Bob’s Big Boy

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Re: Bob’s Big Boy

Postby mxdragon » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:00 am

I was looking to get a few wobblers earlier this year, especially this one. After the Funko documentary it seems a lot of people wanted this more. I'll see if i can get this at a later time when price drop down. [-o<

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Re: Bob’s Big Boy

Postby acbernardez » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:36 am

mxdragon wrote:I was looking to get a few wobblers earlier this year, especially this one. After the Funko documentary it seems a lot of people wanted this more. I'll see if i can get this at a later time when price drop down. [-o<


Yeah, you'll be able to find some for a good deal! Even a couple on eBay right now that aren't too bad. But as always, there's someone in the community willing to help out.
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Re: Bob’s Big Boy

Postby pberickp » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:45 pm

I have been searching Ebay for these as well. I really want one. I used to eat at Bob's Big Boy when I was a kid and I loved hearing the story in 'Making Fun.' It would be a cool addition to my collection.

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Re: Bob’s Big Boy

Postby Anrock10 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:14 am

Nice piece congratulations
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Re: Bob’s Big Boy

Postby SpastikGrl » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:15 pm

badger wrote:Today’s addition to the collection, and my first wobbler: LE 1000 1998 Big Boy!
This is a really awesome piece of funko history, and I’m very happy to own it!
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THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE! I'd like to hear the story about how you came across this beauty!

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Re: Bob’s Big Boy

Postby badger » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:37 pm

PigNosePony wrote:
badger wrote:Today’s addition to the collection, and my first wobbler: LE 1000 1998 Big Boy!
This is a really awesome piece of funko history, and I’m very happy to own it!
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THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE! I'd like to hear the story about how you came across this beauty!

Unfortunately it’s not that exciting! I was just browsing through eBay one day, and I saw a new listing go up for $14 and I knew I had to get it! Took a while to get over the pond to the U.K. but it now sits at the heart of my collection!
Lewis, 16 years old from the UK!

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Re: Bob’s Big Boy

Postby SpastikGrl » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:34 pm

badger wrote:
PigNosePony wrote:
badger wrote:Today’s addition to the collection, and my first wobbler: LE 1000 1998 Big Boy!
This is a really awesome piece of funko history, and I’m very happy to own it!
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THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE! I'd like to hear the story about how you came across this beauty!

Unfortunately it’s not that exciting! I was just browsing through eBay one day, and I saw a new listing go up for $14 and I knew I had to get it! Took a while to get over the pond to the U.K. but it now sits at the heart of my collection!


I think he’s wonderful. His facial expression makes me think that he knows something that we don’t know lol

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Re: Bob’s Big Boy

Postby Greymom » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:49 am

badger wrote:
PigNosePony wrote:
badger wrote:Today’s addition to the collection, and my first wobbler: LE 1000 1998 Big Boy!
This is a really awesome piece of funko history, and I’m very happy to own it!
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THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE! I'd like to hear the story about how you came across this beauty!

Unfortunately it’s not that exciting! I was just browsing through eBay one day, and I saw a new listing go up for $14 and I knew I had to get it! Took a while to get over the pond to the U.K. but it now sits at the heart of my collection!


Not sure how much they normally cost, but $14 sounds like a great deal! Congrats on your purchase!
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Re: Bob’s Big Boy

Postby Dom » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:39 am

thejosh2010 wrote:
badger wrote:Today’s addition to the collection, and my first wobbler: LE 1000 1998 Big Boy!
This is a really awesome piece of funko history, and I’m very happy to own it!
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Congratulations on an awesome Big Boy Wobbler!! That is the one that started it all, so most definitely a piece of history there!! Now you should get the other versions too :razz:


Here is a reference for some of the other Big Boy Wobblers if you find it useful.. :thumbright:


I know, i know....you all must be saying, "why so many Big Boy's!?" Well, Funko actually had 8 “different”Big Boy Wobblers by the time they vaulted him. These included here from my collection actually shows some of the differences, while the others are simply more font size variances or unintended errors, such as the trademark symbol being left off.

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As you can see, two different types of boxes from the front view, the "Bobbing Head" box & the "Funko Bobble-Head" box.. Only two with a sticker are the very first Big Boy released by Funko in 1998, which were 1 of 1000 and individually numbered; i have 605 as you can see. The second, has the "Bob's Burbank Anniversary" sticker, this also being 1 of 1000, but not individually numbered.

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To really tell the difference you must take them out of the box to inspect their bases, as these are the main differences between the 5 i have.
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The Red Base is the very first Big Boy released by Funko in 1998.
The White Base is the Burbank Anniversary Big Boy, with the base saying, "Bob's Burbank 50th Anniversary"
The white base in the middle with the base saying, "Home of the Double Decker" with the standard print font
Next one also has a white base with "Home of the Double Decker", but this one has the same font as the original and first Big Boy by Funko
Last one also has "Home of the Double Decker" on the base, but is a silver base. This one also is done in more of a matte finish and is not glossy as the previous Big Boys.

What does it all mean....i have no idea lol With every second and third production wave, slight unintentional variants were created and released leaving funatics in a frenzy to try to catch one of each ](*,)

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Only a few minor noticeable differences on the bottoms of the boxes...the first Big Boy also has it's individual number stickered to the base, while the 4th box is the same on the bottom, but without the numbered sticker.

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Very minor differences on the rear of the boxes as well, with all sporting the same "1998 Elias Brothers" printing except the Silver based Big Boy on the RIGHT end, which is listed as "2001 Big Boy Restaurants INT LLC". Other than that, two have a slightly more cramped History paragraph style, while the other three have spacing and a few of the details about Wian being scrambled.

Fun times!! :compress:


So happy to have stumbled upon this. I’ve always wondered which one I had and now I know! Thank you!
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Re: Bob’s Big Boy

Postby War19872002 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:21 pm

I love the wobbler version

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Postby rexflexall » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:25 pm

Iconic piece!

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Postby Saphireimage » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:43 pm

One of my favs that I have in my collection

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Re: Bob’s Big Boy

Postby Batty88 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:16 pm

Dpop_11 wrote:Image

This is my first post! :razz:
I decided to choose this adorable boy for my first post. The number 951 of 1000.
Thanks for very informative, I learned there are 8 different Bog Boy Wobbler, so I want other types. But I think current eBay prices are very high.

I thought this looked familiar. I just bought this off you on eBay!

Thanks!

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Re: Bob’s Big Boy

Postby badger » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:58 pm

Batty88 wrote:
Dpop_11 wrote:Image

This is my first post! :razz:
I decided to choose this adorable boy for my first post. The number 951 of 1000.
Thanks for very informative, I learned there are 8 different Bog Boy Wobbler, so I want other types. But I think current eBay prices are very high.

I thought this looked familiar. I just bought this off you on eBay!

Thanks!

Jarrett

Congrats on getting one! It really is an awesome piece of funko history to own!
Lewis, 16 years old from the UK!

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Postby philipali » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:57 pm

badger wrote:
Batty88 wrote:
Dpop_11 wrote:Image

This is my first post! :razz:
I decided to choose this adorable boy for my first post. The number 951 of 1000.
Thanks for very informative, I learned there are 8 different Bog Boy Wobbler, so I want other types. But I think current eBay prices are very high.

I thought this looked familiar. I just bought this off you on eBay!

Thanks!

Jarrett

Congrats on getting one! It really is an awesome piece of funko history to own!


really hoping i get one soon...
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Postby S_E_R_G_I_O » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:53 pm

I didnt know they where numbered
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Postby badger » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:41 am

philipali wrote:
badger wrote:
Batty88 wrote:I thought this looked familiar. I just bought this off you on eBay!

Thanks!

Jarrett

Congrats on getting one! It really is an awesome piece of funko history to own!


really hoping i get one soon...

Don’t worry about it! One will come up soon!
Lewis, 16 years old from the UK!

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Postby badger » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:41 am

S_E_R_G_I_O wrote:I didnt know they where numbered

Yeah, this was the first product funko ever made, and they only produced a thousand of this specific one.
Lewis, 16 years old from the UK!

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Postby philipali » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:33 am

badger wrote:
philipali wrote:
badger wrote:Congrats on getting one! It really is an awesome piece of funko history to own!


really hoping i get one soon...

Don’t worry about it! One will come up soon!


how much did you get it for?
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Postby deejaylunchbox » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:00 pm

I need to see which one i have but I recently picked one up to partner with my pop
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Postby badger » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:03 pm

philipali wrote:
badger wrote:
philipali wrote:
really hoping i get one soon...

Don’t worry about it! One will come up soon!


how much did you get it for?

It was a steal at only $14!
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Postby philipali » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:55 pm

badger wrote:
philipali wrote:
badger wrote:Don’t worry about it! One will come up soon!


how much did you get it for?

It was a steal at only $14!


WOW WOW WOW! I need one
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Postby chrislinkouswvu13 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:54 am

Need to find one of these one day
badger wrote:Today’s addition to the collection, and my first wobbler: LE 1000 1998 Big Boy!
This is a really awesome piece of funko history, and I’m very happy to own it!
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Postby jjb11590 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:10 pm

philipali wrote:
badger wrote:
philipali wrote:
how much did you get it for?

It was a steal at only $14!


WOW WOW WOW! I need one


WHOA..for $14...where did you find it?
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Postby philipali » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:48 pm

jjb11590 wrote:
philipali wrote:
badger wrote:It was a steal at only $14!


WOW WOW WOW! I need one


WHOA..for $14...where did you find it?


Waiting for this one as i need one :D
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Postby PopPopGoestheHuey » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:23 am

Congrats On the big addition!! This is a big time want in our household for sure.

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Postby funkosundae » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:47 pm

jjb11590 wrote:
philipali wrote:
badger wrote:It was a steal at only $14!


WOW WOW WOW! I need one


WHOA..for $14...where did you find it?

OMG, $14? No brainer, congrats. :cheers:

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Postby Lexi » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:51 pm

badger wrote:
S_E_R_G_I_O wrote:I didnt know they where numbered

Yeah, this was the first product funko ever made, and they only produced a thousand of this specific one.


Love learning about this Funko history.

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Postby S_E_R_G_I_O » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:42 pm

badger wrote:
S_E_R_G_I_O wrote:I didnt know they where numbered

Yeah, this was the first product funko ever made, and they only produced a thousand of this specific one.

Nice , I just the numbers on the box lol
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Postby philipali » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:08 pm

Anyone have a lead on this?
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Postby BigM » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:19 am

philipali wrote:Anyone have a lead on this?


eBay/fb/other sale pages/apps. Ask in the WTB section. They’re out there but you gotta look! Good luck.
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Postby philipali » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:35 pm

BigM wrote:
philipali wrote:Anyone have a lead on this?


eBay/fb/other sale pages/apps. Ask in the WTB section. They’re out there but you gotta look! Good luck.


Thanks bud...Keeping my hopes high
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Postby chincoteague1 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:15 pm

Lexi wrote:
badger wrote:
S_E_R_G_I_O wrote:I didnt know they where numbered

Yeah, this was the first product funko ever made, and they only produced a thousand of this specific one.


Love learning about this Funko history.


Totally. I love Funko history posts.

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Postby MORTYLICIOUS » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:26 am

We have one in our studios at work. His head is facing to the left if you're looking at him. I know it's not the limited one, but still cool to look at daily. lol
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Postby BestDadEver » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:56 pm

badger wrote:Today’s addition to the collection, and my first wobbler: LE 1000 1998 Big Boy!
This is a really awesome piece of funko history, and I’m very happy to own it!
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I finally ordered one and waiting for it to arrive. Can’t wait to own this one!! Congrats on having this and thanks for sharing!!
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Postby YeetGrimes » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:38 am

Fantastic piece to add to your collection! It's nice to have something that reminds you where it all started...
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Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:24 am

Hopefully one day I will be able to find and add an original one to my collection!
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Postby kevinbuddha » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:40 pm

It is so funny to see people going crazy over acquiring a Wacky Wobbler that I have had in my collection for over 18 years.

I like how it has become a sort of holy grail.....
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Postby doctony » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:05 pm

kevinbuddha wrote:It is so funny to see people going crazy over acquiring a Wacky Wobbler that I have had in my collection for over 18 years.

I like how it has become a sort of holy grail.....


People got to know more about Funko history when the documentary went out? It's not easy to look for all the varieties though.
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Postby Skatervic23 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:09 pm

badger wrote:Today’s addition to the collection, and my first wobbler: LE 1000 1998 Big Boy!
This is a really awesome piece of funko history, and I’m very happy to own it!
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Wow u lucky I want it for my collect
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