Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sick & Injured

Yeti by cobrinha_marian

Graw the Yeti by Sebastien Lienard

[Destination: Japan] T-shirt & TV


Today's trip: JAPAN


You heard me. That's the Japanese word for Yeti.
Check out this T-shirt!

Let's examine a couple examples of Japanese television. 

First, a commercial for Pocky featuring Yeti in costumes:

Second, an Episode 22 of Kamen Rider, where Skyrider goes up against an Abominable Snowman:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

slaking5lizard Yeti

Yeti by slaking5lizard

Gamma World Yeti

You can actually play a Yeti in the pen & paper role-playing game Gamma World:

Here's a Penny Arcade about it:


And the site "Roving Band of Misfits" actually provides a list of where you can get a Yeti mini to use for Gamma World.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Klonek Yeti

Yeti by Roman Klonek

Yeti Arcade: Ni no Kuni

Oh yeah! Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (2013) by Studio Ghibli, which looks amazing, has yeti!

Video stills from this video.

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Great Mystery Atlas Book

The zoologist and writer Dr. Karl Shuker wrote "The Great Mystery Atlas: A Pictorial Guide to Mysterious Creatures and Places" with illustrations by Stephen Player.

Everything was great, but then something fell through, and it was never published.

This last summer, Dr. Shuker shared some scans from the book on his blog. Looks like it would have been fantastic.

There was a whole Land of the Yeti spread:

Click to zoom

You can see more from the book that never was here.

2013 Superbowl Commercial

From Multivu:
"Wheat Thins, the snack known for its complex taste and satisfying crunch, today announced the launch of its new “Must. Have. Wheat Thins.” campaign with a new television ad debuting in the Super Bowl pre-game. The television spot, which airs between 5:30 p.m. EST and the start of the 6 p.m. broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 3, was inspired by Wheat Thins’ most passionate fans and depicts the intense relationship they have with the brand by showcasing a man so passionate about his Spicy Buffalo Wheat Thins he’ll do nearly anything to protect them from even the most unexpected intruders—even a yeti!"

Here is the commercial:

Friday, January 25, 2013

She Loves Me Not Yeti Friday - Mulberry Monsters

The fashion co. Mulberry decided to go with a forest fairytale theme in their catalog, and hired Tim Walker to shoot photos of ladies interacting with large yeti-like beasts in a forest (more here).

This would appear to be deserving of the "She Loves Me' label, right? But actually, the line was all about fur... maybe more like NOT.

Saw originally on Superpunch


Mulberry hired illustrator Emma Houlston to design a monster for their blog along the lines of their  theme.

Thanks, Savvy!

She Loves Me

The Cashmere by Eric Bompard

She Loves Me Not

Yeti by Marc Ellerby

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

She Loves Me

Sleeping with the Yeti by Chris Browne

My Yeti by Chris Browne

She Loves Me Not (Yeti Arcade: Tomb Raider)

Lara Croft the Tomb Raider went up against the Yeti in an action figure play set:

And there's this Tanya Croft cosplay/digital art:

But she's also encountered the Abominable Snowman in two different video games...

The latter are actually zombie yeti.  They were used by Thor to guard Thor's Hammer and Midgard Serpent in Helheim. Yeti Thralls were created when a Yeti touches/falls into Etir - the glowing blue liquid that is said to be the source of all life.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Not Yeti Friday - Straw Bears

In Germany you'll see these fellows in carnival processions.  They're called Strohbären, Straw Bears.

They could be derived from the wodewose or Wild Man, the hairy hominids from folklore.