ASU Bobblehead Released for Sale!

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ASU Hornet Among First HBCU 'Bobbleheads' to be Produced Nationwide
- Released during Black History Month; first-ever HBCU series produced.
- Limited edition of only 2023 available for purchase.
- Portion of sales donated back to ASU.
By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU
Hornet Nation now has its very own limited edition and numbered "Bobblehead" (bobble), which is available for purchase by the ASU family and the public. The offer is part of the officially licensed HBCU Bobblehead Series in celebration of Black History Month.  

ASU’s bobble features the University's official mascot, "Stinger," that stands 8 inches tall and is decked out in the University's school colors of black and gold. The bobble is produced in a limited edition of 2,023.  A portion of each sale will be donated back to ASU, according to the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

"Alabama State University is proud to have its very own bobblehead produced in the image of our beloved mascot Stinger during the inaugural issue of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) bobblehead," said ASU’s executive director of Strategic Communications and Marketing, Jessica Madison. "This is a great opportunity for ASU supporters to gain a limited-edition keepsake while supporting the University.”

Each bobblehead is priced at $35, plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order, according to the co-founder of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, Phil Sklar.  

“We know these bobbleheads, which celebrate the rich history of Alabama State University, will be very popular with the alumni, students, faculty, staff, fans, and communities,” said Sklar, who is also the company's CEO. "We’re excited to release this long-overdue collection of HBCU bobbleheads.” 


This first-ever release of the officially licensed HBCU Bobblehead Series features bobbleheads for 13 different HBCUs. 

The schools included in the first series are Alabama State University Hornets, Alabama A&M University Bulldogs, Delaware State University Hornets, Florida A&M University Rattlers, Fayetteville State University Broncos, Grambling State University Tigers, Howard University Bison, Jackson State University Tigers, Morgan State University Bears, North Carolina A&T State University Aggies, North Carolina Central University Eagles, Norfolk State University Spartans, and Tuskegee University Golden Tigers. 


Primarily located in the South and founded during the Reconstruction era after the end of the U.S. Civil War, more than 100 colleges in the nation are identified by the U.S. Department of Education as HBCUs. Like Alabama State, most HBCUs were founded in the 19th century (ASU in 1867) to make quality, accredited higher education available to Black Americans. The Higher Education Act of 1965 defines HBCUs as accredited higher education institutions established before 1964 whose “principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans.” HBCUs admit students of all races and creeds. Among the most famous alumni of HBCUs are civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris. 


Most fans enjoy collecting items that signify their support and love of their school, which is especially true for the alumni, students and fans of Alabama State University. 

“These bobbleheads are often passed down from generation to generation, and we think the bobbleheads in this new HBCU series will certainly become cherished keepsakes,” Sklar stated. 

Purchase information: ASU's bobblehead is available at this link and will ship in March. 

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104