I now have TWO OUT OF 65, or at least that’s according to the Guide to Collectible Mugs/Starbucks City entry at WikiBooks which lists every city variant available, and I’m a bit scared that this may just be the start of what could be my new collection.
This package I got yesterday was the best delivery of the week, and cheered up an otherwise gloomy week of just being in bed with the flu.
Coincidentally, my toy collection began with two He-Man characters which were given to me by my brother a few Christmases ago, and now I think I’ve purchased nearly a thousand or more toy figures.
The Starbucks Relief Mug is the newest addition to its Collector Series City Mug. The first of this limited edition series features Manila and Cebu in a specially sculptured mug.
The term relief comes from the Latin verb ‘relevo’ which means to raise. Relief is a sculptural technique wherein the shapes carved on a surface stands out from the background.
A closer look at The MANILA MUG features the famous landmarks in Manila – Luneta Park, Paco Park, Philippine Post Office, Liwasang Bonifacio, National Museum, Palacio del Gobernador, Manila City Hall, Fort Santiago and the iconic Philippine mode of transporation, the Jeepney.
The CEBU MUG meanwhile, has a little Sto. Nino, and landmarks of the Queen City of the South – such Magellan’s Cross, Fort San Pedro, Basilica del Santo Niño, Halad Museum, Lapu-Lapu Bridge, Carbon Market and Mactan Shrine.
Both Starbucks Relief mugs will be released starting March 23, 2015 priced at ₱550 each or (₱625 at NAIA 1)
Now if you are really a serious collector here’s the list I mentioned earlier of all the available designs for each country:
City Relief Mugs
No. of City Relief Mug Series: 65
Beijing Gold Relief Mug
Chengdu Gold Relief Mug
Guangzhou Gold Relief Mug
Shanghai Christmas Relief Mug
Czech Republic: (2)
Prague Gold Relief Mug
Paris Christmas Relief Mug
Berlin Christmas Relief Mug
Berlin Gold Relief Mug
Hongkong Christmas Relief Mug
Amsterdam Gold Relief Mug
New Zealand: (2)
Moscow Gold Relief Mug
Singapore Gold Relief Mug
South Korea: (8)
Seoul Christmas Relief Mug (2013 Red)
Busan Christmas Relief Mug (2014 Gold)
Jeju Christmas Relief Mug (2014 Gold)
Seoul Christmas Relief Mug (2014 Gold)
Hsinchu Gold Relief Mug
Kaohsiung Gold Relief Mug
Taichung Gold Relief Mug
Tainan Gold Relief Mug
Taipei Christmas Relief Mug
Taiwan Christmas Relief Mug
Taiwan Gold Relief Mug
United Kingdom: (2)
London Christmas Relief Mug
London Gold Relief Mug
United States of America: (6)
New York 1
New York 2
Now compared to the other City Mugs, Do you like the Relief Mugs better?