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fortasse
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I just took delivery of a set of Frank Garcia cups. Good God, these things are ugly! Whose bright idea was it to design them this way? What were they hoping to achieve?
Anyone know of another set of cups whose design is even more misconceived than this one? Maybe we can have a beauty contest!

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When I got my Garcia cups a few months ago I really like the unique look of them. I will admit that they are a bit strange in handling though. Rather awkward actually. Perhaps I like them because they are very different from most of the other cups in my collection. (They are my only chrome set so far.) According to my better half, they are the 'prettiest' cups in my collection and have a 'retro designer' look to them. Different strokes I guess!

Concerning other ugly cups, my vote would have to go to the Ammar cups. They just look really odd to me for some reason. I don't own a set of them so perhaps they are better looking in hand, and just aren't photogenic.

Never been a fan of the little plastic cups in primary colors either.
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Doug : I guess it's true : beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
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I considered buying a set of "Garcia" cups but we only have 2 bathrooms in our house...
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Agreed Sean. Guess that's why there are so many different cups to keep all of us satisfied.

Good one Bri! They do look a great deal like toothbrush holders now that you mention it.
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I've looked for a set of these for a while. I usually bid to little to late when I find a set on various auction sites.

Ugly? Yes. Still would like a set though; if the price is right!
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Ithink Pete Biro had a set for sale not too long ago Mr Mugle...
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Pete did have a set for sale, and they are no longer listed on his site. I guess they sold.
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Yep, I bought them.
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Besides of the Garcia cups (that Frank Garcia never used or endorsed) and the Ammar cups, my vote would have to go to El Duco cups.
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El Duco's Yes... awful
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Walid & Pete,

I agree completely, awful at best. Even though I own a set, these didn't even cross my mind. (I never use them at all.)

The El Duco's are, in my estimation, the ugliest cups ever produced. Their sloppy stack makes them even worse.
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Anyone got a picture of these?
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I really don't care for the Magic Wagon cups that look like avocados myself.
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Here you go Lee -

This is my set of El Duco's...

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Talk about a terrible stack... Ugh. These were the first set of 'real' cups that I ever bought. I think I got them from Hank Lee in 1998 or '99. Never used them once.

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Bri - I haven't seen the 'Underworld Cups' in person, and agree they have a rather organic look. Always made me think of lava.
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This is one "cruel" thread...
Just look at those poor unloveable cups. It makes me sad. Smile
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Wow.... those ummmmm.... well there are 3 of them. (Can't say nothing nice, don't say nothing at all) I guess I'm done talking.

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Oh yeah, did I mention the RNT2... (only joking Donnie!)
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That's funny Bri, I was waiting for that!
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