On 18 June 1967, Jimi Hendrix would create one rock’s defining moments, ending his set at the Monterey Pop Festival by dousing his guitar in lighter fluid and setting it on fire. Now, almost 54 years on from the occasion, Hendrix’s estate has teamed with Kollectico to create a new bobblehead figure to mark the occasion.
The new limited-edition bobbleheads are officially licensed, hand-sculpted and painted and come packaged in collector boxes. Only 1,967 units will be made, with each individually numbered.
Janie Hendrix, president and CEO of Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix, said in a statement: “Collector’s items are a form of admiration for a beloved artist or person of interest. They can even represent a special bond. We want those who are devoted to Jimi to have something delightful to add life to the spaces where they live and work.
“Kollectico has created a beautifully artistic and endearing line that we can all enjoy. Jimi was fun-loving. This is a lighthearted way to appreciate him. “
Andrew S. Hazen, founder and CEO of Kollectico, said: “We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership. Kimi Hendrix has always been a huge source of inspiration for me these past 40 something years. With such extraordinary imagery in his portfolio, this is an opportunity for us to use our creativity to honour Jimi Hendrix with exceptional Limited Edition collectables for Hendrix fans around the globe.”
The bobblehead itself seems to be in reference to the iconic photo taken by Ed Caraeff of the moment, with Hendrix knelt in front of the burning instrument, hands raised.