Lot #69

Extremely rare Bobb’n Head prototypes with original box
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Extremely rare Bobb’n Head prototypes with original box

Unique and possibly one-of-a-kind set of the original prototypes for the Beatles ‘Bobb’n Head’ dolls complete with their original prototype box. These hand painted casts measure almost 8” tall, with Ringo a bit shorter, as he is seated at a drum. Each model is labeled in an unknown hand, “John,” “Paul,” “George,” and “Ringo,” much different than the lettering done on the final product, which bore the first and last names of each member. The paint seems to be a bit brighter than normally found, and Ringo’s drumsticks are made of softer copper wire. Handwritten on the bottom of each base is “©1964 Car Mascots Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.” The box measures 11 x 8.5, with all four of its cellophane windows intact. The inside lid has pencil lines notating where the windows should be exactly cut. The front of the cover is hand painted “The Beatles,” as well as the musical notes on all four edges. Bobbleheads are in fine overall condition. Box has some minor edge wear, one small edge tear to right edge of top, mild soiling, and a yellow marker spot to center panel, other wise fine condition. While it is unknown exactly how many prototype sets were made during the production process, research indicates that no other complete set has appeared at public auction. RRAuction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Modern Music
  • Dates: #382 - Ended January 26, 2012