Thank You! Merci!

One year, 227 posts, 337 comments, and heaps of fun…

This blog began on the first day of 2010, with the Vancouver Winter Olympics just six weeks away…

But now it’s been ten long months since the Olympics ended, and with hardly any new Quatchi items to report, it’s fitting that we end this blog today, on the last day of 2010. Of course we’d love it to continue, but with the scant Quatchi action of late (and even less expected in the future), it’s best we wrap it up now, instead of letting it limp along indefinitely.

However, everything we’ve posted here will remain at this URL as long as Quatchi-ly possible, and it should all remain tagged and searchable (though some of the embedded videos have been removed, and more will probably follow). Also, any posts we’ve updated since their original publication now have an update tag, as will any posts we might update in the future (say, if we come across more dogs named Quatchi). Meanwhile, both the Quatch Watch and Quatchifan2010 blogs still routinely post neat stuff worth checking out. And, in the unlikely event of any major breaking Quatchi news, it’ll be covered on Steve’s blog, tagged with the Quatchi label.

Some inside poop: During the past year, lotsa folks have written us wondering where we find so much about Quatchi — it’s actually pretty easy. Of course there’s Google, but also worth a search is Bing. (F’rinstance, in recent news, the Museum of Vancouver inherited a whole mess of Olympics artifacts, so perhaps one day some historic Quatchi memorabilia will be displayed there.) For photos there’s flickr and Picasa; for video there’s YouTube and Vimeo; for all that great fan art, there’s deviantART. To buy Quatchi swag, see both eBay as well as the Canadian eBay.

Now, as we said at Olympics’ end, beaucoup thanks goes out to everybody who’s read our blog, commented on it, linked to it, and sent us helpful Quatchi tips. Above all, mucho megatons of thanks to Meomi, who created the eternally lovable Quatchi and his mascot friends in the first place… Incidentally, Meomi is enjoying an even greater success with their groovy Octonauts, so congrats to Vicki and Michael!

So that’s about the size of it. See you in the funny papers!

– Steve & Eliza

Quatchi’s Christmas in December!


Above, Derek K. Miller’s It’s a Quatchi Christmas; below, 11 more days until Christmas by still-a-fan…

Here’s some Quatchmas cheer from Sammers at QuatchWatch

And from Sophia at Quatchifan2010

Go here for an interactive Flash thing by Dado94, where you can play “Jingle Bells” by clicking on the mascots in the proper order…

A depressing Xmas 2010 message from a curious-looking Quatchi and Sumi…

Let’s go out on a lighter note, with this fun pin…

– Steve

Random Quatchi Images #2!

Eliza drew the above Quatchi on wax paper around a sandwich she made for my lunch (!); below, Quatchi chases Miga for oversize novelty tickets…

Susana finds Quatchi frolicking in Vancouver’s Chinatown…

While KittyCat321 finds evidence of Quatchi love…

Quatchi helps with the laundry at women’s hockey by tarbot (apparently spotted on a giant video screen, otherwise, I don’t know the context)…

Skonen_blades spotted some Quatchi and Sumi prizes in a claw toy game…

Quatchi and Miga travel in style…

I love this umbrella photo by cheukiecfu

Finally, click this for a NWSF Quatchi sex picture (on second thought, the image was in relatively poor taste for this blog, so I removed the link)… And click this for our first post of Random Quatchi Images!

– Steve

Quatchi Loves Hockey!

Well, duh.

Still, here’s some fun Quatchi puck action that hasn’t fit into earlier posts, like when he celebrated Canada’s gold-medal victory…

With his favorite goalie, Olympian/Canuck Roberto Luongo, found here

In his Canucks sweater, found here

This is the first image in another killer flickr set by The Blackbird, Quatchi’s Dream Comes True

Heather Amska sent in this photo way back when, sparking the idea for this post…

Finally, play Quatchi’s Shootout Shutout while you can, ’cause rumors abound that the whole Vancouver2010.com site will disappear come 2011…

I love the game’s never-say-die attitude: even if you don’t make a single save, it still says, “Looks like you’re getting the hang of it.”

UPDATE

I grabbed this rare, non-goalie Quatchi still from Meomi’s Mascots Reel posted in February 2011…

– Steve

Free Quatchi! X3!

Will they ever run out?

– Steve

Quatchi Fan Art #54

I can’t track down to where I found this — my apologies to the artist.

UPDATE

The artist is Samantha Herle. Turns out we previously posted her sweet drawing in Quatchi Fan Art #11, but hey, it was worth a second look!

– Steve

Other Sasquatch Mascots!

In case you were wondering, there have been other Sasquatch sports mascots besides Quatchi. Above, we see Sasq ‘ets, who cheers on the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades… Below is the creepy Strike the Sasquatch, representing the Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball team.

Finally, the even creepier Squatch, who was made extinct when the Sonics basketball team left Seattle in 2008.

Oddly enough, Squatch’s web page is still somewhat intact.

UPDATE

This is Shivers, mascot of the Kootenay Ice hockey team:

Not sure if the short-lived Montreal Sasquatch basketball team had an actual mascot, but here’s their logo:

UPDATE

This is the logo for the seemingly defunct Saquatch hockey team:

And here’s another look at Shivers:

– Steve