Elvis Hits Water In Rubber

San Rafael, California – July 28th , 2005 - Celebriducks, the original creator of the first ever celebrity rubber ducks of the greatest icons of film, music, athletics, and history has partnered with Graceland to release their next Celebriduck, Elvis Presley. The ducks are being done as a limited edition with each one individually numbered and will be unveiled at Graceland for Elvis Week in August 2005. Each duck’s 103 red sequin buttons are all painted by hand. “From the response and advance orders we have received, this will easily be the best selling duck we have ever created,” said Craig Wolfe, Celebriduck’s president. Elvis, who is still as much a part of American culture now as he has ever been has been in the company's sights for years now. As one of the greatest icons of music history, it seems only natural for The King of Rock and Roll to take his place in the world of Celebriducks where he will join the ranks of The Godfather, James Brown; The Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne; the soul men from Chicago, The Blues Brothers, and Kiss. The company, whose ducks were voted one of the top 100 gifts by Entertainment Weekly, featured twice on both The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS Evening Magazine, have produced them for the NBA, Major League baseball, the NHL, and NASCAR have also done famous people such as Shakespeare, Carmen Miranda, Mae West, James Brown, Charlie Chaplin, Mr. T, Beethoven, and Collegiate Mascots. To date, the company has created over 200 different Celebriducks and have pioneered a whole new collectible. The “Elvis” Celebriduck is licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE). EPE is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and internet projects. EPE is a wholly owned subsidiary of CKX, Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the Nasdaq National Market System (NMS) under the ticker symbol CKXE.
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Jul 26, 2005 

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cathyreno (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 2, 2005report abuse
I think 'Elvis in Concert' was and is a masterpiece and I would love to see it released in better quality than what we can get at the moment 'bootlegs' and all, Yes Elvis was sick at the time but it still showed his incredible voice never failed him. Anything is better than 'daffy duck' here T C B everyone!!
kjcelvis (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 31, 2005report abuse
In a way, I agree with juliepresleyfan, in that there are far worse things out there on open sale!,...however I am stunned that something like this has got the official seal of approval by EPE, and the printed hype makes it sound like it's a wonderful honour that Elvis likeness is to be used in this way!,I accept that there are a vast number of people in the world who collect a great variety of items as a hobby, and perhaps they will buy this to add to their collection,but there has to be a whole bunch of more important things EPE should be doing, and i can't see that many Elvis fans would be wanting this item. As Elvis said, 'It never ceases to amaze me folk's'!
pacer1965 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 30, 2005report abuse
Looks like one of them Elvis impersonators
Dominic (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2005report abuse
Hey cathyreno...I realized after I wrote it..what if I was in fact GIVING someone ideas!?! LOL You are right! I am glad that you got a laugh out of it, because this entire thing is laughable! Sorry Juliepresleyfan..unless it is the music, videos, or something tastefull, it is pointless. Graceland has stated on the Official Elvis Presly Site that they WILL NOT release Elvis' Televised Final Concert from '77 on DVD because, and I quote, "Elvis was far from his best." "It shows Elvis in an unflattering way." Well, what the hell is this duck doing? I would like to tell Celebriducks what they can do to themselves. It rhymes with DUCK, However, I can't write it on this message board.
Juliepresleyfan (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2005report abuse
i know its tacky but its not as bad as the singing elvis pig in boots the chemist, infact where can you get one LOL. i imagine Elvis would have a giggle at it maybe, and if i was ti buy a rubber duck that would be the one. its kind of cute in a way.
cathyreno (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 29, 2005report abuse
Dominic I agree with your's and Vivas's statement. EPE is letting the side down but I couldnt help laugh, but dont be giving them any ideas?? lol
Dominic (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 28, 2005report abuse
I knew once the licensing was sold, items like this would begin to surface. It really is a shame. All I want as an Elvis fan is the MUSIC, not a rubber duck! This is why to this day non-Elvis fans laugh at the legacy. What is next, Elvis Glue advertising "Stuck On You." Elvis Presley Condoms with the caption "Easy Come, Easy Go." What a shame and a pity. I am embarassed.
johnlennon (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 28, 2005report abuse
Hhahahaha, that's crap.
Viva (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2005report abuse
Is it April 1st again already? This is from people who closed down the other Elvis shops at Graceland plaza because of the "Tack" they sell. I absolutely despise EPE. Whatever they do, they do absolutley NOTHING to promote Elvis' body of work, and seem hellbent on turning him into a Mickey Mouse figure with the same sanitised, lukewarm, cheesy trappings as the Disney corporation. EPE you bunch of (Insert own word here), I hope you go into liquidation, you all deserve to be out on the streets. Elvis deserves so much better than this, talk about the enemy within. As for the quote "EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and internet projects" Since when have EPE been "Aggressively involved" in music publishing, television, film, video or internet projects? Agressively selling any old shite and completely ignoring the things Elvis actually cared about would be more accurate. Now I know why Priscila hated the Col so much: He stole all her ideas.
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2005report abuse
Nothing is as bad as Impostor`s(Impersonator`s)but this really is a poor effort! TCB
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2005report abuse
I can see the humor in these kind of items. It's not as bad as those fake Elvis-glasses, sideburns or even impersonators.
bossanovababy (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2005report abuse
What`s the point? Disgusting! Apparently this is going to sell more than their other Ducks,but i can`t imagine what would make a genuine Elvis fan want something that makes The King look like this! Pathetic.TCB
cathyreno (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2005report abuse
Oh my God, and EPE is licencing this crap I'm literally choking with laughter, Is EPE desperate for money or what!
David Brys (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2005report abuse
They have got to be kidding us! Surely this is a hoax, right? Back to the fifties with the Colonel holding the strings and the wallet...
gail (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 27, 2005report abuse
TotalLy wrong it's Disgusting....what's wrong with EPE, they must have loads of footage that fans would give their high teeth for,but no , just put out more tack.............
bray1977 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 26, 2005report abuse
Dreadful. The lowest of tacky items.

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