Bobbleheads are funny, amazing looking and perfect items to be collected. How are bobbleheads made? There are all types of bobble heads and they’re made from several types of materials. Generally, the most common bobble heads are made from resin and plastic. There are also ceramic and wooden bobble heads, but they are in the minority of the products currently produced. The resin bobble head dolls are solid and generally allow for greater details and finer contouring of the body. Plastic bobble heads are cast from a mold, but not all plastic bobbing heads are the same. Some styles rely purely on the mold as the entire product with the appropriate paint colors added. Our most popular bobble heads use a plastic inner shell that are not solid and are covered with felt cloth. The felt adds a layer of detail, a layer of feeling, and an additional layer of strength to the bobble head. With our bobble head animals, you’ll find that the eyes are made of plastic and some vary from completely solid colors to an eye complete with color and pupil.
Let’s begin with a small history of bobbleheads. Writer Nikolai Gogol first referenced bobblehead dolls in 1842 in the Russian short story “The Overcoat.” He described the main character, Akaky, as having a neck, which was, “like the neck of plaster cats which wag their heads.” Popularity was growing for bobbleheads in not just sports. The Beatles bobblehead set was made and became one of the most famous and rarest of all time. It is still a valuable collectible today. See more info at custom bobbleheads.
In 1960, Major League Baseball decided to give away a series of papier-mache bobblehead dolls for each team with the same cherubic face and imported from Japan. That same year World Series was held and first bobblehead dollswere made specifically for players but they still had the same faces. The players that had bobbleheads made for them were Roberto Clemente, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Willie Mays. Beside of players, teams made and gave away as souvenirs bobblehead dolls in the shape of their team mascots. When material of making bobblehead dolls was changed from papier-mache to ceramic they were made in likeness of players of other sports too and of cartoon characters. The Beatles bobblehead set, which was made in the next decade is still a very valuable collectable. In time production and interest for bobblehead dolls again waned and by 1970s it almost disappeared completely.
The first mass promotion of the bobbing head doll was done for Major League Baseball’s World Series and these bobble heads were imported from Japan and made of paper mache. Shortly thereafter, the switch was made to ceramic for the bobbing head to become more durable and long lasting. Throughout the 1960’s, bobble head dolls became very popular. Sports teams made bobbing heads of their most popular players such as Willie Mays and even baseball team mascots like Mr. Met were enshrined in ceramic. The first bobble head craze ended in the early 1970’s. New collecting crazes began and went full steam ahead into the 1980’s including lunchboxes, action figures, and video games.
When it comes to collecting bobbleheads, there are few terms that are important to know when shopping or researching online: STH/ST – These are bobbleheads that only available to season ticket holders, so the quantity is usually more limited. Because they are issued to fans who enjoy the team enough to purchase tickets for every home game each year, these limited edition bobbleheads can be the toughest to track down. NIB – New in box. Pretty self-explanatory, but this implies that the bobblehead comes exactly as it was issued, including all packaging and paperwork. Many collectors prefer this because the box can be part of the collection.
All of our body models, change bobblehead pose and outfit are for free. if you need any change on your bobblehead, please tell us your request, we would custom the bobblehead as per your request. this is the difference between us and other suppliers.
Abobolehead has been set up since 2006.5, till now we have 11 years making bobblehead experience. Our company specialized in custom bobblehead. During 2008-2014 we mainly produce the bobbleheads for the agents. Our company can custom all kind of bobbleheads you want, such as : personalized single and couple bobblehead/ custom wedding bobblehead/ sport bobblehead/ Multiplayer bobblehead/ company annual group bobblehead/ bulk order/ any style animal bobblehead / custom company bobblehead with company logo etc. We can custom the bobblehead according to the picture you provide us. If you have any questions or need a quote, please contact us email , we would reply you within 12 hours. Read more info on abobblehead online store. Wholesale order, we would use resin material, safe and environmental. processing, we would polish the surface very smooth, in order to reduce rough surface.