Monday, December 31, 2012

Yeti Year in Review

It has been a momentous year filled with a lot of Yeti Lve.

Let's take a gander...


Yeti had prominent cameos in 2 popular US 3D animated kids' films:

He was friends with Dracula in Hotel Transylvania:

And he was friends with Santa Claus in Rise of the Guardians:

And let's not forget as well that he had a lightning-quick appearance in The Pirates!:

Yeti even had a lead in 2 films (though not as well viewed as the ones above):

Abominable Christmas:

Yoko (in Germany):


In a Simpsons episode this year, the father of the bartender character Moe was revealed to be the Yeti:

A commercial for gum featured a Yeti being very rude:

France had a commercial for sweaters.

Also, I didn't know about the following in time for last year's Yeti Year in Review, so allow me to rectify! They were BIG DEALS back in 2010:
Yeti in an Internet Explorer commercial

Yeti in The Regular Show


The Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comic Exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art was pretty awesome.


Kids were encouraged to make their own comics featuring the Abominable One:.

And there was a way to pose for a photo:


I found three examples of note:

Kate Bush:

Weird Al:

Bad Lip Reading does Coldplay:


Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (2011) was probably the biggest deal since my last year end review.

Honorable Mentions go to:  Scarygirl (2012) and Mythos (2012)

I noticed there have been quite a few games with Yeti in the title:

Yeti/Sasquatch Annihilation (2011), Yeti Town (2011), Yeti Confetti (2011), Yeti Hunter (2012), and Yeti Jump (2012, Yeti Escape (2012)

Most of them were for the mobile platform.  A number of other prominent mobile titles featured Yeti, including:

Kingdom Rush (2011)
Legendary Wars (2011)
Run Like Hell! Yeti Edition (2012)
Ski Safari (2012)


Saks Fifth Avenue's had a plush Yeti for sale two years in a row. And they've put out a different picture book each year:

Android Yeti is a modified robot toy.

Park Starz put out a pretty stylistically cool Yeti vinyl figure, but it's extremely hard to get.

Yeti Roosevelt ruled the roost, but was also very rare. Or maybe it's not out yet. I mean, where is it?

I lposted my last Yeti Year in Review back in September 2011. And since that time, there have been a lot of changes to the site.

I started doing theme weeks:

Frozen Treats
Yeti Eats...
Y is for Yeti
She Loves Me
ONE and TWO Saturday Morning Cartoons
Video Game History
Body Parts
By (Vehicle)
Sword & Sorcery
Versus Animals
Yeti as...
Yeti Drinks
Versus Fantastical Creatures
I Scream for Yeti
Summer Games
Shark Week
Crab Week
Wendigo Week
Zombie Week
Yeti Eats...
Wampa Week

And introduced a number of new features:

And celebrated my 2000th post!

Thanks for a great year, fellow Yeti Lovers

Top 10: 2012

Top Ten of my favorite posts this year? Deemed by yours truly?

Let's rank it up.

10) Alpengeist

9) Y is for Not Yetis

8) Scorpan

7) Melita Curphy

6) Yeti Crab Santa

5) Christmas Sculpture


4) Primevals

3) Tex Mex

2) Alpiner

1) Yetis Love Hugs


Who knew?


And please help, if you can:

Friday, December 28, 2012

Not Yeti Friday - Jack Frost

The Norse called him Jokul Frosti. He's a wild nature spirit, a trickster.  Like many Yeti, he's an Ice Person - the TVTropes term for someone with the power to create cold and frost at will.

Like Yeti, there's no one single iconic depiction of him:

Did you know?


Did you know?  Yeti was on a Family Ties Christmas episode in 1987!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Yuletide Guises

People like to masquerade as Yeti for holiday plays.