The rarest bobbleheads don’t always have to be so unattainable.
That is why we here at Shrunk Collectibles made it our mission to provide you with this amazing roundup!
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Because when it comes to finding the best collectibles to add to your collection, we take it seriously.
Whether it’s a Ray Lewis Baltimore Ravens NFL figure or Super Bowl bobble heads based on your favoriteDallas Cowboys player.
Of course, we didn’t just look for sports icons from teams like the Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Jets or the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In this list of the rarest bobbleheads, we’ll be covering toys based on various media from various fandoms.
You can make damn sure that you’re going to find what you’re looking for!
So, dust off that shelf and get ready to add another gem to your collection, because these are the rarest bobbleheads you could still get!
Our TOP 5 Rarest Bobbleheads
“A Bobblehead Full of Character!”
Our Rating: 5
We figured that it’s better to hit you up with something you won’t find on the beaten path (like Denver Nuggets or Boston Bruins-inspired bobble heads).
So, with that in mind, first up on our rarest bobbleheads list is none other than the legendary Zen master, painter, and TV personality: Bob Ross!
And we have to say this: as far as the rarest bobbleheads go, this is one of our absolute favorites.
So, get yourself prepared to make space for this one in between your Atlanta Hawks, Cincinnati Bengals, and New York Islandersbobble heads.
Because this is one collectible that you absolutely shouldn’t miss out on while it’s still available!
A Chill Box
First off, this Bob Ross bobblehead is produced by Royal Bobbles, which is a company that specializes in this particular collectible niche.
As such, they have everything on lock from the packaging right up to the figures themselves—and this Bob Ross bobblehead is no exception to that.
Keeping in line with their high standards, Royal Bobbles packaged this toy in a prestigious four-color box.
Not a Window Box
Keep in mind: this isn’t a window box, so all you MISB (mint in sealed box) collectors might find this off-putting.
But that’s the thing about four-color box packages.
They usually don’t have to show the product inside because you could bet your bottom dollar that the photos on the packaging are exactly what you’re getting.
Of course, nothing beats getting to display your nice bobbleheads instead of leaving them cooped up in their original packaging.
Now, let’s head on over to Bob Ross himself.
Royal Bobbles really knocked it out of the park with this Bob Ross release.
We understand why it’s one of the rarest bobbleheads you could add to your collection; it’s simply that good.
First off, this isn’t your usual five or six-incher, as Bob Ross stands at almost a whopping 9 inches tall including that nice base of his.
And speaking of the base, going with a matte black display stand embossed with Bob Ross’ signature in front is a nice, simple touch.
It makes this look all the more luxurious.
Not a Simple One
But don’t get us wrong: you’re not getting a “simple” collectible here.
The Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, or Los Angeles Dodgersbobble heads released by various companies throughout the years don’t stand a chance against this Bob Ross toy.
A Premium Touch
The paint job on this release is simply impeccable.
There is little to no smudges or overlaps: something that the folks at Royal Bobbles have become masters at doing.
In addition to that, using resin instead of tired ol’ PVC for this release just proves how high the quality of this release is.
But if you ask us, we have a couple of favorite details to be found in this bobblehead.
First, there’s the addition of those little critters (the bird in his ginger afro, the raccoon and squirrel on his leg).
They are little details that provide a big impact in giving this toy some personality to it.
Then, there’s the fact that Royal Bobbles added optional stickers that you could put on the easel accessory to provide some variants when you display them.
Sure, it would have been nicer if they added extra canvases too, but it’s perfect as it is.
“A Perfect Stan Lee Homage!”
Our Rating: 5
Sure, bobble heads based on players from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Portland Trail Blazers, or Edmonton Oilers are all well and good.
But you can’t argue that having one of the greatest multimedia personalities to have ever lived in bobblehead form is total godsend.
In this case, you better get your hands on one of the most marvelous (see what we did there) and rarest bobbleheads.
It’s none other than Stan “The Man” Lee himself!
Stan the Man
You may know him as one of the greatest editors, scripters, and marketers of comic books.
Or you may know him simply as “that guy who appears in cameos in all those Marvel movies.”
You can’t go wrong with having a bobblehead like this one.
And dare we say it.
We’re willing to throw out all our New York Knicks, Carolina Hurricanes, or San Francisco 49ers memorabilia just to make space for this bobblehead.
What can we say? We’re just a bunch of true believers (again, see what we did there?) who want a piece of Marvel history.
Fit for the Man
As with the previous entry for this rarest bobbleheads list, this Stan Lee collectible is released by Royal Bobbles.
So, you know this is going to be one of the best Stan Lee bobble heads out there just by looking at the company’s credentials.
But to be specific, you’re going to get a four-color box should you decide to purchase this collectible.
It is very much unlike old releases for St Louis Blues or Dallas Mavericks players from other companies.
As such, you can’t get a view of what you’re actually getting based on the box alone, save for the prototype photos shown on it.
On the plus side, Royal Bobbles’ standards are so high.
You can rest assured that your actual bobbleheads look exactly like the ones you see on the box’s photos.
Yup, We Believe!
Standing at about 8 inches tall, this is one bobblehead that leans toward the larger side of things, and we absolutely love it.
Not only does it have more than decent size, but it’s also made of resin.
That means it’s going to last a long, long time whether you display it on your shelf or just keep it in the box.
The sculpt, and we’re not surprised to say this, is as amazing as a certain wall-crawling superhero he co-created (wink), capturing The Man’s likeness perfectly.
It’s so nice, in fact, that some might even find it almost creepy.
A bobblehead like this looks less like a caricature of the character it’s based on and more like an actual statuette of a rather deformed Stan Lee.
But hey, we here at Shrunk Collectibles think that Royal Bobbles did a splendid job with this Stan Lee release.
Aside from the sculpt, the paint job on this bobblehead—from top to bottom—is just top-notch: yet another thing we expected from a company like Royal Bobbles.
But what sets this collectible apart from other bobble heads like the Dallas Stars, Dallas Cowboys, or any given Baltimore Raven, is the little details.
And these little details have a big impact on the overall product.
In Stan Lee’s case, we get a whirlpool-inspired base that’s tilted just a bit for added effect.
There’re also a bunch of little design elements that pay homage to his contributions to American comics.
There’s Ben Grimm’s hand; a spider (gee, we wonder which teenaged superhero that’s supposed to refer to); a comic book; and a typewriter.
All of that is topped off by our personal favorite, a couple of sound effect balloons that say “POW!” and “EXCELSIOR!”, respectively.
“A Nostalgic and Iconic Character!”
Our Rating: 4.5
Next up on our rarest bobbleheads list is an absolute American icon.
In fact, we will even go so far as to say that not only is this character an icon, but he’s saved countless lives through his campaigns.
Ladies and gentlemen, one of the rarest bobbleheads that’s absolutely worth your money: Smokey Bear.
Released by Royal Bobbles, this Smokey Bear collectible brings all the nostalgia from those animated PSAs the character has appeared in ever since he was created in 1944.
Fun fact: the name “Smokey the Bear” was just made up by the fans and general public.
His official name’s just Smokey Bear, but we prefer the former!
Saving Lives Bobble-Style
As is the standard (and what a high standard it is) for Royal Bobbles, Smokey the Bear comes in a four-color box packaging.
That means this is the kind of collectible that’s meant to be taken outside their prisons—err, packaging, we mean.
That means you’re not going to get even a bit of a preview from the outside.
But, if you really, REALLY want to keep this one safe and sound inside its original packaging, then you could rest easy.
What you’re getting inside is exactly as good as the photos you see on the box.
Missing a Window
Still, it would have been nice if there was even a small window panel in front just to give you a glimpse of Smokey the Bear.
Hell, it might even entice other potential fans and collectors if they saw what’s in the box before having to purchase it.
Everything is Safe
We absolutely love the overall sculpt and detail work done on this entry for our rarest bobbleheads list.
The paint job on the pants and Smokey the Bear’s fur are some of the best we’ve seen in a bobblehead.
It’s true regardless if it’s based on a Philadelphia Phillies, New York Islanders, or Cleveland Cavaliers player or otherwise.
The paint apps on Smokey’s pants are just amazing: it looks like actual denim, with all those acid wash effects and distresses here and there.
It’s also a nice touch for Royal Bobbles to add Smokey the Bear’s famous catchphrase on this collectible’s base instead of just putting his name on it.
The words “ONLY YOU” could be seen front and center of his simple but no less prestigious black circular display stand.
We have a couple of gripes here and there when it comes to this toy, though.
First off, the overall sculpt quality might be great—since it’s made of resin and wonderfully molded—but the sculpt design feels just a bit off.
You and we both know that Smokey the Bear’s supposed to be rather surly, which in this case isn’t so.
Instead, you’re getting what looks like a relatively skinny or young Smokey the Bear figure, and this caused by the oversized head of the thing.
We can’t really blame Royal Bobbles here, since that’s how bobble heads are designed.
But if they could come up with a more proportionate scale between the head and body, then this would have been better.
Lack of Accessories
Lastly, you’re not getting any additional accessories here save for the non-removable forest ranger hat he’s got onand his trademark silver shovel.
The hat has his name on it.
Perhaps a bush or a thicket on his feet would have made this toy better, but we’re not complaining!
“Perfect for Shelves or Tables!”
Our Rating: 4.5
To be completely honest, we were taken aback to find out that an Albert Einstein bobblehead is included in our rarest bobbleheads list.
That’s because Albert Einstein bobble heads in general tend to be released frequently and in large production runs.
Regardless, though, this particular version of Albert Einstein is a shoo-in for our rarest bobbleheads list—and you could still add this to your collection!
A Royal Bobbles release, it was yet another pleasant surprise to find out that the company didn’t go the usual route with this Albert Einstein bobble collectible.
Yup, we pretty much envision ol’ Bert in our minds as having shaggy hair and looking rather disheveled, but this one’s different.
Style and Science
This particular toy would be right at home on the set of The Big Bang Theory.
It pays proper homage to one of the greatest scientific minds in the history of mankind and being a cute, geeky collectible at the same time.
We here at Shrunk Collectibles really like how Royal Bobbles opted to go for a cleaner, more dapper version of Einstein here.
It’s like this is a perfect caricature of the man before he started coming up with a theory for everything!
Or, you know, maybe this is what he looked like after getting a good night’s sleep—your call.
All in all, suffice it to say that this is one bobblehead that manages to balance likeness and that caricaturized style you usually see on bobblehead collectibles.
“A Creepy but Cool Collectible!”
Our Rating: 4.5
And for the final entry on this list, we decided to go with something sinister: Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
This Royal Bobbles release manages to go beyond the usual “cute” appeal of bobbleheads to come up with something unusual for the niche: mad terror!
You’re definitely in for a treat if you decide to add this brain-eating doctor and criminal mastermind to your collection.
For one, the material used for this is made of resin through and through, so it’s going to last you a long time.
For another, this is probably one of the best bobbleheads we’ve seen in a while, what with all the personality it exudes.
Much like the classic movie, this collectible manages to creep you out all the while maintaining just the right amount of novelty to it.
This is primarily thanks to Hannibal’s (as played by sir Anthony Hopkins) smirking expression, which looks like he finds you—yes, YOU—good enough to eat (literally).
But seriously, much like all other Royal Bobbles releases, this has some top-notch sculpt and paint along.
It features that impeccable likeness that the company is so good at doing.
And much like other Royal Bobbles releases, this comes in a four-color box with no windows whatsoever.
That could be a bummer for collectors who like their stuff sealed.
But we all know that bobbleheads are meant to be displayed out of the box, so we’re not really complaining here.
Last but not least, the addition of that wall accessory on the base makes this look more like a diorama piece you could connect to other characters.
That is always a plus (Clarice bobblehead, anyone?).
The Rarest Bobbleheads Verdict!
Sure, the world of bobblehead collectibles is usually known for their depictions of athletes.
It ranges from, say, teams like the St. Louis Blues, Atlanta Hawks, or any given Super Bowl MVP.
But this list just shows some of the best gems that are definite must-add pieces to your display case.
And like we said, these are some of the most highly coveted bobbleheads you could find right now.
And the best part? These might be the rarest bobbleheads in the market, but in no way are they unobtainable!