Nov 28 2007

Vancouver’s 2010 mascots unveiled

Published by at 4:56 am under Olympics,Vancouver

It’s a spirit bear! No, it’s an orca! No, it’s… Miga?

I may not be the target market for the VANOC plush doll manufacturers, but the 2010 Vancouver Olympic mascots just seem kind of dumb.

Incorporating elements that make us think of BC was a no-brainer, and the designer was undoubtedly inspired by our local wildlife and First Nations legends.

But sadly, two of the characters – Miga the spirit bear/killer whale and Sumi the Thunderbird/killer whale are such a mishmash that no one can really tell what they are without a mascot marketing cheat sheet from the VANOC committee. Ah, well. At least Quatchi the Sasquatch seems sort of cool.

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One Response to “Vancouver’s 2010 mascots unveiled”

  1. on 30 Nov 2007 at 4:27 am

    I think the way they look and the design are more the discomfort I share. I just don’t like the way they look…

    I think they are way too non-Canadian and well wasn’t that what they were supposed to be part like (Canadian)?

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