Said manufacturer Matt Powers, of BobbleHead, LLC, a veritable Nathan Thurm of the industry:
I don't think of this as painting John Wilkes Booth in either a glorifying or negative way. We make it for people that are into Civil War memorabilia. It's supposed to be a gag gift.... I don't think we'd do Hitler. I think it'd sell, but it would offend people. We've made probably over a million bobbleheads and this is the first time it ever happened. So why change course? We've done Osama bin Laden.