If Weebles wobble, do bobbles beeble? Whatever they do, it's inexplicably instantly enjoyable. Tapping a ferocious-looking Alien bobble head and then watching as it comically shakes and nods is so satisfying, it may soon become your lucky star. Read more
We have more than just Alien bobble heads of course. Shop our categories on through the X-Files. (The truth is out there, Mulder and Scully! Just scroll to the top of the list!) At Toynk.com, you'll find bobble heads of some of your favorite television, movie, comic and literature characters. But we like to keep things a little nonfiction sometimes, and stock bobbles for several standout athletes, US Presidents and politicians, historical figures and pop culture icons like the precious-tongued cat, Lil Bub.
Bobble heads have enjoyed a rollercoaster ride in and out of toy fan favor throughout the years. According to the National Bobble Head Hall of Fame, in the mid-to-late 1700s, Chinese nodding dolls made their way throughout Europe and the Americas. A Russian author alluded to them in a short story in 1842, but it wouldn't be until 100 years later that they became a breakout hit.
The 1960s were a golden age for baseball and bobble heads. Major League Baseball was the first to really run with the toys as a bit of collectible marketing. First came a series of the dolls with papier maché heads representing each team in the MLB. The 1960 World Series inspired player-specific dolls for superstars Roberto Clemente, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Willie Mays. In 1964, The Beatles, too, were immortalized as bobble heads. Bobble interest would soon fade until the 1990s, thanks again to baseball.
In 1999, the San Francisco Giants pulled the Willie Mays bobble off the bench and back out into the public eye. Bobble head dolls were once again an immediate hit in ballparks, branching out into things like desk toys and air fresheners featuring other notable figures, like the Taco Bell Chihuahua. After Funko introduced at the 2010 Comic Con what would become their POP! series of bobble heads, the nodding noggins would once again find their place in history. Be a part of their legacy and order today!
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