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London Olympics: A Look At The Tat On Sale In Heathrow Airport

by | 1st, March 2011

LONDON Olympics 2012: The Tat is on sale in a shop of its own at Heathrow Airport’s, Terminal 5. There, you can buy mugs, key fobs, pens, pencils, a one-eyed ten-pin phallus called Wenlock or Mandeville – the creepy monsters come dressed as a Beefeater or Palace guard – friendship bracelets (£110! Each!!!), die-cast vehicles (replicas of a London bus and a black can (available in white, pink, red, blue and orange) and “fine jewellery” that looks a lot like the fine stuff they flog in Argos.

Who buys this stuff? Is it just collectors, looking to keep it in the pristine box for decades before bequeathing it to a lucky relative, who will put it up for sale at a disappointingly low price?

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British Airways ambassadors Sheila Beesley (right) and Helena Flynn pose with mascot Mandeville at the opening of the first official London 2012 Olympic Store in Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport.



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