Bevo Ducks Make a Splash with UT Fans
UT fans are known for their unyielding loyalty to Bevo and her boys, and now, thanks to former Austin resident Craig Wolfe, fans can replace their rival-Michigan spirited yellow rubber duckies with a bath time friend who sports a UT twist: a Bevo rubber duck.
CelebriDucks, the company behind the bath tub Bevo, was recently voted as a top 100 gift to give by Entertainment Weekly. The company created the first ever celebrity rubber ducks to resemble the greatest icons of film, music, athletics, and history. They have produced CelebriDucks for the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NHL, NASCAR, NCAA collegiate mascots and also for famous people, such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Barack Obama, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, James Dean, KISS, James Brown, The Blues Brothers, Mr. T, Shakespeare, and the world’s first ever 100% recycled “Green” duck. To date they have created over 200 different CelebriDucks and have pioneered a whole new collectible.
When asked how he came up with the idea to turn icons into rubber ducks, Wolfe answered that Austin is “a very inspiring and creative place to be to come up with good ideas.” Since launching, the company has received a tremendous amount of publicity, having been on almost every news network from NBC, Fox, the CBS Evening Magazine (three times), CNN, to ABC, and more. They have been featured in a range of periodicals spanning U.S. News and World Report to Playboy, and CelebriDucks have even been guests on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, twice.
Trying to explain why CelebriDucks has so many media outlets and customers quacking, Galen Jones of Red Nightlife Magazine explained, “These little critters are amazingly detailed, while still maintaining the charming qualities that make rubber duckies so, well, collectible.” The ducks, all claiming Canardland as home, are proof that Austinites have a knack for keeping things both weird and waddled. Wolfe cautions, though, “If people want a Bevo, they better act quickly; he’s going to be sold out shortly and we don’t know yet when new arrivals will come in.”