If you’ve been watching the news, you’ve seen Beijing Olympics winners get Bing Dwen Dwen plush panda before they get their real medals. This little plush panda is this years China’s Olympics mascot. If I was an Olympics winner, I would love to receive one of these cute panda plush toys! The Bing Dwen Dwen is so popular that it has a growing fanbase that got really disappointed when the actual mascot spoke on live TV. His voice was too old and not as cute or childish as its fanbase would have liked. He’s better off just dancing and waving.
The Giant Panda
Since the giant panda is the national animal of China, it only makes sense that they would give a panda plush toy. These animals are so precious and adorable, that China used them as diplomatic symbol in order to trade and create partnerships around the world.
Bing Dwen Dwen is presented to the olympics winners in a plastic shell that is supposed to represent ice. In my opinion it looks like an adorable astronaut. Bing loosely translates into ice, which represents purity and strength. Dwen dwen refers to childlike or lively children. This Olympics panda toy is also decorated with a golden wreath. On the plush panda’s left paw is a red heart, which represent’s the country’s hospitality.
The eight inch adorable Olympics panda plush toy can be yours too, if you’re lucky! Right now only a few factories are allowed to create the panda plush toy. If you wait on line for hours at one of the retail shops in China, you might get your very own Olympics Bing Dwen Dwen plush.
The popularity of the plush panda toy has also created a lot of fakes. Anyone found with these fakes Bing plush toys will be fined and the merchandise removed. What do you think about these toys? Are they worth waiting for hours in the freezing cold?