WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A unique bobblehead hit the “Internet shelves” Friday morning that might get Purdue football fans a little excited.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin unveiled a new limited edition bobblehead made by FOCO, which featuresPurdue Pete banging the World’s Largest Drum with his hammer.
Phil Sklar, co-founder of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, said it is the first time ever the World’s Largest Drum has been incorporated in a bobblehead.
“We got the idea after attending a Purdue game against Notre Dame seven years ago,” Sklar said. “It was a great experience, it went down to the wire, a last second touchdown.”
Sklar said he and his company enjoy taking the traditions of many colleges and universities all over the country, and turning those traditions into unique bobbleheads. He said the World’s Largest Drum is unlike any other tradition he has seen.
The World’s Largest Drum was first conceived in 1921 by Purdue’s then band director Paul Spotts Emrick, in order to get fans excited about the university’s marching band.
The bobbleheads are on sale now exclusively on The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum web site. They are $40 a piece plus shipping and handling.
(PHOTO: Courtesy of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum/FOCO)