Below is a press release from The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.
MILWAUKEE – Today, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a Mike Pence Fly bobblehead. The bobblehead commemorates the viral moment from the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris which was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The fly spent a little over two minutes on Vice President Pence’s hair during the debate setting the internet abuzz and even inspiring a special fly swatter that was available from the rival Biden/Harris campaign.
The bobbleheads are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store. They are $25 each plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order and are expected to ship in January. On a base bearing his name, the bobblehead features Pence in his debate-night suit, wearing a white shirt and red tie, with a fly on his head. The bobblehead also incorporates a plexiglass-like barrier and includes a removable mini fly swatter.
Political bobbleheads were some of the earliest bobbleheads available for purchase starting in 1960. John F. Kennedy was the first politician captured in bobblehead form and bobbleheads of presidents, candidates, and other political figures have remained bobblehead ever since. Bobbleheads of all 45 United States Presidents have now been produced with the “Neglected Presidents” Series filling in the missing president bobbleheads.
“Social media has been abuzz with talk of the fly at last night’s debate, and when we received several requests for a bobblehead with Pence and the fly, we knew we had to get to work,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “We think this will be another fun bobblehead to put a smile on people’s faces as they look back at 2020.”
This is the second bobblehead featuring Vice President Mike Pence that the Hall of Fame and Museum has released. Bobbleheads featuring Pence and Harris were recently added to the 2020 Presidential Candidate Bobblehead series and are expected to ship in November. Bobbleheads featuring President Donald Trump and Joe Biden are also available in both the traditional series for $20.20 each as well as a special caricature series. The caricature bobbleheads are available for $25 each or $45 for the interlocking set.
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