The Pope’s first visit to the US has created a huge buzz, and many Americans are scrambling to get their hands on some Pope visit merchandise and memorabilia to commemorate his visit. One item that’s really selling like hotcakes are Pope Francis dolls (and bobbleheads). According to CNN, one company has sold over 50,000 Pope Francis dolls. If you want to get in on the fun, here are some of the best Pope Francis dolls and bobbleheads on sale right now. Fair warning, though: demand has been extremely high for Pope Francis merch during his US visit, so some of the items below are either backordered or available in limited quantities.
1. Pope Francis Bleacher Creature 10 Inch Plush
This plush from Bleacher Creature has already sold over 50,000 units, and it’s a runaway success. It’s made from 100 percent polyester fiber, but still cuddly. Clocking in at 10 inches, this is a nice plush to give to a kid, place in your office, or pick up as a gift for a friend. As of this writing, this plushie is backordered. New stock will be available in October.
2. Pope Francis Plush With Children’s Rosary Glorious Mysteries CD
This Pope Francis doll is soft, and safe for babies and toddlers. This doll features Pope Francis in his bright green “Ordinary Time” vestments. The doll is just under 10 inches tall. This is a special edition devotional Toy created for World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. This toy was in stock as of this writing, and comes with a free CD.
3. Pope Francis Bobblehead
Want more than just a bubblehead? This set includes a mini-size Pope Francis bobblehead, plus a full-color, 32-page book by Danielle Selber. The book includes photos, famous quotes, and a short biography of Pope Francis. If you want a Pope Francis bobblehead that will fit in your car or cubicle, this is a nice option.
Price: $7.71 (14 percent off MSRP)
4. Pope Francis Limited Edition Statuette by Ashton Drake
Looking for a representation of Pope Francis that’s less doll-like, and more suitable for adults? This limited edition collectible is ideal for people who want to display a representation of the Pope year-round. This hand-painted sculpture was created to celebrate the installation of the 266th pontiff. This sculpture depicts Pope Francis as he looked on the day of his installation.
5. Royal Bobbles Pope Francis Bobblehead
Philly Catholics, this is the collectible for you. This bobblehead is the official bobblehead of the Pope’s USA visit to Philadelphia, and the official bobblehead of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. This bobblehead is about eight inches tall.
Price: $23.95 (4 percent off MSRP)
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