What Inspired the First Custom Bobbleheads?

As the name "bobblehead" implies, it is a figurine featuring a head that freely bobbles back and forth. The head is generally over-sized compared to the rest of the body, and is connected by a solid piece to the rest of the figurine. Most people link the origin of bobbleheads to Chinese or Japanese figurines from the 1700s, but the exact origin of the modern idea of a bobblehead is ambiguous. So, we got to thinking, what else might have inspired the first bobbleheads? We believe bobbleheads very much resemble early diving suits, with their round, over-sized heads compared to the rest of the body.

Maybe the first bobbleheads were inspired as a memorable diving suit souvenir! Wouldn’t that be a fun story to believe in? Is it so important if the origin came from China, or Russia, or from German animal figurines, as sometimes cited? Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter the origin, because we now have the options of customizing bobbleheads in any form or likeness.

At Bobblehead Florida, we are proud to offer our customers a huge range of options for creating their own custom bobbleheads! Personalized bobbleheads make a great gift for almost any occasion, and are an amazing collectible to brighten up your desk at work, or a shelf at home. We offer hundreds of different possibilities for creating your own bobbleheads, with different options for different professions, activities, special events, and much more! You are able to upload the preferred photo of yourself or someone else, and see it transformed into a perfect likeness with our bobblehead visualizer — try it for free here!

You can try as many different options as you want with our visualizer, and only pay when you place your order. Even better, you will get a 10% discount when you register on our site. Get started creating your own personalized bobblehead today — because if a picture is worth a thousand words, a bobblehead multiplies it by 3D!

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