Every once in a while, I get an idea so genius, so monumental, that I can do nothing but be in awe of myself. I was searching for a gift for my husband for our second anniversary, and kept coming up with only lame ideas. But one night we were watching reruns of "The Office" -- our favorite show -- and the idea practically smacked me in the face.
I ordered the bobblehead from Webobble.com, and I couldn't be happier with their service. I submitted three headshots of my husband, and they sculpted the head in a matter of days.
They allow you to suggest changes at each stage and don't progress to the next phrase until you approve the proof. The first head they sculpted got the mouth and smile exactly right, but the nose was bent the wrong way and the hair wasn't curly enough.
I made a few suggestions, and the next day they had a new proof for me to review. Once I okayed it, they proceeded to bake the doll and and paint it.
A few days later, they had the baked and painted proof ready for review. I thought the eyebrows weren't thick enough, the shirt color was a little off, and the eye color was a bit too green. A day later, they made the changes I suggested and shipped it off. It arrived at our house two days later. All the way from Shenzhen, China. (Which of course means I could have gotten it for about a quarter of the price had I gotten my act together and ordered it from Shenzhen when I was there over the holidays.)
I paid about $140, which included extra charges for the customized body (you can choose from a zillion standard bodies for no additional charge, but I wanted the bobble to be wearing my husband's usual uniform of yellow tie, blue shirt, and khaki pants) and for rush production and shipping.
My husband loves his bobblehead, but probably not nearly as much as I do. It's standing on my nightstand, bobbing yes to any and all questions I ask of it. It's so much more compliant than my actual husband! Just right now, I asked my bobble husband whether I'm awesome, and it just nodded yes, very vigorously. Bobble husband is so wise!
Are you a fan of "The Office"?