Wobbler Wednesday Thread!- FREESTYLE

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got a spring. Come inside and chat about Funko Wacky Wobblers (bobble heads, for the less sophisticated).

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Postby willy wonka » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:12 pm

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For this week, I thought I'd bring out a set of Funko originals - the Beatnik.

The original "Chairman of Fun," Mike Becker, supposedly modeled the Beatnik character after his nephew, but wasn't sure what color hair to go with. In 2001, the first production run of 3,000 was half Blonde and half Brown. After that, another 8,000+ brown haired Beatniks were made, which made the blonde Beatnik highly sought after. In 2002, Funko made a short run of 480 red-haired Beatniks and randomly inserted them into cases of brown-haired Beatniks. Later in 2002, Funko made only 48 Gray Beatniks, which were given out to invited guests at the first Annual Freddy Awards in September 2002, in Seattle. The gray hair base reads, "2002 Freddy's."

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Postby kevinbuddha » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:51 pm

Scotty wrote:.
For this week, I thought I'd bring out a set of Funko originals - the Beatnik.

The original "Chairman of Fun," Mike Becker, supposedly modeled the Beatnik character after his nephew, but wasn't sure what color hair to go with. In 2001, the first production run of 3,000 was half Blonde and half Brown. After that, another 8,000+ brown haired Beatniks were made, which made the blonde Beatnik highly sought after. In 2002, Funko made a short run of 480 red-haired Beatniks and randomly inserted them into cases of brown-haired Beatniks. Later in 2002, Funko made only 48 Gray Beatniks, which were given out to invited guests at the first Annual Freddy Awards in September 2002, in Seattle. The gray hair base reads, "2002 Freddy's."

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I love these pieces! Such a great set that shows that Funko created characters I wish they had created more for the WW line.
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Postby Karubin » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:27 am

Scotty wrote:.
For this week, I thought I'd bring out a set of Funko originals - the Beatnik.

The original "Chairman of Fun," Mike Becker, supposedly modeled the Beatnik character after his nephew, but wasn't sure what color hair to go with. In 2001, the first production run of 3,000 was half Blonde and half Brown. After that, another 8,000+ brown haired Beatniks were made, which made the blonde Beatnik highly sought after. In 2002, Funko made a short run of 480 red-haired Beatniks and randomly inserted them into cases of brown-haired Beatniks. Later in 2002, Funko made only 48 Gray Beatniks, which were given out to invited guests at the first Annual Freddy Awards in September 2002, in Seattle. The gray hair base reads, "2002 Freddy's."

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They look cool!! I love the wobbler style and it is great to hear the back story!!
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Postby FireEmblemZack » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:09 pm

Oh wow nice to see the history of those Beatnik Wobblers!!! Thanks for sharing!!
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Postby chincoteague1 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:13 pm

Scotty wrote:.
For this week, I thought I'd bring out a set of Funko originals - the Beatnik.

The original "Chairman of Fun," Mike Becker, supposedly modeled the Beatnik character after his nephew, but wasn't sure what color hair to go with. In 2001, the first production run of 3,000 was half Blonde and half Brown. After that, another 8,000+ brown haired Beatniks were made, which made the blonde Beatnik highly sought after. In 2002, Funko made a short run of 480 red-haired Beatniks and randomly inserted them into cases of brown-haired Beatniks. Later in 2002, Funko made only 48 Gray Beatniks, which were given out to invited guests at the first Annual Freddy Awards in September 2002, in Seattle. The gray hair base reads, "2002 Freddy's."

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Thank you for sharing the wonderful history behind these beatniks.

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Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:36 pm

Great share Scotty. Loved the back story to go along with the pic.
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Postby ladybugwobblepop » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:21 pm

Love it !
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Postby ladybugwobblepop » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:30 pm

Glow, baby. What a sweet set.

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Postby MasterSplyntr » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:05 pm

Scotty wrote:.
For this week, I thought I'd bring out a set of Funko originals - the Beatnik.

The original "Chairman of Fun," Mike Becker, supposedly modeled the Beatnik character after his nephew, but wasn't sure what color hair to go with. In 2001, the first production run of 3,000 was half Blonde and half Brown. After that, another 8,000+ brown haired Beatniks were made, which made the blonde Beatnik highly sought after. In 2002, Funko made a short run of 480 red-haired Beatniks and randomly inserted them into cases of brown-haired Beatniks. Later in 2002, Funko made only 48 Gray Beatniks, which were given out to invited guests at the first Annual Freddy Awards in September 2002, in Seattle. The gray hair base reads, "2002 Freddy's."

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Sweet, Scotty! I love the Beatnik Wobbler's!

I figured any time of year is a good time to Bumble but especially a Wobbler Wednesday. These 2 are from the 2010 SDCC. Sparkle Bumble is LE 48 and Flocked Bumble is LE 240.
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Postby Scotty » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:15 pm

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Nice Bumbles Chris. From that same SDCC, was also this set of Bumbles. The box says "Pop Art" , but more looks like Easter Egg Art.

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Postby kevinbuddha » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:13 am

Scotty wrote:.
Nice Bumbles Chris. From that same SDCC, was also this set of Bumbles. The box says "Pop Art" , but more looks like Easter Egg Art.

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Agreed Scotty! they are not as brightly colored as the other POP ART wobblers Funko produced. these were known as the pastel Bumbles
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Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:46 pm

All of those Bumbles are cool. Almost bought all of the color ones several years ago. Loved that movie. Thanks for sharing Scotty and Chris.
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Postby Scotty » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:32 pm

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Where are all the Wobbler collectors? From the comments, it seems like quite a few new collectors are branching out in to Wobble-dom.

Well, it's Wednesday and I'm bored out of my mind. Self-isolation makes for looong days. I hope everyone is staying healthy.

Since I'm posting first, I suggest everyone post one of their favorite colorway alternatives. There are so many to choose from.
As Pop Art sets go, I've always thought the Banana Splits set was a great looking set--so much so I didn't even collect the originals.

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Postby InternationalPopper » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:41 am

Scotty wrote:.
Where are all the Wobbler collectors? From the comments, it seems like quite a few new collectors are branching out in to Wobble-dom.

Well, it's Wednesday and I'm bored out of my mind. Self-isolation makes for looong days. I hope everyone is staying healthy.

Since I'm posting first, I suggest everyone post one of their favorite colorway alternatives. There are so many to choose from.
As Pop Art sets go, I've always thought the Banana Splits set was a great looking set--so much so I didn't even collect the originals.

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Postby InternationalPopper » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:42 am

Scotty wrote:.
Nice Bumbles Chris. From that same SDCC, was also this set of Bumbles. The box says "Pop Art" , but more looks like Easter Egg Art.

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Again, colors are fantastic :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Postby InternationalPopper » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:44 am

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Scotty wrote:.
For this week, I thought I'd bring out a set of Funko originals - the Beatnik.

The original "Chairman of Fun," Mike Becker, supposedly modeled the Beatnik character after his nephew, but wasn't sure what color hair to go with. In 2001, the first production run of 3,000 was half Blonde and half Brown. After that, another 8,000+ brown haired Beatniks were made, which made the blonde Beatnik highly sought after. In 2002, Funko made a short run of 480 red-haired Beatniks and randomly inserted them into cases of brown-haired Beatniks. Later in 2002, Funko made only 48 Gray Beatniks, which were given out to invited guests at the first Annual Freddy Awards in September 2002, in Seattle. The gray hair base reads, "2002 Freddy's."

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Sweet, Scotty! I love the Beatnik Wobbler's!

I figured any time of year is a good time to Bumble but especially a Wobbler Wednesday. These 2 are from the 2010 SDCC. Sparkle Bumble is LE 48 and Flocked Bumble is LE 240.
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Postby FireEmblemZack » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:33 pm

So much awesomeness this week! Those Bumbles are all super amazing! And those Banana Splits POP Art ones are so striking with their colors!!! I'll get some photos ready for next week!
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Postby lavery01 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:57 pm

Scotty wrote:.
Where are all the Wobbler collectors? From the comments, it seems like quite a few new collectors are branching out in to Wobble-dom.

Well, it's Wednesday and I'm bored out of my mind. Self-isolation makes for looong days. I hope everyone is staying healthy.

Since I'm posting first, I suggest everyone post one of their favorite colorway alternatives. There are so many to choose from.
As Pop Art sets go, I've always thought the Banana Splits set was a great looking set--so much so I didn't even collect the originals.

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Man, these look awesome! So bright and extremely colorful, I like em’ lol
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Postby thejosh2010 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:29 am

Love all the Wobblers guys!! Always so much fun to see the old school goodies!! :compress:
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Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:22 pm

Sorry Scotty. Been busy and haven't had time to take more pics. Working, teaching my kids now and trying to do all the other stuff takes all my time. Love the Banana Splits. Thanks for sharing.
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