MILWAUKEE – The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled six officially licensed, limited-edition Harlem Globetrotters bobbleheads. The bobbleheads feature current Globetrotters Hi-Lite Bruton, Torch George, Hammer Harrison, Big Easy Lofton, Moose Weekes, and mascot “Globie”.
Founded by Abe Saperstein in 1926, the Globetrotters played their first road game in 1927 and have entertained more than 148 million fans worldwide ever since. In 2002 the Globetrotters were inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for their acts of goodwill, commitment to fans, and nearly 95 years of innovation on and off the court. Putting on more than 400 live events each year, the Globetrotters are pioneers in popularizing the slam dunk, the fast break, the forward and point guard positions, and the figure-eight weave.
“We are thrilled to be teaming up with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters to release the first Globetrotters bobbleheads in nearly 20 years,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “For over 90 years, the Globetrotters have brought smiles to the faces of young and old around the world with their basketball wizardry and showmanship. These are the first bobbleheads to truly capture that.”
Each bobblehead uniquely captures the popular basketball team’s athleticism, theater, and comedy, from their iconic uniforms to their dynamic action poses. These exclusive items feature the Globetrotters performing their classic moves like soaring through the air to dunk and balancing two basketballs on top of the other. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum produced these collector items in collaboration with the Harlem Globetrotters.
“Spreading joy on and off the court to families is what the Harlem Globetrotters do best and this is a great way to celebrate that,” said Sunni Hickman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Harlem Globetrotters. “Thank you, National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum; it’s truly an honor!”
As a limited-edition special, only 2,020 of each bobblehead will be available for purchase through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store. The bobbleheads cost $25 individually or $150 as a set plus shipping. To view or purchase the Harlem Globetrotters official bobbleheads, visit https://store.bobbleheadhall.com/products/harlemglobetrotters. The bobbleheads are expected to ship in August.
About the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, which is located at 170 S. 1st St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, opened to the public on February 1st, 2019. The HOF and Museum also produce high-quality, customized bobbleheads for retail sale as well as organizations, individuals, and teams across the country. Visit us online and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About the Harlem Globetrotters
The originators of basketball style, influencers on today’s game, and skilled athletes of the highest order, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 124 countries and territories on six continents since their founding in 1926. The Globetrotters’ mission, to spread game and bring family entertainment to the world, continues to drive them today. They are proud inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters’ official Website: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.