In Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson wrote, “Once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.” In Milwaukee, that tendency also holds true for bobbleheads. Why make, say, single bobbleheads of Wisconsin MVPs Giannis Antetokounmpo, Christian Yelich, or Aaron Rodgers when you can make an interlocking Giannis/Yelich/Rodgers bobblehead puzzle set? And why not have that bobblehead puzzle set form the shape of the state of Wisconsin? And why not trick the whole thing out with some augmented reality bells and whistles? And why not release it the same week that all three superstars are celebrating their birthdays?
Enter Milwaukee’s National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. Today, in conjunction with BobblesGalore, the Bobblehead Hall has released an officially licensed, limited edition (1,500 each) version of the exact thing we described above. The FOCO-produced set can be purchased online for an introductory price of $175 (with free shipping). It’s pretty slick.
What does the AR stuff look like? Download the free AR Bobbles app to your phone, scan each bobblehead, and enjoy virtual stats and videos. Again: pretty slick!
“We were excited to team up with BobblesGalore and FOCO on this truly remarkable and unique bobblehead set featuring Wisconsin’s biggest stars and recent MVPs,” says Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, in a press release. “These will be cherished collectibles for generations of Wisconsin sports fans and we expect them to sell quickly as they make the perfect holiday gift.”
And yes, all three players are celebrating birthdays this week. Rodgers turned 36 on Monday, Yelich turned 28 on Thursday, and Giannis turns 25 today. Happy birthday, gentlemen, and go Bucks/Brewers/Packers.