Bernie Sanders' viral Inauguration Day look gets its own bobblehead

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' show-stealing Inauguration Day look is being immortalized in bobblehead form.

The image of the bundled-up former Democratic presidential candidate sitting cross-legged and socially distanced in a folding chair while wearing a face mask, olive-colored winter coat and cozy patterned mittens at the presidential inauguration quickly took the internet by storm.

There were jokes and no shortage of memes that placed the image of Sanders into all types of hilarious situations, locations and iconic photos.

The Milwaukee-based National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum also jumped on the viral moment, unveiling its "Bernie Sanders Inauguration Day Bobblehead" on Wednesday for pre-order.

"As soon as one of our employees alerted us to the viral pictures of Bernie, we checked out Twitter and knew we had to get to work,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “We think this will be another fun bobblehead to put a smile on people’s faces.”

Bernie Sanders Inauguration Day bobblehead
Bernie Sanders Inauguration Day bobblehead Photo credit National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

The bobblehead sells for $25, plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order.

Demand for the bobblehead is high.

Sklar told WCBS 880 that sales "are going crazy," adding, "This might end up being THE bobblehead of 2021 based on how things are going so far."

The Hall of Fame and Museum said they are expected to ship in May.

They previously released a "Bernie Sanders for President" back in 2016, which has since been sold out.

There are several bobbleheads available commemorating the new administration including one featuring Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and another of Biden with a White House base.

There is also a Dr. Jill Biden bobblehead, and of course, the Biden family's dogs, Champ and Major.

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