Coming to Cheesehead State: National Bobblehead Museum

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Bobble-head figurines of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh at the sports novelty store at American Airlines Arena in Miami on December 20, 2010. Hans Deryk/Reuters

Two Milwaukee residents are in the process of launching the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, aiming to add 6,000 figurines to their collection of 4,000 before the museum opens next year.

Phil Sklar and Brad Novak are, of course, avid bobblehead collectors, with hundreds of the figurines taking up space in their home—including the majority of their kitchen, they told the Associed Press. Their collection includes athletes, mascots, celebrities, brand logos and even bobbleheads of themselves.

They have built their collection by shopping at thrift stores and purchasing completed collections from other enthusiasts. They also received a gift from the Marlins Park mini-museum in Miami, which included 700 bobbleheads of sports figures.

An opening date isn't yet set for Novak and Sklar's museum but they've already dedicated their lives to it: Both quit their day jobs to pursue bobblehead collecting.

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