Sprite Boy Bobblehead. A Funko Wacky Wobbler based on the original Coca-Cola mascot, the “Sprite Boy”. It measures approximately 7″ tall. A six-pack of Coca-Cola is in one hand, and an open glass bottle of Coke is in the other. In addition, on his head is a white bottle cap hat with “Coca-Cola” written in red. This collectible memorabilia is still in the original box (only taken out once take a photo). Therefore it is in near-mint condition.
A pharmacist named John Stith Pemberton (1831 – 1888) invented Coca-Cola in 1886. Back in those days, pharmacies had parlor areas. The parlors had round stools surrounding a counter where you could sit and watch the “soda jerk” prepare your five cent soda or float. Consequently, the early days of Coca-Cola distribution were via soda fountains. The drink was well received and rapidly gained followers. Along the way, someone referred to the drink as “Coke”. The Coca-Cola Company didn’t like it. However, the abbreviate name caught on so quickly they realized there was nothing they could do about it. Eventually, they went with the flow and began using the term Coke in their advertisements. In those advertisements, there was a “sprite”. But not the soda drink Sprite! A sprite as in an elf. That’s right, Coca-Cola had a young elf looking boy dressed like a soda jerk serving Coke in the advertisements. Check out The “sprite boy” was Coca-Cola’s first mascot. The Sprite Boy Bobblehead makes a great gift for Coca-Cola drinkers, historians, and collectors.