Bob’s Big Boy

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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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 PigNosePony » 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 Aka Badger, 14 years old!
I am a new collector, only having started last year.
I currently have 50 pops, and 25 PSH in my collection, but expect that number to grow
I am currently saving up to go to SDCC and Fundays in 2019. Hope to see some of you there!
Make sure to follow me on Instagram @funkobadger!
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Re: Bob’s Big Boy

Postby PigNosePony » 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.
(LEFT - RIGHT)
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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Re: Bob’s Big Boy

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

Iconic piece!


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