Who is Oskar?

Oskar the Okktobot

 

Oskar the Okktobot™ is our friendly and mischievous mascot, and the honorary ambassador for collecting. Why an Octopus? Simple, octopuses are awesome, intelligent, and industrious. They might also be the OG collectors: octopuses have been observed, both in captivity and in the wild, decorating their dens with the shells of mollusks, crabs, and coconuts, as well as other random things they find lying around the ocean floor. These collections seem to be highly personal, with each octopus having preferences for specific items, which they artfully display in their dens. For example, scientists observed one octopus who had a preference for shiny items, while another favored colorful and vibrant objects. Another still only decorated her den with mint condition Pokémon cards. Go figure. Why is Oskar a robot octupus you ask? Well that’s a different story for another time…