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Orbit the Astros mascot went from looking like this in the late 80's/early 90's

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To a very mid 90's look when the team redesigned their logos and colors

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When the Astros moved to their new stadium and changed to the brick and black scheme, they changed mascots to a train conducting rabbit named Junction Jack. Thankfully with the Astros adopting their traditional colors back, they reintroduced orbit with the version we have today.

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Junction Jack went through a few looks in his 12 years with the club

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1 minute ago, cajunaggie08 said:

Orbit the Astros mascot went from looking like this in the late 80's/early 90's

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To a very mid 90's look when the team redesigned their logos and colors

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When the Astros moved to their new stadium and changed to the brick and black scheme, they changed mascots to a train conducting rabbit named Junction Jack. Thankfully with the Astros adopting their traditional colors back, they reintroduced orbit with the version we have today.

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Junction Jack went through a few looks in his 12 years with the club

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he has a name,

                   SIR,

and

      it's

            O R B I T

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7 hours ago, selby56 said:

I have been Stomper as well. I interned with the Crushers a few summers ago.

 

But I was mostly known as being Coffee in the Dunkin' Donuts mascot race.

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Oh my God...I remember that race!!! 

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5 hours ago, Echo said:

 

Aren't Maine the Black Bears?  Why was the mascot blue for awhile?

Maine is the Black Bears, but strangely enough they don't wear black. Their colors are navy blue and light blue.

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The Blue Jays replaced BJ Birdie in 1999 with Ace and Diamond.

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Ace stuck around and got a redesign sometime in the early 2000s, losing his sleeves, cap, and hair for the Black Jays era.

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He got his sleeves back when the Jays went back to blue, and his beak changed colour.

 

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6 hours ago, Mingjai said:

BYU's Cosmo Cougar went from looking like this:

 

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to this:

 

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Which allows him to do more athletic stuff like this:

 

 

 

Athletic? Yes.

 

Looks like he's staring straight into the sun? Also yes.

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What was interesting for Kent State, until 1985, there was no real (mascot) answer for what a Flash was! 

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9 hours ago, Mingjai said:

BYU's Cosmo Cougar went from looking like this:

 

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to this:

 

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Which allows him to do more athletic stuff like this:

 

 

 

Or like when the head falls off like...

 

"Which allows him to do more athletic stuff" = IRL, we finally got some young man or taller woman who actually has possesses rhythm.

 

Earliest Cosmos:

 

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I had too. RIP Mabel King

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Might as well post the evolution of Goldy Gopher, who transformed from pretty terrifying into the lovable doofus we know today.

 

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St. Cloud State's Blizzard has gone through multiple redos in his history.

 

Here is his look from the 80s

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90s and early 2000s

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Here is "Anime Blizzard" due to the amount of color on his face, it was meant to be a physical representation of one of this logo Image result for scsu huskies logo

This Blizzard was used in the late 2000's until 2016.

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And here is the new Blizzard.

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So Baldwin Wallace, my Alma Mater, went through 4 mascot designs in my 5 years there. 

 

First one was used for a while, I remember seeing it when I toured there. It was used until 2013.

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Next one was used from 2013-16.

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The one they use now is a lot better than the previous 3 combined...

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Now noticed that I said 4. There was a time where #2 Stinger had a different head. Imagine that head with a full blown smile with teeth showing. It scared everyone, including the students there. So our mascot was out of commission for a couple games before he got a new head.

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Thanks to John Oliver, I learned that McDonald's had the Orange Fry Guy.and Grimace... 

 

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Which apparently gave us Philly's Gritty. 

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Brutus the Bulldog from my alma mater, Ferris State, in the 90s and 2000s was this weird creation. The thing was literally sewn together by a little old lady that lived in an apartment downtown. The thing kinda has this odd Star Wars stormtrooper vibe in the face.

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Finally, at some point in the early 2010s, someone decided it was time to get something that wasn't made by someone else's grandma and we now have this Brutus:

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Swoop at the very least seems to have gotten a new head.

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2 hours ago, logodawg said:

 

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Poor guy looks like he just opened the Arc of the Covenant.

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My alma mater, DePaul, had Billy Blue Demon in the '80s (you can tell it's the '80s by the REO Speedwagon guy):

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...to the very stupidly named DiBS (Demon in a Blue Suit), seen here in the late '90s ready to invade your nightmares:

 

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Now, DiBS looks like Ron Perlman if he decided to moonlight with the Blue Man Group.

 

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