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How often do you wish you had Isiah Whitlock, Jr. around to say "sheeeeeeeeeit"? Wish granted!
How often do you wish you had Isiah Whitlock, Jr. around to say "sheeeeeeeeeit"? Wish granted!
1,828 backers pledged $100,428 to help bring this project to life.

It's 2018 Already?

Posted by Richard Hine (Creator)
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Hi Kickstarter -- and Happy New Year!

Isiah just sent a New Year's greeting from Italy, where he's seeing the sights and taking in a little jazz at the Umbria Jazz Festival.

Meanwhile, as 2018 begins here in NY, I wanted you know know we've taken the "SOLD OUT" sign off our website -- and are announcing that the Isiah Whitlock, Jr. Talking Bobblehead will be back soon!

As you may know, our 2nd edition sold out earlier than expected after a tweet by Isiah went massively viral in November, with more than 55,000 retweets, 141,000 likes -- and counting. According to Twitter, this single tweet has already generated more than 10 million organic impressions. (Among the many media mentions this tweet generated, USA Today's "For the Win" called it, "The best 280-character tweet of them all.")

280 Characters?
280 Characters?

The surge in sales this tweet generated meant a lot of people who were waiting until closer to Christmas to order the bobblehead were disappointed.

The good news is, our 3rd edition is now in production and will ship around the end of March, 2018. The new edition will feature the same three recordings as the First Edition you backed on Kickstarter, but with a new handpainted design

Because you're part of the community that helped launch the Isiah Whitlock, Jr. Talking Bobblehead, I wanted you to know about this new edition -- and that we're offering it at a special pre-order price of just $29 (US) and $39 (International) -- with FREE shipping included -- through the end of January, 2018.

As always, the Isiah Whitlock, Jr. Talking Bobblehead will make a great, limited-edition collectible gift for yourself or any fan of "The Wire." We hope you'll check it out -- and please feel free to share this pre-order offer with friends, co-workers or family members who may be interested.

You can see and order the new 2018 edition here:

For those looking for a new way to save in 2018, the Isiah Whitlock, Jr. Talking Money Head is in stock and sale-priced this January. Only $20 (US) and $35 (International), with FREE shipping included. Find it here:

We wish you all the best for a very Happy New Year and thanks again for your past support!

And, seriously, can you believe it's 2018 already? Sheeeeeeeee-it!


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