The “Tiger King” wackiness continues as the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has just unveiled talking bobbleheads of Carole Baskin and Howard Baskin. Yes, they talk. The bobbleheads will each play three sound clips, with Carole’s including her famous catchphrase, “Hey, all you cool cats and kittens.”
The photos are not of the actual bobbleheads because they haven’t been released yet, but they do show what they will look like. They are only available for preorder and will be shipped in August. Each bobblehead will be individually numbered and they are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store here.
The bobbleheads are $25 each plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order.
“I never dreamed I would become a bobblehead, but I laughed out loud when Phil Sklar from Bobblehead Hall of Fame contacted us and I thought ‘sure, let’s have some fun with this in the midst of this difficult time’” said Carole. Howard’s reaction was, “what a totally different way to build awareness of the Big Cat Public Safety Act – let’s do it!”
“We’re always thinking of ideas for unique and fun new bobbleheads,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “As soon as we saw Carole and Howard, we knew that talking bobbleheads of the pair would be perfect.”
You know the Baskins from the Netflix documentary, “Tiger King.” The duo operate Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit animal sanctuary located near Tamps, Florida. The documentary focused on their long-running efforts to stop what they felt was the exploitation of tiger cubs by Joe Exotic, a former Oklahoma zoo operator who was sentenced to 22 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot to kill Carole and several wildlife violations.
This article is adapted from MLive.