Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics have a couple mascots, three to be precise. They’re all warm, fuzzy little creatures that are starting annoy the heck outta some people already. Since they’re pretty much developed for merchandising and marketing purposes I can see why they did the following:
But here’s what gets me, I’ve become a big MukMuk fan.
So with the launch of the brand spankin’ new Vancouver 2010 store I was thinking maybe I’d look around and see about getting a MukMuk to toss into the prize pack for my contest (that you should really enter). Nope, no MukMuk.
There’s no MukMuk plush, no MukMuk pins and certainly no MukMuk mugs. What gives? I was saying yesterday, to those who actually care about the olympics in this town, that there should be a Facebook group to petition the upgrading of MukMuk to official mascot status. You know, one of those groups you join then forget about, but at the time you think it’s a really good idea.
Vancouver 2010 apparel and mascot loot is now on sale at The Bay – and no, they didn’t pay me to say that, and they should donate a mascot plush for my contest because maybe that might be more incentive to enter the draw. Either to keep the toy, or to throw it on the ice at the Giants game, since that will be encouraged.
Here are some upcoming appearances by the mascots, in case you wanna get the kiddies out to meet them:
December 8 & 9, 2007 @ Hbc downtown, December 14th @ the Whistler Westin, December 15th @ Hbc and Zellers Metrotown, December 16th @ Hbc and Zellers Coquitlam.
Unfortunately all appearances will also be sans Mukmuk.
Update: Mukmuk will now appear in plush form only as he will still be considered a “sidekick” to the others.