15,000 misspelled bobbleheads!! Whoops!

Here’s a somewhat funny story about a recent Prince Fielder Bobblehead that the Texas Rangers did.

Most of the 15,000 Bobbleheads had “Medical Center Arilington” painted on them instead of “Medical Center Arlington”. I bet the sponsor was not too pleased! Most bobbleheads are made in China, and given that English is not the native language over there, quality control is key. Imagine getting 15,00 of them wrong!

We also make some of our bobbleheads in China and some in Mexico, so we spend lots of time making sure all the details are right. We did spend a year making them in the US in 2010, but the costs turned out to be too high (almost bankrupted us!). And we promise to spell it A-R-L-I-N-G-T-O-N, don’t worry!Prince Field Custom Bobblehead

Giant Bobblehead Theft!

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the 6 giant custom bobbleheads that were commissioned in Detroit to recognize the city’s sports stars. Well, apparently, some disgruntled Redwings fans decided to behead the Jimmy Howard custom bobble head after the Redwings dropped out of the playoffs.

Unfortunately for the perpetrators, the Detroit area police were quick to find him and recover the missing giant head. I’m from Michigan, and all I have to say to Detroiters is, stop acting like a bunch of Philadelphia fans!

GWAR Bobbleheads?!

I saw that a couple members of the heavy metal band GWAR! were recently immortalized in the form of their own custom bobbleheads. I don’t really think of metal and bobbleheads being in the same genre, but it just goes to show you the bobblehead is some form of universal truth. I was also able to find a Blondie bobblehead, a Devo bobblehead and a Bach bobble head doll…without much looking. But sadly, no Debbie Gibson bobblehead seems to exist.

Perhaps Debbie Gibson will call and order her own custom bobblehead? We’ll be waiting by the phone.Gwar Custom Bobble headBach personalized bobblehead dollBlondie custom bobbleheadDevo custom bobblehead

A bull named bobblehead

I found this youtube clip of a guy riding a bull named bobblehead. Bull riding, it looks pretty scary, but bobbleheads are not really scary… shouldn’t a bull be named something like Bonecrusher or Rammstein?

In any event, we have made custom bobble heads of both bulls and bullriders – a while back we even made custom bobbleheads for the National Rodeo Association for a TV commercial. Heck we could even make a bobblehead of a cowboy (or cowgirl) riding a bobblehead bull named bobblehead. The sky is the limit!

More Whoopass Movie Custom Bobbleheads

We’ve been posting about a few movies our custom bobbleheads have been featured in this week, and a few years back we were in an Indie baseball movie called Calvin Marshall. For that movie we got not only to make a custom bobblehead of Steve Zahn, the baseball manager in the movie, but also for Michelle Lombardo, who played the title character’s volleyball playing love interest. And just think, you can have your own sports playing bobblehead whether you play baseball, volleyball, or curling. I don’t think we have ever made a curling bobblehead, but we’re definitely game. Where are you Canadians?

Steve Zahn Custom Bobblehead Michelle Lombardo Custom Bobble

Whoopass Movie Custom Bobbleheads

We recently posted that some of our custom bobblehead dolls were going to be featured in an upcoming movie, Million Dollar Arm. It brought to mind the literally dozens of bobbleheads we have made for celebrities, movies, commercials and tv shows. Check out this one from the 2007 Quentin Tarantino flick. It’s for the character Jungle Julia, and it appears at about 2:08 of the youtube video, right from the beginning of the movie. It turned out pretty cool, you can see from the photo on our Pinterest page, we had her standing on a pretty interesting base (we can really make them however you want!).

Custom Bobblehead Death Proof

Cal Ripken Jr Bad Bobbleheads Hall-of-Fame Bobblehead

A few years back I was in Baltimore and caught a game at Camden Yards. I was lucky enough to be there for a Cal Ripken bobblehead night, and when they handed me the doll, I couldn’t believe my eyes. The thing looked nothing like Cal Ripken.

But, it was better than the All-Star MVP Bobblehead they made for Ripken at least. Check out the bobblehead below compared to the picture of Cal Ripken in 2001. Cal Ripken has the bluest of blue eyes and at that point in his career, what hair he had left was grey. I wonder who the Cal Ripken bobblehead below was actually of – looks like they had about 2001 extra copies of some other player they needed to get rid of! Nice job bobblehead makers…I’m sure people are clamoring for your limited edition bobblehead of whoever it is.

Don’t worry, at whoopass, we’ll pay attention to the details of your custom bobblehead – like your hair color and eye color and even more minute details than that!

Musician Custom Bobbleheads

Here’s a picture of a recent musician custom bobblehead we made. One of the best things about musician bobbleheads, is we can make a pretty good replica of an instrument. I think the artists did a pretty good job on this Fender Classic.

I’m not sure what he’s playing, but it’s clear from the picture, he has some fans!

Guitar playing custom bobblehead doll

Whoopass Custom Bobblehead featured in new movie Million Dollar Arm

On May 16th, the Disney movie “Million Dollar Arm” will be released. The movie tells the story of a sports agent trying to discover the next great baseball talent in India, the world’s biggest cricket hotbed.

The movie features some custom bobblehead dolls, made by none other than us. They don’t appear in the trailer, so you’ll have to go to the theater if you want to see them. Looks like an interesting flick.