The World Famous Android Mascot--Actually in Outer Space (It is good to have Google's budget)

The World Famous Android Mascot–Actually in Outer Space (It is good to have Google’s budget)

It has been a long time since we had a post about mascots, which is a real shame, since they tend to be the weirdest posts on Ferrebeekeeper (which is saying something since this is a blog about dark gods, strange art, exotic mollusks, and brain vivisection).  Therefore today we highlight space-themed mascots—symbolic beings/objects which represent a group or entity by means of anthropomorphized celestial bodies (or other zany astronomical concepts).  I am pleased by all of the stars and suns but somehow I wanted something more celestial and mysterious.  Also why are so many of them yellow?

Anonymous foam star mascot

Anonymous foam star mascot

The 1970's version of the previous star mascot

The 1970’s version of the previous star mascot

The Dallas Star-Tiger?

The Dallas Star-Tiger?

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Mascot--The Psychic Alien, Pipo Kun.  It's a bold choice for a major metropolitan police force.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Mascot–The Psychic Alien, Pipo Kun. It’s a bold choice for a major metropolitan police force.

The Los Angeles Galaxy is apparently a "soccer" team.  Their mascot is this alien (who also shills herbal supplements).

The Los Angeles Galaxy is apparently a “soccer” team. Their mascot is this alien (who also shills herbal supplements).

Grand Ledge's new Comet mascot?

Grand Ledge’s new Comet mascot?

Other Sundry comets and fireballs for sale (if you want to go that direction).

Other Sundry comets and fireballs for sale (if you want to go that direction).

Planet Monster?

Planet Monster?

A psychic astronomy mascot

A psychic astronomy mascot

Space Babe ® is the mascot of the Tiptree Award. Image by Jeanne Gomoll.

Space Babe ® is the mascot of the Tiptree Award. Image by Jeanne Gomoll.

A Canadian Space Lion mascot?

A Canadian Space Lion mascot?

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We mentioned the troubles Ole Miss was having phasing out their previous mascot in favor of something less divisive.  Here is Star War’s own Admiral Ackbar filling in that role.

Meet the two cute Venus Climate Orbiter mascots Atsuki-kun & Kinsei-chan.

Meet the two cute Venus Climate Orbiter mascots Atsuki-kun & Kinsei-chan.

Sunny, The Raisin Bran Dwarf Sun

Smilo, The Happy Planet

Happy Moon Mascot

Happy Moon Mascot

South Africa Soccer Sun Mascot

South Africa Soccer Sun Mascot

Blackhole Gravity Mascot (alright, admittedly, I made this one up)

Blackhole Gravity Mascot (alright, admittedly, I made this one up)

An unfortunate but determined space rocket from Cheer etc.

An unfortunate but determined space rocket from Cheer etc.

A Red Star Costume

A Red Star Costume

I can't tell if this is a plum star or a space squid.

I can’t tell if this is a plum star or a space squid.

Sunny, The Raisin Bran Yellow Dwarf Sun

Sunny, The Raisin Bran Yellow Dwarf Sun

Hmm, I’m not sure whether that has furthered my dearly-held and oft’ stated goal to prod humankind back towards the exploration of outer space, but you never know what will work best with different people and, at least we saw some really strange mascots.