Monday, January 19, 2015
Gone were the googly eyes and the pot belly. The new duck was more muscular, with reptilian scales and a streamlined head that resembled a biker's helmet. The official name of the rebranded character was "Mandrake," but everyone called him "Roboduck."
But Roboduck didn't charm the fans. He scared kids, and people started pushing him around. So they retired Roboduck and quietly went back to Puddles.
Wall Street Journal: "Fans Found University of Oregon’s Muscular Mascot a Lame Duck."
Posted by James Gurney at Monday, January 19, 2015