Allen Iverson Returns

Philadelphia has had its share of great sports players, from Ron Jaworski to Eric Lindros to Dr J. And Philly was also had its share of memorable players; they aren’t necessarily always good players, but they were memorable and usually in that they brought some form of controversy with them. Think about the Broad Street Bullies (they were great players, but probably most memorable is that they brought a physical toughness to the game which Philly loves), or Hank Baskett who had a few good plays but ultimately had his fame because of marrying Kendra (which Wikipedia lists as American television personality, businesswoman, glamour model and author, but really her fame came thanks to Hugh Hefnor and Playboy).

Then there is Allen Iverson, good player but even bigger trouble maker. Who can forget his famous practice discussion ‘we talkin ‘bout practice’, his many arrests, or financial troubles? Whatever it may be he has left his impression, and Philadelphia basketball fans love him. He has had numerous tribute and honorary nights with the most recent being Saturday for Allen Iverson bobblehead night. Check out the video here that is not lacking in applause:

San Francisco Giants Bruce Lee Bobblehead

Bruce Lee bobblehead night is back! During the 2012 season, the “Year of the Dragon”, the San Francisco Giants hosted a Bruce Lee bobblehead game/giveaway to celebrate the year of the dragon with a bobblehead of none other than the dragon himself, Bruce Lee! And in 2013, the Giants will have another Bruce Lee bobblehead giveaway since the first was so popular. Head on over to the Giants site and get yourself some tickets!

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Bruce Lee Bobblehead

Bruce Lee was born a San Francisco native in 1940 and was probably the single most influential martial artist of our time. Not only did Bruce Lee amaze us with his moves in movies and television shows, but he also even created his own martial art based on his principles, beliefs and leanings called Jeet Kune Do. Some of his films were Marlowe (as Winslow Wong), The Big Boss (as Cheng Chao-an) and also known as Fists of Fury,  Fist of Fury (as Chen Zhen), also known as The Chinese Connection, The Way of the Dragon (as Tang Lung) also known as Return of the Dragon among others. Lee’s legacy lives on and even stars in video games as well to this day.

We would love to get our hands on one of these bobbleheads! If you go and have an extra, contact us to see what kind of deal we can make! 🙂

And to top it off, check out the gem below that we found in anticipation of last year’s Bruce Lee giveaway. Features one of the Giants and what looks like his bobbleheads duking it out:

Obama and Netanyahu Bobbleheads

On Mar 18, 2013 President Obama visited our long time ally, Israel. Now, when a president visits another country, there will be news articles, blog posts, television segments…but what about a YouTube video? No problem, I mean this is the tech age. But wait, not just any video; no actual rendition of the meeting or even drawings. Instead, let’s use bobbleheads! We LOVE the idea (obviously) because we are bobblehead fanatics. But how does everyone else feel about it? First watch the video made by The Israeli Embassy to get an idea:

Did you find it more entertaining than a typical news segment or report? We couldn’t keep our eyes off it, but hey we are bobblehead fanatics! If you remember, we actually did a custom bobblehead contest on Facebook during the elections for the people of Facebook to choose the next president of Bobbletown. Now, we had two bobbleheads crafted that oddly enough resembled the two candidates. We wonder if The Israeli Embassy saw our contest and loved the idea of a political figure as bobbleheads!?

What is cool is that with this release, they posted their twitter handle to be able to tweet your thoughts and comments. We think you should head over and give Whoopass a shout out and let them know we are the original custom bobblehead makers! Well okay maybe that is a little extreme but we do encourage you to express your views or questions if you feel so inclined.

Elton John’s Bobbleheads!

Sir Elton Hercules John, aka Reginald Kenneth Dwight, aka Sir Humphrey Handbag, or more simply and notoriously, Elton John, is one of the most famous musicians of our time. With record sales of more than a quarter of a billion (that’s almost one record for every person in the US), John has done songs for movies (think The Lion King), was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his work, appointed a Commander to the Order of the British Empire, and received countless awards. So, what could this man ever do to prepare for a show or keep his cool? With the accolades and awards mentioned above, I would say his crowd should be more nervous than anything. However, Sir Elton John does get nervous and needs comforting things where ever he goes just like the rest of us. The funny thing is, he is more like us than we thought! See, not only does Elton John have a room full of bobbleheads but he takes some with him on the road. According to Ed Sheeran, friend of Elton John, ‘He takes nodding dog figures with him for his dressing room.’

bulldog bobblehead
       A custom bulldog bobblehead

We love this…I wonder if Sir Elton John knows that we do custom pet bobbleheads!? We would love to do one or five for him any day. Maybe the next time he is performing in the states we can hook him up. I mean if he is holding bobbleheads that near and dear to him, then we have a lot more in common than any of us knew! Well if his agent is reading this…send him our contact info so we can do a custom bobblehead of Elton and maybe his own pet!

Muscle Up! Albert Belle Bobblehead Released

Who remembers when then Cleveland Indians Albert Belle flexed his bicep in response to Kevin Kennedy (then Boston Red Sox manager) after he instructed the umpire to take his bat because Kennedy believed it to be corked after he hit a ball crushing homer? Well we are going back, to the 1995 playoffs to be exact, but the Cleveland Indians are immortalizing this moment in time with a bobblehead of Albert Belle flexing his bicep!

Now what is interesting about this giveaway is that Albert Belle has not been back to visit the Cleveland Indians since he became a free agent and signed a $55 million contract with the White Sox. He is also, by some accounts, one of the most controversial players in franchise history. So the fact that the Clevelan Indians will immortalize him in some way is  questionable, however there is no denying the impact he had on the team in both performance as well as exposure on the news. He certainly was a catalyst in helping to spur popularity back to the Indians club. Or maybe it has to do with the sadness Albert has experienced in the past months. His twin brother, Terry, was killed in a car accident in AZ in September. Nobody wants to see this happen, and maybe since he was such a pivotal part of the club at one point, this caused the Indians to step back and recognize that they should immortalize him in some way. But I digress…

Albert Belle Flexing his 1995 Bicep

Albert Belle Flexing his 1995 Bicep

The bobblehead giveaway is happening Sat, Jun 1 at 1:05PM at Progressive Field. It is limited to the first 10,000 fans so show up early! This is almost as cool at the Trout grab bobblehead we posted about earlier!

To purchase tickets to the game when these custom bobbleheads will be given, go to this link. Look for the June 1st game.

Here is a really cool video from MLB in which you can witness this (it is at the :45 second mark):

Mike Trout Grab Tribute Bobblehead

With baseball season upon us, we posted the MLB giveaways for April in hope that all of you baseball fans have a chance to plan for the game that will be giving away your favorite bobblehead of your team’s player.

Well, we had to write about the Los Angeles Angels bobblehead…it is in honor of Mike Trout’s amazing robbery of J.J. Hardy‘s (what would have been) home run hit. We can say that the catch was an amazing one and something you don’t see everyday. We can only think of really two other times such a grab was made…we are not saying that home runs are not robbed from players every year, just the level of physicality demonstrated by Trout…he must have gotten 10 feet of vertical air.

You tell us, here is the video:


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Los Angeles Angels tribute bobblehead to Mike Trout.

The catch took place in 2012 at Camden Yards when the Baltimore Orioles were hosting the Angels. Some compared the catch to when Barry Bond’s was robbed of his home run by Torii Hunter. That may be a little extreme since that was an All-Star game versus a regular game, but who are we to judge?  After all, our specialty is custom bobbleheads not baseball. 🙂

Angels fan or not, we highly recommend you head out and pick up your tickets for this game. I can tell you this much, if I am in Los Angeles on April 13th, I will be first in line. Just look for the guy wearing the huge Mike Trout bobble head.

April MLB Giveaways!

Baseball is right around the corner (technically, it is already here if you count preseason!) and if you are anything like us, you want to know when the giveaway nights are. Well luckily we found a master list of MLB giveaways!

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Buster Posey Bobblehead - Not the one you will get April 6th (at least we don't know what one you will get).

But in particular, we want those bobbleheads! Now of course they won’t be as cool and high quality as ours 🙂 but they do come up with some creative things like ketchup and mustard bobbleheads or announcer with famous sayings!

So without further delay, here is the list of MLB bobblehead giveaways in April:

April 6 San Francisco Giants – Buster Posey
April 7 Milwaukee Brewers – Norichika Aoki
April 10 Detroit Tigers – Miguel Cabrera Mini-Bobble
April 13 Los Angeles Angels – Mike Trout
April 13 San Diego Padres – Chase Headley
April 13 Washington Nationals – Player TBA
April 20 Cincinnati Reds – Brandon Phillips
April 20 Pittsburgh Pirates – Andrew McCutchen
April 21 Colorado Rockies – 20th Anniversary Player TBA
April 21 Milwaukee Brewers – George Scott
April 21 New York Mets – Ron Darling
April 21 Toronto Blue Jays – Edwin Encarnacion
April 27 Chicago White Sox – Harold Baines
April 27 Oakland Athletics – Reggie Jackson (1973)
April 28 St. Louis Cardinals – Carlos Beltran
April 30 Los Angeles Dodgers – Hanley Ramirez (“I See You”)


Pope Bobbleheads

With the first papal resignation in 600 years,  bobbleheads of Pope Benedict are appearing for sale in Vatican City. According to this article, Rome souvenir vendors are carrying bobbleheads of the former pope.

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Pope Benedict Bobblehead

Now this may offend some and others may be apt to purchase, but really why not? The pope is a figure head for a very large organization; some followers may rather a bobblehead versus a portrait.

If the pope wanted a custom bobblehead from us, we would be ecstatic!  Maybe the next pope might want to seek us out…