SBD/April 26, 2012/Franchises

Fielder Takes Hands-On Approach For Bobblehead Design Ahead Of Aug. 21 Giveaway

Tigers 1B Prince Fielder yesterday got "his first look" at the team's bobblehead doll created in his likeness, and he "had a lot to say" in the design phase, according to Tony Paul of the DETROIT NEWS. Fielder saw several pictures of an early, non-painted mold of a bobblehead that will ultimately be made in China and said, "The hands are backward. Is that normal?" Tigers Manager of Promotions Jared Karner responded, "No, no. That's one of the couple things we caught." Fielder also asked, "Am I gonna be in sleeves? ... I don't wanna be." In reference to his tattoos, Fielder said, "Can they kind of color some stuff in there? ... If we're going to do a bobblehead, might as well actually be me." Fielder met with the Tigers' promotional team for "about 10 minutes" Wednesday and the team now will "send his suggested fixes back" so a new bobblehead can be worked up. The Tigers will need 10,000 bobblehead dolls in all, and the final product "will be shipped from China to a U.S. West Coast port, railed to Chicago, then trucked to Detroit -- all about 10-14 days ahead" of the giveaway day on Aug. 21 (DETROIT NEWS, 4/26).
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