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Milwaukee's National Bobblehead Hall of Fame releases Bernie Sanders bobblehead

Posted at 8:27 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 15:45:42-05

MILWAUKEE — The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee has debuted a new Bernie Sanders bobblehead, showcasing an apparently viral moment of the U.S. Senator during the inauguration.

The bobblehead is of Sanders wearing his face mask, mittens and winter coat while sitting on a folding chair on the white podium outside the U.S. Capitol during the ceremony on Wednesday.

The museum, located at 170C S. 1st Street in Walker's Point, is temporarily closed due to coronavirus concerns.

However, you can preorder your own Bernie bobblehead on the museum's website. The price is set at $25 a pop plus shipping, and the bobbleheads are expected to be shipped to customers come May. The bobbleheads are made by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

This is the second Bernie bobblehead the museum has produced. The first one was a "Bernie Sanders for President"-themed bobblehead released in 2016. That item is currently sold out.

The museum has also released bobbleheads of the likes of Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Deborah Birx, 12 state governors, Dr. Amy Acton, two interpreters and 35 various "Essential Heroes."

The museum also has a bobblehead of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

The bobbleheads have so far raised $300,000 for the Protect The Heroes fund in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge, to get PPE to the nation's healthcare workers.

"As soon as one of our employees alerted us to the viral pictures of Bernie, we checked out Twitter and knew we had to get to work,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said in a statement. “We think this will be another fun bobblehead to put a smile on people’s faces!”

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