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I just found this its under a title of pitch for the mascots so I pressume it hasnt really gone anywhere or they would have had to sign a secrecy agreement.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt...t%3D18%26um%3D1

The mascot being pitched looks like the one being used for the Barcelona 2010 European athletics championships.

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Aaron Miller's desings are really strange, especially the dragon and the unicorn.

So we'll have to wait until Vancouver is finished to see the official mascot(s). They could unveil it/them to mark the 1000-day countdown, as Beijing did :unsure:

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No offense to anyone here, but I think one of the mascot should be a Royal Guard playing a sport, or would that offend them? If so sorry I brought it up

That's not offensive at all!

That would certainly be very 'Londonish' and quite funky.

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Have anyone seen this video on the official website?

http://www.london2012.com/blog/2009/09/18/the-best-of-us.php

Though its just a promo clip, it made me thought perhaps its a great idea too if London 2012's mascot(s) are actually real human instead of the usual animals stuff.

Think about Pixar's Mr Incredible this kinda 3D animated human character. Imagine if the mascots are like those characters in the video, each personifying a different character/ race/ special qualities (ala Spice Girls, Mr Incredible's family). Human mascots like those Pixar cartoon are totally loveable, adorable and sells well in terms of merchandise too!

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Have anyone seen this video on the official website?

http://www.london2012.com/blog/2009/09/18/the-best-of-us.php

Though its just a promo clip, it made me thought perhaps its a great idea too if London 2012's mascot(s) are actually real human instead of the usual animals stuff.

Think about Pixar's Mr Incredible this kinda 3D animated human character. Imagine if the mascots are like those characters in the video, each personifying a different character/ race/ special qualities (ala Spice Girls, Mr Incredible's family). Human mascots like those Pixar cartoon are totally loveable, adorable and sells well in terms of merchandise too!

That animation was rather cool!

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Have anyone seen this video on the official website?

http://www.london2012.com/blog/2009/09/18/the-best-of-us.php

But "The Best of Us" theme is an IOC one, isn't it?

Also, the colorations of the outfits of the 5 athlates coming together are off. There isn't a black outfit.

The animation is cool but, in my opinion, the mascot shouldn't be a human. One of the mascots I dislike the most are those two children from Lillehammer 1994.

Yeah, that one was quite unimaginative. Those and the 2004/2006 were among the most laughable mascots.

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Yeah, that one was quite unimaginative. Those and the 2004/2006 were among the most laughable mascots.

Torino mascots were a bit ugly, you're right!

However, I didn't dislike Athens' ones as they weren't exactly humans but ancient Greek dolls. If I'm not wrong, a religious group from Greece didn't like having them as mascots and naming them as Greek gods.

And about London's mascot: a design similar to Cobi (but not exactly the same idea, of course) could fit the brand. Since Barcelona 1992, mascots aren't real animals (such as Hodori, Sam or Misha) - with the exception of Sydney 2000 - so I think we shouldn't expect something like a lion dressed like a Royal Guard, for exemple, to be chosen. It could always be an abstract lion... :P

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