Friday, July 25, 2008

Fuwa



Last night on the Vision network I watched one of a series of programs they aired about different aspects of China, the one I watched was called "Bring It On, Beijing" it was about the Olympics which btw are now only 14 days away. Anyhow a segment of the program was interviewing people about what they thought of the Fuwa mascots. The city of Beijing has been merchandising Fuwa products left right and center from key chains to t-shirts, plush toys to the cartoon series of which I believe there are 100 episodes......I would love to get my hands on a few of the videos. There isn't much at all on sale yet here in Canada promoting the Olympics. Perhaps they are holding off until the Olympics actually start. Either way if anyone hears tell of a place that is selling the videos PLEEEEEEZZZZE let me know?! ;O)

11 comments:

Made in China said...

Very cool! Sorry, I don't know where to get them. When we were in Beijing last summer we saw these characters everywhere. On t-shirs, hats, buttons, magnets, etc. Even on our new Wii game - Beijing Olympics, they are in the background.

Briana's Mom said...

Yep - they were definitely everywhere in Beijing last year. I have a keychain with one of them on it!

Don't know where to get the videos though! Bummer!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

How cute...
Have a Great Weekend..
I am ready to watch too...
Bring it on..

OH MY #6 said...

they are so cute. I would love to get one.

Lea
xo

a Tonggu Momma said...

Thanks for sharing this video... I think the fuwa are very cute. :)

Nadine said...

They are adorable, but I have not heard of them here in the states. I'll keep an eye out for you.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

They are so cute...I have not seen them either, but if I do I will let you know!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lis

OziMum said...

China!!! (hahaha! I'm a scream, aren't I?!!!) Try A.ma.zon?

We got propositioned all the time, in China, to buy Olympic memorobilia! Harry got a set of keyrings, for $1!!!

Debz said...

Ozimum, lol that's a good one ;O)
Yes I tried A.ma.zon and e.ba.y
and Cra.ig.list.

Shannon said...

Wow, they are sporty AND fight scary looking creatures! Where does my day go that I can't be as productive??!! =)

Tracey & Mike said...

www.chinasprout.com
There is a 6 dvd set for 79.95.
If that's a little rich for you (it is for me!) they have tons of other great Olympic stuff. Happy shopping!