An interesting recent article on major league baseball’s continued love affair with the bobblehead. Last season just MLB teams along gave away 2.59 million bobbleheads…that’s insane! By my calculations, those bobbleheads, stacked in a line would reach from Waxahatchie, Texas to Natchitoches, Louisiana. Go ahead,check my math, I dare you.
So we make a lot of custom bobbleheads with beards and mustaches, but this Jayson Werth bobblehead that the Potomac Nationals are giving away brings a new meaning to a hairy bobblehead.
The thing appears to have real hair! Hopefully PETA will not need to investigate.
Imagine our displeasure upon learning that we had missed one of the best bobblehead giveaways in recent memory on May 24th. The Akron RubberDucks gave away bobbleheads of the classic 80s band Devo, wearing yellow hazmat suits and the iconic Devo hat.
A few years back we did some research to see what states and Metro areas “consumed” the most custom bobbleheads in the country.
Who didn’t love the classic baseball movie “Major League”. Hard to believe it was released 25 years ago. To celebrate, a minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians is giving away Jobu bobbleheads!
Who knew that the actor who played Jobu’s owner Pedro Cerrano (Dennis Haysbert) would take his bullfrog voice all the way to portraying the President of the US and to AllState commercials!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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?