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40225 2016 Rio Olympic Mascot

DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 616
edited May 2016 in Collecting

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  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 673
    edited May 2016
    Kill them with fire!

    I mean, yes. Creepy. Why does the one have flowers growing out of its head? Or is it wearing a flower pot on its head?
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    flord said:


    Why does the one have flowers growing out of its head? Or is it wearing a flower pot on its head?
    You haven't heard of the world loved mascot, "Pot Head"?
    SumoLegoiso3200SprinkleOtter
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,941
    These mascots are making me hungry.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    @SumoLego yeah well when you start Hangin' around with Pot Head for long enough you start to get the munchies.
    SumoLegoiso3200khmellymelbandit778snowhitie
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,308
    And still no re-colours for the ball and socket joints.
    bobabrickscatwrangler
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    Does anybody know the availability of these sets yet? Are they going to only be in Rio like team GB?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,815
    Mascots are rubbish, as are the sets. As above, those ball joints really stand out. Still if anything like 2012 toys in the UK, they will be available very cheaply for locals once the Olympics are over.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,815
    Does anybody know the availability of these sets yet? Are they going to only be in Rio like team GB?
    I doubt they'd restrict them so much. Maybe Brazil only. Team GB wasn't restricted to London, it was UK and Ireland (NI and Republic).
  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 306
    What's with the amazingly plain backgrounds? Did the box-art designer take a day off?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,815
    I think that is the marketing style for these figures. Most non-lego toys and images have similar plain backgrounds.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    Better representative for Rio....


    prevereVorpalRyu
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,809
    They're really cute, and I love how posable they are! I don't mind the color-locked joints too much tbh. Not sure if recolors would've been realistic for a promo set like this, but they're not a huge blight on the figures' appearances, especially since they're covered in the front and back.

    My biggest criticism is that they'd be a lot more posable if the ball cups for their hips and shoulders were on the leg and arm pieces instead of the torso pieces. That's a problem that also bugs me about a lot of Mixels. When built this way the legs and arms can't really bend forward and back much.
  • RogerKirkRogerKirk BrightonMember Posts: 348
    CCC said:
    Does anybody know the availability of these sets yet? Are they going to only be in Rio like team GB?
    I doubt they'd restrict them so much. Maybe Brazil only. Team GB wasn't restricted to London, it was UK and Ireland (NI and Republic)
    If they are Brazil only, what's the chances of them becoming available to the rest of the world? I'm think of whether I should ask my father-in-law, who currently is living in Rio to pick them up for me when they are released.
  • mr_bennmr_benn United KingdomMember Posts: 834
    Olympic mascots seem to have a weird tradition of being awful, so in many ways it's excellent to see the tradition continue.  

    Although that aside, I remember seeing Wenlock, the 2012 mascot, having a great time in the Olympic stadium at the athletics, quite often having to be restrained by officials which made for some quality viewing!  He was stupid looking but weirdly comical.  Never got a minifig though...
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    Here's hoping everywhere but Germany get them.  Will give the rest of the world something to bargain with.  ;)
    bobabricks
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 882
    They are a bit weird, the second one reminds me of a watermelon transformer. On the mascot topic, the commonwealth games in Glasgow nailed it. Designed by a local, made a lot of sense and loved by the kids. My eldest said he will never get rid of his Clyde he got when we took him to the shooting, despite it being a bit overcuddled!
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    edited May 2016
    I wouldn't mind reading or watching interview with actual mascot designer. Why these guys and how are they representatives of South America?

    The way I see, South American countries are the HOME TEAM, and all the countries are the VISITORS The mascot should be something you affiliate with South America (other than Cocaine) to trump up the home team support!

    Hello Google, my old friend...
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    SumoLego said:
    These mascots are making me hungry.
    @SumoLego yeah well when you start Hangin' around with Pot Head for long enough you start to get the munchies.
    Did y'all plan that? Nice....
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,809
    I wouldn't mind reading or watching interview with actual mascot designer. Why these guys and how are they representatives of South America?
    Just looked it up. Vinicius (the yellow one) represents all the native animals of Brazil, and Tom (the blue one) represents all the native plants.

    http://www.olympic.org/news/meet-vinicius-official-mascot-of-rio-2016/248899
    http://www.olympic.org/news/olympic-fans-name-rio-2016-mascots/242217
    https://www.rio2016.com/en/news/born-out-of-an-explosion-of-brazilian-joy-the-rio-2016-mascots-magical-creatures-with-super-powers

    Still don't get why people think they're awful — to me they seem adorable! If I were a kid attending the Rio Olympics I'd want plushies of both of them!
    LostInTranslation
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    Dammit @Aanchir

    How bout a SPOILER alert next time. You totally ruined my legwork. :P

    (I'm joking)
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    All the animals?  just see a Chiba faced kitty cat.


    #tunnelvision
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,416
    They look like characters in a TV show aimed at 2 year olds. 
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    SumoLego said:
    These mascots are making me hungry.
    @SumoLego yeah well when you start Hangin' around with Pot Head for long enough you start to get the munchies.
    Did y'all plan that? Nice....
    Nope, just some good ol' improv.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,815


    The way I see, South American countries are the HOME TEAM, and all the countries are the VISITORS The mascot should be something you affiliate with South America (other than Cocaine) to trump up the home team support!

    You see it in the wrong way then. Brazil is the home team, other South American countries are visitors. Just as countries from other continents are visitors.

    Although the games are specifically the Rio games, not the Brazillian games.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    ^Good point. Now I DO see...




  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876
    They look like Mixels that were thrown into a vat of AXIS Chemicals.
    chuckp
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,097
    I'm a grumpy, old(ish) man and have never seen a single mascot that doesn't look bloody stupid and look like they've been designed by committee. These are no different.

    Don't get me started on corporate / sport branding and logos... Oh dear, oh dear...

    ;-)
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    edited May 2016
    I'm a grumpy, old(ish) man and have never seen a single mascot that doesn't look bloody stupid and look like they've been designed by committee. These are no different.

    Don't get me started on corporate / sport branding and logos... Oh dear, oh dear...

    ;-)
    The NBA will start copying the Euro teams and feature ads on their jerseys for the 2017-18 season.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15210151/nba-jerseys-carry-advertisements-beginning-2017-18

    What's next? Change jerseys every season like the premier soccer leagues in Euro do?

    The cash grab and ripping off of consumers continues...


  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,941
    ^ Only if consumers make the choice to buy them.
    Bumblepants
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,484
    edited May 2016
    They would have been a must buy item with the proper coloured ball and socket joints.
    Green polo for the flower spike would also be better.
    Now.
    Bleh.....
    Only buying them at 25% of the original price. 
  • xiahnaxiahna Member Posts: 154
    edited May 2016
    I'm sorry but is it just me or did anyone else see a massively warped version of ivysaur??
    LostInTranslationVorpalRyu
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    ^now that you mention it...looks like that thing ripped off the ivysaur's shell and is wearing like a hat. Kinda morbid.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,809
    edited May 2016
    Just found an Instagram photo showing the box for the set! Pretty classy-looking. :)



    ricecakeLostInTranslationbobabrickscatwranglerSumoLego
  • VenunderVenunder Nottingham, UK.Member Posts: 2,484
    No the box isn't selling them, they are still really poor models.
    Maybe if TLG made the ball and socket joints in the right colours? and if these are less than £1 each?
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,941
    edited May 2016
    Great.  Where can I get one of these?

    I don't like it, but I must possess one.
    bobabricks
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,520
    I really like them though unlikely I'll ever get a set.  Might BL them. 
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    I really like them though unlikely I'll ever get a set.  Might BL them. 
    You might as well get a sealed set as the stickered faces really give the life to these things.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,835
    I wish I knew someone who lived in Brazil.
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