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Coz77
10-15-2008, 01:54 PM
I know they're not out yet...but does anybody have pictures of the Tatuaje Monster The Frank or its box?

Mugen910
10-15-2008, 01:58 PM
I thought they came out two days ago??

BengalMan
10-15-2008, 01:59 PM
I thought they came out two days ago??

No, Pete announced the retailers 2 days ago. These will be here on the 31st.

Mugen910
10-15-2008, 01:59 PM
wel lucky I didn't drive into boston for them then huh? :D

Footbag
10-15-2008, 02:01 PM
These will be sold out before they hit the shelves. I've got mine pre-ordered. I would suggest the same for all.

SmokeyNL
10-15-2008, 02:22 PM
well I hope to at least read a nice review and see some pictures of these, sometimes living in europe does suck :bh

zmancbr
10-15-2008, 02:50 PM
No, Pete announced the retailers 2 days ago. These will be here on the 31st.

Yup... and one of them is within 20 miles of my house! I will be there that friday looking to pick up a few! If no one finds pics before then, I will post some if I manage to get a few! :ss

Costa
10-15-2008, 03:48 PM
Where can you find out what stores are carrying them or where you can pre-order? Thanks!

Mugen910
10-15-2008, 03:57 PM
There was a list posted bro....I'll look for it.

zmancbr
10-15-2008, 04:03 PM
There was a list posted bro....I'll look for it.

Bao, got it:

"Tatuaje Monster Retail Shops Announced -

Okay, The Monster Series No.1 The Frank will be released for sale on Oct 31st.

Today on the 13th of October we are announcing the "unlucky" 13 retailers that will be getting the first release.

Gloucester Street Cigar Co. - Boston, MA 617-424-1000
L.J. Peretti - Boston, MA - 617-482-0218
Sabor Havana Cigars - Miami, FL - 305-436-8860
W.Curits Draper - Washington DC - 202-638-2555
Empire Cigars - Raleigh, NC - 919-870-0081
J. Barbara Tobacconist - Garden City, NY - 516-284-7806
Cigar Shop & More - Addison, TX - 972-661-9136
Up Down Tobacco - Chicago, IL - 312-337-8505
Havana Manor - Longmont, CO - 303-776-2332
Ambassador Fine Cigars - Scottsdale, AZ - 480-905-1000
Azucar Cigar Lounge - Corona, CA - 951-734-9714
The Big Easy - Studio City, CA - 818-762-3279
Mission Pipe Shop - San Jose, CA - 408-293-5144


Suggested Retail is $13 per stick. 13 cigars to a box.....$169 Sugg.Retail before any state or local tobacco taxes.
Each retailer listed will get a small allocation of the first edition.
Customers should not call any other retailers inquiring. These will be the only stores to get them this year.

This was straight from the horses mouth I believe.

Footbag
10-15-2008, 04:05 PM
I pre-ordered mine from Sabor Havana.

Mugen910
10-15-2008, 04:05 PM
thanks Zach! You are damn fast!

Footbag
10-15-2008, 04:06 PM
I pre-ordered mine from Sabor Havana. I told him I learned about it on CS, should've said CA!

zmancbr
10-15-2008, 04:33 PM
thanks Zach! You are damn fast!

LOL.. sometimes speed is good but she doesn't agree... :confused:

I will have to call my shop and see if they will pre-sale them or not... if they do I'm in for a box or two lol... :ss

white_s2k
10-15-2008, 06:34 PM
I pre-ordered a box from Cigars & More in Addison, TX.

earnold25
10-20-2008, 12:22 PM
anyone know if any more of these are available for preorder? i called empire and they were "overbooked". Didn't wanna rack up my long distance if you all knew something. :)

zmancbr
10-23-2008, 04:27 PM
Not in at the shop here in Colorado yet and that shop is a picky one too... the members will get first pick of as many as they would like and then the public... Not sure if we will see any... :rolleyes:

But here is something to drool over until then:
http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/1179/frank012kw8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

physiognomy
10-23-2008, 04:49 PM
Another teaser (not my picture)... More can be found here (click) (http://picasaweb.google.com/BIGEASYCIGARS/TatuajeMonsterFrank#)

http://lh4.ggpht.com/BIGEASYCIGARS/SQAXZBqPqOI/AAAAAAAAAF4/8wYTUfDGhmg/s640/FRANK%20014.JPG

hdroadglide
10-23-2008, 04:57 PM
i'm supposed to have one reserved. dont' they look EXCELLENT?!?!?!?!?!

zmancbr
10-23-2008, 05:03 PM
i'm supposed to have one reserved. dont' they look EXCELLENT?!?!?!?!?!

Yes they do... I hope I can manage to get some... :rolleyes:

dunng
10-23-2008, 05:26 PM
:dr :dr Very nice! :ss

dcamacho
10-23-2008, 05:28 PM
wow .... they look amazing! hopefully i get to smoke some soon :D

Ender
10-23-2008, 09:50 PM
Man! Only 13 retailors to get them. If that's true that really sucks for us here in Michigan.:fl

LockOut
10-23-2008, 10:45 PM
i cant wait for my box to showup at my door. I had one reserved for me the moment i heard about these gems.

zmancbr
10-24-2008, 09:53 AM
These are in at the Colorado store now too... but he is working down a list first so I won't know If I get any till probably next week... :rolleyes:

Padron42
10-24-2008, 10:18 AM
anyone know if any more of these are available for preorder? i called empire and they were "overbooked". Didn't wanna rack up my long distance if you all knew something. :)

That sucks, I was plannin on heading over there when they were realeased to try to get one. I guess you saved me some gas haha.

Wingfan13
10-24-2008, 03:47 PM
Man! Only 13 retailors to get them. If that's true that really sucks for us here in Michigan.:fl

Yes, yes it does. I swear we never get anything rare here.

zmancbr
10-24-2008, 03:49 PM
Yes, yes it does. I swear we never get anything rare here.

It doesn't matter at some places... the store in Longmont, CO got around 50 boxes and I will be lucky to see any... that is the worst store in the state to get rare stuff from... they hoard it all and don't sell much to the public... and when they get Opus, they won't sell any at all to the public... only members... makes ya wanna cringe...

Footbag
10-24-2008, 04:04 PM
Just got my call... Mine shipped!:ss

Jbailey
10-24-2008, 04:05 PM
Got a call that I got a box, should have it by Monday. :ss

Wingfan13
10-24-2008, 04:06 PM
Just got my call... Mine shipped!:ss

:mad:

Son of a......

Wingfan13
10-24-2008, 04:06 PM
Got a call that I got a box, should have it by Monday. :ss

Where did you get a hold of a box ?

Footbag
10-24-2008, 04:11 PM
Where did you get a hold of a box ?

Sabor Havana for me, but I reserved it when they first announced the shops.


AND YESSSSSS! Because I'll have them for Halloween!

Jbailey
10-24-2008, 04:17 PM
Know a manager at one of the shops. Wasn't 100% sure if I could get a full box but was promised at least a few singles, but got a call and said I had a box.

hdroadglide
10-24-2008, 04:33 PM
got a confirmation on mine today. should ship today or monday. can....not...wait!!!

Joan
10-24-2008, 04:46 PM
Another teaser (not my picture)... More can be found here (click) (http://picasaweb.google.com/BIGEASYCIGARS/TatuajeMonsterFrank#)

http://lh4.ggpht.com/BIGEASYCIGARS/SQAXZBqPqOI/AAAAAAAAAF4/8wYTUfDGhmg/s640/FRANK%20014.JPG

Mmmmm.... [licking lips]... looking forward to some reviews!

groogs
10-24-2008, 05:20 PM
Mine is going to be shipped on Monday.....I can't wait.:dr

montecristo#2
10-25-2008, 01:19 AM
I should have three boxes of these on the way. If I end up with one I will be happy. If I end up with two I will be really happy. If I end up with three, I will be really really happy.

:D :D :D

If I end up with none, I will be really unhappy. :mad:

zmancbr
10-25-2008, 01:40 AM
I should have three boxes of these on the way. If I end up with one I will be happy. If I end up with two I will be really happy. If I end up with three, I will be really really happy.

:D :D :D

If I end up with none, I will be really unhappy. :mad:

LOL... if you end up with 3 you will be a very lucky guy...

I am still harassing the shop out here in CO for a box but it doesn't look good... :rolleyes:

montecristo#2
10-25-2008, 01:44 AM
LOL... if you end up with 3 you will be a very lucky guy...

I am still harassing the shop out here in CO for a box but it doesn't look good... :rolleyes:


:D :D

I checked the credit card and it looks like two have been authorized, but I don't know for sure. Now I just need to find somewhere to store them, but vino is full.

zmancbr
10-25-2008, 01:47 AM
:D :D

I checked the credit card and it looks like two have been authorized, but I don't know for sure. Now I just need to find somewhere to store them, but vino is full.

LOL... man that is a bad problem... might I suggest storing them in my brand new vinos never been used? :D

Or I have plenty of room left in my cab... they will have some good company as friends... :D

Seriously though I hope you get some... :tu

I might have an arrangement for a box, but I am gonna split it with my boys here in CO... they are dying to try them...

jitzy
10-25-2008, 08:36 AM
It doesn't matter at some places... the store in Longmont, CO got around 50 boxes and I will be lucky to see any... that is the worst store in the state to get rare stuff from... they hoard it all and don't sell much to the public... and when they get Opus, they won't sell any at all to the public... only members... makes ya wanna cringe...

you know I'm all for taking care of members but that is prety low of them to do in this case it's not like these are for sale everywhere and you could just go to another store if you want them. I wouldn't even give them a shot at getting them next year after hearing this if I were pete.

leafandale
10-25-2008, 09:50 AM
That sucks, I was plannin on heading over there when they were realeased to try to get one. I guess you saved me some gas haha.

Dude at Empire told me they had 74 people on a waiting list for 50 boxes. Wow.

leafandale
10-25-2008, 09:53 AM
you know I'm all for taking care of members but that is prety low of them to do in this case it's not like these are for sale everywhere and you could just go to another store if you want them. I wouldn't even give them a shot at getting them next year after hearing this if I were pete.

Yeah, that's pretty crappy. Hey Jitzy, the 13 on the list this year are "out of the hat" so to speak. It's a new round of 13 for next year. One of my employees had a great idea for another Monster series stick in honor of Lon Cheney. A lonsdale called the Lon.

Mr. Ed
10-25-2008, 09:55 AM
I've said it before, but I don't really like that Pete Johnson is copying the Fuente business model of rare, hard to find smokes. There is a reason why I stopped trying to buy those. :2

AriesOpusX
10-25-2008, 09:56 AM
They should spread the love instead of having 3 retailers in CA. Guess they love those taxes!

leafandale
10-25-2008, 10:05 AM
They should spread the love instead of having 3 retailers in CA. Guess they love those taxes!

That would have been nice, but Pete said that 12 would be drawn at random from the top 100 retailers and he stuck to his word. The 13th was Gloucester Street Cigars in Beantown and they were guaranteed to be on the list because the Monster series was their idea in the first place.

montecristo#2
10-25-2008, 12:14 PM
In this case, I just emailed a couple of retailers on the list (a couple of who I have bought from before) and ask if they were taking pre-orders. A few emailed me back and said yes. I was just hoping to get a box and got lucky. Or at least I hope I got lucky. :D

Joan
10-25-2008, 12:32 PM
Mmmmm.... [licking lips]... looking forward to some reviews!

HA! Thanks to DWCR's Friday night crew of hecklers, I will be wrapping my lips around one of these beauties by next weekend! YES! YES YES!

:ss

zmancbr
10-25-2008, 01:41 PM
you know I'm all for taking care of members but that is prety low of them to do in this case it's not like these are for sale everywhere and you could just go to another store if you want them. I wouldn't even give them a shot at getting them next year after hearing this if I were pete.

Yeah I kind of wish he wouldn't sell to that store... they are so picky about who can smoke there... to be in the nice area you have to be a member the regular area is pretty small and no where near as nice...

In contrast you go to a store just south of there and the nice area is free to all and the owner is cool as hell. So where do I go to support? The cool owner... I haven't ever bought a stick from that guy in Longmont due to his attitude toward outsiders (if you can call any cigar smoker an outsider since I thought we were all brothers).

LockOut
10-26-2008, 02:08 PM
my box wasta my door htism ronig, came yesterday, and i mst say wow. i cant wait to msoek the first oneon all hallows eve.

barbourjay
10-26-2008, 02:33 PM
my box wasta my door htism ronig, came yesterday, and i mst say wow. i cant wait to msoek the first oneon all hallows eve.

are you drunk?

which vendor did you order it from?

BengalMan
10-26-2008, 02:54 PM
are you drunk?

which vendor did you order it from?

LOL!

I got my two boxes from Azucar yesterday.

barbourjay
10-26-2008, 03:38 PM
LOL!

I got my two boxes from Azucar yesterday.

i guess the CA vendors got theirs first. gotta wait for the east coast ones to get them before mine ship. they both told me the 28th.

groogs
10-26-2008, 05:18 PM
I live in CA and I ordered mine from another vender to save on taxes. I called a few of the retailers on Friday, 2 days ago, and I didn't have any trouble getting a box.

matt3
10-27-2008, 02:40 PM
I got my box 2 days ago. I'm gonna let them sit a week or so before trying one. They do look good though.

Don Fernando
10-27-2008, 02:55 PM
I so hope the groupbuy works out, I want to try those smokes.

barbourjay
10-27-2008, 03:05 PM
I so hope the groupbuy works out, I want to try those smokes.

i'm just waiting on the vendors to ship them out. all of them said the 28th for me.

Don Fernando
10-27-2008, 03:13 PM
cool :)

barbourjay
10-27-2008, 04:02 PM
sabor havana just called me so i updated my box split. 13$ each with no tax or shipping so far is what they charged me. 2 boxes so far and my other will ship on the 28th.

Joan
10-28-2008, 01:26 PM
Thanks to "Angry Bill", I'm giving Girl Props to Eric at Big Easy Cigars in So Cal!

http://www.bigeasycigars.com/home.html

Frank coffin No. 19 (dark green with red 'blood' spots) was waiting for me last night when I got home and I had JUST talked to them very late on Saturday afternoon!

WOOOO! :dance:

Sauer Grapes
10-28-2008, 10:05 PM
Got a box. If I hadn't lost a nice car's worth of money in the market the past couple months, would have bought two.

I hope they are good. Will probably smoke the first on Friday for Halloween.

On a side note, got to talk to Pete for about an hour and a half. He's a super nice guy. Makes you feel like he really enjoys talking to his constituents.

barbourjay
10-31-2008, 01:47 PM
totally messed up. something doesn't seem right. i ordred 2 boxes from sabor havana and they were suppose to ship on monday/tuesday. i'm 1 business day away from them by any shipper and i still havent gotten them. on tuesday curtis draper sent me a single box and i got it today. how weird is that? considering i'm in FL i should have had them days ago. i called them and they said they didn't have tracking info (no suprise there).

zmancbr
10-31-2008, 02:05 PM
totally messed up. something doesn't seem right. i ordred 2 boxes from sabor havana and they were suppose to ship on monday/tuesday. i'm 1 business day away from them by any shipper and i still havent gotten them. on tuesday curtis draper sent me a single box and i got it today. how weird is that? considering i'm in FL i should have had them days ago. i called them and they said they didn't have tracking info (no surprise there).

They might be on a boat to Peru first... then across the country by donkey and then finally back to the US... I have a shipment that might be lost right now too...

Thankfully it doesn't happen too often... hopefully your Franks show up soon.

krevo
10-31-2008, 02:30 PM
Pics or this didn't happen.

acarr
10-31-2008, 02:59 PM
Got a call yesterday for my box and picked it up today!

barbourjay
10-31-2008, 04:19 PM
They might be on a boat to Peru first... then across the country by donkey and then finally back to the US... I have a shipment that might be lost right now too...

Thankfully it doesn't happen too often... hopefully your Franks show up soon.

that sucks, hope it wasn't too valuable


Pics or this didn't happen.

okay newbie.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o149/jaybarbour/SDC10229.jpg

Ender
11-07-2008, 09:04 AM
Anyone gonna give a description of the cigar to tease poor saps like me who don't have a chance of trying one?

dunng
11-07-2008, 09:17 AM
I wonder who got box 666? :ss

Mugen910
11-07-2008, 10:13 AM
Not I...I've got box 420 and 427 :(

barbourjay
11-07-2008, 10:16 AM
I wonder who got box 666? :ss

pete kept that box i believe.

Darrell
11-07-2008, 10:16 AM
Anyone gonna give a description of the cigar to tease poor saps like me who don't have a chance of trying one?

Here is a review that I did.

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=3285

:tu

dcamacho
11-07-2008, 10:26 AM
really good cigar, way better than the black imo.

BagfullofPings
11-08-2008, 08:17 AM
I smoked one yesterday. It is a good cigar, but most of it is hype...IMO.

tsolomon
11-08-2008, 08:30 AM
I wonder who got box 666? :ss
pete kept that box i believe.

That question was asked at Draper's and Pete said he was keeping it.

barbourjay
11-08-2008, 09:31 AM
That question was asked at Draper's and Pete said he was keeping it.

i remember reading that somewhere which is why i posted it. he kept a few other boxes like 13 and others.

neoflex
11-08-2008, 06:00 PM
Anyone have a couple they would be will to sell or trade? I love me some Tats and I thought I would be fine without trying these but this post is making it impossible.

GhostRyder
11-08-2008, 06:41 PM
Anyone have a couple they would be will to sell or trade? I love me some Tats and I thought I would be fine without trying these but this post is making it impossible.

:tpd:

floydpink
11-09-2008, 09:15 PM
I got two (thanks Jeremy) and put one away and smoked the other. This is a really good Tat in my opinion and I'd love a box.

The most striking thing I noticed about it was how rough the wrapper is. Almost like rubbing a sand shark.

groogs
11-09-2008, 09:41 PM
With all the great things I am hearing, I am going to have to break down and smoke one of mine.