Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday Bobblehead Deal

Cyber Monday Bobblehead Special

Buy a bobblehead and get a $20 e-gift card!

If you purchase any standard bobblehead from Bobbleheads.com today, during our Cyber Monday promotion, you will receive a FREE $20 e-gift card. The e-gift card will be sent to customers via email once their online order has been processed. This e-gift card can only be redeemed on a custom bobblehead purchase made between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Shop NOW at Bobbleheads.com!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Abraham Lincoln's Bobblehead Gives the Gettysburg Address


On November 19, 1863 Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.. This year marks the 150th Anniversary of  Gettysburg and one of the most famous speeches in American history.

Here is the version that is most often reproduced courtesy of AbrahamLincolnOnline.org:
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. 
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. 
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. 
Abraham Lincoln November 19, 1863
Commemorate this historic event with a premium bobblehead collectible figure of Abraham Lincoln, available at Bobbleheads.com.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Celebrate Bobble-Palooza in November with a Smokey Bear Bobblehead Giveaway

November is Bobble-Palooza!! We're giving away several premium bobbleheads this month on our Facebook page as a way of saying thanks to our fans.

Today's bobblehead giveaway is Smokey Bear. Click the "Like" button AND tell us what Smokey's famous slogan is in the comments for a chance to win. The contest ends Monday at 3 PM EST. Good Luck:)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Norm McDonald Receives Custom Bobblehead to Celebrate AMA Hall of Fame Induction

"It was a great event and having the bobblehead for Norm made it even better. One bobblehead went home with him, another went to the AMA Hall of Fame, and another will stay at K&N for our boardroom. It was definitely a HUGE hit!!" - CC 

Norm McDonald K&N Filters Motorcycle Custom Bobblehead
Notice the intricate detail on Mr. McDonald's bobblehead, 
including the motorcycle and custom base.

Norm McDonald, co-founder of K&N Filters, was inducted into the American Motorcycle Association Hall of Fame on October 18th. We're honored K&N chose us to build Mr. McDonald's custom bobblehead. Here's a great article from K&N on Norm McDonald's legacy, the Hall of Fame ceremony, and the bobblehead: Norm McDonald, Co-Founder of K&N, Inducted Into AMA Hall of Fame.

Is there a special event coming up in your life or someone you know? Honor them and celebrate their accomplishment with a custom bobblehead by visiting CustomBobbleheads.com.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Jake Owen Loves His Custom Bobblehead

Jake Owen Country Music Custom Bobblehead Gift

When country music superstar Jake Owen needed a custom bobblehead, Sony Music turned to CustomBobbleheads.com. We're thrilled Jake likes his new bobblehead!

You too can have your very own personal bobblehead just like Jake. Visit CustomBobbleheads.com and build a bobblehead for you or someone special. We even have a special going on now through Sunday November 10th at midnight. Use promo code BLOGGER10 at checkout and save 10% on your total custom order.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Custom Bobblehead 10% Discount!

Custom Bobblehead Discounts

Trick r' Treat! Bobblehead Blog readers can now receive 10% off their total custom bobblehead order!!!

Use the promo code BLOGGER10 at checkout. This offer expires November 10th so SHOP TODAY: http://www.custombobbleheads.com/fully-customized-bobbleheads/products.html

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Celebrate John Adams' 278th Birthday with a Classic Bobblehead

President John Adams Bobblehead

John Adams was born on October 30, 1735.

"Learned and thoughtful, John Adams was more remarkable as a political philosopher than as a politician. "People and nations are forged in the fires of adversity," he said, doubtless thinking of his own as well as the American experience.

Adams was born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1735. A Harvard-educated lawyer, he early became identified with the patriot cause; a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses, he led in the movement for independence." - WhiteHouse.gov 

Celebrate President Adams' 278th birthday with a premium historical bobblehead from Bobbleheads.com:  http://www.bobbleheads.com/rbs1002/royal-bobbles/john-adams-bobblehead.html


Extra reading: "Abigail and John Adams, a love story," by Joseph Ellis via Constitution Daily

Friday, October 25, 2013

Bobblehead Quote of the Day: Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe Bobblehead Dream

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." 
- Edgar Allan Poe

Poe's tales of terror and haunting lyric poetry make this bobblehead a must for Halloween and horror fans. Visit Bobbleheads.com to get yours in time for Halloween!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Custom Bobbleheads: More Than A Gift

Christmas, Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, Weddings, Graduation, Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties, Retirement…

All of the above may not apply to you but it’s safe to say virtually everyone has to give a gift at some point during the year, usually multiple. Gift giving should be a fun and joyful pursuit but all too often shoppers end up stressed out and discouraged. Maybe you’re shopping for someone who’s “hard to shop for” or, at the other end of the spectrum, a “person who has everything.” The sheer number of gifts available to give is mind numbing.

Christmas Shopping Stress
We've all been there. Sometimes, Christmas shopping 
isn't all sleigh rides and silver bells.

Once you’re fed up, beaten, and broken, you get lazy. It happens to everyone. After giving up on the “perfect gift,” you settle for gift cards and whatnot, trying to convince yourself it’s a gift from the heart. It’s time to stop the charade and makegift-giving fun again with Custom Bobbleheads. Have you been to a baseball game lately, or any sporting event for that matter? Bobbleheads are a staple in society today and more popular than ever.

Custom Bobblehead Christmas Gift
Skip the gift cards and socks. Give something a little more personal... 
and less likely to end up in the trash.

If you have bobbleheads of your own, their likeness is probably based on an athlete, celebrity, or historical figure. Most think bobbleheads are exclusive to “famous” people but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, Custom Bobbleheads can be made for anyone or any occasion, especially the ones listed in the beginning of this article.

You hear over and over again “it’s the thought that counts.” Uninspired or lazy gifts often end up in the trash or stashed away somewhere they’ll never see the light of day. Nobody wants their gift buried in a dumpster. Thankfully, Custom Bobbleheads don’t suffer such a fate. Instead, they’re proudly displayed for the world to see. These figures are great conversation starters at dinner parties and a source of entertainment for family and friends. More importantly, they remind us of a friendship, fandom, or special moment in life. Custom bobbleheads conjure up wonderful memories of pure unadulterated happiness and joy the way very few gifts can.

Think about an occasion coming up in your life, or someone else’s, which deserves a more personal gift. Don’t deprive them of those feelings and memories with a gift card or shirt. Remind them why they’re a special part of your life with something unique and thoughtful. Visit CustomBobbleheads.com for the perfect personal gift. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hitchcock and Poe Bobbleheads Perfect for Halloween

Halloween Alfred Hitchcock Edgar Allan Poe Bobbleheads

Halloween is right around the corner so get in the spooky spirit with bobbleheads from Bobbleheads.com!

Alfred Hitchcock and Edgar Allan Poe, two names synonymous with horror and suspense, are now on sale for $19.95 per bobble.

Here's a great interview with The Master of Suspense himself, Sir Alfred Hitchcock.


Vincent Price, an icon of the horror genre, reads Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."

Custom Bobblehead Review: 'Dad calls it his new prized possession'

Custom Bobblehead Gift Review

"I'm finally following up with a photo of my Dad with what he is calling, 'his new prized possession.' He loves his bobblehead and was so happy to receive it. When we presented it to him, the look on his face was PRICELESS! My nephews jumped out of their chairs to see it up close and within 20 minutes two of my nephews were cornering me in the kitchen asking for my help in getting one made for their dad and one for their other grandpa. The other day I was at my parents and my dad's bobblehead was proudly displayed on the kitchen counter." - Nancy Fischer

Thanks for the sharing your story Nancy! We're so happy your dad was thrilled with his bobblehead. Visit CustomBobbleheads.com and give someone special their new "prized possession."

Monday, October 14, 2013

Bobblehead Collector Spotlight: Episode 1 with Tony Iliakostas


Welcome to the very first edition of Bobbleheads.com "Collector Spotlight." My guest is Tony Iliakostas, 3rd year law student, host of popular online show "Law and Batting Order," and avid bobblehead fan. Here we discuss Tony's bobblehead collection, including how it started and why he enjoys bobbleheads. Then we dive into the Yankees-Mariano Rivera bobblehead fiasco and its impact on bobbleheads from a mainstream perspective. Finally, Tony shares a funny story about having to hide a Roger Clemens bobblehead from his father, who's a Mets fan. Enjoy the show!

This "Collector Spotlight" interview series is our way of connecting with bobblehead collectors and enthusiasts from all over the world. If you'd like to participate, please email me: rschwarz@bobbleheads.com.

I'd like to thank Tony for taking the time out of his busy schedule to be a part of the show. Connect with Tony and LABO Nation by visiting LawandBattingOrder.com!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Custom Bobblehead Holiday Special Ends October 15th!

Custom Bobblehead Discount

Our early bird holiday promotion is wrapping up soon. If you're thinking about ordering a custom bobblehead for someone special this Christmas, the time to act is NOW. Waiting will only cost you more money and time in the form of rush fees and production times.

Shop early and reap the following rewards:

  • Discount pricing
  • Reduced “rush” fees
  • More available time for proofing
  • Peace of mind

Use the promo code “20BUCKS” at checkout to receive a $20 discount on your total custom bobblehead order. The promotion deadline is 5:00 PM EST on October 15th. Visit CustomBobbleheads.com and get started today!

Customer Reviews


Here's what others are saying about their custom bobblehead Christmas gifts...
"I have already recommended Custom Bobbleheads to a number of people. I ordered two Bobbleheads as Christmas gifts and both were amazing. Easy process, high quality, incredible likeness of the individual, and the end customers were thrilled. Thank you for making this Christmas a HUGE success!!!" – Jackie
"I would highly recommend Custom Bobbleheads! The process was easy and the customer service team was great to work with. The bobblehead looks exactly like the person. I'm in love with it and can't wait to give it to them for Christmas! I know it is going to be a big hit! Thank you!" – Kayla
"I gave one of these custom bobbleheads as a Christmas gift two years ago and they’re still talking about it. The recipient kept staring at it and, for once, was at a total loss for words. It even brought a few tears. It was such a surprise and definitely the best gift I've ever found." - Debbie

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama Honored with Second Royal Bobbles Collectible Figurine

Michelle Obama Bobblehead
Alpharetta, GA (October 9, 2013) - Royal Bobbles is excited to announce the unveiling of a second premium bobblehead representing First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. The first edition, released back in 2009, has since been retired due to enormous product demand. Now, First Lady Obama is back, looking as graceful and sophisticated as ever. This hand-painted, limited-edition model is crafted in high-quality resin and is currently available at gift shops and online retailers nationwide.

Royal Bobbles has faithfully captured First Lady Obama’s style and confidence in a strong, enduring pose.  From the pearl necklace and earrings to her voluminous, shoulder-length hairstyle, every piece is hand-sculpted, hand-painted, and accurately reproduced in stunning detail. The high-quality figurine is shipped in a full-color collector package designed in the U.S.A., which includes biographical information and entertaining “Did You Know?” fun facts about the First Lady of the United States.

The new Michelle Obama bobblehead is available immediately for retail sale at Bobbleheads.com.

About Royal Bobbles

Royal Bobbles, LLC is a premium bobblehead manufacturing company specializing in exquisite historic figures whose products are featured in leading gift shops and museum stores nationwide. With unparalleled quality, craftsmanship, and attention to detail, Royal Bobbles is a natural choice for other such high-profile licenses including: Albert Einstein, John Wayne, American Pickers, Chick-fil-A, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Luther King Jr., George S. Patton, and Smokey Bear. For more information, visit RoyalBobbles.com.

Rosie the Riveter, Cultural Icon, Remembered with New Royal Bobbles Collectible Figurine

Rosie the Riveter Bobblehead
Alpharetta, GA (October 9, 2013) - Royal Bobbles has unveiled a premium bobblehead for feminist icon Rosie the Riveter. The figure bears a striking resemblance to her famous World War II era "We Can Do It" poster, featuring Rosie's legendary bicep flexing pose. This hand-painted, limited-edition model is crafted in high-quality resin and is currently available at gift shops and online retailers nationwide.

Royal Bobbles has faithfully captured Rosie's likeness and pose displayed in the historic Westinghouse poster. From her red bandanna with white polka dots to the determined facial expression, every piece is hand-sculpted, hand-painted, and accurately reproduced in stunning detail. The high-quality figurine is shipped in a full-color collector package designed in the U.S.A., which includes biographical information and entertaining “Did You Know?” fun facts about this all-American symbol of female empowerment.

The new Rosie the Riveter bobblehead is available immediately for retail sale Bobbleheads.com.

About Royal Bobbles

Royal Bobbles, LLC is a premium bobblehead manufacturing company specializing in exquisite historic figures whose products are featured in leading gift shops and museum stores nationwide. With unparalleled quality, craftsmanship, and attention to detail, Royal Bobbles is a natural choice for other such high-profile licenses including: Albert Einstein, John Wayne, American Pickers, Chick-fil-A, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Luther King Jr., George S. Patton, and Smokey Bear. For more information, visit RoyalBobbles.com.

Bobbleheads.com Featured in Wall Street Journal

Founder Warren Royal and Bobbleheads.com recently appeared in a story on the front page of The Wall Street Journal! After the Yankees-Mariano Rivera bobblehead disaster, the Wall Street Journal needed to speak with experts in the bobblehead industry. They wanted to learn more about the boom in popularity of such collectible figures so they came to us. I'm glad we could help:)

You can read the article, "Baseball's Doll Bobbles Leave Fans' Heads Spinning," in its entirety here:  http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304795804579097632180346794#articleTabs%3Darticle

It's amazing the amount of chaos and outrage one 
little bobblehead figure can cause but the bottom line is: 
People want their bobblehead!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Bobblehead Quotes from Franklin Delano Roosevelt

President Franklin Roosevelt FDR Bobblehead
This is a great quote from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 
on perseverance and determination.

Get a FDR bobblehead for your desk or book shelf by visiting Bobbleheads.com!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Bring Your Office to Life with Bobbleheads

It all started with Dwight on The Office…

Dwight Schrute Bobblehead The Office
Dwight and The Office started the cubicle bobblehead movement!

Bobbleheads have exploded onto the office scene as employees (and bosses) look for ways to liven up their work space. Some people even refer to their bobbles as “work toys.” It makes sense, seeing as that bobbleheads are supposed to be fun and entertaining. Unfortunately, many don’t associate “work” with “fun” so bobbleheads provide a moment of levity during the daily grind.

Stress Ball Office Toys
Perhaps taking the place of stress balls, bobbleheads can be found on the desktops of employees in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike. The approving nature of these figures can be soothing. A bobblehead is the consummate “yes man,” always nodding with approval. It thinks your idea is great. It thinks you deserve that promotion and a raise. From Einstein to President Obama, they all agree you’re Employee of the Month.

Studies show making your office or workspace more personal can improve productivity. As with anything, moderation is the key. There’s no need to clutter your space but a couple of knick knacks, like a bobblehead, won’t hurt. Besides, your desk says something about you. It makes a personal statement. You can be hard-working and fun at the same time. Show coworkers and management you’re more than just spreadsheets and TPS reports.

Office Bobblehead Clyde Frazier Knicks
Clyde Frazier loves basketball and hates TPS reports.

Mark Twain Bobblehead
Whatever your interests are outside of work, there’s a bobblehead associated with it. If you’re a sports fan, teams have bobbleheads for the mascots and players in most cases. What about book enthusiasts? Take your pick of many famous authors like Shakespeare, Twain, and Poe. Maybe TV and movies are more your style. There’s bound to be a bobblehead available for your favorite characters. History buffs are also in luck because of easy access to Presidents, politicians, war heroes, and other historical figures.

It’s been well documented the majority of people hate their jobs. The office can be a dull and dreadful place. If you must spend 40 hours a week there minimum, why not brighten it up a bit with a bobblehead or two. Visit Bobbleheads.com to make your office fun (or at least bearable) and boost productivity.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Custom Bobblehead Review: 'Service was exceptional and I cannot say enough about the professionalism'

We proudly present Pastor Spellman and his custom bobblehead...

Custom Bobbleheads Review CustomBobbleheads.com

"I could not have been more pleased with the bobblehead order! The likeness was unreal! The service was exceptional and I cannot say enough about the professionalism and personal interaction I have experienced with this company! This is the perfect gift for a special occasion or for that certain someone who has everything! Oh! And get the recorder as an extra treat! Having that person's own voice saying something they are known for - nothing can top it!" - Becki Guyer

Thank you for your kind words Becki! Visit CustomBobbleheads.com to put a smile on someone's face:)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Novelty Collectibles and Bobbleheads Fill the Action Figure Void for Adults

Ninja Turtles Leonardo Action Figure Toy
Action figures are a big part of childhood for most kids. Whether you grew up on Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, or Power Rangers, the toys associated with these characters always brought a smile to your face. Once you become an adult, those figures and memories seem so distant. Fortunately, novelty collectibles and bobbleheads can recapture the magic in a way more suitable for your grownup tastes.

Consider novelty collectibles as action figures for adults. You won’t find any of these “toys” at Toys “R” Us or Target. In fact, the term “toy” is used loosely in this instance because these figures should be classified as works of art in many cases. Places like NECA and SideshowCollectibles offer figures of all shapes and sizes representing characters from movies, cartoons, video games, TV shows, books, sports, and more. The amount of effort and detail put into each figure is astonishing. As an adult, displaying one of these breathtaking collectibles in your living room would be akin to hanging a beautiful painting on the wall. Some may even cost you as much as those expensive paintings but the quality is worth the expense for many fans.

Iron Man Life Size Action Figure Sideshow Collectibles
Yes, this is a life-size Iron Man 3 action figure. You can actually purchase this from Sideshow Collectibles. (Photo courtesy of SideshowToy.com)

Kids choose action figures based on characters that peak their interest. The same logic applies with novelty collectibles for adults. No matter your passion, there’s a figure for it. Star Wars, Batman, Dexter, GI Joe, Iron Man, etc. are all available in some form.  For example, Iron Man fans have options ranging from a sixth scale figure of Tony Stark ($279.99) to an Iron Man Mark 42 life-size figure ($8499.99). Check out Entertainment Earth’s website. It does a nice job gathering product information from different collectible manufacturers and making it easy to find. You can shop the site by company, theme, or product type. They also provide easily digestible Top 10 lists for best-sellers, new products (or "Hot Off the Truck" as they call it), and more.

Ben Franklin Royal Bobbles Bobblehead
Collectible figures aren’t exclusive to superheroes and movie stars. If history and science is your forte, Royal Bobbles (closely associated with Bobbleheads.com) specializes in historical bobbleheads. It has collections based on U.S. Presidents, First Ladies, the Civil War, our Founding Fathers, and more. The brand covers science and literature too with popular bobbleheads like Einstein, Mark Twain, and Edgar Allan Poe. Similar to the novelty collectibles from NECA and Sideshow, Royal Bobbles’ bobbleheads are designed to be life-like figures which also happen to bobble, not caricatures that look wacky. 

What’s the lesson here? Growing up doesn’t mean you have to give up on action figures. Instead, start looking at more grownup action figures in the form of high-end novelty collectibles and bobbleheads. Film, comic, and history buffs alike can appreciate the fine detail of these pieces and the stories they tell. Whatever your interest, celebrate it with the youthful exuberance you had as a kid. Your inner child will thank you.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Custom Bobblehead Review: 'You all made a bunch of people here very happy!'

Here is an awesome email we recently received from a CustomBobbleheads.com customer...
Dear Kim & Michelle,

Thank you both SO much for all your guidance and putting up with all my questions during this process.  We gave our boss his bobblehead last night and his reaction was absolutely priceless!!
He laughed for over 10 minutes with tears rolling down his face!! He was absolutely shocked and speechless!  It was awesome!

I'd like to thank your artists who sculpted and painted the doll - they are to be commended for their talent and accuracy! Amazing job by all!!!

And I am astounded by the fact that I received it in such a short amount of time!!  FedX is incredible, too! The package was delivered within 20 minutes of the time estimated, and I couldn't believe it was here exactly when we had hoped it would be!!

Hugs & kudos to you and your amazing staff and company! You all made a bunch of people here very happy!

Sincerely,
Debbie Metzelfeld

Custom bobbleheads make a great gift if you're looking for smiles and laughs:)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Marketing Lessons from Dodgers’ Magic Johnson 'Bobblehead Hunt' Promotion

The Los Angeles Dodgers are hitting homeruns left and right with their bobblehead promotions. Last week everyone was talking about the RickMonday ‘flag saving’ bobblehead giveaway. This week, the club has announced a new promotion associated with Magic Johnson Bobblehead Night coming up on September 12th against the Giants. They’re calling it the “#MeetMagic Scavenger Hunt.”

Want to meet sports legend, and Dodgers owner, Magic Johnson? Here's your chance! Each day at 2 pm, @Dodgers will release clues on Twitter about the location of hidden Magic Johnson Bobbleheads across Southern California. Be the first to arrive at the spot and correctly answer a trivia question, and you could win two suite tickets to the game and a meet and greet with Magic Johnson.
Participants must follow @Dodgers on Twitter in order to be eligible to win.
LA  Dodgers Magic Johnson Bobblehead

This promotional contest is a win on so many levels. First, it plays off the skyrocketing popularity of bobblehead giveaways. Second, it does a great job of engaging fans through social media by releasing clues on Twitter. Finally, the Dodgers are spreading the wealth locally. By hiding an autographed Magic Johnson at seven different southern California locales over a seven day period, they’re getting community establishments involved and stimulating the local economy. This isn’t just a Dodgers promotion; it’s now a community promotion. It’s a smart, benevolent move by the organization.

Companies should take advantage of this marketing blueprint that emphasizes custom bobbleheads, social media promotion, and community outreach. Whether you’re part of a global corporation or small business, two primary marketing goals are audience growth and engagement. The Dodgers bobblehead promotion accomplishes both of those objectives in a fun and entertaining way. Be creative and think outside the box. The “Bobblehead Hunt” concept works well for local promotions, in-store contests, tradeshows, company retreats, and more.

Right now you're probably thinking:
  • My company doesn't have the same lofty status and enormous following of a major league baseball team.
  • My company doesn't have an iconic mascot or famous employee whose custom bobblehead would be recognized outside the office. 

Marlins Bobbleheads
The Marlins have corporate sponsors for bobblehead giveaways, 
including Pepsi and Preferred Care Partners as shown here.

If this is the case, consider sponsoring a bobblehead for local teams or famous personalities. For example, Keck Medical Center of USC is sponsoring Magic Johnson Bobblehead Night. It's practically the equivalent of a celebrity endorsement. Corporate-sponsored custom bobbleheads represent an excellent branding opportunity. Theses figures, including your company’s logo and message, will end up on the bookshelves, mantles, and office desks of decision makers. Think of it as free promotion for your products or services on prime advertising real estate.

Improve marketing results, grow your audience, and engage consumers by visiting CustomBobbleheads.com.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bobblehead Reviews: 'I'd give you three thumbs up if I had 'em'

I'll periodically share some bobblehead customer reviews with readers since we have a plethora of comments. Some may be for custom bobbleheads and others for our actual bobblehead figures like Einstein, Lincoln, etc. Here's the first batch...

Birthday Female Tennis Custom Bobblehead"This whole experience was awesome!! I'd give you three thumbs up if I had 'em. My wife loved it... It was spot on and the building process was so was so easy for someone as computer illiterate as me. :)" - Anon

"I gave one of these as a Christmas gift two years ago, and it is still being talked about. The recipient kept staring at it, and for once, was a total loss for words. It even brought a few tears. It was such a surprise and is definitely the best gift I've ever found." - Anon

"The gift of the bobblehead was a hit!!! The likeness was so incredible... My boyfriend’s reactions was 'Hey that's me!' It was the perfect gift - something you can't buy on a shelf and it meant more to him that I took the time to find something so uniquely personal to him. Thanks for doing such a great job!" - Jodi

"HUGE hit! Our CEO received it as his farewell gift and he LOVED it! Our management team will each receive one for their offices - thank you for doing such a great job on this!" - Anon

"Can't wait to give the bobblehead to my boss for Christmas. He is a Bobblehead collector and you can absolutely see that this is HIS likeness. There's no mistaking it. I think him and anybody that knows him will get a kick out of it!! The best gift I have EVER given!" - Debbie

Visit CustomBobbleheads.com and enjoy the whole awesome experience for yourself. Give the perfect gift!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sports Fans Show Team Spirit with Custom Bobbleheads

Football is starting back, baseball teams are in a pennant chase, and another NBA season is right around the corner. It’s a good time to be a sports fan. The word “fan” is short for fanatic, which fits perfectly because many of us are crazy about our teams. Whether it’s college or pro (or both), fans show their team spirit in a variety of ways. From clothes and chairs to cups and grill covers, they’re drawn towards just about anything featuring their team’s logo.  Bobbleheads have also become a real big hit among sports teams and their respective fan bases.

When people think “sports bobbleheads,” they typically think athlete and mascot bobblehead giveaways at games. However, you may not realize that custom bobbleheads can be designed for anyone, even the diehard fan. If you’re a fan who “has it all,” build a custom bobblehead. Maybe you’re tired of coasters and key chains. Perhaps you’re searching for a more original expression of team spirit, one you know your buddies don’t possess. A personal bobblehead is 100% original because it’s customized in your likeness from head-to-toe, including team colors, accessories, and other paraphernalia.

This couple decided to top off their Green Bay Packers' cake with a custom bobblehead!

Once you've built your bobblehead, you can proudly display at home, in the office, and even bring it along to games for tailgating. Some even use them as cake toppers for birthdays, weddings, or tailgates. Whatever the occasion, be it the big game or your big day, let friends, family, and coworkers know where your team loyalty lies. Sports are supposed to be fun. Bobbleheads are fun. It’s a perfect match. Support your team and/or school with a truly one of a kind item nobody else owns. Visit CustomBobbleheads.com to become your team’s #1 fan!

A custom bobblehead, the perfect tailgate centerpiece.

Need a Corporate Gift, Tradeshow Giveaway, or Promo Product? Learn from Baseball’s Bobblehead Craze

Baseball fans aren't coming out to the ballpark this season like they have in the past. As of May 29th, Major League Baseball’s attendance had shown a 2.9% decline in attendance when compared to the same point in 20121. Baseball executives are quick to point out a number of “excuses” like weather, TV, ticket prices, and the Marlins (who account for 40 percent of the decline in tickets sold).  Regardless, it’s their job to fill the stadium. Where do they turn for a spike in attendance and new business? The answer is custom bobbleheads.

Baseball Bobbleheads
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on the “power of a free bobblehead.” In it, the author notes an increase in attendance of almost 50% for the Seattle Mariners when they held Ken Griffey Jr. bobblehead night2. According to studies, attendance associated with the usage of promotions has shown an average of a 14% increase3. The greatest attendance increases have recently been attributed to the resurgence of bobblehead dolls. Even last place teams like the Minnesota Twins have successfully taken advantage of bobblehead promotions this season. They've seen attendance boost by an average of 7,000 people on bobblehead giveaway days4.

What does this mean for your company? New business results from being creative and fun, not dull and boring. I’ll use tradeshows as an example. Some companies are creative with corporate giveaways but many use the same uninspiring pen and plastic cup routine. Now, imagine the buzz your booth will create with custom bobbleheads based on the company’s mascot, logo, or product. Everybody loves bobbleheads. Your booth may even experience a 50% attendance increase, much like the Mariners. In this scenario, a raffle approach will produce plenty of lead cards for your sales team.

Custom Bobblehead Corporate Gift Tradeshow Ideas
Company bobbleheads make great branding and promotional tools.

Bobblehead winners can show off their prize to co-workers in the office. They’ll proudly display it on the desk or shelf for everyone to see. In addition to its entertainment value, the branded bobblehead serves as a constant reminder of your company’s products and services. This desktop billboard gives you a clear-cut advantage over the competition when it comes time for a purchasing decision.

Are you ready to bring in new business? Visit CustomBobbleheads.com to seal the deal!

Sources:
  1. MSN Fox Sports
  2. Wall Street Journal
  3. American Journal of Business
  4. ABC News


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Want a Promotion? Give Bobbleheads as Gifts on Boss’s Day

Everyone knows in order to get ahead you’ve got to put in a little extra effort. Such is true in life and especially your career. If you want a raise or promotion, you have to impress your boss. More importantly, you need to be top-of-mind when those opportunities arise. National Boss Day, coming up October 16th, gives you another chance to stand out from the pack. When the annual review comes around, your gift may even put you over the top.

Michael Scott The Office Boss Gift
Bosses can be difficult to shop for because they’re an authority figure. They make more than you, in some cases a lot more, so they might fall into the category of “person who has everything.” Employees sometimes stress themselves out looking for the perfect gift too. Both of these scenarios ultimately lead to lazy gifts like coffee mugs, flowers, or candy. A card signed by the office is another popular, albeit unoriginal and uninspiring, Boss’s Day gift idea.

Make a statement to your boss with a custom bobblehead. Custom bobbleheads take a little more time and effort but the results are worth it. For a boss who has everything, there’s a 99.9% chance they don’t have their own personal bobblehead. You can also be virtually certain nobody else in the office is giving them one for Boss’s Day either. It’s a personal gift that shows commitment and attention to detail, two qualities a boss looks upon favorably in their employees.

As a Boss’s Day gift, the custom bobblehead will blow everyone away. Your boss will smile, laugh, and pose for pictures with the doll. It’ll be quite the scene in your office and a hot topic around the water cooler for other employees. Even better, the bobblehead’s going to be prominently displayed in your boss’s office for everybody to see. All of a sudden, this thoughtful gift becomes your own personal billboard on the boss’s desk. Now you’re top-of-mind when the next promotional opportunity presents itself.

Custom Bobblehead Gift Idea Boss Gift
Every time your boss looks at their bobblehead they'll think of you. 
Bonus: The bobblehead will always nod in your favor.

The popular saying goes, “you make your own luck.” Take control of your career, go the extra mile, and steal the show on National Boss Day. This small investment could serve as a springboard to a bigger, brighter future. Custom bobbleheads are individually hand-crafted and hand-painted. The process, which includes sculpting, proofing, and shipping, typically takes 6-8 weeks. Plan your boss’s bobblehead surprise in advance and order early. Visit CustomBobbleheads.com and get started today! 

Capture the Special Moments in Life with a Bobblehead

Rick Monday Flag Saving Bobblehead
The LA Dodgers held their highly-anticipated Rick Monday ‘FlagSaving’ Bobblehead Night Tuesday to commemorate an awesome act of patriotism that took place on April 25, 1976. That was the day Chicago Cubs outfielder, and former Marine, Rick Monday saved an American flag from being burned by protesters in the outfield at Dodgers Stadium. It was a moment in time many Dodgers, Cubs, and diehard baseball fans probably remember but the casual fan and younger generations not so much. 

This is one of the great things about bobbleheads. They can be used to capture and celebrate a special moment. Bobbleheads are practically like 3-D photographs. People who capture memories in pictures can now immortalize them in bobblehead form. A fascinating story like Rick Monday’s was brought back to life almost 40 years later because of a bobblehead. Lucky fans who were able to snag a bobblehead will likely never forget Monday’s heroic tale as a result of the doll.

You see a lot of bobbleheads, especially in sports, used in this capacity. If a team wins a championship, they create a bobblehead to honor it. If a player wins an award, they get their own bobblehead celebrating the accomplishment. What many fail to realize is bobbleheads aren’t just for athletes and superstars anymore. Custom bobbleheads give everyone an opportunity to commemorate the special events in their lives.


As "King and Queen" of Mardi Gras, this couple was 
given custom bobbleheads to celebrate the occasion.

People turn to bobbleheads for all kinds of occasions including:
  • Weddings (Anniversaries and Engagements too)
  • Work milestones, especially retirement
  • Vacation trips
  • Birthdays (even pet birthdays)
  • Graduation
  • Corporate promotions
  • Family Reunions
  • All Holidays, especially Christmas, Father's and Mother's Day
  • Adult and youth sports recognition
  • Fundraisers for a good cause
Custom Bobblehead Retirement Gift
This gentleman, a long-time barber, was presented 
with a bobblehead upon his retirement.

Basically, any extraordinary occurrence in your personal or professional life can be recreated and remembered with a bobblehead. Visit CustomBobbleheads.com to capture your moment forever.

For those who don't know the Rick Monday story, watch this video.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lights, Camera, Action: Bobbleheads Share the Spotlight

Even bobbleheads get their 15 minutes of fame. Our bobbleheads have appeared on or in the following:

The Big Bang Theory
CNN
Fast Company Magazine
The Huffington Post
History Channel
The Bachelorette
Fox News
Meet the Press
ABC's Nashville
Minnesota Twins
White House
Library of Congress
... and more!!

Visit Bobbleheads.com to order one of our world-famous bobbleheads. This short, two-minute video shows you how they're being used on the big stage!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

3 Reasons Why Custom Bobbleheads Make Great Coach’s Gifts

Pee-wee and little league coaches help today’s youth learn the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, and competition. They volunteer time and energy, often asking for nothing in return.  However, parents and children typically present the coach or coaches with a gift of some kind at the end of the season to show their appreciation. Rewards vary widely, from signed balls to restaurant gift cards, and everyone chips in to split the cost.

Team moms looking for something a little more fun and original are choosing custom bobbleheads. Here are three reasons why they make excellent coach’s gifts…

Coach Gift Idea Custom Bobblehead
Glasses, shoes, visor, capture it all with a bobblehead!

1) Personal: Bobbleheads can be customized from head-to-toe to include clipboards, visors, team logos, and more. No two coaches are alike so why present them with a generic trophy or award. Instead, capture their unique appearance and demeanor forever with a custom bobblehead.

2) Interactive: Many people enjoy the creative process behind a custom bobblehead. Some team parents even involve the kids by letting them help pick out their coach’s bobblehead features and accessories. This makes for an all-around great experience and can even be used as a team building activity.

3) Fun: Quite frankly, bobbleheads are just more fun than other gifts. Kids and coaches alike will enjoy them so it’s a win-win scenario. At the end of the day, or season in this case, isn’t sports all about having fun? Imagine the smiles and laughter when your coach receives their bobblehead at the team’s end-of-season party. They’ll treasure that bobblehead forever.

Keep in mind these awesome gifts are individually hand-crafted and hand-painted. Custom bobbleheads typically take 6-8 weeks for sculpting, shipping, and proofing so plan ahead. Now’s a great time to place your order because many seasonal sports are starting up soon or have just begun. Visit CustomBobbleheads.com and build your coach’s bobblehead today!

Monday, August 26, 2013

UGA Bobblehead from Royal Bobbles is "Bulldog Tough"

It's been a long eight-plus months but college football is finally back! This is Week 1 for many schools and the level of excitement is sky high.One team in particular that has a lot to be excited about is the Georgia Bulldogs. After coming up 5 yards short of a national championship game appearance in 2012, the Dawgs start their 2013 campaign as a preseason top-5 team. They'll be tested right away as Georgia travels to Death Valley in Clemson, South Carolina Saturday night for a top-10 showdown with the Clemson Tigers.

If your blood runs red and black, Royal Bobbles offers this officially licensed, exquisitely sculpted Georgia Bulldog mascot bobblehead figurine. From his mean face to the broad, muscular shoulders and powerful legs, this is the biggest, baddest bulldog available. Dawg fans can get their very own "Bulldog Tough" bobblehead in time for kick-off Saturday by ordering online at Bobbleheads.com:

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Einstein Bobblehead Customer Review

Einstein Bobblehead Bobbleheads.com Royal Bobbles
"I gave this Albert Einstein statue to my son who is currently studying for his Masters Degree in Physics. We were very impressed with the quality and construction of this Bobblehead. Also, we really liked having the included additional factual information about Mr. Einstein. We have a large collection of bobbleheads from sporting events and the quality of your product is 50x better. My son was very pleased with his gift and displays it prominently!"

                               - 5* Customer Review on Bobbleheads.com

Are you an Einstein fan (who isn't!?) or a history buff? Pick up your very own mini-Einstein bobblehead at Bobbleheads.com!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Classroom Bobbleheads Make Learning Fun for Teachers and Students

It's late August and that means it's back-to-school time for teachers and students. Nobody argues that teaching is a challenging profession. As a teacher, you’re competing for a student’s attention against multiple distractions and short attention spans. How you decide to present the subject material plays a critical role in sparking their interests and keeping them engaged. Once a student’s engaged in the curriculum, you can begin making a positive difference in their life, which is every teacher’s dream. 

Visual aids and props in the classroom help teachers achieve their goals. They function as a learning tool for children and educators by providing a visual representation of the subject being discussed. Approximately 65% of the population is visual learners (1). This type of learning adds an important element of understanding for students you don’t get with regular text or oral presentations. One study conducted by 3M Corporation even showed visual aids in the classroom can improve learning by up to 400% (2).

Historical Bobbleheads Political Bobbleheads Einstein Bobblehead
Teachers can now bring their subject material to life using historical, political, and presidential bobblehead figures. Discussing the significance of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address? There’s a bobblehead for that. Reading one of Mark Twain’s famous novels in class? There’s a bobblehead for that. Studying Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. and his accomplishments during Black History Month? There’s a bobblehead for that. Researching war-time heroes such as General George Patton or Ulysses S. Grant? There are bobbleheads for that too.

Bobbleheads are generally thought of in terms of entertainment value but now they have the opportunity to serve a much greater purpose. Used in a visual learning capacity, these figures can help inform and educate America’s youth about the history of our great nation. In today’s society, children are constantly bombarded with information while they’re surfing the internet, watching TV, or playing on their smartphone. Teachers need an edge, something to tip the scales in their favor. Those who think outside the box to make learning fun will find it easier to communicate a valuable message in the classroom. How is your message going to rise above the noise?

Visit Bobbleheads.com for quality historical, political, scientific, literary, military, and religious bobbleheads.

1. “Computers as Mindtools for Engaging Learners in Critical Thinking;” David H. Jonassen, Chad Carr, and Hsiu-Ping Yueh; March 1998

2. “Polishing Your Presentation;” 3M Visual Systems Division, 2001

Monday, August 19, 2013

8 Custom Bobblehead Process Tips

Custom bobbleheads are a special kind of gift because they usually represent people, companies, animals, or events. Many custom bobblehead vendors operate as eCommerce companies with no physical store location so shopping for these products can be a challenge, especially for first-time customers. Unscrupulous, irresponsible, and downright shady bobblehead dealers don’t make the process any easier. Consumers have to look out for hidden costs, inferior materials, and discrepancies during the proofing process.

If you’re new to the custom bobblehead process, here are eight essential areas you’ll want to pay attention to…

1) Body Type: There are a lot of body options to choose from but it basically boils down to two categories - Fully Custom and Standard Body. As the name implies, “Fully Custom” is essentially a blank bobblehead you can design from head-to-toe. “Standard Body” bobbleheads, on the other hand, are based on a certain model. This could be a baseball player, businessman, nurse, male, female, etc. Again, you’ll be able to select from hundreds of available options.
Custom Bobblehead Models
Here you see a fully custom versus a standard body (businessman model) bobblehead.

2) Head Bobble: Yes, believe it or not, this is an optional feature on some bobblehead sites. These companies charge extra for the head bobble action on your custom bobblehead. It’s generally a small fee but the lesson here is not to assume anything when it comes to your “bobble” head.

3) Props/Accessories: This is a particularly tricky area. It refers to things like hats, glasses, tattoos, handheld objects, and much more. Hat and shirt logos and lettering are also included here. Most of these will result in additional charges. They’re generally small charges in the $10-15 range but can add up quickly if you’re not careful. Unfortunately, some companies don’t list the items and associated cost on their website. This leads to an adjusted bill in the end once the consumer’s been hit with hidden fees.

Custom Bobblehead Process Accessories Props
Notice the accessories and props included in this model.

4) Base: The base is where a bobblehead stands. Typically, they are included in the initial pricing. However, if you would like a larger or customized base, it will cost you more. Pricing depends on the level of base customization. For example, adding a car to your base will cost more than a bike. Lettering on the base, like a name or quote, will also cost a little extra. Some sites charge a flat rate (around $10) while others can charge per word or even letter.

Custom Bobblehead Custom Base
This is an example of a pretty elaborate custom base, lettering included.

5) Material: Quality custom bobbleheads are made from a durable polyresin material. Due to its highly customizable characteristics, polyresin allows for the finished product to be highly detailed in all aspects of the design. Polyresin is the industry-standard when it comes to quality bobbleheads but some companies opt for polymer clay because it shortens the process time. Unfortunately for consumers, clay is a cheaper and much more fragile substitute.

6) Proofing: During this part of the process, customers can actually approve, deny, and request changes to their custom bobblehead(s). Some companies charge extra for proofing while others include it in the initial bobblehead price. Not all proofing is equal either. In other words, one company might offer unlimited proofing while another allows only one proof per stage. If you want your custom bobblehead as close to perfect as possible, unlimited proofing is the key. You'll also want a proofing process that is interactive and centered on user experience.

7) Extra Copies: If you’re only ordering one bobblehead then you won’t have to worry about the cost of additional copies. However, if you’d like to order a copy of your bobblehead along with the original, keep an eye on pricing. Some companies will give you a discount on the copy while others will charge full price. Most companies also offer discount pricing on bulk orders. For example, ordering 10-20 copies might earn you 25% off and 50-100 copies could net a 50% discount. This information is not always displayed clearly on the website so be sure to ask if you have any questions. A mistake here could cost you big time.

8) Shipping: The cost of shipping your bobblehead(s) will inevitably vary from site to site. Most companies offer the usual standard ground, express, and priority shipping options. Those parts are pretty straightforward. However, if you’re ordering multiple bobbleheads, pay attention to the rates. Some sites use flat rate shipping while others charge per bobblehead. For example, if standard ground shipping is $10, a flat rate means you can ship five bobbleheads for $10. If you decide to use a company that charges per bobblehead, shipping five bobbleheads in this scenario would cost you $50. The latter can get quite expensive.

Custom bobbleheads are a great gift idea but the process itself can be daunting for new and returning customers. A good website combined with a great customer service team will alleviate most issues but the consumer should always be prepared. Perform your due diligence to ensure you end up with the desired bobblehead product at the right price.

For more information on custom bobbleheads, visit CustomBobbleheads.com!
 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Elvis is Back in the Building with a New Bobblehead

Bobbleheads.com, in association with Royal Bobbles, is proud to present the latest addition to our bobblehead collection: Elvis '68 Comeback Special!

Elvis 68 Comeback Special Bobblehead Bobbleheads.com

The King of Rock N' Roll is back and better than ever with this new bobblehead!

From the gold rings on his fingers to the creases in his Black Leather outfit, every bobblehead is hand-sculpted, hand-painted, and accurately reproduced in stunning detail. It is available for purchase online at Bobbleheads.com. Pick up your piece of Elvis history today!


Reviews

Since the bobblehead's release Friday, feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Check out these reviews...

In "Battle of the Elvis Bobbleheads," ElvisBlog.Net owner Phil arnold writes:

"I chose that title because it sounds so good, but there is no real battle of Elvis 
bobbleheads. That has been convincingly won by this new guy."

In "Royal Bobbles Unveils '68 Comeback' Elvis," Figures.com contributor and Elvis fan Jim Dolan says:

"This one looks like Elvis, and in this pose acts like Elvis. If anything, this bobble head 
accentuates the strong lines of his jaw and chin, capturing the always physical Elvis."


Win Elvis

If you'd like a chance to win this Limited-Edition Elvis '68 Comeback Special bobblehead figure, head over to our Facebook page and enter the contest! Remember, even if you don't win, you can purchase Elvis at Bobbleheads.com.

Elvis 68 Comeback Special Bobblehead Box from Bobbleheads.com
Each Elvis bobblehead comes in a beautifully designed 
collector's box full of facts and information.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Why Do People Collect Bobbleheads?

Everyone needs a hobby, something to take their mind off the daily grind. A hobby should make you smile and feel warm inside. It’s your own little slice of heaven. There are a lot of different hobbies to choose from but one of the more popular activities is collecting. People, young and old, collect all sorts of things. Depending on their interests, it might be stamps, coins, cards, dolls, or action figures. Memorabilia is popular too, especially when it involves sports, politics, and cinema.

Bobbleheads have become a hot collectible item these days for a couple of reasons. First, they cover a wide array of interests. There’s a bobblehead for everyone and everything, from athletes and movies stars to popular musicians and comic book characters. History buffs, in particular, gravitate towards these figures due to a large selection of historical and political bobbleheads available in the market.

George Washington Bobblehead from Bobbleheads.com
George Washington (Royal Bobbles) is a very popular bobblehead collectible.

Another factor contributing to the surge in bobblehead popularity among collectors is the rareness of these items. Most are limited editions, making them extremely sought-after pieces. A quick search of eBay shows over 47,000 listings for bobbleheads, many of which are going for hundreds if not thousands of dollars. In fact, there’s an Elvis Presley One Carat Diamond Bobblehead listed at $36,995.

Washington Post Image Bryce Harper Bobblehead Night
Unfortunately, many of these Washington Nationals 
fans won't get a Bryce Harper bobblehead.
(Photo courtesy of Washington Post)

Bobblehead giveaways at sporting events clearly illustrate the law of supply and demand. Generally speaking, teams only hand out bobbleheads to the first thousand or so fans, regardless of how many fans show up three hours early. Bobbleheads do a great job of boosting attendance but the reality is a large percentage of fans will walk away empty-handed. Less fortunate fans are left to scavenge the secondary market for a piece of bobblehead history.

Above all though, bobbleheads are fun. They’re fun to look at, talk about, and share with others. At the end of the day, that’s what a hobby should be: fun and entertaining. Whether it’s passion for a character or particular subject matter, Bobblehead figures serve as small reminders of something that brings joy to our lives. It’s no surprise people collect bobbleheads. In some way, the figures are a part of them, each one speaking to fond memories and burning desires.

Visit Bobbleheads.com if you're looking to start a hobby or add onto your collection!