2012 Olympic Mascot

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by allezfred, May 19, 2010.

  1. allezfred

    allezfred Old and Immature Admin Staff Member

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    The mascot for the London Olympics is going to be revealed tonight on The One Show on BBC1 from 7pm.

    Sebastian Coe talks about it here. I'm none the wiser. :shuffle:

    Still whatever it is it can't be any worse than the 2012 logo. Or Izzy. Can it? :scream:
     
  2. Beefcake

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    No and no. The London 2012 logo was migraine inducing when inveiled (is it still as nauseating?), and Iggy was certainly a preamble to a relatively bad Games.


    Izzy: The E Hollywood True Story?
     
  3. C_T_T_

    C_T_T_ Well-Known Member

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    What are they? :yikes:
     
  4. allezfred

    allezfred Old and Immature Admin Staff Member

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    I. Have. No. Idea. :confused:

    The naming is good - Wenlock (after Much Wenlock which inspired de Coubertin to revive Games) and Mandeville (after Stoke Mandeville where the Paralympic movement began).
     
  5. Beefcake

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    Monsters, Inc.?

    "a child-friendly creation formed from a drop of steel from the Olympic Stadium" ... erm, okay then, Mr. Coe.
     
  6. millyskate

    millyskate Well-Known Member

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    oh my, these are terrible!! Why can't they do simple and cute? Mascottes need to be cute and fluffy and cuddly.
    Like Berlino... or the 1980's Moscow mascot Chepuchka...

    ETA: cheburaschka, not chepuchka.
     
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  7. Karina1974

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    :duh: You've GOT to be kidding me.

    Milly... don't forget the raccoon mascot from Lake Placid '80.
     
  8. Rob

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  9. chipso1

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    Creepiest. Mascots. Ever!! :scream:
     
  10. BigB08822

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    They're aliens! WTF!?
     
  11. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Happy Russian Hunger Games!

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    Wenlock, meet Spanx. ;)

    :shuffle:
     
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  12. Beefcake

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    :lol: You know it's bad when you're thinking, "hey, the anthropomorphic pigeons" thing wasn't a bad idea.

    Weird as these eels look, I've got to :respec: that they are minus creepy/cutesy smiles, ala Izzy
     
  13. Garden Kitty

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    They're almost like a totally uncute, abstract version of the Beijing mascots - but they certainly are voidy and that's something. I think they'll grown on me (hopefully not is some weird, futuristic devouring sort of way).
     
  14. Gazpacho

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    OMG they are worse than Izzy! :eek:

    I like the logo design actually, but it would be better if it were more than one color.
     
  15. Rhianna

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    All I can think of is 30 Rock and what Wesley said last week "I can't suffer through the London Olympics. We're not prepared, Liz! Did you see the Beijing opening ceremonies? We don't have control over our people like that."
     
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  18. modern_muslimah

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    I must be the only person who lurves these mascots. :shuffle: As soon as I saw them, I just wanted to hug them. C'mon, you have to admit they're damn voidy! Those mascots are really creative and definitely stray from the (safe) norm.

    I also like Lizzie. :shuffle:
     
  19. Fergus

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    Oh dear.

    Couldn't they just pull some of the "Spitting Image" puppets out of storage? ;)
     
  20. Dr.Siouxs

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  21. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    :scream:
     
  22. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    They look like anthropomorphic 1990s parking meters. :scream:
     
  23. Beefcake

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    :yikes: Those things are skary!
     
  25. IceAlisa

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    Mini Ice just saw these on the screen and said "Monsters, Inc.!"

    I think the Monsters, Inc. monsters were mostly cute excepting Randall but these are just creepy.
     
  26. Fergus

    Fergus Well-Known Member

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    To make up for the one eye.
     
  27. Anita18

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    :rofl: Or Mike Wazowski in an auto detailing shop disaster.

    This was my face when I first saw the pictures: :wideeyes:

    Just....no. Who is ON this design committee and how can we tar and feather them? This is an utter disgrace. I don't think the Brits all have THAT bad a taste! :scream:
     
  28. Autumm_wind

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    I think they go well with the logo... :lol:

    Doesn't matter I have high hopes regarding the opening ceremony. :)
     
  29. letittwinkle

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    I have yet to see anyone who likes those things. They're hideous and terrifying. I seriously think it was a conscious decision.
     
  30. Rob

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    Over time I think my least favorite are:

    London 2010 things
    Athens weird stubby headed children
    Albertville star thing
    Izzy
    Torino Neve & Gliz


    Faves are:

    Vancouver esp Quatchi
    Moscow Misha
    Sarajevo Vucko
    Montreal Amik
    Nagano Snow Owls
    Salt Lake

    Clearly I like animal mascots, not human, abstract, or object/amorphous blob mascots.


    Some press: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNe...on-olympics-mascots-100520/20100520?hub=World

    Alternatives sent in to the Guardian by readers: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/gal...sandthemedia-marketingandpr?picture=339276178

    I like #1 - the lion and unicorn. Cute.
     
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