Anatomy of Bobblehead – Parts and Making

Bobbleheads are fascinating figurines that are quite popular as collectibles, table top decorative and wedding cake toppers. These are the first choice of the people who are into a hobby of collecting things. So, it is quite obvious to be curious about what goes into the making of customized bobbleheads.

Let’s take a look at the various parts of bobble heads and how these parts are assembled to make stylish wobblers. It is also essential to know about the material and parts of these wobblers as many of the users are going to employ them as kids bobbleheads. So, finding whether these are safe or not is certainly a wise thing to do.

Various materials used for making bobbleheads                                         

Bobbleheads can be made from a variety of materials. Depending upon the type of material employed, the buyers can find these carrying different price tags. Some of the most used materials that are normally utilized in making nodders are:

  • Resin
  • Plastic
  • Wood
  • Ceramic

Of these materials, resin is preferred because it supports fine detailing and crisp contouring. Plastic material is liked a lot because of its durability and ability to accept all types of colors. The plastic body bobbleheads are made using a mold which is then stylized with a variety of added colors. The body of the bobble head is not solid from inside, and this hollow structure is covered with felt cloth that is used to add a layer as well as a mood to the structure.

Important parts of nodders

The head of the wobbler is its most attractive part. It is made of hollow plastic that is covered with felt cloth. The head is attached to the lower part of the body with the help of a metal clasp. And the end of the body is provided with bolt that shifts all the weight of the structure to the head. This bolt is responsible for easy bobbing of the head around as it supports effortless swaying. Without bolt, the structure is nothing more than a doll head.

The body of the bobble head is also hollow plastic mold that is not enclosed at the top. The head fits into the hollow body easily with the help of an anchor that is attached to its center. This anchor allows the head to move freely after it is attached to the body.

The lowest part of the body is provided with a double-sided adhesive sticker. This sticker makes it possible to keep it glued to the desirable place.

Dog bobbleheads and other types where there is a possibility to put something in between head and body, designers keep the space for necklace and other similar decorative. Mostly, all the designing is done with the help of mold colors, and on request, the bobble heads can be personalized using names, logos, brand names, team initials and several other options relevant to the purpose of making these.

So, this is how the bobbleheads are brought to the shelf and in reaching there, it may take about a week’s time.

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