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If you can't be inside the Olympic Games, then follow Seattle Times producers, reporters, videographers and Olympic fans as we take you to the streets of Vancouver, B.C., to show you what's happening on the ground and give you a taste of the scene swirling around the 2010 winter games.

February 5, 2010 at 9:58 PM

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Shopping for Quatchi

Posted by Stephanie Clary

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I don't fall into the category of people who believe in Sasquatch, but I do think Quatchi — the Olympic mascot inspired by the creature — is rather adorable.

Maybe it's because it's a nod to a Pacific Northwest mystery, or maybe it's his earmuffs and reported dreams of becoming a goalie, but I feel compelled to buy a Quatchi souvenir.

An online search led me to some interesting finds, including slippers, a sterling silver charm and a $40 towel.

While all are worthy keepsakes, an etsy.com seller wins my vote for best Quatchi gear:

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It's featured in The Head Said's shop, and for $22.50 you get a beanie, earmuffs and Quatchi's face — all in one piece! This thing needs an infomercial.

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