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National Bobblehead Hall of Fame unveils 'Vegas Vic'

National Bobblehead Hall of Fame unveils 'Vegas Vic'
Posted at 11:13 AM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 00:15:27-05
The National Bobblehead HOF and Museum released an exclusive Limited Edition Vegas Vic Bobblehead.
For anyone who has been to Downtown Las Vegas since 1951, they've been greeted by a 40-foot neon cowboy known as Vegas Vic.
This limited edition bobblehead, which features a bobbling head and arms, was produced in collaboration with the Pioneer Casino, and are $25.
Vegas Vic is the unofficial, yet most widely used name for the neon sign that resembles a cowboy that was erected on the exterior of The Pioneer Club in Las Vegas in 1951.
The sign was a departure in graphic design from typeface based neon signs to a friendly and welcoming human form of a cowboy.
The sign's human-like abilities of talking and waving its arm constituted an immediate acceptance as the unofficial welcoming sign reproduced thousands of times over the years and all over the world.
The sign can still be found at 25 East Fremont Street, where it has been since 1951 on the exterior of what used to be
The Pioneer Club is currently a souvenir shop.
Earlier this year, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum produced Limited Edition mobster bobbleheads for the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.
Those bobbleheads feature Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano, and are only available in the Mob Museum gift shop. Those marked the first bobbleheads for all of the mobsters aside from Capone.