Blue Gumby? Take the Poll

photo by bookjunkie

A travel agent in Chinatown was advertising trips to the Shanghai expo and I couldn’t help thinking that the blue guy looks a whole lot like Gumby.  When I first saw the mascot on the news the first thought that popped into my head was – that’s a tweeked Gumby! The Expo mascot is called Haibao.  Gumby is just flatter, taller and dark green.

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According to reports most people in China have never seen Gumby as they were previously not exposed to American TV so they don’t get what all the fuss is about. It’s hard to buy a Gumby figure in Singapore too. I have yet to see one here.

The Taiwanese expo mascot designer denies it’s a copy and has been quite peeved by the controversy.

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2 Responses to Blue Gumby? Take the Poll

  1. 365days2play says:

    I’ve never heard of gumby actually! But gumby is FLAT!

    • bookjunkie says:

      I think you’re too young! It was a really old American tv show….it wasn’t shown in Singapore but I may have read an ad in some old magazine or picked up about the icon from somewhere.

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