Saturday, November 28, 2015

Sneak Peek - LaVine, Rubio and Dieng Bobbleheads - Minnesota Timberwolves

Here are mini versions of the upcoming bobblehead giveaways by the Timberwolves.  Zach LaVine, Ricky Rubio and Gorgui Dieng!  Once I have better (or full size) pictures, I'll share!  Glad the Wolves are in the bobblehead game again!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sneak Peek - Karl Anthony Towns Bobblehead - Minnesota Timberwolves

Here's the first look at the new Karl Anthony Towns bobblehead the Wolves are giving away on December 26th.  This is the 2nd in a series of 5 from the Wolves this season.  Looks to be a pretty cool bobblehead of KAT!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

More Replica Stadiums!

Here are a few more replica stadiums I'm looking for!  As I said in the previous blog post - I'm sure there are several others that I don't have.  But after you see my "want list" you'll probably have a good idea of what fits into my collection and what doesn't!

Fargo Moorhead RedHawks - Newman Outdoor Field

Minnesota Vikings - Metropolitan Stadium

Minnesota Golden Gophers - Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New Collection - Replica Stadiums

While collecting bobbleheads I've drawn an interest to mini stadiums.  I think they are super cool, especially the older ones and ones with all sorts of detail.  I have several and again, I'm mainly collecting Minnesota based stadiums or ties to Minnesota (for instance, some of the ones you'll see are from the Twins minor league teams).  These are what I currently would like to add to my stadium collection.  I'm sure there are others out there that I haven't seen or don't know about - so if you have something you think might catch my eye - let me know!!

Up first are several replicas of current and past Twins minor league affiliates!

Cedar Rapids Kernels - Veterans Memorial Stadium

New Britain RockCats - New Britain Stadium

Portland Beavers - PGE Park

Quad Cities River Bandits - Modern Woodmen Park

Fort Wayne Wizards - Memorial Stadium

Friday, November 20, 2015

Updated Want List - Part 6 (Baseball Bobbleheads)

I believe this will be my last Want List post...but also my longest.  Which shouldn't be a surprise since baseball teams, no matter the level, love to promote bobbleheads.  So, let's get to it!

Up first, Ron Burgundy...I mean, Bruce Aune from the Cedar Rapids Kernels.  

Next up, another minor league promotion, this time from the Fort Myers Miracle, 
2 variations of Craig Sager!

LaTroy Hawkins, former Twins pitcher has 2 bobbleheads I'd like to add to my collection.  First, from the Fort Wayne Wizards and second, from the Gary Southshore Railcats.  

David Ortiz wearing a New Britain Rock Cats jersey, but I believe 
this was a New Hampshire Fisher Cats giveaway!  

Next up is Duke Snider, a Saint Paul Saints Giveaway.

How about, Eric Milton, from the Belfonte State Spikes.

Then we have 2 SAM's Twins bobbles, first is Rod Carew and then the generic SAMs bobble!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Updated Want List - Part 5 (Football Bobbleheads)

Next up focuses on a few football related bobbleheads I'd love to add to my collection.  None of these will be easy to find...actually its very unlikely I find any of them, but that's what makes collecting so fun, right?  The hunt is on...

Fran Tarkenton is first, this is an extremely rare bobblehead as he's wearing a white jersey instead of a purple one.  I believe there are only 10 of these in existence.  

Up next is a rare Vikings generic bobblehead from SAMs.

Lastly, another Holy Grail for me, Bobby Bell University of Minnesota Graduate bobblehead!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Updated Want List - Part 4 (Hockey Bobbleheads)

In part 4 of my Updated Want List, I'm focusing on a couple of hockey bobbleheads I'd like to find and add to my collection.  I'm sure there are a few other ones out there, but these 3 are my top 3 at the moment.  Ya know, until I see something else that I haven't seen before!

My Holy Grail and all Gopher collector's Holy Grail, Neal Broten!

Next up is a mini Nino Niederreiter bobblehead from his minor league career.  

Lastly, another minor league bobblehead of current Wild Defenseman, Ryan Suter.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Updated Want List - Part 3 (Sports Personalities Bobbleheads)

This part of my Want List might grow the most - as these don't really have anything to do with Minnesota, and are more wanted because I think they are "cool" or something like that.  I don't think many of these were made (maybe only a handful) so it'll be difficult to add to my collection but they all have a spot on my Want List!

First up, Mike and Mike from ESPN

Former Northern State Basketball Coach, Don Meyer

Howard Schwab from ESPN's "Stump the Schwab"

Friday, November 13, 2015

Updated Want List - Part 2 (Mascots)

In part 2 of my Updated Want List, I'm showing pictures of mascots I'd like to add to my collection. I'm 100% positive that there are several more Minnesota related mascot bobbleheads that I don't know about, so if you do...send them my way!

The first 2 are from Minnesota State University - Moorhead.  
The Go Dragons Bobble and the Power Bowl Dragon. 

Next up is Power Bowl opposition, Concordia College Cobbers. 

Here are 2 different Ringo bobbleheads from the Alexandria Beetles.

And then we have Bucky, 2 different styles from Bemidji State University.

Lastly we have the Southwest State Mustangs bobblehead!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Updated Want List - Part 1 (Minnesota Miscellaneous Bobbleheads)

I'm going to blog about my Want List a little different this time.  Only a few posts, categorical specific and several pictures.  These will also appear in an updated Slideshow, just like my old Want List did.  I think I'm going to move that to the top portion of the blog tho!  These are all miscellaneous Minnesota bobbleheads.


 The first 3 are Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox bobbles

Next comes Big Ole from Alexandria Minnesota

How bout local attorney, Ron Meshbesher?

And finally, local big time music producers, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Coming Soon - Updated Want List!

It's been quite a while since I've put any time into my Want List.  I plan to update this part of the blog over the next week or two.  It'll be a work in progress.  Sometimes I know of bobbleheads I want but finding pictures doesn't prove to be an easy feat!  And to me...a picture is worth a lot, as it shows me (and you) what I'm looking for!  I'm also going to look into different ways of how to show my Want List on my blog sidebar.  I'm unsure of what the possibilities are, but the way it is now might change as well. So...within a matter of weeks, you'll see a new collection of pictures (with a few current ones remaining) of stuff I'm looking for!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

My Second Custom Bobblehead - Glen Perkins

Several months ago I blogged about my first custom bobblehead.  I learned several little tricks while doing my Mauer custom bobblehead.  At the time I had ideas of specific customs I wanted to try. Even tho I still have those ideas, a couple other ones jumped to the front of the line.

Everyone knows my passion for Gopher Sports.  Being a U of MN Alum...maroon and gold always get my attention. I blogged about this specific bobblehead back in 2014...the final SGA bobblehead the Twins did that season, Glen Perkins.  After doing the Mauer bobblehead, I kept looking at the Perkins bobblehead, but his arms in front of his stomach caused a huge problem as I figured it'd be extremely messy when trying to paint around/under/over and in between that area of the bobblehead. Luck would have it...I received a broken bobblehead I bought from eBay...the arm was out of socket, but easily glued back into place and it looks just like new.  I found a couple extra Perkins bobbleheads and about a month ago started the process.  The first part - breaking his arms from the sockets they are glued in.  Once I did that cleanly (enough) the customizing was on.  See a side by side look of Glen Perkins, his SGA bobblehead and Perkins in his Twins uniform with his Alma mater's colors - Maroon and Gold.