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Welcome to Astoria!

Before you watch Duckshow’s latest short stop motion rubber duck creation, I should explain how this film came to be. As you may know, Duckshow enters a local film fest in Queens, New York called the Three Cubed Film Festival. This film festival is unique because the creative guidelines are not entirely up to the film makers. There is always a “twist” at this film festival. Let me explain….

When I arrived to enter the festival, I was given 2 pieces of paper. I had to write down 2 names for possible film titles. Everyone who entered the film fest had to do the same. Then all the pieces of paper were folded and put into a bucket. Each participant then had to draw one piece of paper out of the bucket and that was to be the name of our film. So (as you may have guessed) “Welcome to Astoria” was what I had drawn from the bucket. Astoria is the part of Queens where I live and where the film festival takes place. Astoria is just across the river from Manhattan and is populated mostly by Greeks and young aspiring film folks.

Not only did we have to draw film titles, but we also had to draw a film genre and a prop to be used in our films. My genre drawn was “religious satire” and my prop drawn was a “genie lamp.” This was probably the most challenging film I’ve had to create because I had to come up with something using all those things and make it using rubber ducks (of course). And did I mention we only had 3 weeks to create the short film?

You will see a lot of South Park inspired stuff in this film, so prepare yourself! How could I do a religious satire and NOT channel South Park. ;) Duckshow also adores British comedy…and you will see a little Benny Hill inspired scene in the film. There are also some scenes at popular Astoria hotspots….such as the Bohemian Beer Garden and a scene under the Hell Gate Bridge. And there is a reference about the funny fact that there are 2 CVS drug stores in Astoria….one right across the street from the other.

SO there you are…..the meaning behind the madness that is Duckshow’s next pro-duck-tion called “Welcome to Astoria.” Now enjoy the show!






Announcing Duckfest 2013!

Duckfest 2013

Duckfest is an annual event 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!

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 Special thanks to Duckplanet for making this event possible every year!

New Lanco Ducks!

Lanco ducks

Lanco Toys is a family business that has been making rubber ducks from pure natural latex since 1951.  Their environmentally friendly and biodegradable ducks are handmade without the use of machinery. You can always spot a Lanco duck because (not only are they soft and squishy because they are made from pure latex) but they all have that classic “doe-eyed” expression.

Lanco has designed some new ducks for 2013 as seen above- just in time for spring and summertime! How can you not love them all! You will be able to get them very soon on Duckshop. I especially love the matador duck since Lanco Toys is based out of Spain. Olé!


New Lanco Chocolate Duck!

Chocolate ducks seem to be all the rage this year, and Lanco has taken the chocolate rubber duck to the next level! What makes this duck special is that it not only looks like chocolate, but it SMELLS like chocolate too! It makes a perfect Valentine’s gift! Just be sure your sweetie does not mistake it for a tasty chocolate treat ;) You can find this duck-a-licious Lanco duckie on Duckshop.

chocolate duck

Hey! Watch your step!

Would you ever imagine that rubber ducks would be featured in one of the Super Bowl commercials this year! Well, they were! And our feathered friends at Quackers Gift Shop supplied all those ducks for Blackberry in this quack-tacular commercial called “What BlackBerry 10 CAN’T do.” Ya know….it’s too bad BlackBerry 10 can’t turn trucks into ducks….because if it could, all of us rubber duck collectors would be “flocking” to the nearest store to get one ;)

SUper Bowl ducks

My Ducky Valentine

And now……the moment you’ve all been waiting for. May I present the latest Duckshow creation…….MY DUCKY VALENTINE….


Giant rubber duck takes a swim in Sydney harbour

The giant rubber duck is at it again-this time in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. This is the latest incarnation of artist Florentijn Hofman’s famous oversized toy. This 5 story rubber duck has floated in Japan, the Netherlands, Brazil, and France! It is all part of a marketing ploy for the city’s summer festival. The harbour will be transformed into a giant bathtub. Rub a Dub Dub!


A Touch of the Absurd

A Touch of the Absurd

Lucy Sander Sceery is at it again with her rubber duck art! She will be exhibiting her pressed duck art from NOW until February 1, 2013 at the Krause Gallery at Moses Brown School, 250 Lloyd Avenue, Providence, RI 02906. The artists’ reception is this Friday, January 11 from 5-7pm. In case you aren’t familiar with her work, here is a view of her work:

Lucy Sceery pressed ducks

Lucy’s work is represented in many private and corporate collections, including Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Gerber Scientific, Campbell’s Soup Company, Blum and Shapiro, Manchester Community College, and ABS Development, to name a few. I am represented by Chameleon Arts in Newburyport, MA. To see more of Lucy’s duck art click here.

Hello Ducky!

Hello Kitty

CelebriDucks is in talks with Sanrio about licensing to create this Hello Kitty CelebriDuck! Hello Kitty and rubber duck collectors alike will go quackers for this one if it is created! This is just a sketch of what it could look like (we love the detail of the rubber duck on the shirt ;) . Another great design from CelebriDucks! Can’t wait to get my ‘paws’ on it!

A Little Sneak Peak…

Aflac Macy's Parade

One more reason to catch the Macy’s Day Parade on Thanksgiving! The Aflac Duck will be floating down 6th Avenue in the parade! Aflaaaaaaac!