Tiki news from The Pop Insider...
Doctor Who Geeki Tikis | Source: Beeline Creative/ the Pop Insider
If you spent this morning thinking you’d rather be drinking your morning coffee from a K-9-inspired Tiki mug, you’re in luck.
BBC is partnering with Beeline Creative, Hallmark, and Rittenhouse to create all the Doctor Who merch your Tardis can handle. Beeline Creative and Hallmark will drop their new items in October and Rittenhouse will release its items early next year. Between the three companies, there’s something for each Whovian, whether they’ve been there from the start or they just had to google who K-9 is (hint: look at the picture below!).
K-9 Geeki Tiki and Doctor Who Mini Muglet 4-Pack | Source: Beeline Creative/ the Pop Insider
Beeline Creative takes things to the tropics with five different Doctor Who-inspired Geeki Tiki mugs. Fans can bring home Tiki-fied versions of the aforementioned K-9, the Eleventh Doctor, a Dalek, or the Tardis. For those who can’t decide on just one, there’s also a Doctor Who Mini Muglet 4-Pack with the Eleventh Doctor, a Dalek, a Cyberman, and a Weeping Angel. This set comes in a Tardis case — and, yes, I am already planning my next out-of-this-world luau.
Doctor Who Keepsake ornaments | Source: Hallmark
While Christmas time always seems to be surrounded by falling ships and angry Cybermen, Hallmark is keeping holiday celebrations safe with two new Doctor Who ornaments. The Tardis Keepsake ornament features light and sound effects, while the Fourth Doctor Keepsake ornament is all smiles and swag with his signature scarf.
The Series 11 & 12 Trading Cards promo | Source: Rittenhouse
Last, but certainly not least, Rittenhouse Archives plans to release Doctor Who: Series 11 and 12 Trading Cards signed by members of the cast, featuring the Doctor herself, Jodie Whittaker. Other signatures include Mandip Gill (Yaz), Tosin Cole (Ryan), Sacha Dhawan (The Master), Patrick O’Kane (The Lone Cyberman), Chris Noth (Jack Robertson), Alan Cumming (King James), and dozens more. In addition, the cards will feature images and plot synopsis from every episode of series 11 and 12.
This news comes just in time to fill the Dalek-shaped hole in our hearts that’s been created by the lack of new episodes. If anybody needs me, I’ll be patiently binging Doctor Who on HBO Max while I wait for October to arrive.
This looks like it'll be a fun watch! 😎
This summer, join Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Emily Blunt on the adventure of a lifetime. 🚢 Watch the new trailer for Disney’s Jungle Cruise and see the movie in theaters or order it on Disney+ with Premier Access July 30. Additional Fee Required.
Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure- filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but- charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.
Jaume Collet-Serra directs the film, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. The producers are John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment; Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions; and Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Co., with Scott Sheldon and Doug Merrifield serving as executive producers. The story is by John Norville & Josh Goldstein and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, and the screenplay is by Michael Green and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” releases in U.S. theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 30, 2021.
Born March 8, 1921, actor Alan Hale Jr. had a career that spanned over four decades. Hale was born in Los Angeles, CA, to parents Alan Hale, Sr., and Gretchen Hartman. Hale, Sr., was a well-known character actor appearing in several movies and Hartman was a 'silent screen' actress.
Having already done several movies and television shows Hale, Jr. landed the role that he would become most well known for, that of the Skipper on Gilligan's Island. Though rarely used, the Skipper's actual...
These are the only type of films I watch (aside from a good drama)
Guys lets have your list
Some of the ones off the top of my head:
The Skin I live in
A tale of two sisters
10 Cloverfield Lance
There are lots more - I am just holding back for now
It's Amazon Prime Day 2020! That means some good buys for those who buy fast for the limited time deals.
Here's some deals still available that Tiki Lounge members might find of interest...
Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki, Hardcover - 40% off! The hardback is available for $17.99, for Prime members that works out to about $12.00 off the list price and free shipping. For Prime Day it's part of a "3-for-2" special; buy 3 books from a list of titles and you pay the price of 2. If you add 3 copies of Smuggler's Cove, for example, when you go to checkout you should see a discount applied for the price of the 3rd book. If you don't see the discount during checkout then you missed the sale. After adding tax for my state the total came out to $38.14 for 3 copies. :D
GE Profile Opal | Countertop Nugget Ice Maker - 15% off! The 15% is shown as a discount during checkout. If you don't see the 15% discount applied during checkout then you missed the sale. At a current price of $549 the discount is $82.35 bringing the price down to $466.65 + tax. From what we can tell this is the original 1.0 version of the Opal.
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To go along with their line of Spongebob Squarepants mugs Mondo has released a drink to go along with them!
Mondo's Pineapple Under the Sea
4oz Pineapple juice
1.5oz Blue Curaçao liquer
1.5oz Cream of coconut (or coconut milk)
Pineapple wedge (for garnish)
Maraschino cherry (for garnish)
In a glass filled with ice add all of the non-garnish ingredients; the pineapple juice, rum, blue curaçao, and cream of coconut.
Sir liquids together.
Strain into a mug with crushed ice.
Garnish with pineapple wedge and cherry.
Mondo has released a line of Tiki mugs based on Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants series! The line has three models to start, Spongebob, his sidekick Patrick, and Squidward's moai themed home.
The mugs were designed by Joe Allard and sculpted by Ramirez Studios. Each mug comes in three variants, 'Regular' which matches the original color scheme shown in the animation, 'Riptide' which is a brown tinged blue'ish glaze, and 'Driftwood' which is brown. Depending on the mug, like the Patrick mug, the Driftwood variant gives it a faux-wood look.
Releases prices are $50 for Spongebob, $55 for Squidward's house, and $60 for Patrick. Expected ship date is sometime in August.
The Amazon exclusive "Limited-Edition Disney Tiki Mickey Mouse Plush" is temporarily back in stock!
Amazon has a limit of one per customer and are expected to sell out fast. I've placed my order this morning. :D
I'm looking for a 'Tiki Lounge' light that was originally sold by Spencer's Gifts with 'Polynesian Pleasures' branding.
This would be great in my home office but I seem to always miss them when I come across one for sale and, the last one I did find, the seller didn't want to ship. :(