Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Toy of the Day: Lufsig

Lufsig has become the new rallying mascot against Leung Chun-ying
Ikea has unwittingly become part of the anti-Leung Chun-ying campaign with its grinning stuffed animal called Lufsig.

The wolf is based on the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood and this version is wearing a red checkered shirt and blue pants while clutching a cute granny in its left paw.

But ever since the toy was thrown at the Hong Kong chief executive by two protestors from the League of Social Democrats during a public forum on Saturday, people have been trying to get to their nearest Ikea to buy one, because of the wolverine associations with Leung.

Also while the name of the wolf is not translated into Chinese in Hong Kong, its Chinese name in China sounds an obscene three-word phrase associated with female genitalia.

Yesterday an Ikea spokeswoman confirmed that Lufsig had sold out in its stores in Causeway Bay, Sha Tin and Kowloon Bay, with the remaining few going on sale today.

"All Lufsig toys were sold out. The next set of supplies will arrive in Hong Kong in early January," she said.

The selling out of the wolf toy has benefited one group -- Unicef -- which will receive a HK$10 donation for every HK$99 toy sold.

If you are desperate to get one, Yahoo's online platform had a Lufsig toy listed for sale at HK$150.

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