Published May 15, 2009This toy craze is getting out of hand. As we mentioned a while back, Meatmen singer Tesco Vee has been given the dubious honour of being crafted into a seven-inch tall bobblehead, and it looks like he's not alone. Collectibles peddler Aggronautix has come up with a few more faces to be used in their "Throbblehead" or "Punk Rock Losers" line of figures, including renowned - but not necessarily revered - shock rocker/human pooper-scooper G.G. Allin.
The G.G. bobble set to go in a limited-edition series of 2,000 numbered figurines. The toy crafted from images of Allin circa 1991, his final year, is made of lightweight polyresin and will be displayed in a tri-windowed box.
"We normally don't carry bobble-heads but I was floored that the folks at Aggronautix would attempt this project," says Dov Kelemer CEO of parent outfit DKE Toys. "I figured that if I broke down and made an exception to actually put this (anti-) bobble-head in my collection that others would feel the same. G.G. Allin... WTF!?!?!?!"
Merle Allin, G.G.'s brother and lord over his, um, "estate" (whatever that may be), commented: "I had been thinking about doing a G.G. figure for a while, so when the guys came to me with the idea, I was into it. The proofing process took a long time, but we got it right. The doll looks really good and I'm happy with it."
Figures are currently up for purchase on Aggronautix's website or over here, and will soon be available at many independent retailers, comic shops, tattoo parlours, etc.
The next instalment of the series will be released this summer and features, unsurprisingly, a Dwarves "Two-Headed Throbble" that will most likely host both singer Blag Dahlia and He Who Cannot Be Named.