Unless you’ve been working on board the International Space Station for the last five years, you cannot have failed to have noticed that London will be staging the Olympics this year. Following that news, inevitably hundreds of London 2012 products have sprung up, all across the internet, some classy, some downright tasteless! The official site for all kinds of memorabilia to do with the 2012 games is The London 2012 Shop, but there are literally hundreds of other stores online that are selling merchandise at reasonable prices. We have searched the internet to find some quirky and unusual gifts, keepsakes and mementoes of this special occasion. Check out what we have found:
London 2012 Olympic Games Mascot, Union Jack Wenlock – £14.99
Wenlock is the official mascot for the London 2012 Olympic Games. His name comes from Much Wenlock in Shropshire, a town at the heart of Olympic history. You’ll probably have noticed that he have only got one eye. In fact, it’s a camera lens so that he can record everything he sees. Available from johnlewis.com.
2012 Team GB Women’s Band – £20
As the creators of the Official Jewellery Collection of London 2012 we’ve designed this special red and blue woven band with an engraved plate in celebration of the Games. So, get your must have band and wear it with pride. When you add this product to your order you will receive free UK standard delivery for your whole order. Available from linksoflondon.com.
London 2012 Union Jack Logo Boys T-Shirt – Navy – was £7.99 now £5.32
A great t-shirt for boys featuring the iconic 2012 London Olympics logo. Material is 100% cotton. Sizes available are 5-6yrs, 7-8 yrs and 11-12 yrs. Prices correct as displayed but are subject to change. Available from argos.co.uk.
Micro Scalextric Team GB Track Cycling Velodrome Set – £69.99
The first and only Team GB Velodrome Cycling Set follows the traditional slot racing format, but instead of using cars, there are two miniature cyclists dressed in GB kits. The set features a banked oval track, with two challenging chicanes to test your nerve. Micro Scalextric is ideal for the younger slot racer and the perfect introduction to the action-packed world of Scalextric racing. Features 2 x Team GB Olympic Cyclists. Official Product of Team GB. Available from scalextric.hornby.com.
London 2012 Monopoly Olympic Games – £25.99
On your marks, get set, go! The Monopoly Olympic Games Edition takes you all around the UK as you visit and buy Olympic venues. This fun twist on the traditional game has you building terraces and stadiums instead of houses and hotels, and replaces london streets with venues from the games. You’ll find limited edition Olympic Games counters inside, including mascots Wenlock and Mandeville, a London taxi, a phone box, a London bus and an Underground train. Ideal for 2-6 players aged eight and over. Available from amazon.co.uk.
The London 2012 Paralympic Brilliant Uncirculated £5 Coin – £14.99
This Official Product of London 2012 is presented in a beautiful bespoke display pack featuring information on the Paralympic Coin’s design and its strict specifications. Struck in cupro-nickel to Brilliant Uncirculated quality – a higher standard of minting than the coins found in your pocket. Available from royalmint.com.
Trunki London 2012 – £39.99
Remember this from Dragon’s Den? This Trunki is London 2012’s very own ride-on suitcase for tots and families on the go. Whether you’re spending the day at the Olympic Park or watching from home, you’ll be sure of no false starts with your London 2012 Trunki! Trunki is the multi-award winning ride-on suitcase for travelling tots. It encourages little ones to take responsibility for their own belongings whilst helping to beat the boredom so often suffered by families in transit. Available from johnlewis.com.