Monday, 31 May 2010

2012 Olympic Games Mascots

A good few weeks ago now I saw the unavailing of the 2012 mascots on 'the one show' , don't judge me! They started off by going to the streets and showing people different Mascots from other Olympic games past, and the result was that no one remembers any of them.

My dad can only remember one mascot (not even from the Olympic Games) which was 'World Cup Willie' from the 1966 world cup, people seem to remember that one because
1. England won
2. It was the first time the world cup had a mascot, which could have made it more memorable than others that followed.

So it wasn't a good start having no one know any mascots, but still they showed us what London 2012 will have and this is it...

Now I would love to point out all the bad bits and say how if people don't remember characters from other Olympic games why waist money making some for this one, we have a cool logo that's always changing and is interactive which stands as the main focal point of the games, why bring in something which hasn't worked in the past.
But to be honest they've done something which is kinda different, you got a nice little story to go with them, their not animals and there something personal to these games in London.
Here's a picture of them...there called Wenlock and Mandeville...

...They look a bit ugly! but then again, there different, so I cant complain really. They mentioned why they chose this design and how things relate to the games on 'the one show', all I can remember is that the bit above the eyes which has either a W (for Wenlock) or an M (for....yep, that's right...Mandeville) is suppose to represent the Black Cabs in London, which is pretty inventive (not too sure it needs it but...)
Also their names are something to do with where the Olympic games came from (because it originated from England, i think?)

So maybe people will remember them, still i doubt it but at leased we've tried!

Before I go i would also like to point out that people think the video and the mascots are part of a conspiracy (the 1st you tube video says it in the title), the 'All Seeing Eye' and all that (they talk about it in the comments on you tube)

and its quite interesting as well that (i think) this came out before the results of the election......and for some reason they went for two mascots and not one.......and one is Blue and the other an Orange/ Yellow..........i'll let you think about that one!

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