Quatchie: Made In China

quatch_chinaWhy is this girl frowning? This cute, cuddly marketing monster isn't made in Canada; or Indonesia. It's made in China. The Olympic committee in their infinite wisdom decided to get their mascots produced in China-- the land of lead-- rather than go somewhere less dubious for the manufacturing.

Originally uploaded by triviaqueen
Why would they do this? Could it be that they were budget conscious? You know, make them cheap, sell them cheap so that kids the world over can, uh, cuddle their Quatchies.... Nope: these stuffies sell for $30 each-- something like two to three times the price of the stuffed animals of a similar size. So, the price is high; the manufacturing is done in the same country that gave us toys laced with rophypnol. Where is the price difference going? Right into the pockets of the IOC and its local cronies. Your kids' toys are made in China but this plan was hatched at VanOC.


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