The new plush Sir Norby makes a dashing companion for Green Knights past, present and future.
Norby doll hits bookstore shelves
A fully armored knight is anything but huggable, with one notable exception – the new plush Sir Norby now available at the campus bookstore.
At about a foot tall from the tips of his boots to the top of his plumage, the Norby doll had his start last fall when Ruth Johnson (Auxiliary Services) contacted Nick Patton ’03 (Office of Communications) about the possibility of miniaturizing the new and wildly popular mascot. After the success of the Norby line of children’s clothing, both reasoned that creating a doll was the next logical step in enhancing Norby’s visibility.
The doll itself took about a year to move from conception to final form. During that time, the college worked closely with Creative Resources to capture the mascot’s spirit. Rather than a stately Norby doll, designers wanted one with soft features that could be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. After numerous drafts and revisions, Norby emerged in his current, loveable form.
Patton hopes the doll will boost school spirit by offering students, alums and St. Norbert families a new way to interact with Norby. “We’re always thinking of different ways of exploring the character,” he says.
Sept. 4, 2012