Haha! Actually realizing Max The Parrot's design is extremely close to one of the birds submitted as a character in the original internal design contest. Switched pants for a jacket, and lost some weight. And while I do know Charmy has been around for a long, LONG time. I'm saying they thought of needing a "flying character", and initially went with Max, but eventually went with Charmy. Going with a tiny bee is a bit weirder than a bird, but then so is making an Echidna glide and a fox fly.