November 3, 2023
Barack and Michelle Obama Election Night bobbleheads are available exclusively through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame
Former United States President and First lady Barack and Michelle Obama are being honored with their own limited edition bobblehead.
This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled the Barack and Michelle Obama Election Night Bobblehead to commemorate the historic event on November 4, 2008, when Barack was elected as the 44th U.S. President. According to a press release shared with BLACK ENTERPRISE via email, the museum produced the bobblehead to celebrate the power couple who became the first African American President and First Lady to lead the country. The unveiling marks the 15th anniversary since the historic evening in Chicago, Illinois.
“We’re excited to unveil this bobblehead celebrating a historic moment in the nation’s history when Barack Obama was elected as the country’s 44th President,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said.
The eight-inch-tall figures were designed to portray the Obamas who stood and waved to a crowd of nearly 250,000 people in Grant Park that evening. “On November 4, 2008, the Obama family celebrated in Chicago while millions of people across the world tuned in, and we think this bobblehead is the perfect way to commemorate that momentous accomplishment on the 15th anniversary,” Sklar added.
The bobbleheads are positioned on a blue base with the former U.S. leaders’ names across the front. American flags stand behind the Obamas who are dressed to reflect the exact attire they wore on election night. The rear of the bobblehead shows a picture of the couple on stage during the historic evening. Each bobblehead has been individually numbered to 2,008 by the museum to represent the 2008 election year.
The figures also celebrate other achievements the former president and first lady accomplished as they served the country. In 2009, Barack became the fourth U.S. president to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Michelle, who is a lawyer and author, launched several initiatives to empower girls and women and advocate for healthy families. Barack served his U.S. presidency from January 20, 2009, through January 20, 2017. BE reported that he was re-elected for a second term in 2012.
Barack and Michelle Obama Election Night bobbleheads are available exclusively through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store for $40 each.