Update: The 2010 Winter Olympics opens today, so I am officially calling this “Quatchi Day”!! 02.12.2010
The largest Quatchi on the East Coast is to be found at the International Cryptozoology Museum. The British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club (BCSCC), via Adam McGirr, has donated the Giant Quatchi to the museum. The large replica of the 2010 Winter Olympics mascot is 38 inches tall and very wide. It has become the centerpiece of the snowfield display I created in the front window on Congress Street, Portland, Maine, with curating assistance from docent coordinator Jeff Meuse.
This generous giant BCSCC donation joins the smaller version (below), and also, for sale in the museum shop, the very rare handsized 4.5″ plush Quatchis (near the bottom). Reportedly, the largest single population of small Quatchis in the Eastern USA are to be found at the International Cryptozoology Museum.
These can be used on backpacks and/or as a sizable keychain. Most of them, for Bigfooters, I predict due to their temporal rarity and popular cultural significance, will end up as collectibles and in folks’ individual cabinets of curiosities.
International Cryptozoology Museum
661 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
Wed-Sat, 11-6, Sunday, Noon-5.
Below is the medium-sized Quatchi dancing to “Forest Ninji by Very Tasteful.”
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