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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.

Just Ducky

What would a trip to Vegas be without meeting other rubber duck enthusiasts! And what a treat this was going to be. You see, my friend Jon (who now lives in Vegas) owns this huge rubber duck that he photographs around town. You may remember a video I posted quite a while ago of a lion and a rubber duck (click here to refresh yourself). Well I got to meet him and this giant sized duck myself!

Here is a picture of the giant duck known as Just Ducky and a duck of my own in the fountain at Caesar’s Palace.

Just Ducky: “I suppose I’ll swim around the bend and say hello to all the high rollers playing blackjack.”

Cheese: “I like to play blackjack. I’m not addicted to gambling. I’m addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.”

Ducky Joins the Thinking Heads

And here is a pic of Just Ducky perching on a statue. Would Caesar approve?

Ducky Meets The Elvises

And let’s not forget a picture with one (or two) of Elvis’s clones.

Just Ducky: “Thank you, thank you very much, quack.”

And of course….the man behind Just Ducky. Literally! You would not believe all the attention this rubber duck got on the Vegas strip! But hey-who doesn’t love a duck? See more of Just Ducky’s adventures around Vegas here.

And stay tuned for more of the Duckshow flock’s Vegas high jinks…..including special appearances from Vegas Baby herself!!! If you don’t know Vegas Baby, you soon will ;)

Think Blue Maine Duck Ads

“If stormwater pollution were rubber duckies, it wouldn’t matter what went down our storm drains.” That’s the catch phrase Think Blue Maine uses to raise awareness about stormwater pollution. If stormwater pollution WERE indeed rubber ducks, I would be a storm chaser! Ha! Have a look for yourself at these duckishy catchy ads for Think Blue Maine:

I can’t help but laugh at the evil quacks of the devil ducks. Here is another ad:

Explorer Duck in the UK

Westminster Abbey

In case you have just tuned into Duckshow, a rubber duck (by the name of Explorer Duck) is part of a duck chain……meaning it is being mailed to different rubber duck collectors all over the world to be photographed in their city. Explorer Duck has already seen many cities in the US. I even hosted he duck here in NYC. I have been tracking her adventures here on Duckshow and it seems she has recently made her way waddling in the UK….as you can see from the picture above….Is that Westminster Abbey?! Yes, it is!

Ducky wishes she could have gone to the Royal Wedding.

She has also made her way to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the River Thames, the British Museum, Trafalgar Square, the American Embassy, and the Royal Wedding…well…she wishes she could go to the wedding….who says she can’t squeak in?

Meeting new friends in Brighton

What would a trip to the UK be without seeing Brighton Beach? Brighton Beach is one of England’s most popular beaches because of all the restaurants, attractions, pubs and clubs that are concentrated right on the beachfront. Explorer duck meets some of the Brighton Beach locals as seen above. I’ll bet they tell her where she can get some good “bubble and squeak.”


Where will she go next? Stay tuned to find out! For more pictures of her London and Brighton Beach adventures click here. Photos taken by Jennifer.

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center’s Rubber Duck Exhibit

I thought since I was on the topic of art and ducks, it would be a perfect time to spread the word about a gallery show that includes-what else-but rubber ducks! My friend Lucy Sceery will exhibit her duck-a-licious artwork at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. She combines her artistic talent with her rubber duck fancy to create artwork for the exhibit.

She uses her ducks as a metaphor for humanity, for each person’s individuality. For Sitting Duck, she designed and built more than 100 little Adirondack chairs, painting each to go with the duck that would occupy it. She arranges ducks and chairs to suit the architecture of each museum or gallery where they appear.

Lucy also has some pressed duck artworks in the show as seen below. Don’t worry fellow duck fans. No rubber ducks were harmed in the making of this piece. Rubber ducks have a way of “bouncing” back…as they are rubber ;)

The exhibit runs from April 9-July 3, 2011 at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in Brattleboro, Vermont. For more info on this exhibit visit

The World Museum in Liverpool has gone to the ducks!

Is that a sea of ducks I see? Why yes, it is! What’s the occasion? I’m so glad you asked!

40,000 of these little blue ducks are on display throughout the Liverpool World Museum in anticipation of the annual Claire House Children’s Hospice sponsored Duck Race in association with Radio City’s Cash for Kids.  Museum visitors are encouraged to sponsor a duck for £2. The sponsored ducks will race on 9 July 2011 in the Leeds Liverpool Canal at the Pier Head. If you are going to be in the Liverpool area and would like more info on the Claire House Duck Race click here.

Here are some ducks in the entry of the museum. What’s next? Quackson Pollock? Salvador Duckie? Leonardo Duck Vinci ? Sounds good to me…but then again…I’m biased ;)


I’m not sure what anyone is saying. All I know is that there is some insurance for sale here and the couple is speaking Korean with Japanese translations. Well-whatever the case-I hope she said “yes!”

New Paparazzi Bud Ducks

Bud Product is a major player in the world of the rubber duck. They are very popular amongst duck collectors. They have put out so many creative designs that I have lost count. Here is a video of some of last year’s ducks:

This year they have really outdone themselves with a collection of ducks they have named “Paparazzi.” Here is one of my favorites:

Queen: “God save us all!”

I was ecstatic to get my hands on all of them! I immediately went to work on a photograph of these new beauties. Here is my latest creation:

The Paparazzi Ducks include the four on the red carpet, and also the Security and Press duck in the front. Bravo Bud Product! Bravo!

See the Bud Product website here:

Pool Party

I love this O2 commercial. Those rubber ducks know how to party! Woot!

Ducks Crossing With Excitement

If I came across this sign, I’d be temped to take it.  But I wouldn’t.  Not because it’s against the law (I like to live on the edge ;) ), but because I wouldn’t want to be responsible for ducks getting hit by cars.  The third duck from the left looks so excited. It must be thinking TGIF!