Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Devan Dubnyk Bobblehead

I was torn on getting one of these Dubnyk bobbleheads.  They aren't from a MN affiliate and its from 2007 - well before anyone around here even knew of him.  I found one for a good price and figured, why not?  From what I can tell, this was a bit tougher to find as it was only given away to kids at a Stockton Thunder game back in 2007.

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Newest Harmon Killebrew Bobblehead!!

Twins great Harmon Killebrew has several bobbleheads.  This is the most recent version, given away by the Chattanooga Lookouts (and 2nd one from Chattanooga) earlier this summer.  The base might look familiar as this was produced by Success Promotions - which I'll say again, make great bobbleheads.  1000 of these were given away and I'm happy to say I was able to get one.  Their marketing team is tremendous.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Another Rock Cats Bobble?

Yep, another one!  David Ortiz, fan favorite for most any team he's every played on had a bobblehead day at New Britain a couple weeks ago.  Below is the bobblehead.  Ortiz, maybe more so than any other Twins player, has a ton of bobbleheads.  Several minor league bobbles and several major league ones with the Red Sox.  But being a former Twin, playing in New Britain, made me want this one for my collection!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sneak Peek - Paul Molitor Bobblehead

Here's a great look at the Paul Molitor bobblehead that will be given away at tonights game!  No waiting in line for me for this one.  I really like this bobblehead, its a different pose than any other Twins bobbleheads - no other Twins manager has had a bobblehead done quite like this.  As usual, Success Promotions does a great job once again.  Solidly built, very detailed, and the paint job is really well done.  No surprise there.

Enjoy!  And have fun at the game tonight if you go.  And if you do, comment on this blog and let me know how the lines are and how long you waited!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Byron Buxton's first bobblehead

Byron Buxton, if you don't know who he is...you probably aren't a baseball fan at all and definitely not a Twins fan.  Click on his name to learn more.  The New Britain Rock Cats held a giveaway of a Buxton bobblehead earlier this season.  The Rock Cats are no longer an affiliate of the Twins, but their fans got to see Buxton play quite a bit!


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Hughes the Force

The Minnesota Twins did a special event bobblehead giveaway on May 4th, I blogged about it previously, read that here.  It was probably the most well received SGA bobblehead the Twins have done in a long time.  Jumping on the "Star Wars Themed" bandwagon - like so many other teams are doing, the Twins did a "Hughes the Force" bobblehead featuring Phil Hughes in Star Wars gear.  It's a really cool, extremely well made, and heavy bobblehead.  Even has a special box and all!  Definitely one that all Twins bobblehead collectors should have in their collection!  It's a limited run of 2500 and you had to buy specific tickets to get the bobblehead.  I think I'm going to keep 2 of these for my collection.  

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Another Torii Minor League?

That's right, I picked up another Torii Hunter minor league bobble.  This is in fact an SGA.  It's from when he was with the New Britain Rock Cats.  I have another one, just like this, but its the retail version and doesn't have the plaque on the base.  I knew this one was out there but finally found it for sale!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Aaron Hicks Minor League Bobblehead

I've been looking for this one for a long time!  Finally found it for a price I was willing to pay.  I mean, its Aaron Hicks after all, so I wasn't going to spend much on him.  The way he's been playing the past month tho...maybe the light bulb finally went on for him!  This is an SGA from the Beloit Snappers when they were a Twins affiliate.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My first Prototype!

I had been looking at this one for a while on eBay.  After talking with the seller a little bit, I finally pulled the trigger.  This is Jacque Jones when he played for the Fort Myers Miracle (Class A Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins).  In the early 2000s they did a giveaway of Jones and this is one of the prototypes the team used in determining the final product when going through the revision process with the manufacturer.  I hope to dig out my other Jones bobblehead to do a side by side comparison at some point, but right now, its in storage.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Gopher Hockey Bobbleheads - Memory Company Versions

I think this will be my last post for Gopher bobbleheads for a little bit.  I've added several others to my collection and want to get those posted soon!  These are 2 versions of Gopher hockey bobbleheads that the Memory Company did in the mid-2000s.  As you've seen the posts...Gopher hockey bobbleheads are pretty popular!

Monday, June 1, 2015

U of MN Bobbles - Whalen & McCarville

Since I was doing a Goldy mini series, I figured I'd add a couple more bobbleheads related to the Gophers and the University of Minnesota.  I believe these were either given away or sold at Gopher women's basketball games.  Obviously 2 of the biggest stars to come thru the U.  Janel McCarville and Lindsay Whalen.  I find it quite odd that Lindsay is taller than Janel when comparing the bobbles, since she's definitely shorter than Janel in real life.  Still - 2 awesome bobbleheads.