Say what you will, but I love the Olympic and Paralympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville. So much so, that when I saw toys of them available on a well known website at reasonable prices, I decided to get them.
The little “cuddly collectable” Wenlock was the cheapest version of him available at the time. It later turned out that I paid more for him than I did for the standard sized Mandeville, that I only bought the other day. Still I got them both for under £15 altogether, which is decent for official merch for an event like this one.
Yeah they get stick, and maybe I’m a bit old to be having cuddly mascots, but I don’t care. Haters gonna hate, etc, etc.