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Olympic Mascot - Sukki

Sukki

  • Object:

    Olympic Mascot

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    c.1998 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Landor Associates (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    plush, stuffed
    felt, stuck

  • Museum number:

    B.142-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This brightly coloured stuffed toy is one of a group of four that make up the ‘Snowlets’, the official mascots of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games.

500,000 Snowlets were produced between 1996 and 1998, but once the Games started they sold out very quickly, becoming sought-after collectors’ items as well as children’s toys. As well as plush toys, T shirts and tea towels featuring the owlets were popular.

Owls were chosen for their associations with wisdom, and the names of the characters, Sukki, Nokki, Lekki and Tsukki, together spell out ‘Snowlets’.

Physical description

Pink and yellow stuffed synthetic plush toy of squarish shape with short wings. Black embroidered smile, and felt shapes are stuck on as black feet, pointed orange nose, and large yellow eyes with black pupils. Pink braid on top of head looped through plastic sucker.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

c.1998 (made)

Artist/maker

Landor Associates (designers)

Materials and Techniques

plush, stuffed
felt, stuck

Dimensions

Height: 8 cm, Width: 10 cm, Depth: 6 cm

Descriptive line

Sukki, small pink and yellow plush toy, produced before 1998.

Materials

Synthetic

Techniques

Sewing; Stuffed

Categories

Dolls & Toys; Sport

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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