Tatuaje fans, get ready.
Over the last few weeks Pete Johnson has dropped a few hints about the Skinny Monsters, a collection of thinner versions of Tatuaje’s popular Monster Series.
Except as Johnson told halfwheel, there are a lot of details.
For starters, all the Skinny Monsters will be a round 6 x 38 petit lancero size. And while the cigars will debut in sampler form next spring, there will be limited amounts of 25-count boxes made after the samplers are released.
— Pete Johnson (@TatuajeCigars) December 10, 2015
Included in the sampler will be the smaller versions of the first eight Monster Series releases: The Frank, The Drac, The Face, The Wolfman, The Mummy, The JV13, The Jekyll and The Hyde, along with Chuck and Tiff. The latter were made as part of the Pudgy Monsters but not in the large format.
The samplers will be 10-count, meaning one of each Skinny Monster, with pricing expected around $85.
That would put it in line with the Tatuaje Black Label Petite Lancero, which in many ways can be seen as the base of this project. Each cigar will be the same round petit lancero shape with a normal foot, meaning some cigars—like The Wolfman which is a box-pressed torpedo with a shaggy foot—will not simply look like a skinnier version of the original release.
A dedicated website will be launched for smokers to vote on which cigar was their favorite. The voting will help Johnson determine the production numbers for the 25-count boxes, which are expected to ship in the latter half of 2016, potentially on display at the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, which takes place in July.
There will be approximately 10,000-12,500 samplers made and at least 400 25-count boxes made. Those 25-count boxes will look similar to the regular production box of the Black Label Petite Lancero
As shown in the picture above, there will be a traditional band for The Face. Previously, the cigar and its smaller versions have used a piece of tobacco as the band.