Well, a $30 duck commander call becomes a $150 on Ebay. It's not about being a fan, it's about taking advantage of the pop culture money making opportunity. Lots of guys have DC calls and if you can get it signed and have it go up 5X in value, why not? I have a call signed by Phil already. I have a handful of Duck commander stuff that is desirable. I even have one of the original Cutdown reachers from the old days and a few discontinued calls from the 1980's.
Almost the entire line of DC products are made overseas. From the Tshirts, the calls, the sweet tea cups, they're all made in Asia. The plastic call parts arsembled at the shop and packaged here. Buck Gardner and plenty of other guys do the exact same thing. Honestly, I'm not a fan of any plastic and prefer a hand turned call over a CNC'd call.