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


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Savvy said...

Thank YOU for keeping us in the yeti-loop all year!