Tyler Trent bobblehead revealed by National Bobblehead Hall of Fame By Jillian Ellison
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.— The story of Purdue University graduate Tyler Trent has officially reached the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed, limited edition bobblehead on Thursday, featuring Trent, the 20-year-old Purdue graduate and football superfan who is fighting cancer. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will donate $5 from each bobblehead sold to two charities of Tyler’s choice, the V Foundation for Cancer Research and the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment, according to a news release.
The bobbleheads, which feature Tyler in the Purdue blazer with the Purdue logo on the side of his head, are available for pre-order in the Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store.
The bobbleheads cost $30 each plus a flat rate shipping charge of $8 per order and are expected to arrive in February, according to the news release. Each bobblehead will be individually numbered and come in a collector’s box.
The bobbleheads, which are being produced by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, are officially licensed by Purdue University and are being produced in conjunction with Tyler Trent and his family, the release said.
"We were thrilled that Tyler loved the idea for a #TylerStrong bobblehead as much as we did, as we think it’s the perfect way to honor him while also raising funds for cancer research and increasing awareness about cancer,” Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, said. “So many people across the world have been touched by Tyler’s story and we think this bobblehead is the perfect way to celebrate Tyler and everything he stands for.”
Trent said when he was contacted by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame, the idea of being a bobblehead "creeped him out" a bit, but the cause behind the figurine was all worth it.
"They have worked really hard on it, and I am flattered and humbled to be beside important figures who've also gone down the path of becoming a bobblehead," Trent said. "I would be willing to do anything that brings awareness to cancer research and its community, but I am very grateful for the opportunity by National Bobblehead Hall of Fame's and their generosity."