November 29, 2007

Olympics 2010 Vancouver mascots revealed.: Miga the Sea Bear, Quatchi the Sasquatch and Sumi the Orca hat-wearing Black Bear/ThunderBird are cute, eh? Get to know'em.

posted by worldcup2002 to other at 02:41 AM - 13 comments

They're certainly an improvement on that stupid snowball and ice cube that they had in Torino.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:38 AM on November 29, 2007

Nice mascots, though the video makes them seem like a new show on Nick Jr. Quatchi's a pretty good goalie. Nobody's going five hole on that guy.

posted by rcade at 08:33 AM on November 29, 2007

These things look like they belong in Hello Kitty's Superfriends Hour. "You're too young to remember the Itchy and Scratchy's and Friends show. You've got Disgruntled Goat, Uncle Ant and Klu-Klux Clam..." But it's for the kids. Nothing wrong with that.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:34 AM on November 29, 2007

Olympic mascots are a regular and consistent source of ridicule. They always look stupid and ill-conceived. Always. So to say that these mascots aren't actually all that bad is to have them clear a very low bar.

posted by chicobangs at 02:42 PM on November 29, 2007

I almost squealed like a Japanese school girl when I saw the video of them. They are very super cute, and I love the little touches on them, like: Quatchi has a tattoo of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic symbol.

posted by grum@work at 06:20 PM on November 29, 2007

We thought you were a Japanese schoolgirl grum.

posted by irunfromclones at 06:54 PM on November 29, 2007

Immediate feelings of nausea swept over me upon first glance. After closer inspection, toothaches ensued. These belong on Pokemon cards. Superfun Happy mascots makes smiling joyful time for New Olympics Events! Mostly Sunshine of Dancing Party Feelings!!

posted by THX-1138 at 07:20 PM on November 29, 2007

Fatso the Wombat. Best. Mascot. Ever.

posted by owlhouse at 07:29 PM on November 29, 2007

These mascots would give H.R. Puffenstuff nightmares . . .

posted by B-2 Spirit at 09:22 PM on November 29, 2007

I almost squealed like a Japanese school girl when I saw the video of them. They are very super cute and judging from the designers' website, they specialize in the super cute.

posted by goddam at 09:40 PM on November 29, 2007

Quatchi bio.......Because of his large size, he can be a little clumsy. But no one can question his passion. He knows that if he works hard and always does his best, he might one day achieve his dream. Every four years I get this big confidence boost from the Winter Olympic Mascots. If Quatchi can do it, I'm almost sure that I might have a slim chance at achieving my very own worthless goals....oh, nevermind, I give up. I'm gonna go hang with my bff Miga.

posted by BoKnows at 03:02 AM on November 30, 2007

Quatchi looks like a mop. I don't have a high opinion of when "art" and the Olympics come into contact with each other. Not since this debacle.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:37 PM on November 30, 2007

These definitely pass the 'low bar' set for good mascots. But I can certainly see the merchandise possibilities for each. For instance, Quatchi the Sasquatch would make a great plush. :)

posted by indigoskye at 01:26 PM on December 01, 2007

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