Newsletter Updates

9/15/22

Hi. I hope you had a nice Summer and I can tell you here in California, it has been a hot one.  I wanted to give a little update on what’s happening here.  We have been busier than ever as more and more people seem to be finding out about us.  We got in our last container not that long ago and already some of those items are sold out!  The good news is that many of these sold out ones and new ones are hopefully going to be here later this Fall.

Bohemian Quacksody, The Donald, Tropical Squawk, The Love Float (previously called I Love Ducky), Duckin, Blue Suede Duck, Pond Bombshell, Material Bird, Say Hello to my Lil’ Friend, The Godfeather, Birdo Marsh, Quackodile Flock, and On the Pond Again are due back in on that shipment  Unfortunately, before that container even gets here we will be sold out of even more ducks.

The Devil Duck and 101 Duckmations are close to being sold out and no idea when and if they will return as we just keep adding new ones.  Gene Simmons is also sold out now and not sure he will return.  Gene loves the ducks and KISS even gave them out as Christmas gifst one year.  They have been on his show Family Jewels many times.

The Wicked Witch, Peckin ‘ 9-5 (a big hit!), Breaking Bath, Spa Wars, Duckinator, Floating Dead, One Pond, Goosebusters, Sargent Peepers, are all getting very low.  I do have more Breaking Bath, Spa Wars, Goosebusters, Sargent Peepers, Peckin’ 9-5, and One Pond on the upcoming container.

Many people wonder why we don’t just make more of each style, but part of the problem is that even though we get the biggest containers available, we need so many different ducks that we can’t fill the container with too many of any one style.  And since we have non-stop custom work for customers all over the world, we also need to get those jobs in there, too.

Our factory is working non-stop, but it’s really hard to keep up with this volume. We also need to send containers to our European and Canadian distributors which adds to the production backlog.  Unfortunately there are still issues overseas with labor, Covid, and supply chain problems.  We try to do our best and I am very grateful that people love our products so much and that we keep growing.  I just wish we could keep up better with our production needs.

Our custom jobs are a lot of fun. We’re Fanilows here so we were thrilled that Barry Manilow asked us to create a CelebriDuck of him for his fans!  We are also doing three new jobs for Knotts Berry Farm for their Boysenberry Festival this Spring and  new Woodstock collectibles for their Halloween and Christmas events next year.  Plus we have many other customers we are presently doing custom work for.

Silas Firth and his production company Standing Tid Productions created this beautiful little fifteen minute film which featured our Made in America SAM duck.  It was the winner of Best Production Design at the 2017 Attic Film Festival and also the winner of The Audience Choice Award at the 2017 Clean Shorts Film Festival. I think you will really enjoy it.  You can watch it by clicking on this link below:

https://vimeo.com/185279071?fbclid=IwAR1cke4SzT7l2imrQyzo0H6ysuXhFfWxCdHZz6S8s__qyt3Ra-yHOhqb8ws

We also continue to create new styles for our own line. I cannot wait for our Wing of Fire or as we say here, a Toy Named Sue, to arrive this Spring along with Joliet Drake of The Flews Brothers. You would be amazed at  how many people are waiting for that Duck in Black to get here!!  Folks are also really excited about our Tropical Squawk which is in the upcoming container.  And we are working on artwork for Beakloaf, Bath out of Hell and  Patos Sun-Tan-A, Quack Mallard Woman to see how that looks. Please let me know what you think of these two potential ducks.

As always, write or call any time….always love hearing from everyone.

Sincerely,
Craig Wolfe
President
CelebriDucks
530-446-5231
www.CelebriDucks.com