Dan Foote wants to make biblical figures as popular as professional athletes.
So he took a cue from the latest marketing trend in major league sports and, with his partners, started a business that makes bobblehead dolls out of the men and women of the Bible.
Now he and his partners are selling 7-inch versions of Noah, Samson and Moses for $14.99 that come with a comic book summarizing each of their stories. If those dolls are strong sellers, Queen Esther, Daniel – and possibly Jesus – could be produced next, Foote said, although another company already sells a Jesus bobblehead.
“We want to create a hunger to go to God’s word to learn more about these people,” said Foote, a 43-year-old Christian cartoonist.
“God works in strange and mysterious ways, and we want to be a part of this strange and mysterious way.”
I think that the Virgin Mary would be appropriate as a Bobblehead. After all she was the only person to continually say yes to god. Most of us are wobble (east-west direction as in no) heads with an occasional bobble (yes) to God. I can imagine a child asking their mother after seeing one of these dolls in a car window, “Who is that mommy?”, “Why that is Noah”. “Then why does he keep shaking his head like Yes-a?” I wonder if the Samson character has long hair, if he does then he would probably look someone from Headbanger’s Ball on MTV.