A Nodder, also known as a bobble head doll, bobble head doll, bobble heads, and wobbler, is a type of collectible doll. Their head is often large compared to their body. Instead of a solid connection, his head is connected to the body by a spring in such a way that a slight bump will cause the head to nod, rock, or wobble. They fall into a category of wacky collectibles that most people never thought would be collectibles.
The exact origin of the bobble head doll is unknown. Peddlers sold early animal bobbleheads as novelty gifts for children. Production of today’s bobble head dolls began in the early 1960s and 1970s. But bobble head collecting did not begin until the late 1980s. The quality of these dolls was not very good and many were sold. found today with cracks and chips. Many of the originals were damaged and later destroyed. There are not many vintage pieces from before 1970 available today. So the prices skyrocketed as more and more collectors got into the hobby. Prices for nods from the 1960’s and 1970’s average between $25.00 and $500.00 on eBay. So it’s worth looking for them at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales.
The Nodders can be divided into the following categories: advertising, cartoon, television and movie characters, political figures, Disney, kissing couple, and sports, such as baseball and football. What are the most popular bobblehead dolls? The Beatles.
Most mobile pitchers produced after 1972 were made in Japan and now in China. Serious collectors do not consider these dolls to be collectibles, but they can be purchased for around $10.00 or less. The value of these dolls will increase over time as a new generation of collectors enters the hobby.