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Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta


Rockwall duck race

Everyone loves a rubber duck, right? Of course! And here’s one more reason to love them….they help raise money for charities in the form of duck races. Duck races have become quite popular around the world. Chances are, there will be one happening in your city in the warmer months. In this case -deep in the heart of Texas- Rockwall County has created an entire festival around the duck race to help raise money for Boys & Girls Club and Meals on Wheels of Rockwall County. With the support of community sponsors, the Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta will become an annual community-wide event to raise much needed funds for these two organizations.

fund raising ducks

Race day (September 22) will begin with a 5K duck dash. Then a “duck fest” with vendors, arts & crafts, jewelry, entertainment, food, and more will take place most of the day. There will also be a duck pageant where jumbo ducks will be decorated by corporate sponsors and judged for a prize ribbons.  Then the ducks will be raced at 1:30 for the covenant Golden Duck Trophy!

texas duck

At 3pm the big race takes place! 5,000 little blue rubber ducks will race down the fountains at the Rockwall Harbor toward the finish line in hopes of winning their adopted owner an awesome prize! Will your duck win? It can only win if you adopt a duck by clicking here. You need not be present to win. To see more about the Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta click here to see their website and here to “like” them on facebook.

Bud Duck’s 3rd 2012 Release!


 

 

Wowee! Bud Product has been busy this year! They have released their 3rd series of ducks this year! The designs are insane! That’s why we love Bud so much! The ducks come in special designed boxes to match their design, also.

One thing that I absolutely love about their ducks is the “catch phrases” that come along with them. Here are the ducks’ witty musings (from the new ducks pictured above)…

Solar Duck: “Some like it hot!”

Hipster Duck: “Soho….boho…yo..yo!”

Puff Duck: “Who’s trippin’ now?”

Asteroid Duck: “Outta this world!”

Mulah Duck: “You can never have enough!”

Spiffy Duck: “retro vintage…..AWESOME!”

You can get the ducks now from the usual suspects…Duckshop and Just Ducks.

Giant Tire Rubber Duck


Tire rubber duck

A rubber duck made of tires?! It’s the work of Estonian artist Villu Jaanisoo and is located at the Retretti Art Center in Punkaharju, Finland. What a way to recycle!

Photo from: Human Under Construction.

Harley-Davidson Duck


Harley Davidson Duck

Behold! Celebriducks has done it again by creating a this new bad @ss duckie!  Through a collaboration with the Harley-Davidson Museum, Celebriducks produced this highly collectable Harley duck. He comes in a gorgeous gift box showcasing the Harley-Davidson graphics and the tag line, “Float to Live, Live to Float!” You can buy one by calling the museum directly at 414-287-2770 or writing to them at: theshop@h-dmuseum.com. This duck was both born in America and born to be wild!

Quack That Whip!


Devo Duck

Celebriducks has been busy since bringing the production of rubber ducks back to the USA. They seem unstoppable! And now-Celebriducks has designed this Devo Duck for the classic band DEVO! They plan to have him ready for the band’s fall tour in Australia. The duck also come in one of Celebriduck’s amazing collectable gift boxes as well! Devo Duck will definitely be the “Duck U Want” to add to your collection. See more Celebriducks here.

Austroducks Newest Creation!


Johann Strauss duck

This little golden nugget is the newest creation in Austroducks’ line of Austrian themed ducks. This little duck is no other than Austrian composer…..Johann Strauss! Known as “The Waltz King”, Strauss was largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet in his lifetime. Leave it to Austroducks to make a duck of this renown Austrian composer!

The Austroducks line is growing rapidly with famous Austrian themed ducks….such as Mozart, Sigmund Freud, and Gustav Klimt among others. The ducks are carefully crafted and hand painted….making them a must have for duck collectors. The detail of the new Strauss duck is impeccable…and the hair and mustache add a perfect touch to the character of the duck. Bravo Austroducks!

To read more about Austroducks click here.

A Duck Show


Gallery ducks

Over in Columbus, OH a special exhibition is taking place. Seamus Liam O’Brien has created these pastel drawings of rubber ducks! Any duck collector who has a look at these drawings will know exactly which ducks have been drawn in these pieces. I recognize some of the ducks in the drawings from my rubber duck collection! It’s so fascinating to see them drawn in such a large scale!

Gallery Duckies

“The installation entitled “Happiness” was composed of multiple large scaled colored drawings of individual rubber ducks. The piece is a reflection of my memories of Walt Disney World… individuals finding enjoyment and pleasure by being completely enveloped within a colorful childlike environment,” says Seamus.

Gallery duckies

You can see all of the duck drawings in more detail (as well as other great drawings by the artist) on Seamus’ flickr stream by clicking here.

more gallery ducks

Now that’s something to squeak about!

Rubber Ducks in America


Just in case you missed it, Celebriducks has successfully brought the production of the rubber duck back to America. Remember Sam? Of course you do!

Well, in celebration of Sam, Celebriducks has made a special duck flick! This is a must see! Click on the video below! May the force be with you, duck lovers!

More Olympic 2012 Ducks


The Olympics are drawing near and what better way to commemorate it than with rubber ducks (of course ;) )! They are a must have for any rubber duck collector because they are limited edition exclusively made for the 2012 Olympics. See the new styles for yourself!

This duckie has a racket in one wing and a ball in the other. It also has London 2012 printed on it’s tail.

 

 

This is the Team Great Britain rowing duck. It also has the Olympic logo on it. This duck is so cool, it’s gotta wear shades ;)

This is the Team Great Britain “Gold Duck.” He is worth his weight in gold to any collector! It has gold splashed on it to represent the gold medals from the Olympics.

This final duckie proudly wears the colors of Great Britain to celebrate the London Summer Olympics…..another great collectable! To see and purchase the Official Olympics ducks click here for Just Ducks online. Go ducks!

New Bud Ducks


Bud has released 6 new Pop Art Ducks this summer! Don’t worry….you don’t have to squint to read the text in the top left corner because it says this:

“POW! Sensational colour! There’s no other way to describe the new Pop Art duck collection! With each individual duck a work of modern art in itself, become a part of Bud’s art society and add these to your collection! ZAP! Add some colour and culture to your day!”

I gotta get my hands on that “Comic Art” duck. I can’t wait to take it to NY Comic Con this year! Holy Comic Art Duck, Batman!

You can get your hands on these ducks by ordering them from Just Ducks online or Duckshop online.