There are a pair of limited edition Tatuaje cigars on their way to retailers, the new MBS FK and the previously released Anarchy Kaos, a store exclusive that is going nationwide.

The MBS FK is a new extension to Tatuaje’s incredibly popular Monster Series, a 4 x 50 that is based off of The Krueger release from 2016. The Krueger was the ninth release in the series, which draws on famous movie monsters for its inspiration; in this case, it’s Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.

That means it uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper atop a Nicaraguan double binder and filler, though Tatuaje’s Pete Johnson told halfwheel that this version is a bit more powerful than the original version. As for the MBS part of the name, that stands for Monster Bomb Squad. Future additions to the MBS line are “up in the air but the plan is to have them,” Johnson said.

It is priced at $8.50 per cigar before taxes, with 1,800 bundles of 10 cigars produced, a total of 18,000 cigars.

Tatuaje is also expanding the release of its Anarchy Kaos, a 6 1/2 x 49 perfecto that was initially released as an exclusive to Smoke Inn in March 2020 as part the retailer’s Microblend Series. Johnson said that the cigar is part of the original production run but with slightly different packaging, meaning Smoke Inn’s logo has been removed from the box and the bands are the older version that match the three-packs released for the retailer’s Great Smoke VIP dinner.

While it might be a wider release, it is limited to just 800 boxes of 10 cigars. It retains the same MSRP of $12.50 per cigar and $125 per box, both before taxes.

Correction: The original version of this article said the MBS FK was a bit less powerful than the original version; that was incorrect as Johnson said it was a bit more powerful. That line has been changed to reflect that. We regret the error. 

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