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The Hamilton Tiger Cats recently redesigned both of their mascots while keeping the same names. I thought it would be interesting to compare some redesigns (that keep the same name, not a new character) and see if it's an upgrade or downgrade.

 

Stripes:

 

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AFTER:

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TC:

 

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The Toronto Marlies also did this with their mascot, Duke the Dog

BEFORE:

 

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REDESIGN #1

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REDESIGN #2

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The Bills redesigned Billy Buffalo before this season.  Many fans did not care for the new Billy.

 

Original:

 

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Current:

 

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Does Pierre the Pelican getting retconned from a nightmare inducing bird of prey/ Pennywise hybrid to something that wouldn't worry me in the vicinity of children count?

 

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The Sabres have redesigned Sabretooth a couple of times to coincide with their various color changes over the years. 

 

The original Sabretooth was orange and black: 

 

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When the Sabres changed to red and black in 1996 Sabretooth changed to red and black as well:

 

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When the Sabres changed back to navy blue and gold in 2006 Sabretooth changed as well, this time to gold with navy stripes:

 

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I don't have anything substantial to offer, but this is an interesting thread.

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Lake Erie Crushers mascot Stomper

Before:

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After:

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Fun fact- The "before" picture is me in the costume.

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 KENT STATE

Original Flash

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1995ish?

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2005 (Moved to just a solid brown and fixed some other costume issue I assume)

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2 hours ago, Echo said:

When the Sabres changed back to navy blue and gold in 2006 Sabretooth changed as well, this time to gold with navy stripes:

 

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So he became the Nashville Predators logo? 

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In 1970, a 69-year old fan named Milt Mason, unhappy with the Brewers' low attendance so far, decided to sit atop the County Stadium scoreboard until the team would draw at least 40,000 before a home game.  He was there for about 40 days, finally descending on August 16 to a cheering crowd of 44,387.  To this day, he is recognized as the original Bernie Brewer.

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In 1973, Bernie Brewer was officially introduced as the team's mascot, depicted, in honor of Mason, as a cheerful man sporting a big mustache and wearing lederhosen and a Tyrolean hat (Unfortunately, I can't find any pictures of that era online).  When his chalet was torn down in 1984 to make room for a new sound system, Bernie was sent into retirement as well, until, by popular demand, his chalet, slide and beer mug were rebuilt and he made his big return in 1993-this time as a full-body costume with a foam head.

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When the Brewers moved into Miller Park, Bernie got a makeover as he moved into Bernie's Dugout, keeping his new look to this very day.

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Is there a reason for the specific first name of Bernie for Bernie Brewer?

 

Anyways Billy the Marlin was of course redesigned when the Marlins went from Florida to Miami before the 2012 season... 

 

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He doesn't look bad in that light blue color but there's no doubt this redesign was a downgrade especially with that 3 colored fin on his back.

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LMU has actually had three different iterations of Iggy in the last few years.

 

My era - Friendly Iggy

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A few years ago - Budget Iggy

 

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Current: Hanna Barbara Villain Iggy

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Then, here's the original Hank Gathers era Iggy

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Not sure if it counts as a full on redesign, but Sparky the Dragon changed colors along with the Islanders when they went from navy to royal blue.

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Originally Captain Fear of the Buccaneers had a black beard...

 

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Over time, and i cant really pinpoint when, the beard became more red...

 

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The original Mr. Met was a bit terrifying. 

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He disappeared during the 70s but made his return thanks to a fan letter in the mid-90s. 

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Thankfully that incarnation of Mr. Met didn't last long and we soon got the version we all know and love.

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Mrs. Met also went through a few changes. She was originally known as Lady Met.

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Like her husband, she disappeared but took longer to return (possibly raising the kids). She made a brief return in the mid-2000s even appearing in a few ESPN commercials. Not sure where her hair went during this period.

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She was officially reintroduced in 2013 (with hair again) where she still makes appearances to this day.

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I think Mr. Met enjoys having her back.

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10 hours ago, panthers_2012 said:

Lake Erie Crushers mascot Stomper

Before:

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After:

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Fun fact- The "before" picture is me in the costume.

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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