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There’s also a weak yarn about how they came to life when a rainbow landed on them. Thankfully, with only a few weeks to grow fond of them before they fill up the bargain bin, they’re almost always forgettable as well. What’s next, Buckingham, the plush handgun that just wants a squeeze? Clearly spoiled by the good fortune of presenting to a room full of buffoons, this designer then put even less effort into the origin story of these creatures on the cab ride home, which is why their heads are apparently a tribute to a London taxi. Now, mascots are a mere accessory of the Olympic Games, a cheap merchandising tactic, and they’re almost always terrible. Britain has brought this trend to its logical conclusion. Wenlock and Mandeville were originally a broadsword, but when it was run through a wizard, the wizard’s magic blood split them in half and granted them souls. Topics Olympic Games London Olympics blog.

Wenlock and Mandeville were the absolutely awful designs of a once-creative nation, brought from the easel to life amid a stamping frenzy during which Locog green-lit every other heinous design, pattern and colour scheme that’s been a blight on London this week. The release of these creatures on its own should have been enough to know Britain is unfit to host the Games. They look like something you’d find in an apple on Halloween. Sure, there’s no magic, but that’s appropriate for these uninspired Games. Or this one, which incorporates some real-life elements: Clearly spoiled by the good fortune of presenting to a room full of buffoons, this designer then put even less effort into the origin story of these creatures on the cab ride home, which is why their heads are apparently a tribute to a London taxi.

That’s the best that could be done for chunks of metal come to life? Thankfully, with only a few weeks to grow fond of them before they fill up the bargain bin, fikm almost always forgettable as well. The release of these creatures on its own should have been enough to know Britain is unfit to host the Games.

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Britain has brought this trend to its logical conclusion. They look like something you’d find in an apple on Halloween. It’s as though designer Grant Hunter found himself without a good concept on the day he was supposed to present one, and as he shaved in the shower, desperately looking around for inspiration, he glanced down at his razor and thought, “Eureka!

Order by newest oldest recommendations. Clearly spoiled by the good fortune of presenting to a room full of buffoons, this designer then put even less effort into the origin story of these creatures on the cab ride home, which is why their heads are apparently a tribute to a London taxi.

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These phallic bugbears fitted out in foppish puffery are by far the worst mascots of any Olympics, and I say this while trying to suppress my memories of Atlanta’s amorphous blob Whatzit later renamed Izzywhich ushered in the trend of using no creative effort whatsoever on mascot design.

There’s also a weak yarn about how they came to life when a rainbow landed on them.

Topics Olympic Games London Olympics blog. Or this one, which incorporates some real-life elements: It simply isn’t possible to criticise these Olympics without mentioning Wenlock and Mandeville, the offensively terrible, anthropomorphic characters London has named the official mascots of the Games.

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Off the top of my head: Wenlock and Mandeville were originally a broadsword, but when it was run through a wizard, the wizard’s magic blood split them in half and granted them souls.

Show 25 25 50 All. What’s next, Buckingham, the plush handgun that just wants a squeeze? And thus, the Cyclopean nightmares Wenlock and Mandeville were born, scribbled on a pad of paper at a stop light and approved by the legally blind Locog organisers.

Now, mascots are a mere dilm of the Olympic Games, a cheap merchandising tactic, and they’re almost always terrible. The best, cuddliest character the masters of children’s literature can give the children these days is a walking, talking shard of metal.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? It’s also an embarrassment to a country that gave us bears Paddington, Rupert and Winnie. But that’s what makes the colossal failure wenloci Wenlock and Mandeville so jaw-dropping. How did this happen? Britain has somehow managed to take a relatively unimportant aspect of the Olympic Games and turn it into an unforgettable and indelible full-scale embarrassment. Harrison Mooney is a writer for the Vancouver Sun — harrisonmooney. Wenlock and Mandeville were the absolutely awful designs of a once-creative nation, brought from the easel to life amid a stamping frenzy during which Locog green-lit every other heinous design, pattern and colour scheme that’s been a blight on London this week.