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The Ab-Duck-tion of Gale Ducky


Imagine this…a family puts a large rubber duck in their yard when a pond forms after a heavy rainfall. Then….the duck disappears. Then….the family gets a postcard from “Kuwait City” from…..the duck! Does that sound bizarre? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Alicia Troiano (the owner of the duck)! And it just gets quackier from there. The duck, who calls herself “Gale Ducky,” wrote about her travels on the postcard since she left “the pond.” She’d been to Honduras, Amsterdam, and Kuwait so far. The duck even started a facebook page documenting her travels! Troiano was in shock!

Troiano has no idea who could have stolen the duck. They have no acquaintances who were planning trips to Kuwait, Amsterdam or Honduras, so Troiano suspects that it was a friend of a friend who snatched “Gale” out of her seasonal pond.

“I love the Pacific Ocean and Amapala Island was great, there was even a Volcano,” says Gale Ducky via facebook.

“I’m curious to see where else it ends up — I’m definitely looking forward to see new pictures,” said Troiano. Looks like this duck is having a pretty good time traveling the globe! You go, Gale Ducky! To see Gale Ducky’s facebook page click here.

Water Dream Invades Atlanta


Another sighting of a massive flock of rubber ducks! They are taking over the world one city at a time! Not really. But over in Atlanta at the Museum of Design , an exhibit called “Water Dream, the Art of Bathroom Design” opened on June 26.  To kick off the exhibit FIVE HUNDRED rubber ducks invaded the corner of Peachtree and 14th Street and it was said to have stopped people in their tracks! The rubber ducks were publicity for the show. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate it!

The ducks were free to those who wanted them….with one stipulation…..MODA requested that people take pictures of their rubber ducks in their bathrooms and post them to facebook. You can see the ducks in their bathrooms if you go to their page. Just click here. One couple even took their duck to the Cayman Islands!

Now that is one lucky ducky!! Water Dream is currently open to the public from Tuesdays through Sundays until September 17. Click here for more information.

Austroducks does it again!


Presenting….. Sigmund Freud! In case you didn’t know, Austroducks is the first rubber duck producers of Austrian themed rubber ducks! And since Sigmund Freud hails from Austria, it was only a matter of time before Austroducks created a rubber duckie of his likeness. This is the fourth in their line, which include Mozart, Franz Josef, and Sisi. You can see those (and purchase them) on the Austroducks website. Just click here. Sigmund Duck will be moving his practice from Austria to bathtubs all over the world in the winter of 2011/12. I can hardly wait!

Pas De Duck


Opal London ducks have been all the rage in rubber duck news as of lately. Not only have they released the new “Ducktannia” Deluxe Duck, but they have another new duck coming out soon. Just see this cute little guy for yourself….presenting “Bob the Billduck:”

And if that weren’t enough, you can see Opal London’s ducks in all their grace and whimsy below in their performance of “Duck Lake”……

Get your own Opal Ducks here!

Duckfest 2011


Today is a very special day for rubber duck collectors around the world. You see, today is Duckfest 2011  in Seattle, Washington at the home of Charlotte Lee-the Guinness Book of World Records holder for the largest duckie collection! Let me explain a little about Duckfest for those who are not familiar with it. Duckfest is the only national convention for rubber duck collectors.  At Duckfest you will find selling and trading of rubber ducks, rubber duck games, rubber duck themed food, and everything else duck-a-licious! The last Duckfest was held in NYC. You can see pics of it here. This year is a special year because those who attend will get to see the largest rubber duck collection in the world! That’s over 5,000 ducks!!! See a piece of the collection for yourself:

Stay tuned for pictures from the this year’s fest! It will undoubtedly be something to quack about!!!

Introducing….Ducktannia!


First off, I must say that Opal London has a line of collectable ducks that is highly creative. My personal favorite is “Tarty Ann”….”the siren from the highlands” they call her. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more crazier, they come out with this little gem. This duck is the first of a new line of “deluxe” ducks. She is described as “bolder and brasher than ever. The Queen of the ducks, Ducktannia rules the waves.” Both patriotic and whimsical, this duck takes duck collecting to a new high! Stay tuned for some adventures of this duck as soon as I get my hands on her! Cheers!

You can order your own Ducktannia here. And to see their entire line of collectable ducks click here.

Another Rubber Duck World Record


As far as I know there are two rubber duck related world records in the Guinness Book…..#1. Charlotte Lee holds the world record for the largest rubber duck collection (well over 5, 000 rubber ducks!). #2. The Great British Duck Race holds the world record for the most ducks raced in a charity event (around 165,000 ducks were raced down the River Thames!).

Now there is another rubber duck related Guinness World record out there for…….the longest line of ducks in a row! With the help of 80 volunteers, Seattle startup company Cozi organized a mile-long chain of 17,782 rubber ducks in Seattle’s Magnuson Park on Sunday. It was declared a world record by a Guinness World Record adjudicator. You can learn more about Cozi and see how they help people get their “ducks in a row”  here.

I can only imagine how long this must have taken to set up and clean up! I wonder who was the “lucky duck” who got the task of counting all those ducks? I do know this…Seattle loves rubber ducks. How do I know? Let me give you a hint…..Duckfest Seattle! But more on that later…….

Explorer Duck Visits Holland!


In case you have just tuned in to Duckshow, a rubber duck (that was fittingly named Explorer Duck) has been traveling the globe leaving her duckprints everywhere. Duck collectors from every end of the earth have been hosting her in their cities. She has already been to some fabulous cities (including here-in NYC).  I must say…I envy her, the lucky duck ;) I have been tracking her travels here on Duckshow and documenting her global adventures! When last we left Explorer Duck, she was making her way around London. Recently she traveled to the Netherlands! I never knew a rubber duck could look so great in wooden shoes!

And here is Explorer Duck tiptoeing through the Dutch tulips! She is almost camouflaged!

A trip to Holland is not complete without seeing some of their famous windmills!

Next up-the Royal Palace in Dam Square in AMSTERDAM! And-like the locals-Explorer Duck is traveling by bike. If you have ever been to Amsterdam, one thing you will never forget (even if you eat the magic mushrooms there ;) is the overwhelming numbers of bikes parked everywhere!

Explorer Duck: “I did not have the mushrooms, but the cheese was delicious.”

Explorer Duck at one of the gorgeous canals. Did she go for a quick swim?

Maybe she did not go for a swim in the canal, but she did take a dip with one of the local Scottish cattle.

Explorer Duck: “I will float quietly as not to disturb this elusive harry wildebeast. Shhhhh, quack.”

These photos were all taken by fellow duck collector and Dutch native Marieke L. There are so many other quack-tastic photos of her trip through the Netherlands. You can see those as well as photos from her other travels thus far here.

Austroducks New Designs Are Something to Squeak About!


Duckshow is taking a break from it’s Vegas Adventures today to travel across the pond to report some exciting news! You see, Austroducks (from Austria) has designed a couple of new ducks that every collector will no doubt be adding to their collection! Austroduck’s creator, Rudolf Doppelbauer, started a line of rubber ducks with an Austrian theme not too long ago. You may know his infamous “Mozart” duck:

Well, he’s at it again! This time with two new designs. And here they are! May I present to you….Franz Josef and Sisi:

The new ducks will be available to buy soon! You can get the Mozart duck now at the Austroducks website.

Austroducks is getting lots of press for these beauties! Just see for yourself:

Sugar Factory


Before I went to a Vegas, I found out about a new place in town that sells candy and rubber ducks. Seems someone was reading my mind…. I couldn’t wait to go see this new place on my trip to Vegas. The name of the place is Sugar Factory. There are a few of them on the strip, but the largest one (as seen above) is at the Paris Casino. I made my way into the store (pretty quickly) and found myself in heaven. I bought a few rubber ducks, some duck apparel, and some Jelly Belly jelly beans. I spent a little too much money in this place….but when in Rome….or Vegas ;) I also spotted this fabulous duckie disco ball:

Too bad it wasn’t for sale ;) To find out more about Sugar Factory click here.