Sunday, May 29, 2016

2016 Twins Bobblehead Rundown!

Here's the complete rundown of all 2016 Twins SGA bobbleheads!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sneak Peek - Torii Hunter

If you've checked out the slideshow on the top right of the blog, you've probably already seen this bobblehead, but if not, here's a quick Sneak Peek at the Torii Hunter bobble the Twins are giving out on July 16th, get your tickets here!  It'll be a "Twins Hall of Fame" bobble, of course with Torii making one of his "routine" wall catches.  It also appears that he's wearing a Gold Glove too!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Minnesota Lynx - Sylvia Fowles

The definition of foreshadow is to show or indicate beforehand; prefigure.  I blogged about last year's Lynx bobblehead, Coach Cheryl Reeve back in July of 2015, shortly after the Lynx traded for Sylvia Fowles.  Check it out here, and it'll make the first sentence a bit more clear.  The Lynx are doing a Fowles bobblehead on August 28th!  Get your tickets here.  Once I have a picture of the bobblehead, it'll be on the blog!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Trevor Plouffe Skywalker Bobblehead Night

Tonight the Twins giveaway their first bobblehead of the season.  I've blogged about this one before, read about it here.  The Twins do several "Theme Night Giveaways" and this is one of the best.  In order to receive the giveaway you buy a special ticket, which guarantees you of receiving the giveaway.  How can it get better than that?  Well, because you don't even need to go into Target Field to get the item, you pick it up outside the gate and then are able to return to your vehicle to drop off the item so you don't have to lug it around all night.  With several things, thats no big deal, but its nice to ditch bobbleheads in the car!  Should be a fun night, maybe we'll even see a win?  

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sneak Peek - Ervin Santana Bobblehead

Here's a sneak peek of the Ervin Santana bobblehead the Twins will be giving away on July 2nd!  I love the red jersey!  As the Twins announced earlier this year, they are wearing red jerseys for every Friday night home game this season, and I'm pretty happy that this jersey will be depicted in bobblehead form now!  It looks sharp!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Joe Soucheray Garage Logic Bobblehead

One of the most recent additions to my collection is a Joe Soucheray bobblehead.  He's the host...I mean, mayor of 1500's mid-day show, Garage Logic.  I believe these might have been sold at the State Fair several years ago?  Or possibly a giveaway at the fair.  I'm not exactly sure, just heard a couple different versions all involving the state fair!  I believe it's missing something tho as it appears like he is supposed to be holding something in his left hand.  Still - I'm super happy to add this one to the collection!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ole & Lena Bobbleheads

Another recent addition to my collection is a set of Ole and Lena bobbleheads.  If you've lived in the midwest, specifically Minnesota you've probably heard some sort of Ole and Lena joke.  Depending on who said it, it might have been clean or fairly dirty.  When I saw this, I fits the collection just about as well as my Paul Bunyan bobble, so I picked them up.  Not sure where they came from or anything else about these 2!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Pioneer Press Bobblehead

I hadn't seen this one before, but got it recently on the cheap.  I haven't been able to find out much about this one, maybe its rare, maybe not.  It's a bulldog and that probably doesn't make it too valuable or collectible.  But it fits right in my collection!  It is the "mascot" of the Pioneer Press and thats about all I know.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Chuck Foreman Bobblehead

I got this bobble from a buddy of mine.  He told me about it and I figured I'd use it as trade bait to get something else I wanted.  But then I saw it was autographed (with inscription) and knew I was keeping it.  The gold really pops against the Viking purple!  There aren't a ton of Viking bobbleheads, but this is definitely one of my favorites, highly detailed and quality made!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Another Goldy Bobblehead!

I've been looking for this Goldy for a while.  I've seen it, but never for a price I was comfortable paying.  I'm not sure how rare it is, but it certainly isn't very valuable.  I'm not sure what happened with this bobble, its exactly the same as the Rainbow Foods basketball Goldy, except there is no plaque.  It also doesn't look like the plaque was removed as the paint certainly matches with the rest of the base.  I've also seen several of them, so it kinda tells me there is a story behind this one, and I'd love to know what that story is!

Friday, May 6, 2016

New Addition - Tyler Graovac

One of my latest additions to the collection is that of Tyler Graovac!  I won a bobble contest that the Iowa Wild did on Twitter.  On top of the bobblehead, it happens to be autographed too!  Lucky that I won and even better that its a bobble!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

My Latest Custom - Kirby Puckett

Here's my latest custom job.  It's original the World Series Hero retail Kirby Puckett bobblehead. Everyone loves the powder blue and I thought it would look great on this bobble.  I'm pretty damn happy with how this one turned out.  For the most part everything is time-period appropriate except the Twins logo, its not exactly like it is on the powder blues the Twins wore.  Also Puck is a bit stockier than he was when he wore the powder blue jersey.

All in all, it'll sit great next to my Tom Brunansky custom bobble!  I have a few more of these coming!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Upcoming Giveaways - Chattanooga Lookouts

I'll be updating the info in the right sidebar under "Notable 2016 Bobblehead Giveaways" over the next couple of weeks. I've got a lot of new data surrounding those giveaways and some new ones as well!  I'll most likely do a couple blogs about the new giveaways too.  Plus I'm trying to figure out a way to show pictures of what these giveaways will look like.  I think that'll be a nice addition!

For now, I wanted to pass along the 3 bobbleheads that the Chattanooga Lookouts will be doing this year and Twins fans will be quite excited for these 3!  The first on June 25th will be Adam Brett Walker!  Next on the list is Miguel Sano on July 16th!  This is roughly 1 month after the Twins unveil their Sano bobble.  Lastly is the giveway on July 30th of none other than Byron Buxton!  Thats a nice trio of bobbleheads!  Hopefully I'll be able to update this entry as well as future ones with pictures!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Paul Wellstone Bobblehead

My latest new addition is a very rare Paul Wellstone bobblehead.  Click the link to learn more about Wellstone.  I asked a few friends of mine who knew Wellstone and Wellstone staffers and they had never seen the bobble before.  There was some speculation that it was some sort of giveaway at some Wellstone event.  I've never seen it before, not even in pictures online.  So, if anyone out there has more of the story behind this one, please share!!