The Original Plastic Flamingo Company Is Bankrupt

The company that manufactured those fabulous (or tacky, depending on your point of view) lawn flamingos for 50 years filed for bankruptcy last week. But have no fear, your lawn ornament needs will be met by another company! The molds and copyrights were sold to another company last year for $263,748, and since the flamingos sell for $10 to $20 for two (one standing erect, one bending over), the company will only need to sell 26, 375 packs of two to make up their investment. Such a deal for them! And if you thought the flamingo lawn ornaments weren’t very realistic, you are in fact mistaken. Donald Featherstone, who designed them in 1957, sculpted them from clay, modeling his flamingos after photos in National Geographic. []