Iâm guessing that by now, September, 2011 many people have either heard about Happy Feet the 2006 Warner Bros movie, or more recently, the Emperor Penguin named âHappy Feetâ.Â The recent Happy Feet story is one of an Emperor Penguin that somehow lost his way from his usual surroundings of Antarctica, ended up on the sandy beaches of New Zealand, and then became ill eating unusual things, requiring surgery and healing.
Good newsâ¦on September 6, Happy Feet was released into the frigid Southern Ocean waters with the hopes that he would eventually return home.Â This special penguin was equipped with a tracking device for his followers to watch his journey home.Â Here is the release video and more information on tracking Happy Feetâs Return to the Antarctica.
This recent event made me think of the different Swarovski penguin figurines that have been produced in the Swarovski Trimlite product line.
- 3 Trimlite Penguin figurines with gold trim: Small Penguin (52613), Medium Penguin (52614), and Large Penguin (52615).
- 2 Trimlite Penguin figurines with gold and pewter accents: Swarovski Small Pewter Penguin (72113) and Swarovski Large Pewter Penguin (72112).
I think that the cutest Swarski âHappy Feetâ are the Swarovski Trimlite Pewter Penguins.Â Given their rarity and value, Iâll provide a bit more information these Trimlite Penguins.Â The Large Pewter Penguin is 5â tall.Â It was produced 1982 through 1986.Â While it originally retailed for $125, purchasing one now will likely cost $500 or more.Â The Small Pewter Penguin is 3â tall.Â It was produced 1982 through 1986.Â While it originally retailed for $195, purchasing one now will likely cost $500 or more.Â Both these Trimlite penguin collectibles are a part of the Trimlite group “Boutiques and Paperweight”.
Crystal Exchange America presently has over 20 mint Swarovski crystal penguin figurines, including some of the rare ones, listed in their online store. The easiest way to find them is to go to www.CrystalExchange.com and type âpenguinâ (without quotes) in the search box to see a list of the many penguin figurines available.