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The Boltman Could Be Yours for $75,000

Boltman will soon be on Ebay



    The Boltman Could Be Yours for $75,000
    The mascot struts his stuff

    If you are a Chargers fan, you've seen him in the stands, Boltman! The Chargers' unofficial mascot will soon be up for sale the opening bid $75,000.

    For the past 14 years, Dan Jauregui, has donned the costume pumping up fans in the stadium and making special appearances at events around the city.

    Now Jauregui says, it is time to move on. He is placing the costume on Ebay to try find the costume a loving home, hopefully with another die hard Chargers fan.

    "It is a great opportunity to allow someone to take over where I left off and continue the legacy of Boltman." Jauregui said. "Hopefully the person that takes over has a really good history behind them."

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    The winning bidder will receive two costumes, the original and the newest version of Bolt Man.

    "Not only are they buying the characters, the life-sized versions of them, but they are actually getting the intellectual property rights, Jauregui said.

    The first Boltman costume is now in the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

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    He says the new mascot will have a huge responsibility.  They have to love kids, love interacting with people and love to pump up the crowd.

    "[They] need an energetic personality to get people excited," Jauregui said.

    The costumes were professionally made by the same designers that made the original Predator, from the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger film from the 1980's.

    "Boltman has had a really good record, since this character has evoled he has gone to 5 playoffs, Jauregui said. "So he is good luck."

    The costumes will be up for sale beginning Saturday, August 14 and will remain on Ebay for 5 days.