Get into the Olympic spirit with these mascot-emblazoned knickknacks
It seems that Fuwa – those ubiquitous Olympic mascots consisting of Jingjing the panda, Yingying the Tibetan antelope, Beibei the sturgeon, Huanhuan the Olympic flame and Nini the swallow – are everywhere: on stamps, pens, clothing, jewelry, toys, balloons, t-shirts and even their own CCTV-produced cartoon series. Though much of this Fuwa-emblazoned stuff will ultimately be relegated to the dustbin of kitsch, we can’t resist reveling, for a moment, in Olympic fever during this once-in-a-lifetime month. Here are a few of our favorite Fuwa knickknacks.
Nini hair-band. RMB 35. www.2008eshop.cn
Adidas red Huanhuan shirt, green Nini track jacket, black Huanhuan shirt. Prices TBD.
Fuwa soccerball. RMB 188. www.2008eshop.cn
Huanhuan remote-controlled trick car, RMB 298. www.2008eshop.cn
Beibei piggy bank. RMB 98. www.2008eshop.cn
Fuwa pins packed in a sleek metal box (set of 30). RMB 60. www.2008eshop.cn
Fuwa accessories available at official Olympic outlets around town.