(This post is promotional in nature, in partnership with the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum)
In case you haven’t heard, your Washington Capitals are Stanley Cup Champions.
There are a lot of traditions associated with winning the Stanley Cup: lifting it over your head, kissing it, drinking out of it...a lot...taking it to bed? If you’re anything like us, you didn’t know that it’s also tradition for the members of the Stanley Cup winning team to have their likenesses immortalized in bobbling glory.
A company called FOCO produces these high-quality bobbleheads, and they’ll be available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum (so you know they’re good). Presently, they’re available for pre-order. These puppies are expected to be among the most sought-after collectibles, and are fully anticipated to sell out, so act fast!
These aren’t your stadium-giveaway quality bobbleheads either. Just a quick peak at the pictures reveals a level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that heeds the magnitude of the moment. Here’s a look at a couple of Ovechkin bobbles — one holding the Conn Smythe, the other with Lord Stanley.
These things are great for home, office, or as a gift. Here at the Rink, we’re extremely excited to get our hands on a full set of these bad boys once the craftsmen and craftswomen are done plying their art. We’ll examine the figures up close and personal, and let you know all about it. If you’re lucky, the Rink and the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum just may bestow a few lucky Rink readers (and Facebook fans...hint, hint) with championship bobbles this summer.
In the meantime, check out the press release.
MILWAUKEE, Wi., June 7, 2018 – The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that it has the complete line of officially licensed Washington Capitals 2018 Stanley Cup Champions Bobbleheads available for pre-order. The bobbleheads, which are produced by FOCO, are available online in the Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store.
The Stanley Cup Champions bobbleheads feature each player and team mascot, Slapshot, holding a replica Stanley Cup while standing on a base in the shape of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final logo. A bobblehead is also being produced of Stanley Cup Playoff MVP, Alex Ovechkin, holding the Conn Smythe Trophy, which is awarded to the most valuable player during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. A mini set of three bobbleheads featuring Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie and Tom Wilson in action poses. Three-foot tall bobbleheads of Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie and Tom Wilson are being produced as well.
These will be the first Stanley Cup Champions bobbleheads ever produced for the Washington Capitals, who defeated the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night to clinch the franchise’s first championship. The bobbleheads feature the following players:
- Alex Ovechkin
- Alex Ovechkin – MVP
- Andre Burakovsky
- Braden Holtby
- Brooks Orpik
- Devante Smith-Pelly
- Dmitry Orlov
- Evgeny Kuznetsov
- Jay Beagle
- John Carlson
- Lars Eller
- Matt Niskanen
- Michal Kempny
- Nicklas Backstrom
- Philipp Grubauer
- Slapshot - Mascot
- T.J. Oshie
- Tom Wilson
- Mini Set of 3 Players (Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie and Tom Wilson) - approximately 3.5” each
”Bobbleheads are the perfect way for fans to commemorate a Championship, and the first one for a franchise is so memorable,” said Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “Capitals fans will be able to remember this magical season forever with these bobbleheads, which will become cherished collectibles for Capitals’ fans of all ages.”
The championship bobbleheads are $40 each, the MVP bobblehead is $40, the mini set of 3 is $45 and the 3-foot bobbleheads are $900. Fans can order the complete set of regular sized and mini bobbleheads for $600. Shipping is a flat rate of $8 regardless of the number of bobbleheads purchased. The bobbleheads, which are officially licensed and produced by FOCO, are going into immediate production and are expected to ship in October.
”We strongly encourage people to pre-order their Capitals Stanley Cup Champions bobbleheads during the presale to ensure they don’t miss out,” said Brad Novak, Co-Founder and President of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “A limited number of each bobblehead will be produced, and fans who don’t act now may miss out.”
About the National Bobblehead HOF and Museum The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum was announced in November 2014. The HOF and Museum hosted a Preview Exhibit in 2016, and is currently setting up its permanent location, which is slated to open in summer 2018. The HOF and Museum also produces high quality, customized bobbleheads for organizations, individuals and teams across the country. Visit us at www.BobbleheadHall.com, www.facebook.com/BobbleheadHall orwww.twitter.com/BobbleheadHall.
Previously known as Team Beans, LLC and Forever Collectibles, FOCO is a leading manufacturer of sports and entertainment merchandise celebrating more than 17 years in the industry. The company’s ever-growing product lines include apparel, accessories, toys, collectibles, novelties, footwear, holiday and more. FOCO is licensed with all major sports leagues including the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS and over 100 colleges and universities as well as entertainment properties such as Disney, Warner Bros/DC Comics, Nickelodeon and Sanrio. Please reach out to Matthew Katz, Licensing Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What’s that? You want some more pictures of these bad boys? Well, alright.
Can’t forget about Slapshot. He’s put a lot of blood, beak, and feathers into this team over the year