Daredevil St. Paul Raccoon to Get His Own Commemorative Bobblehead
I can't say I didn't see this coming, because Minnesota. After having the best feel-good (news) week ever, including a female concertgoer getting her head stuck inside a pickup truck's exhaust pipe, the good times continue to roll for one furry critter who seemed to capture the nations full attention while climbing the UBS tower in St. Paul last week.
Dubbed the #MPRRaccoon, the critter became an overnight sensation on Wednesday as it climbed the 25-story building. So now, the next logical thing to do is to immortalize it forever in bobblehead form, right? Only in Minnesota... or is it Wisconsin since that's where the museum is?
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced Friday it's now taking pre-orders for a St. Paul Raccoon bobblehead. The bobbleheads cost $25 each – the same number of stories as the UBS building – plus a flat rate shipping charge of $8 per order and are expected to arrive in October. Each bobblehead will be individually numbered and come in a collector’s box.
Here's a look at them:
"When we saw the St. Paul Racoon, we knew she would make for a great bobblehead," said museum CEO Phil Sklar. "Now this legendary climb that captured the hearts of people far and wide can be commemorated in bobblehead form."