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Rubber Duckie Inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame!


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This just in!!!! Rubber duckie was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame! The National Toy Hall of Fame recognizes toys “that have inspired creative play and enjoyed popularity over a sustained period.” The institution announced 12 finalist last month and yesterday it announced two winners. The chess game……and you guessed it….Rubber duckie!!!

Rubber duck and chess squeaked and check mated past ten other finalists, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pac-Man and My Little Pony to win this year’s honor.

Toys previously inducted into the Hall of Fame include Monopoly (1998), roller Skates (1999), jack-in-the-box (2005) and last year’s inductees: Star Wars action figures and dominoes.

Rubber ducks have been recognized as the quintessential bathtub toy since 1970 when Ernie, the cheerful orange Muppet on Sesame Street, first sang the catchy ditty “Rubber Duckie” to his best bath buddy. The song rose to number 16 on Billboard’s chart of hit tunes and, decades later, kids still sing the praises of their water play pals. Adults, too, appreciate rubber ducks. Collectors proudly display variations of the classic form that proclaim their affinity to colleges, careers, sports, celebrities, and holidays. Aficionados adorn their homes with rubber duck–themed shower curtains, towels, bathrobes, nightlights, and wallpaper. “Rubber Duckie, you’re the one,” indeed!


More from Comic Con 2013!


There were quite a few pics from Comic Con! One post could not do it “justice.” So here they are… More characters with ducks from Comic Con:

Teddy Bear duck

Awwww-dorable times two! A teddy bear and a rubber duckie!

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This guy may very well stare a hole right through Robin Duck!

Dead Guy COmic Con

Hitch a ride with a dead guy? Why not?

Ghost Busters

Who ya gonna call?

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Pucker up, duck! You may be getting a smooch from the guy on the left ;)

Kid RObot Comic Con

Even Kid Robot was in attendance! And they brought this giant Dunny! He’s so chalked up that the duck is hardly recognizable!

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My! What big claw you have!

Well, that about wraps it up all the quacktastic adventures at this year’s Comic Con! Until next year! Up, up and away!

 

 

Comic Con 2013!


Wowee! A Duck-tacular time was had at Comic Con 2013! And Duckshow has the pictures to prove it!  Everyone was a great sport….posing with superhero rubber ducks! Just see for yourself:

Comic Con 1

Love the duck and the costume, but the Stan Lee Collectables poster in the background makes this one classic!

Storm Trooper

Come with me over to the DUCK side!

Comic Con 2

Can you spot the duck in this one?

Darkwing Comic Con

Finding these Darkwing Duck guys was serendipitous!

Comic COn 4

Oh no! Run Duckie! Before you become duck soup!

Twistory

Rubber Duckie is starstruck as it gets a kiss from the actress of Twistory. <3<3

Devo Duck

But perhaps the most QUACKTASTIC moment at Comic Con was meeting creator, Davey Mitchell, of the amazing Devo Duck!! If you don’t have one of these ducks for your collection you should get one!

Sexy Robin

You may be wondering why I’m dressed as Robin and not a duck this year. Well….maybe this will explain it. I made my outfit around this Robin rubber duck that Only Ducks made for me! Stay tuned for more pics from Comic Con!

Vote For Rubber Duckie!


What? Is Rubber duckie running for office? Well, not exactly. But here’s the scoop….

The National Toy Hall of Fame (in Rochester, NY) recognizes toys that have demonstrated popularity over multiple generations and thereby gained national significance in the world of play and imagination. Each year the hall inducts additional honorees and showcases both new and historic versions of the classic icons of play. Since 1998, fifty one toys have been inducted! And this year the rubber duck is one of the toys in the running to be inducted into the 2013 Toy Hall of Fame!

Rubber duckie needs your vote, though! Click HERE to vote! Get your friends and family to vote too! Let’s get the rubber duck into that hall of fame!

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Pittsburgh is Just Duckie!


Behold! The large rubber duck has made it’s way to Pittsburgh! It is the first U.S. version of the 40-foot-tall rubber duckie that’s made a splash in harbors from Hong Kong to Sao Paulo since 2007.

Giant duck

Each city builds its own duck from the plans of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, and the whole project includes massive pontoons, crews to inflate and deflate the duck, and in this case, alerting organizations such as the Coast Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Mariners were alerted to the duck’s impending presence, Coast Guard Lt. JG Devin Adams said, because the shipping channel of the Ohio River is one of the nation’s busiest commercial waterways.

“Our job at that point is to alert the maritime community … that there’s going to be a duck there,” Adams said, stifling a chuckle.

Hofman has said the duck has “healing properties” because it knows no frontiers, doesn’t discriminate and doesn’t have a political connotation.

The duck’s arrival (last Friday) kicked off a month long Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, which features theater, dance, music and visual arts from around the world. The duck will be moored  downtown until late October.

As part of the celebration, Pittsburgh’s Museum of Cartoon Art is transforming Pittsburgh into Duckburg with its newest exhibition “Duck!” It runs Sept. 27-Oct. 20, at 945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. It will feature CelebriDucks, which includes Devo Duck, of course! It’s definitely something to see if you live in the Pittsburgh area!

Toon Museum

Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta


Just this past weekend, a rubber duck event of great proportions was held deep in the heart of Texas! The 2nd annual Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta in Rockwall, Texas was held as a fundraiser benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall County and Meals on Wheels of Rockwall County! Thousands of spectators watched 5,000 rubber ducks splash into the fountain at the Harbor in Rockwall and race down towards the finish line. Here are some pictures taken from the race just last weekend! The ducks all began at the top of the triple decker fountain and raced down to the finish line!

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The End

There was also a uniquie “duck pageant!” Sponsored by businesses, organizations, and individuals, these ducks were decorated by their owners, then put on display and judged at the Harbor on race day prior to the Corporate Duck Race. After the pageant winners were crowned, the ducks went on to race down the fountains, not for prizes, but for the coveted Golden Duck Trophy. Each year a new winner proudly displays this trophy. Here are some pics of some of the ducks that were…eh….duck-or-ated:

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Long Horn Duck

Queen Duck

Click here to see all of the ducks and the winners of this unique duck pageant!

There was a two day festival celebrating this annual duck race with vendors, arts, crafts, food, and live music! Here are a couple of scenes from that! The Quack Shack and the Regatta mascot….Flo T Duck!

Quack Shack

Flo T Duck

See more pictures and like them on Facebook by clicking here! Until next year, keep calm and quack on!

Photos by Kay Morale.

Win a Box Of Ducks!


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Summer may be over, and you may be thinking…. “I would like to buy some ducks for my collection but I spent it all this summer.” Well Duckshow has a solution for you! Just take a Quack-tacular photo (with rubber ducks, of course) and post it to the Duckshow Facebook page! One winner will be chosen based on creativity and content of their photo. Then the winner will receive a rubber duckie gift box full of ducks! In addition to the ducks, the winner will get their photo posted right here on Duckshow! SO get out your cameras and get quacking!

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:

 

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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


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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!