Posted by Jason Sizemore on Jul 26, 2012 in Apex News, Apex Publications Blog: Matters of SF, Fantasy, and Horror | 7 comments
Apex Alien Head mugs and shot glasses are now available for purchase through our online store. Can I get a HUZZAH up in here?!
Click here for Apex mugs, shot glasses, and shirts: http://www.apexbookcompany.com/collections/merchandise
A common question I get during the hundreds of hours I’m working the Apex table at conventions is “Hey, cool shot glass (mug). Why isn’t this available on your website?”
I’ve never had a straight answer. Mostly, it had to do with the weird intricacies of how our shop calculates shipping costs. I think I’ve got that squared away and after doing some test orders, am confident in presenting our glass ware for purchase.
Bon vivant and rabblerouser Justin Stewart created the design. He was also put in charge of testing how well these glassware containers dispensed liquids.
In a controlled environment (his kitchen), he filled the 11 ounce solid ceramic Apex Alien Head mug with a mix of potent coffee, six packs of sugar, and three tubs of half and half. He proceeded to drink this mixture. Thirty minutes later, a chattering nutcase named Cornholio took over Justin’s body and proceeded to state that the mug worked.
SHOT GLASS TESTING:
In a crowded and dangerous environment (Apex room party at random convention), Justin filled the 1.5 ounce thick and clear glassware Apex Alien Head shot glass to the brim with an alcoholic beverage simply called “The Blue Stuff.” He drank it down. Not feeling much, he did another 1.5 ounce shot. And another. Thirty minutes later, we found Justin face down on the bathroom floor. When prompted about the effectiveness of the Apex Alien Head shot glass, he told us “It worked, now piss off,” and he promptly fell asleep (passed out).
There you have it. The mug and shot glass are awesome looking. They have also been lab tested and proven to work.