Bobbleheads of men in white shirt black pant
Bobblehead of lady in black skirt

What Are Bobbleheads, And Why Would You Wanna Collect One?

Wondering what are bobbleheads? Well, Bobbleheads are among the most famous and fun collectable figurines. They are characterised by disproportionately large heads bobbing over the relatively smaller body. Bobbleheads are also popular among youngsters with many catchy nicknames like wacky wobbler, nodder, and wobbler. 

The special features like bobbling and gliding of heads from left or right and up and down makes a special space for bobbleheads among toys and gifts. Bobbleheads are also at times considered small ‘action figures’ due to the movable heads.
Due to their cuteness factor Bobbleheads are becoming one of the most preferred personalized gifting item. However we do agree that your own reason to choose Bobblehead as a personalised gift could be different, but nobody can ignore their growing popularity.

In Fact there is one whole day dedicated to celebrating the fun, memory and the moments which bobbleheads bring to our lives. 7th January is celebrated as National Bobblehead Day in the US. You can realize the importance of Bobbleheads from the fact that JohnWallStreet once said “Bobbleheads boost attendance, building long term devotion while used for promotion in club sports”. Take a little inspiration from our detailed guide below and order your custom made bobbleheads from my3dSelfie, just by sending us a few pictures of yours and your loved ones.

How do bobbleheads work?

In bobblehead, an oversized head gets placed over a proportionately much smaller body. But with a twist. The body connects the head not with a solid connection, but with a spring, hook, or pivot kinda thing. Due to this flexible connection, the head can glide over the body with ease even with little force.

The bobbleheads are like any other action figure, where only the head is movable. In some cases, the head moves horizontally from left to right, whereas in some others they move vertically from up and down depending upon the use and spacing of connections between the two.

bobblehead of lady in business suit

Who made bobble heads?

Man in suit bobblehead - middle aged

Earlier in the 17th century in Asia, bobbling toys like ‘temple nodders’ were quiet popular. Those temple nodders were mostly made on different representations of Buddha. Bobbleheads trace their origin back to 18th century Northeast Asia in China and Japan. Spring doll culture was quite popular in those countries.

In India also popular ‘Thanjavur doll’, a roly-poly doll of the goddess Durga used in Navratri festival is very much popular since the early 19th century in their culture and traditions. This doll holds its center of gravity at the bottom and moves in slow oscillations creating a dance-like movement.

But in the western world, the first-mentioned bobbleheads are found in a short Russian story where the writer described them as “like the necks of plaster cats which wag their heads." After few years the first modern bobbleheads were made in german. Infact, German used to be the major source of export of bobbleheads to most of the western counties including the USA.

Nowadays, many gifting, toys, and home decor companies across the world are making bobbleheads. As it is said the more the options, the more confusion. So it is a tricky task to find the right bobblehead for you. Continue reading this detailed guide on what bobbleheads are and know all about bobbleheads.

What material are they made of

Modern bobbleheads are made of materials like resins, sandstone and plastic. These are the most preferred materials for making bobbleheads because it provides highly detailed design, finest finishing, durability and need much less maintenance than wooden and ceramic-based custom bobbleheads. Wood and clay are the cheaper and eco-friendly options for making bobbleheads, but they are losing their demand as they are not durable enough.

Most of the earliest known bobbleheads like temple nodders of northern Asia and Thanjavur dolls of India. were made of terracotta and wood.
Toy gifting industries are booming with many innovative toys and products of Customized or personalized nature. According to a report by Market Research Future (MRFR) It is predicted that this will be US 39 billion dollars by 2027. More and more customers are now opting for Customized gifts as opposed to normal gifts. Custom bobbleheads are also not left behind.

Custom made bobbleheads are the second most selling category of bobbleheads in the USA. Custom bobbleheads are tailored as per your needs, and they are the amongst most loved bobbleheads. They can be can be tailor made completely as per your requirements like emotions, clothing & outfit, body language, poses, hairstyle, facial expression, shoes, companions and avatar. Be it your funny face, friends, memories or the candid moments. Everything can be customized for your needs in the form of a custom Bobblehead figurine. Not just that they can be personalized for you or your loved ones, but also for lovers of sports, toons, famous personalities, movie characters.

Imagine a custom bobblehead of your favorite sportsperson or you standing by their side, or your bobbing face on the body of your favourite comic character, everything can be possible with custom made Bobbleheads by My3dselfie. Experience every story or tale through these customised bobbleheads, in fact you can make these custom figurines yourself through our website.

You can customize a Bobblehead exactly the way you want to fit your cabinet decor, to lift the mood of your work desk or your car dashboard. Your favorite movie characters, action heroes or the actress whose next movie you are dying to watch are waiting to be with you in the form of your favorite collectible bobblehead.

Bobbleheads can be the best choice for gifting to commemorate any special occasion with any special person. Custom bobbleheads can also be custom made to represent a profession, culture, tradition, or ethnicity. At My3dselfie already has a few professions like:
1) Army man
2) Martal artist
3) Cheerleader
4) Zombie or a
5) Soldier
but we can make custom Bobblehead of you in any profession, outfit or avatar you want.

lady Bobblehead - short hair
Golf bobblehead with stick
Bobblehad - long hair man

How much do custom bobbleheads cost?

How much does bobbleheads cost varies largely across the globe? While it mostly depends on the level of customization, size, and materials used, it also varies according to the detailing, sculpts, and delivery time.

The level of customization may include tip-to-toe customization, complete 3D face customization, and face customization. In the USA, the minimum price for a basic customized face bobblehead is 50$, while the highest price ranges to thousands of dollars for a full-body customization from head to toe. 

Where can you get custom bobbleheads in the USA?

Now that you know what a bobblehead is and how to buy a custom-made bobblehead, it's time to find the right one for you from the right place. Although there are many options on the market, how about a bobblehead made in your color tone, looks exactly like your face and not in a caricature style? You heard it right, the best custom Bobbleheads are here and you can get yours from My3dSelfie.

You can get a lifelike bobblehead figurine and that too customised fully as per your requirements. And the best part is that you can tailor make that with detailing like color tone, pose, dress, hairstyle, cap, clothing, shoes, and emotions with your own photos or reference images. Seems interesting, But confused about what to order? If you are passionate about some fantasy figures, can choose superhero custom bobbleheads.

Events-based customised bobbleheads are the best choice to celebrate and freeze good moments with us. Customized bobbleheads for offices are a great choice for those who love their work and spend most of their time near their office desks.

Custom made sports bobbleheads, musical custom bobbleheads, dancing bobbleheads, or anything similar can be chosen that best suits your hobby and preferred leisure time activity. Ordering a custom bobblehead is a piece of cake now. Just upload some of your pictures to My3dSelfie and we will transform your funny, witty, emotional, and sporty moments into Fully custom 3D bobbleheads. And well our custom Bobble heads do bobble.. unlike other bobbleheads in the market and we don't even charge a penny extra for this extra configuration..

Lady bobblehead - red t shirt

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