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Countdown to Comic Con

New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention and attracted over 96,000 attendees last year! It hosts the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. I was in attendance last year and met Joe Simon (co creator of Captain America) and James Silvani (illustrator of Darkwing Duck)…..and they even posed with a couple of rubber ducks for Duckshow! And now, this year I am going back for more fun! What adventures will arise this time? Who will I get to hold my ducks for Duckshow pictures? Will there be any ‘fowl’ play? Stay tuned to find out!!

Ducks: “Superhero Ducks Unite!”

Riddler: “…and Super Villainous Fowls!”

Comic Con New York is held at the Javits Center in NYC. You can read more about the convention and and purchase tickets here. Comic Con is still two weeks away, but Duckshow has decided to celebrate it by devoting the next two weeks to Comic Con themed posts! Prepare yourself!

Cartman: “Sweeeeeeet!”

Hurricane Irene Coverage in Duckland..

Stormy Waddlemeyer: “Hello, this is Stormy Waddlemeyer here reporting on Hurricane Irene from Nags Head, North Carolina. As you can see it is very dangerous out here. It is a large and powerful event. Evacuations are taking place everywhere. We are telling people to stay inside, but the guy behind me is not heeding the warning. Today is not the day to be working on your tan, stupid.”

Stormy Waddlemeyer: “Now just look at the insanity and panic of the folks in Duckland. It appears there is a mad dash for food and beverages.”

“Excuse me miss, how is the panic shopping coming along?”

Debbie Duck: “Well, there appears to be a shortage of water now so I’m just buying up everything I can get my wings on.”

Stormy Waddlemeyer: “Stay tuned for more updates on Hurricane Irene. This is Stormy Waddlemeyer reporting. Back to you at the studio……..”

Carle RX Express Pharmacy Duck Collection

One day at the Carle RX Express in the Carle Foundation Hospital (in Urbana, Illinois) someone left a little rubber duck behind. That little rubber duck kept a little kid preoccupied when his parents came to pick up prescriptions. So when the duck disappeared one day, a Carle Rx Express technician (named Dee Ann Hart) bought another duck to replace it. But she didn’t stop at just one duck….and pretty soon the customers who came to the pharmacy brought in ducks to add to the RX Express flock. Then some of the other technicians brought in rubber ducks to add to the pharmacy’s collection as well. And soon enough over 200 rubber ducks were perched at the counter….all different styles and sizes! In fact, the kids loved the ducks so much that the pharmacy went out and purchased some small ones to give away to kids who seemed sick or upset. Now, that’s my kinda pharmacy!

Recently, the Carle Rx Express pharmacy at Carle Foundation Hospital closed and moved into Walgreens. What happened to the ducks, you ask? They didn’t go far. They were donated to the pediatrics floor of the hospital for sick children and their families to enjoy. “I’m just amazed at how many people have asked where they are going,” Dee Ann Hart said. “People have said, ‘I just love those ducks.’”

More Scenes From Times Square

Shutterduck: “Wow! So many sights, so little time!

This duck is one of the ducks created for a program called “Ducks For Change.” Ducks for Change is Hilton Hotels’ fundraising initiative to support disadvantaged young people through the sale of novelty ducks in participating hotels in the UK. You can find out more about them if you go to their facebook page. Click here.

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!!!


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.