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Rubber Duck Shopping Bags


Behold! Rubber duck shopping bags! Now you can shop in rubber duck style! These canvas shopping bags have a duck image on the front complete with a plastic beak! You can get one of three styles…Smiling, Blushing, or Winking! They are approximately 3.94″ x 13.78″ x 15.75.” Get one now on the  Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta website. And while you are there, be sure to adopt a duck or two for the duck race.
 

rubber duck shopping bags

The annual duck race benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall County and Meals on Wheels of Rockwall County. Thousands of spectators watch 5,000 rubber ducks splash into the fountain at the Harbor in Rockwall, Texas and race down towards the finish line. The regatta spans the entire weekend which kicks off at 3:00pm on Friday, September 20, when the vendor fair opens to the public and continues with a live concert until 10:00 pm. Then Saturday 21- Race Day- kicks off at 8am at the Harbor with a 5k Duck Dash! All proceeds benefit the youth and elderly across Rockwall County.

Rockwall Regatta

Yarrrrrrr!


Captain Duck Sparrow

Shiver me timbers! Blow me down! Avast! Quackers Collectables by Opal London has a new duck in their pond! Introducing Captain Duck Sparrow! He’s a must for any collector! He comes in this fun gift box as seen below:

 

Captain Duck Sparrow 2

This little treasure comes out in a few weeks so stay tuned for that! Yarrrrrr, matey! See the Quackers Collectables by clicking here.

Keep Calm and Quack On T Shirts


duck shirt

Get your Keep Calm and Quack On t-shirts so you can look just ducky and show your support for the Boys & Girls Club and Meals on Wheels of Rockwall, Texas. Order your duck shirt in their store online @ rockwallduckrace.org. Just click the orange “store” tab at the top of the page. $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Buy your ducks for the race while you are there for the annual Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta!

Devo Duck Now Available for Purchase!


Devo Duck

Quack that whip! Devo Duck was inspired by the New Wave Band “DEVO” 1980s hit “WHIP IT” and created by CelebriDucks! The interior panels of the gift box where the Devo Duck sits is a green computer memory board graphic, and the back panel contains the full DEVO band image taken by New York photojournalist Allan Tannenbaum!

Devo Duck box

It’s just the duck, just the duck, the duck you want and now available for purchase on Amazon and the CelebriDucks website. Get yours while they last!

More ducks, More ducks, More ducks!


There is so much going on in the duck world this summer! There is a lot of catching up to do! Let’s get started… First off, Bud Duck has been in business for 10 years! They have a new line of special commemorative ducks coming out! Just have a look at them for yourself! Coming soon!

New Bud ducks 2013

Also, Austroducks has a new line of rubber duck T shirts out! Check out these sweet designs! You can get them by clicking here.

Austroducks T shirts

And don’t forget- Austroducks has a brand new duck coming out this August!

Ludwig duck

Also coming out this August is the new Devo duck!

Devo duck

And if you haven’t stopped by Duckshop’s online duck store, you should!!!! They have a ton of new ducks in stock! Here is a look at just a few of the new ones:

more ducks

Alright, that is enough quackiness for now! Stay tuned to Duckshow for all your up-to-date duck news and have a QUACKTACULAR summer!!!

 

Next Stop-Pittsburgh!


big bird

 The people of the city of Pittsburgh are in for a treat. The giant “Rubber Duck” that’s brought joy and elation to Hong Kong is floating over to a harbor in the USA finally! Its 54 foot yellow body will navigate its way to the West End Bridge on September 27, eventually roosting closer to the Sixth Street Bridge where it will remain for the following few weeks.

It’s no secret that the large inflatable bird, an absurd creation that comes to us courtesy of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, has caused a bit of a pop culture frenzy. “Countlessduck-themed products have shown up at shops and restaurants. Teenagers are wearing rubber-duck outfits, and tourist kiosks are selling rubber-duck postcards,” writes the New York Times’ Joyce Lau. “Its smiling face was even seen at the Cheung Chau bun festival, a 200-year-old tradition on an outlying island.”

When the balloon sculpture was deflated for maintenance earlier this month, the duck’s temporary demise prompted pure panic (particularly on Twitter), with one disappointed bird fan stating to AFP, “The sky looks like it is crying for me — I took time off from work just to see the duck, now it is just a blob.”

Hofman’s beloved masterpiece was eventually revived, and the world hopped on the gigantic waterfowl wagon once again — even going as far as involving the Rubber Duck in a viral campaign to commemorate Tiananmen Square.

The bird comes to the U.S. courtesy of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust right in time for the International Festival of Firsts. We can’t wait to see how Pennsylvania responds to duckmania in the months to come!!

Bud Turns 10!


diamond bud duck

To celebrate a decade of duck designs (can you believe they are turning 10!), Bud is proud to announce the new Diamond Duck range! Stay tuned for them coming to a store near you! Sparkly!

9th Annual Duckfest is Ducktastic!!!!


duck room

Duckshow just got back from Vegas! Viva Las Vegas! But this trip to Vegas was to be part of the 9th annual Duckfest (a few hours drive from Vegas) in Hesperia, California! Why Hesperia, you ask?! Because the most amazing of duck collections was there and what better place to celebrate rubber ducks!! The owner of this jaw dropping duck room built shelves from floor to ceiling on all four walls….and the ceilings were high!!!

duck room 2

Just seeing the pictures does not do this room justice. Seeing it up close and personal was mind blowing! The collection has ducks from all around the world….some of them very rare!

duck room 3

Here is one last picture with a ladder and human so you can see just how massive this room was! Holy Quack!

duck boxes

We had THOUSANDS of ducks to give away! It was impossible to hand them out individually so we put them in large boxes. Those are the large boxes stacked! When they were opened, it was like “Duck Christmas” for everyone! Each box had ducks of every kind in them!

ducko

After opening the duck boxes, we played games to give out all the remaining duck boxes and fabulous gifts! One of the games was “Ducko” AKA duck bingo.

duck decorating

Then there was a duck decorating contest…..”Duckoration.” Here are some of the ducks that were entered.

duck cakes

And we had duck cakes and a duck cake! There were even duck shaped chocolates in the spread of snacks and food. It was a duck-a-licious feast!

cupcakes

“Duck Dan” and I handed out some of the duck cakes.

ducko

Here is another scene from Duckfest…..calling numbers and waiting for someone to yell out “Ducko!” and collect their fabulous prize.

duckfest

Here are a few more pics of the festivities taken by Guinness Book World Record holder for the largest duck collection…Charlotte Lee.

suitcase ducks

And finally….here are the 2 suitcases of ducks I acquired at Duckfest…..I can only imagine what the TSA must have thought ;) Pictures taken by Mike Quest and Jon Miller. You can see them all here and here.

 

Duckfest 2013!


duckfest 2013

In case you don’t already know! The only rubber duck fan convention that exists on the planet is happening in a mere few days! Don’t be left out of the fun! The annual event is free and open to all rubber duck hobbyists whether you collect, photograph, or make rubber duck art! There will be lots of fun duck themed games with fabulous prizes and tons of giveaways! You can also meet some fellow enthusiasts and talk about rubber ducks for hours!

Duckfest was created several years ago by Guiness Book World Record holder (for the largest rubber ducks collection) and founder of Duckplanet.com-Charlotte Lee. This year we are out in the California desert (Hesperia, California- not far from Los Angeles). So if you would like to attend or even have questions regarding the event, email or RSVP at Duckfest2013@duckplanet.com.

Loony Race is a Success!


Loon Race 1

The second annual Loon Drive at the Adirondack Interpretive Center was a great success! Despite the rainy weather all participants and staff had a great time. Loons are prevalent in the Adirondacks so….instead of having a traditional duck race (with classic yellow rubber ducks) to raise funds….the AIC had special rubber loons made by CelebriDucks to make their fund raiser unique!

With a high tide and fast moving water the first loon crossed the finish line in under 20 minutes, decimating last year’s record of just over 40 minutes. The first flock of loons floated through the gates with speed and agility, while others paced themselves and took frequent stops in the eddies and sedges along the shoreline. The Loon Brigade (composed of volunteering ESF students) herded stragglers out of eddies and through the rapids of Sucker Brook to ensure the safe arrival of all loons to the finish line.

Loon 2

Lucky Loon #6 is the winner! Congrats to Carl and Carol Turner!

winning Loon

Special thanks to all those who contributed to this unique duck race! See you next year! For more info on the Adirondack Interpretive Center click here.