|Click to see the Mascot page - it's awesome|
I love the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Mascots. They have been an Asian girls dream. They are Canadian but have that slightly Japanese cartoon feel I can't put my finger on. Whatever it is, it sells. When these guys were first released over 2 years ago the kids went crazy for them and even now they sleep with their stuffies at night.
Dangrdafne was asking if there were penguins. Sorry to disappoint but no these are all mythical creatures and have a very West Coast feel to them. Of course all the photos on this page come from and belong to the Vancouver 2010 website. Obviously I own the copyrights to none of these things and only truly own the Miga toy at the end of this post.
If you only go to one link on this entire post please see the Meet the Mascots Video
|Click this pic to Meet the Mascots|
and click on the video on the left side of the screen.
I can't embed the video in the post right now but that pic will take you right to their page and it's the video on the left. The first time I watched it three times in a row because I loved it so much.
The Vancouver Mascot website has lots of activities and games for the kids plus a link to the Olympic shop where you can buy these cuties too.
|To the Vancouver 2010 Mascot Website|
There are 3 main mascots which are mythical creatures (Quatchi, Miga, and Sumi) and a fourth one which was released a year later than the rest who is a marmot (Mukmuk).
First is Quatchi, a young mythical sasquatch (or big foot) who dreams of becoming a hockey goalie. He is the biggest of the bunch and the plush one at home has been assigned to be Mr. TC by the kids.
|Click to learn more about Quatchi|
Next is Miga who is a young mythical sea bear (part killer whale and part Kermode white Spirit bear). She lives near Tofino, B.C. where all the surfers hang out. Miga surfs during the summer but snowboards during the winter.
|Click here to check out Miga|
In my house, my youngest loves Miga and the kids usually pretend that I am Miga when they play.
Third is Sumi is the mascot for the Paralympic Games. He is an animal spirit guardian. He wears the hat of the orca whale, flies with thunderbird wings, and runs with the strong legs of a black bear.
|Click here to learn more about Sumi|
Sumi is my eldest's favourite because he loves green.
Last is the sidekick Mukmuk, a Vancouver Island marmot who cheers on all the other mascots. He is small and is a rare endangered species.
|Click here to learn more about Mukmuk|
So, there are the mascots. You'll see them a lot in my Olympics posts for the next two weeks.
So today marked a bit of a milestone. My youngest child was super happy but also a little surprised today because I had a Happy Meal too. First one in a very long time but I couldn't help it when I saw this.
Our cousins have all of the Olympic Happy Meal toys that have been released so far but I just haven't hit a McDonald's for a while. I shouldn't have been on a health kick over the last few weeks. Now, I'll have to either hit ebay or raid some of our friends houses at playdates.
I snapped as many iphone photos as I could
|Quatchi doing luge|
|Quatchi ski jumping and Sumi playing Ice Sledge Hockey|
|Sumi alpine skiing|
|Our snowboard Miga|