Fans snap up $1,000 Duck helmet replicas

EUGENE, Ore. - The first 24 limited edition commemorative LiquidMetal mirrored finish helmets like the ones worn by the University of Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl game sold out at $1,000 apiece in a matter of hours, so the University released 12 more.

Some of those helmets remained available Thursday afternoon on GoDucks.com, according to Craig Pintens, the director of marketing and public relations for the athletic department.

A Tweet about the helmets going on sale got 5,000 clicks alone, Pintens said.

"There is no other helmet like this out there," he told KVAL News. "The fact that we're able to sell that many in one day at this high of a price point speaks to the Duck fans that are so passionate about the team."

Mini helmet replicas are also available for $149 each.