Monday, February 22, 2010
More Official Stitch of the Vancouver Olympics
HOWEVER, Mr. Tikistitch, who has a bloodhound's sense for the scent of Stitch collectibles, suggested we nose inward. We saw nothing at first, until I peered around a narrow corner and detected this Stitch solar nodder. As it happens, I have several of these cute items (they seem to issue one or two new ones every year), but NOT the one with Stitch holding his tummy, so SCORE!
I brought the item over to the register, and the sharp-eyed shop lady, looked at this, and my already bulging shopping bags, and inquired as to whether I liked this specific character. Suddenly, she was pulling little fuzzy blue genetic mutations out of every corner of the little shop.
The sparkly Stitch plush (one of Mr. Tiki's finds) is especially fun: the label says Sega, and it appears to be licensed, but you might notice the tag is for Winnie the Pooh, which is something I'd expect from a bootleg.
Oh, and the teensy paw pen is a story in itself. I used it to sign the credit card receipt, and then must have unthinkingly left it on the desk. We were halfway down the block when the shop owner came running up behind us with my pen! People in Canada are just so darned NICE.
SO IN CONCLUSION: Stitch is everywhere. Yes, EVEN CANADA.