Over at the /r/rubberducks subreddit, a visitor put up a picture of a "christmas street shop" they saw the other day. Here is that picture:
That's a lot of ducks, or as I like to put it, "a nice start". Lots that I've never seen before, too. I mean like those "ducks of the world" over there. The frenchduck even has two baguettes! Which is nice, but ducks don't much like French bread. Or those British ducks, or... waitaminnit.
They appear to be Christmas ornaments, but other than that I'm not sure what I'm looking at, here...
Posted by: Ben at December 09, 2016 02:14 AM (B1bvu)
(My bank balance couldn't handle any kind of proximity to that shop, let's be honest here.)
Posted by: GreyDuck at December 09, 2016 08:38 AM (rKFiU)
Ben, you're looking at RUBBER DUCKS as ornaments! Not just rubber duck ornaments, but rubber ducks AS ornaments. And they're so chubby and round and cute and squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
is too damn close.
Posted by: Wonderduck at December 09, 2016 05:58 PM (vZvpB)
Search for "weihsnachtsbaum" and "gummiente". A whole world of cuteness.
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at December 09, 2016 09:08 PM (S0Svy)
Badeendwinkel.nl is selling them as "rubber duck christmas tree adornment Lilalu". So maybe they are Dutch.
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at December 09, 2016 09:14 PM (S0Svy)
Amsterdamduckstore.com is selling them as "christmas ball rubber duck". They promise worldwide delivery. It probably won't be by Christmas, though. I guess you won't hit their satellite stores in Barcelona, Venice, or Florence, but they have drool movies on YouTube for your hobby fantasizing convenience.
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at December 09, 2016 09:22 PM (S0Svy)
They also have them on amazon.co.uk under "Lilalu xmas ball duck toy", and the like.
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at December 09, 2016 09:32 PM (S0Svy)
Lilalu is selling them on Amazon.com, but the price is ridiculously high and you are still unlikely to get them by Christmas.
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at December 09, 2016 09:39 PM (S0Svy)
Oh my god. Amsterdamduckstore.com is 100% pure crack for me.
Look at this duckie! JUST LOOK AT IT
Posted by: Wonderduck at December 09, 2016 11:12 PM (vZvpB)
I apologize for my perplexity. It is not that I do not share the opinion that these are very cute ornaments, it is that I assumed rubber duck Christmas ornaments like this surely must have been done before. Indeed, I assumed such a thing must be common.
Posted by: Ben at December 10, 2016 08:45 AM (B1bvu)
Ben, there have been rubber (glass)-ducks-ornaments
before, yes... indeed, I have quite a few m'self. But I have never seen a rubber-duckie-AS-ornament before. In the past, the ornaments have always been like the one linked above... a duckie with the hanger on the head (occasionally the back), and voila, duckie ornament. Which are lovely, and I'm quite fond of them. But these are unique, as far as I know.
And they're cute as all-get-out, too!
Posted by: Wonderduck at December 10, 2016 09:55 AM (vZvpB)
Well, now you have a good reason to save your travel pennies.
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at December 11, 2016 05:27 PM (S0Svy)
That treeduck ornament really is fantastic, WD. Bookmarking that site for later use, oh yes indeedy...
Posted by: GreyDuck at December 11, 2016 10:00 PM (rKFiU)
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