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Old 04-20-2017, 08:03 PM
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Default Bobbing heads that shouldn't exist...BUT DO!!

I have four bobbing head dolls in my Giants collection that are uncatalogued. The story I have heard is that the dolls were made by Lego, a Swiss firm, and then sent to Japan for paint and assembly. I am convinced my "phantom" nodders are the result of breakage of heads and bodies and were put together IN JAPAN from leftover pieces and parts. In the photos below, the hybrid dolls are in the center, flanked by catalogued dolls from whence the parts came.

A green square base, made from a white base, embossed "GIANTS" body and color base head. Square bases were never green and green bases were always round.

The one I just picked up with a green or gold base head and a Seattle Raniers body. The Tacoma doll shown has an embossed body, the Seattle does not. The sleeves match up to the Seattle doll, as well. The PCL nodders all have the lower glove.

A green round base with a white base head. This cap sideways head should only appear on the white bases. I have seen this same nodder with a bat, intead of the ball and glove.

A green base body with the color base head with the embossed hat.

Do you other bobbing head guys have any amalgamations to show???
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I have a Green square base Minnesota Twins nodder. The green square bases were made from the left over white square bases. The green square bases are pretty difficult to find but not impossible. There are numerous variations in the early nodders. For example, with the Minnesota Twins mini's there are at least 32 different variations.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:27 PM
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I have a Green square base Minnesota Twins nodder. The green square bases were made from the left over white square bases. The green square bases are pretty difficult to find but not impossible. There are numerous variations in the early nodders. For example, with the Minnesota Twins mini's there are at least 32 different variations.
32?

Does your green square base have a white base head?
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Great stuff...

Regarding the Minis... I've always wondered why many teams have both a Regular and a Moonface variation. Did they intend to offer a variety, or did the regular versions just run out in some cases? The Mascot Head Minis only came in one style, so that makes it even more mysterious.

And why do only the Tigers and Indians Minis have a green base variation? Anybody know the reason? Many many mysteries when it comes to these Dolls.
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I used to love the articles (and book) that Tim Hunter wrote on nodders back in the day. What ever happened to him?
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Great stuff...

Regarding the Minis... I've always wondered why many teams have both a Regular and a Moonface variation. Did they intend to offer a variety, or did the regular versions just run out in some cases? The Mascot Head Minis only came in one style, so that makes it even more mysterious.

And why do only the Tigers and Indians Minis have a green base variation? Anybody know the reason? Many many mysteries when it comes to these Dolls.
Hmmm...green base mini's? Those would be hard to explain. Then again, the original poster showed green base Mays and Clemente. I'm pretty sure NONE of those exist, but who knows?
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