By Megan Sayles,
AFRO Business Writer,
To celebrate Black History Month, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum released the first-ever HBCU Bobblehead Series, a collection of bobblehead mascots from 13 historically Black colleges and universities across the country (HBCUs).
Both the Howard University (Howard) Bisons and the Morgan State University (Morgan) Bears are represented in the inaugural series.
Each bobblehead costs $35 plus shipping, and the schools receive a percentage of the profit from the sales.
“We’re excited to release this long-overdue collection of HBCU bobbleheads,” said Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, in a statement. “We know these bobbleheads, which celebrate the rich history of these 13 amazing institutions, will be very popular with the alumni, students, faculty, staff, fans and communities.”
The other HBCUs included in the collection represent figures of Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Fayetteville State University, Grambling State University, Jackson State University, North Carolina A&T University, North Carolina Central University, Norfolk State University and Tuskegee University.
The Howard Bison bobblehead is expected to ship in April, while Morgan’s Benny the Bear bobblehead is expected to ship in June.
Each eight-inch bobblehead from the series stands on a platform bearing their team name, and shoppers have the option to choose which school color they’d like the bobblehead to wear. The jerseys on the bobbleheads are individually numbered up.
“Bobbleheads are often passed down from generation to generation, and we think the bobbleheads in this new HBCU Series will certainly become cherished keepsakes,” said Sklar.
Megan Sayles is a Report for America Corps member.