Let's take a gander...
MOVIES: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):
Yoko (in Germany):
TELEVISION: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
EXHIBITS:The Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comic Exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art was pretty awesome.
And there was a way to pose for a photo:
MUSIC:I found three examples of note:
Bad Lip Reading does Coldplay:
GAMES: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)
TOYS: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:
Y is for Yeti
She Loves Me
ONE and TWO Saturday Morning Cartoons
Video Game History
Sword & Sorcery
Versus Fantastical Creatures
I Scream for Yeti
And introduced a number of new features:
- Yeti Arcade
- Top 10 (Figures, Disguise, Quotes, Outer Space, Yeti Crab, Oddity, Not Yetis of D&D, Puppets, Movie, Television, 2012)
- Yeti Loves X, Apparently (Tea, Hugs, Bunnies)
- Riding Roundup
- Ramhorn Roundup
And celebrated my 2000th post!
Thanks for a great year, fellow Yeti Lovers