March 14, 2012

"John Wilkes Booth Bobbleheads Pulled From Gettysburg Giftshop."

"The $20 dolls come in boxes depicting the inside of Washington D.C.’s Ford's Theatre, where confederate sympathizer Booth shot and killed Lincoln in 1865."

(Via Drudge.)

30 comments:

Scott M said...

In a related story, the "Grassy Knoll Putting Green" executive toy was pulled from a similar museum in Dallas.

Christopher in MA said...

Hmm. I would have bought one.

In any event, that's hardly the tackiest or most tasteless item at the Gettysburg museum, I can assure you. The last time my wife and I were there, we bought a - well, I don't know how to describe it except by saying it was a plastic stick with Lincoln's head on top, and as you squeezed a trigger, his mouth would open and close. Like something you would use to pluck an item off a high shelf.

We called it "Zombie Lincoln." You know, "Four scares and seven fears ago. . ."

Ron said...

The "Sic Semper Tyrannis" Plushie (in blue and grey!) has been reduced in price....

rcommal said...

In some instances, it it weren't for poor taste, there'd be no taste at all. This would be one of those.

PackerBronco said...

I always wanted someone to market a Katherine Hepburn bobble head doll.

Ron said...

I still want my set of Dr. Strangelove Action Figures!

The Drill SGT said...

PackerBronco said...
I always wanted someone to market a Katherine Hepburn bobble head doll.


I like Kate.

The ultimate tacky (and amusing) Bobble would be one of Monica with an open mouth portrayed with the base done like a blue dress.

The Drill SGT said...

PackerBronco said...
I always wanted someone to market a Katherine Hepburn bobble head doll.


I think the best medium for that would be a wooden German "smoker" style figure.

that way the lever in the back could make the hand salute.

http://www.erzgebirgepalace.com/Nutcrackers:::50.html?gclid=CPDpu9_J5q4CFQfe4AodlWmAiw

gerry said...

Awww, I wanted a Mary Surratt bobblehead.

Mr. Forward said...

Mitt Romney Bobblehead doll: Head pivots, hair doesn't move

Newt Gingrich Bobblehead doll: body bobbles

Monica Lewinsky Bubblehead doll: Bubbahead

Ron Paul Bobblehead doll: Ron Paul

Original Mike said...

John Wilkes Booth bobbleheads??? The mind bobbles.

edutcher said...

But they still have the lawn jockeys, right?

Crimso said...

Next to get yanked will be the Julius Garesche bobbleheads at Stones River National Battlefield (too soon?).

Also, the Devil's Den pitchforks at G'burg.

Rabel said...

From the comments:

Too soon man, too soon.

Bill Pirschel · Mount Sterling, Kentucky

Scott M said...

Also, the Devil's Den pitchforks at G'burg.

No, those are still there, next to the Little Round Top pillows. Curiously, though, you can only sleep on those things facing to the right. If you face to the left, you get so lonely you can't fall sleep.

Geoff Matthews said...

Christopher in MA,

So that'd be Zombie-Lincoln-Head-On-A-Stick?

It may not be Lincoln, but they've got a shirt for that:

http://store.sluggy.com/product.php?productid=3

Lost My Cookies said...

Can you still get the Fort Pillow pillow? I've heard they're kinda lumpy.

That's actually terrible, and I denounce myself.

Pettifogger said...

Booth killed a Republican. Is that not socially approved under this administration?

Chip S. said...

I didn't know they were marketing the Booth doll separately from the complete set of presidential-assassin bobbleheads.

Scott M said...

I didn't know they were marketing the Booth doll separately from the complete set of presidential-assassin bobbleheads.

I tried to order a John Hinkely from their website, but was told they don't offer him anymore because he was an ATTEMPTED assassin and, in any case, he's an artist now.

EMD said...

The Alex P. Keaton bobblehead from the NBC Studios store is now quite the collectible!

(makes reservations for Hell)

Scott M said...

I always pictured that as more of a Tickle-Me-Keaton.

David said...

Another blow to the intellectual property marketing plan of the estate of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Crunchy Frog said...

I tried to order a John Hinkely from their website, but was told they don't offer him anymore because he was an ATTEMPTED assassin and, in any case, he's an artist now.

Or, as an actual living person, he has right of publicity.

I still want my set of Dr. Strangelove Action Figures!

Only if they come complete with essence and prsious bodily fluids.

Coketown said...

I was shocked to read about this tasteless novelty. To think it was for sale just 146 years after Mr. Lincoln's untimely demise.

Looking at it, though, I think the entire stock could be easily converted to John Cleese bobbleheads.

Carnifex said...

The scene in Armageddon with Steve Buscemi(spelling?) on the nuclear device started me laughing out loud, but no one else had seen Dr. Strangelove, so I was the only one. It's a shame so many good movies aren't watched by people anymore because they are in black and white.

My wifes' daughter actually came to us and asked us to name some good black and white films, out of the blue. She was smart enough to recognize there was stuff she was missing...good for her.

There are iconic figures lost in those movies, that play out before our eye's with no one recognizing them but for a few. Sam Marlowe, Wilmer from the Maltese Falcon...heck, Godzilla. Kurasawa has more influence on American film than Lucas, or Cameron ever will. And I'd bet that they would admit it too.

Ipso Fatso said...

Tragedy + Time ='s Comedy!!!!!

Rusty said...

There are iconic figures lost in those movies, that play out before our eye's with no one recognizing them but for a few. Sam Marlowe, Wilmer from the Maltese Falcon...heck, Godzilla. Kurasawa has more influence on American film than Lucas, or Cameron ever will. And I'd bet that they would admit it too.


And John Ford influenced Kurosawa.
Every once in awhile you have to go back and watch them.
"The Maltese Falcon" is seamless. Nothing is there that shouldn't be there.

Have her rent, "The Postman Always Rings Twice" One of the best psychological thrillers ever made.

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