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Doctor Who's Disappearing Tardis Mug
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226 of 234 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2011
What a disappointment. I got this for my adult son, who was, at first, thrilled with it. Pour in the hot water, make the Tardis sound and watch it disappear and reappear on the other side of the mug. Do it only once, never again....

We've always washed this mug by hand in lukewarm water, no soap, no scrubbies, just using our fingers, lightly. No messing with the outside, we wanted to be extra careful the decal didn't come off.

Sadly, it started to chip, when dry, almost immediately. And today, after 2 months of occasional use, not even once every day, I was rinsing the mug, as always in lukewarm plain water, and a lot of the decal just slid off on my fingers. When I looked at the mug, much of the decal still on the mug was wrinkled, so I left it. After it dried, most of what was left was glued back on, some areas weren't. My son won't use it again lest the rest of the decal slides away.

Bottom line, this would be cool, watching the Tardis disappear and reappear is fun. But after the first time, set it on a shelf and just remember how it worked. Not made for using every day for any length of time, you'll end up with a plain dark blue mug.

If you want to keep it looking good, use it to hold pencils or paperclips. Keep it room temperature and dry. Don't touch the outside, except the handle and bottom. It might last longer than 2 months if you're very careful.
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126 of 133 people found the following review helpful
on May 4, 2011
I was SO excited when I received this as a gift. Being a huge Doctor Who fan, I obviously love this mug. Disappearing TARDIS? Awesome idea. But after just ONE wash, the paint started chipping off. I kept using it because I just loved it, but after 4 washes, the entire mug is almost bare.
As a note, I don't have a dishwasher, so I hand wash using non-acidic, all natural dishsoap. I could understand if this isn't dishwasher safe, but please, I didn't even use a scouring pad.
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85 of 95 people found the following review helpful
This is just a wonderful cup for Doctor Who fans. My son got one for his sister, and the TARDIS still disappears and re-appears after several months of regular use and hand washing. At 12 ounces it's the size of an average coffee mug so she doesn't fill it quite up when she makes a cup of tea so the tea steeps strong enough for her tastes. She's been simply thrilled with it and I've been very happy with how well it's held up. No fading at all on the image.

EDIT: The first couple of months the image held up just fine, but then the decal started peeling. My daughter was very disappointed, she loves this cup. We are currently using it for holding pencils so it doesn't need to be washed. We only hand washed it, it's never been in a dishwasher. I recommend rinsing only if you're going to be using this regularly.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2011
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I am sooo disappointed in this product, the decal is very shoddy and is already peeling after only a few times of use. I wish I had read the other customers comments before I purchased the item. :( this is an EPIC FAIL in my book!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2011
I was given this as a gift and I read the care instructions carefully and have followed them to a T, but after a few months, the design doesn't last. It is really cute and is fun at first, but then you have an ugly mug.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2011
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My son purchased this mug for my birthday. Great idea except the decal that is put on the mug of the tardis just keeps peeling off. It has always been hand washed and more pieces come off every time.
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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on January 1, 2011
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This product, for starters, is no toy. It has been mistakenly labeled as such, possibly affecting its overall rating. Regardless of this mishap, it still looks cool...darn cool. The Tardis actually disappears and reappears on the other side, depending on how hot the liquid contents are. Truly, this is a great idea for a sci-fi themed mug. It can be used in the microwave and its larger size makes it perfect for a cup of hot tea. Now for the only disappointment: It is not dishwasher safe. So, be prepared to hand wash this mug after every use.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on April 7, 2011
When I got this for christmas I was excited. I read all the care instructions and followed them. Despite this the decoration on the mug started to chip right away. No, I never put it in the dishwasher or the microwave. Save your money.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2011
I purchased this for my husband who is a Dr. Who fan. I noticed that you could purchase these mugs from other sites (such as thinkgeek.com) for half the price, but they were all sold out for Christmas.

The mug wasn't as well received as I had hoped. The designs/material felt cheap. I had to explain the concept to my husband for him to appreciate the mug. When you have HOT water in the mug, the tardis disappaears from the road (on one side) and appears in space (on the other side). When you have WARM water in the mug, some of the tardis on both sides.

IT IS NOT MACHINE WASHABLE. The packaging warns that it is not machine washable. After a round of hot tea, a guest put it in dish washer. One wash it was destroyed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 31, 2011
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Well first off this isn't a toy.

I am very pleased with it. Good size, perfect for a morning cup of coffee. I had no issues with the Tardis disappearing and re-appearing as advertised. A must-buy for any Doctor Who fan.
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