
THERMOCHROMIC: 1 Color
TYPE: Promotional

Monday, May 21, 2018

Chocolate Passion

This week's mug features an almost full wrap around design, showing a chocolate bar with the label reading "Chocolate Passion" and "The Chocolate Lover's Chocolate" in stylized print.

On the left side of the mug the chocolate bar is unwrapped and a bite has been taken out of it in the upper corner.
When hot liquid is added to the mug, the chocolate bar area clears to reveal the phrase "I Love You Even More Than CHOCOLATE!"

This mug was a retail purchase mug, available in gift stores.  The color change is good, and the mug is in great shape overall.

DESIGN:  1+ Sided
THERMOCHROMIC: 1 Color
TYPE: Retail

Monday, May 14, 2018

Phillips Builders

This week's mug is from Phillips Builders, Inc.  On the left side of the mug is a dark area in the shape of a house.  In the center is the name Phillips Builders, Inc.  Just to the left of the design is their logo.


When hot liquid is added to the mug, the house shape clears to reveal the corporate name change, "Formerly Randall Phillips and Phillhall Corp."  These mugs were given out to commemorate and establish the name change during the late 80's.

The mug has a unique 'half wrap around' design, with the logo on the front of the mug.  The color change could  be better, but it's good enough to show.

DESIGN:  1++Sided
THERMOCHROMIC: 1 Color
TYPE: Promotional

Monday, May 7, 2018

Evolution by Design

This mug is from a design campaign called "Evolution by Design."  The left side of the mug has the name "Evolution by Design" above a logo featuring a 91.
When hot liquid is added to the mug, the dark logo design clears to reveal the phrase "Make it Happen." Little can be found on this campaign so I will refrain from guessing.  I enjoy the mug for its design and it's a great addition to the collection.

DESIGN:  1 Sided
THERMOCHROMIC: 1 Color
TYPE: Promotional