Famous Alligator Chance the Snapper and Capturer To Receive Combo Bobblehead
When we learned that Chicagoans had dubbed a gone-astray alligator Chance the Snapper, we immediately laughed, enjoying the spin on the name of Chance the Rapper, a common Headlines subject for us. News that the reptile would receive his own bobblehead gave us further delight, but nothing could top reading that his capturer, Frank “Alligator” Robb, would join him in being the subject of a combo commemorative.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is overseeing the item's release, and is building on its micro-moment clout, too. The Milwaukee institution unveiled the goodie yesterday, with plans to ship it in October. In creating the item, it's also showing a touching bit of altruism, as $1 from every sale will assist the Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control.
As if throwing out the first pitch at a Cubs game wasn’t enough, the famous alligator trapper who captured Chance the Snapper is now getting his own bobblehead. https://t.co/ZE4S3wNZC6
— News4JAX (@wjxt4) July 26, 2019
The revelation by the Hall of Fame came nine days after the capture of Chance the Snapper, who had begun swimming in the Windy City’s Humboldt Park lagoon on July 9. Robb, a Florida-based alligator dynamo, ended the gator’s stay in the park exactly a week later.
Having fielded requests from the public to acknowledge Robb, too, the Hall of Fame “bit” and paired the two personalities.
“We were thrilled that Frank was as excited about his bobblehead as we were," Phil Sklar, the museum's co-founder and CEO, said. "And we can’t wait for fans to see the newest bobblehead featuring Chance the Snapper and the alligator hunter that took Chicago by storm!”
Chance the Snapper was just released at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm! pic.twitter.com/bAK5ZrzPdF
— First Coast News (@FCN2go) July 18, 2019
This bobblehead is a pretty cool concept, as it depicts Robb in his work attire and Chance the Snapper—now kicking it in Florida—in his arms. The true-to-life look is bound to boost the pair's reputation in Chicago. It also figures to draw further attention to the Hall of Fame and Museum, which stands poised to be a lasting testament to the power of promotional products.