Been There Ornament – Nevada 2

I am excited to see the release of Been There Ornament – Nevada v2 that is following the update of the bigger mug that was released last year. The most obvious change is the color scheme, which was changed from red-orange to blue. The bird on the front of the ornament is also different, however, I can’t tell what bird that is.
I wonder if that will be the new norm for the new versions of the existing ornaments and mugs?… Read more

Been There – Pennsylvania 2

Here’s a long-due release of Been There – Pennsylvania 2 mug. And just to give you some context, the mini-version (ornament) was updated to v2 a long time ago. Similar to that release, Been There v2 brings the following changes:
– “Youse!” instead of “Youze!”. Both are used as an alternative form for “you” (singular and plural) in certain regions of the USA (and some other English-speaking countries).
– “TURN-PIKE” now has the dash in the name and refers to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (a.k.a Penna Turnpike or PA Turnpike).… Read more

Been There – Nevada 2

The moment I saw Been There – Nevada v2 mug photo I thought it was just some issue with its color balance. The mug was not supposed to be blue, but rather red and orange. Just to be sure, I’ve compared this photo with the pictures of the Nevada mug from this post. Well, what do you know, it turned out to be the new, v2 version! Check out the comparison picture below. The first thing we see on the front of the mug is that the bird has changed.… Read more

Been There – Texas 3

This is not a regular release, but rather a limited edition mug, that won’t be available to the public. Yes, it seems that Been There Texas 3 will be a “very hard to find mug” unless you work for or with Starbucks Texas.
As you can see from the images below, it is drastically different from Texas v1 or Texas v2 (which are almost identical). However, the moment I saw the new mug, I’ve realized I’d seen this design before. A quick review of the previous releases brought me to Been There Dallas mug.… Read more

Been There – Oklahoma 2

It has been almost two years, since an updated version of the Oklahoma ornament was introduced. I have been monitoring the web and keeping an eye on a similar revision for the full-size mug. My understanding, is that there were so many v1s produced that Starbucks had to wait till all the inventory is sold out. The change that Been There – Oklahoma 2 introduces is an addition of an apostrophe to “Boomers’ Paradise”, see the comparison photo of v1 and v2 below.… Read more

Starbucks Been There Arizona 3 mug

Been There – Arizona 3

A similar change to what’s just happened to mini mug we can witness with the release of Been There – Arizona 3. The best way to distinguish the new version from v1 and v2 is to look at the front of it and spot the “Red Rock Sedona” label that’s replaced the “Grand Canyon” (it has been moved to the back of the mug). Another element that can help is two chili peppers just below the title.
If we count the Christmas version too, we now have four variants of the Arizona Been There mug.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Arizona 3

It seems that rather than introducing new locations, Starbucks decided to review the existing ones. You probably remember that Arizona has already seen a revised ornament and a mug, shortly after the new collection came out (it seems that “the Sand Hill State” was not exactly the nickname Arizonians recognized).
Well, as I said, Starbucks has gone even further and completely updated the design with the release of the brand new Been There Ornament – Arizona v3. As you can see from the comparison picture below, most of the design elements of the ornament were rearranged.… Read more

Been There – Kentucky 2

Long time no see, Starbucks. The most recent release brings the update for the “Bluegrass State”. Been There – Kentucky v2 introduces the change from “Mammoth Caves” to “Mammoth Cave” on the front of the mug. Although, the more I look at the mugs (see comparison picture below), the more I think it was actually “Mammuth”. They’ve definitely changed the look of that “o” (or was it “u”?). What do you guys think about it? Leave a comment below, please.
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Icon – Penang 2

Starbucks Icon – Penang v2 is the second State mug released for Malaysia recently. This makes it the 446th mug in the Icon collection!
Penang is located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It actually consists of two parts: Penang Island and Seberang Perai on the Malay Peninsula. These two are divided by the waters of the Malacca Strait and linked by two bridges. George Town is the capital of the state, located on Penang Island.
The Penang is considered an architectural gem of Malaysia.… Read more

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