Wenlock Mascot Toys - London 2012 Olympics

by TerriRexson

Wenlock is the mascot for the London 2012 Olympics. Find out all about him and choose your own Wenlock soft toy.

First of all some background about Wenlock, who is this odd-looking little fellow and why is he called Wenlock?

Wenlock is one of the mascots for the London 2012 Olympics (Mandeville is the mascot for the London 2012 Paralympics.)

Wenlock is named after the English village of Much Wenlock in Shropshire. Why? Because Much Wenlock was the location of the Wenlock Olympian Society Annual Games, a predecessor to the Olympic Games we know today.

And how did Wenlock get his looks? He was created as part of the preparations for the London Olympics and is apparently based on a drop of steel.

White & Orange Wenlock Mascot

Here's a cute and cuddly Wenlock in his main colors: white with orange details. 

Young and old fans of the Olympics can get their own plush Wenlock to cuddle, cheer and wave with, put on display or keep as a collector's item.  Note the bangles he's wearing on his wrists which are made from the fives colored circles in the Olympic logo.

Wenlock 2012 London Olympics Mascot

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Wenlock 2012 London Olympics Mascot

Who is Wenlock?

Weblock is the London 2012 Olympic Mascot. He came from a drop of molten steel from the last girder in the London Olympic Stadium. As did his friend Mandeville. Watch the video below to see the story of how Wenlock came into being. 

London 2012 Mascots - 'Out of a Rainbow'

Cartoon Animation

Union Jack Wenlock Soft Toy

Or perhaps you'd prefer to see Wenlock in his Union Jack design. Here he is proudly wearing his take on the Union Jack Flag. 

This Wenlock is still cute and soft, but he's celebrating the location of the 2012 Olympics in London, UK. 

A great choice for anyone who wants to celebrate their British heritage or just celebrate with us. 

Union Jack Wenlock 2012 London Olympics Mascot

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Union Jack Wenlock 2012 London Olympics Mascot
Only $2.59

Policeman and Queen's Guard

And don't miss the Policeman Wenlock in his smart black uniform or the Queen's Guard Wenlock dressed in his guard uniform. Aren't they adorable!

London 2012 Mascots Song

And here are some really big Wenlock and Mandeville mascots dancing along to the London 2012 mascots song.

Wenlock Mascots on eBay

You can also find Wenlock Mascots on ebay.co.uk (for UK buyers) and ebay.com, see below for US and international buyers. 

Find out More about Wenlock

You can find about more about Wenlock at the official London Olympics website.

See: The Making of the Mascots

Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page to find a link to Out of a rainbow, The original story of the London 2012 mascots by author Michael Morpurgo. You'll also find out why Wenlock only has one eye.

You can also get the Meet Wenlock and Madeville London Story Book (UK)

Wenlock Olympian Society Annual Games

The Wenlock Olympian Society Annual Games, dating from 1850, are a forerunner of the modern Olympic Games. They are held each year in Much Wenlock in Shropshire, England.
Updated: 07/01/2012, TerriRexson
 
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whitemoss on 07/01/2012

Still not sure I like them! Like your suggestions though.

Mladen on 03/15/2012

Haha, these are really cute! :)
I definitely love them!

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