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What are the London 2012 Olympic mascots?

May 20, 2010

The mascots for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, Wenlock and Mandeville, have been revealed and if you’re like me, you’re wondering what exactly are they?

What we know for sure: they’re metallic, have one eye each and no visible feet.

They also have an official website, and are on twitter — although with hands shaped like mittens, it could be difficult to tweet.

Organiser’s for the London Games say the mascots will be hit a with kids — and why not? Doesn’t every child crave a toy moulded from steel left over from the last girder on the Olympic stadium?

The question is, what do you think of Wenlock and Mandeville? How do they represent London, the UK or the Olympics in general?

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The 2012 Olympic mascot Wenlock (L) and Paralympic mascot Mandeville pose for photographers in the playground at St. Paul’s primary school in London May 19, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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Its a disgrace… so overtly obvious that these are the product of the Illuminati… and they say that it will be a hit with the kids… beware people!!!

Posted by Joe321 | Report as abusive
 

These are SO. UGLY.! what were they thinking, really?!

Posted by AngelaArcher | Report as abusive
 

God have mercy on us…I cant believe it, they are coming out in the open now… the one-eye … such disgrace that this is being used to represent the public event…

people need to know … Joe, i agree with u …

Posted by victorhunt | Report as abusive
 

Yup… if you break up the second mascots name you get… wait for it… “Man Devil”. I’m still trying to work out what Wenlock is, means or symbolically represents. Any ideas???

Posted by Joe321 | Report as abusive
 

The 2 names could phonetically be read as “We Unlock Man Devil”…

Posted by Joe321 | Report as abusive
 

To me, they look like walking, living and breathing cctv cameras!! And is it just me or is anyone else thinking ‘sex toys’!?

seriously, if they made these into ‘cuddly’ toys i think theyd be mentally disfunctional and wake up to destroy your home when u sleep! lol

and the blue one looks like it woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and p****d itself to see what it had become.

I think we should have churchill dog and meerkat as our mascots.. it would sum our country up much better!
Unless every 10 year old in the world is gonna wake up one morning and decide to go and watch these weirdos at the olympics then ah well but at least get some better designers please! :)

Posted by Charlee1995 | Report as abusive
 

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