People have been turning their heroes into bobblehead memorabilia for centuries. On January 7th, National Bobblehead Day, it’s time for you to celebrate your own collection – or add to it guilt-free.
The History of Bobbleheads
The first bobbleheads were invented in the 1700s, called Temple Nodders. They were made of Buddha and other religious icons in Asia.
Are you old enough to remember the bobblehead dogs people had in their cars? As they drove, the motion of the vehicle made the dog’s head bob up and down. These were German “Wackeldackel” bobbleheads of a dachshund.
And then there was the dashboard hula girl. While not exactly a bobblehead, it is the same concept and one that you’ve probably seen in someone’s vehicle.
Today, bobbleheads are popular for sports figures & athletes. Teams usually feature a free bobblehead day.
Take a photo of you with your favorite bobblehead and post it online. Use the hashtag #nationalbobbleheadday – and use #playtimeandparty so we can see it too!
The ultimate way to celebrate National Bobblehead Day.
Visit the National Hall of Fame and Bobblehead Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are the founders of National Bobblehead Day.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum houses the world’s largest collection of bobbleheads and features dozens of exhibits related to the history of bobbleheads and the making of bobbleheads.
Can’t get there? Take their virtual tour. Or watch Average Me take his tour on video.
Today is no-excuse-needed day to get your favorite Funko Pop bobblehead.
Not all Funko Pop action figures are bobbleheads, but they are the most famous producers today with a collection of figures from pop culture: movies, TV shows, music, video games, anime, sports, icons with everyone from politicians to advertisement characters, and even for the holidays.
Check out the Amazon Funko Pop store and find what you’ve been wanting.
Or – get a custom bobblehead of yourself!
Amazing Bobbleheads will create a bobblehead of you, couples, and even pets based on photos.
You can choose a pre-made base to which they add your head (cheaper) or have it completely custom made from head to toe.
Bases available are:
- Wedding: bride & groom in different poses, bridesmaids and groomsmen
- Couples: in different poses and costume through history
- Sports & hobbies
- Musicians: all different musical instruments and singers
- Work & careers
- Casual & leisure poses
- Vehicles: from boats, motorcycles and cars to tractors, tanks, planes and vespas
- Pets by breed
- Humorous poses: from being naked (oh my!) to riding a dinosaur and everything in between
- As a superhero
Got a 3D printer? You can make a bobblehead on your own!
Want more ways to celebrate? A Bobblehead music video & movie.
Bobblehead by Christina Aguilera (parental guidance)
Bobbleheads the Movie
Watch on Amazon Prime.
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