Saturday, January 10, 2009

How to Order a Roaming Penguin (currently not taking new orders)

(I am currently not accepting new orders and am taking a little Penguin vacay! Please stay posted to the blog as I will let you guys know when I'm ready to start up again!!)

The penguin stands about 7” tall and is about 4” wide. Each penguin will have his number on his back and on his non-stick wing. Captains and Alternates will have the “C” and “A” on the front. All penguins (except Fleury) have a puck attached to their stick. Marc Andre Fleury penguins have wider sticks and a catching glove (with puck in it)! You can order any player/number you want...there are no limits. You may also order "generic" penguins....penguins with no numbers or even without hockey gear. There are no limits to the number of penguins you can order. Though I must add that if you order a penguin and then decide later to add more, I am unable to include them in your original order (this would unfairly "bump" people that ordered in between). Thanks for understanding....

The penguins are $15 each. $8 from each penguin will go to the Mario Lemieux Foundation. The other $7 goes towards supplies and labor. I will not be financing a trip to Europe on my profits (or to the other side of Nashville, for that matter)! Shipping is extra and will be figured on a case-by-case basis. Rest assured, I ship these guys as cheaply as possible! Orders of penguins with 3 or more are shipped Priority Mail. I am using Paypal for payments, however, if you are wary about sending money over the internet, please let me know so we can make other arrangements.
Please understand that I have a real job, somewhat of a life, and another self-commitment to charity knitting that I do. I do my best to knock these little guys out….I want to see all the traveling penguins in pictures! But I can make no fast and hard promises to turnaround time. I generally finish 5-6 penguins a week, but this can vary depending on my schedule. Also, obviously, I cannot accommodate rush orders. All orders will be filled in the order in which they are received. I send out e-mails every month or so to let everyone know where they are on the list. You can also e-mail me at any time to find out how things are going :)
The ordering process:

  1. E-mail me at , please make the subject line “Roaming Penguin” so I can spot them easily!

  2. Include your full name, address, and player(s)/number(s) you want

  3. I will e-mail you back letting you know I received your order and let you know where you fall on the list. I will TRY to give you at least an estimate as to how long it will be. I will also let you know what your total will be. You may pay me at any time.....either when you order or when your penguin is finished. It's completely up to you!

  4. Your penguin will be mailed just as soon as he/they are finished and I have received payment.

  5. I ask that you e-mail me when your penguin arrives so that I know he got there ok (we haven't lost one yet!).
  6. And the most fun for me.....take your penguin places and get pictures of him doing stuff! There is no such thing as a location or a picture being too plain or boring. As I get pictures up here, you will get to see examples of what others are doing.....some people really have a lot of fun with this! Please e-mail pictures (and stories) to me so I can share them here.
Please feel free to e-mail me with ANY questions. I tried to think of everything for this post....but I'm sure I've left stuff out....
A few “fine print” notes. These are not toys. They do have a few pieces glued on and the sticks have wire in them. So please do not give them to small children or dogs. Second, if you are DEATHLY allergic to cats….well, I have one and, try as I might, there will be a few stray hairs on the penguins. If you have pets, you know the pet hair battle is never ending.....
Thanks so much for visiting!!


  1. Yay1 I ordered mine BEFORE the prices went up!

    I am NOT criticizing the upgrade in price. More money goes to the MLF, and maybe 45 for supplies and labour just wasn't enough.

  2. Hehe...I mean Yay!...and $5 for supplies...

  3. I'm SOOOOO excited to get my Marc-Andre Penguin! I have S.P. and J.P., but I don't have a goalie yet! I am excited for my first goalie penguin! And my first assistant captain also.:)

  4. wooo
    I ordered my Letang penguin in November,
    totally stoked on him getting here
    hopefully before the playoffs are over!

  5. I got a Sidney Penguin, Geno Penguin, Fleury Penguin, and Sergei Penguin and when they arrived they had a shootout!!:) I took them on a trip to Connecticut; but on the way Geno Penguin nearly fell out the window in the Poconos. AAhhh!! Geno Penguins is fine. Huge fan of Roaming Penguins. I hope to order a few more soon!!

  6. Freddy,

    So glad you are enjoying your Roamers (and they seem to be enjoying you as well!) I love sending them out into the world...the more the merrier!


  7. I so want a roaming penguin...I want SEVERAL roaming penguins! They are too cute, and I think it's great that some of the money goes to Mario's foundation. Keep up the good work! :)