The Seattle Kraken has officially been around for almost a year. As Seattle’s newest sports team, the Kraken have been in and out of the news. And now they’re back for an interesting new mascot that is ~surprise~ not a giant octopus. Let’s check out Buoy.
According to the Seattle Kraken, “Buoy, named after the nautical navigation tool, was inspired by the famous Fremont Troll sculpture in Seattle.” Buoy’s aqua-blue nose and long, blue-tinted hair immediately caught the attention of the internet and the reviews are mixed but pretty comical. Let’s check them out.
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Right off the bat… err puck, people think Buoy should have been a little more… appealing.
Buoy should have been a hot merman. Absolutely ripped. He should have been giving daddy issues not furby energy
— in the Court’s opinion (@ChaosInTheCourt) October 2, 2022
He is just like all of us though, occasionally making questionable decisions.
Looks like Buoy had a few too many craft beers in Fremont one night and made a regrettable tattoo decision. pic.twitter.com/TEYiwgphcr
— Lexi Brown, PhD (@lexilafleur) October 2, 2022
Is fear of Buoy the new coulrophobia?
not to be a hater but buoy the troll is a fucking monstrosity. if I was a small child kraken fan I would cry and run. actually I would just cry and run.
— graph enjoyer (@lowerbodyinjury) October 2, 2022
What the last tweet said.
therapist: Buoy the Troll can’t hurt you
Buoy the Troll: pic.twitter.com/k61H0PkFSq
— alyssa (@alyssaturnz) October 2, 2022
Hey, at least he can dance, kind of.
Buoy shows off some moves and…almost sticks the landing. #SEAKraken pic.twitter.com/45KuKjinAt
— Emerald City Hockey (@EmeraldCityHky) October 2, 2022
The internet has definitely been critical of Buoy but also very entertaining. Let’s check out the Kraken’s official welcome video for a little more positive light.
Oh Buoy, this is going to be good! 😉
Welcome to The Deep, @SEAbuoy! pic.twitter.com/ZNCNfqn4iR
— Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) October 2, 2022
Have a great week Seattle, be sure to keep your eyes out for Buoy. Go Kraken!
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