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To date, he’s made 11 of the statues. Some have been destroyed. Some are in art galleries, and some have sold at auction for thousands of dollars.
Monroe and Schwartz hope to capitalize on that financial success by selling many more — albeit smaller in size and price.
“We hope to sell 2 million of them,” Schwartz said. “We probably have every bit of four years to market the stuff. … I don’t see how it could miss.”
So far they have about 14,500 bobbleheads on hand. Schwartz, a native of San Francisco, has pledged $150,000 to purchase and advertise the initial stock.
The bobbleheads, made in China, are 9 inches tall — about eight-and-a-half times shorter than the statues. They’re on sale on Amazon and eBay for $35, including shipping.
There are also even smaller miniatures, whose heads don’t bobble, that stand about 3 inches tall and will sell for $5. Schwartz is making them into keychains.
In addition to the bobblehead-covered convertible, Schwartz plans to promote the products by holding a scavenger hunt in Las Vegas next month for a golden-plated bobblehead. For those who disapprove of the bobbleheads, there will be a contest to find the most creative way to destroy one.
Still, Schwartz said he expects their best source of advertising will be Trump himself.
“We could have never done this with anybody else who was running,” he said. “Donald makes it fun. … He gives us all the material.”
Monroe said he hopes to make enough money to retire from his job in heating and air conditioning maintenance.
“I don’t want to have to do the 9-to-5,” he said. “I want to focus on my art but still be able to support my family.”