Malcolm Alexander jump-started the popularity of bobblehead collectibles back in 1999 when he created a Willie Mays bobblehead doll for the San Francisco Giants.
Now, hes hoping to catch lightning in a bottle by introducing wind-up walkers designed to look like celebrities from sports, music, movies or politics.
The first official wind-up toy features the San Francisco Giants mascot Lucille the Seal. Alexander also has orders for models featuring Minnesota Twins stars Torii Hunter and Joe Mauer, and from practically every NBA team for next season.
Its hard to predict if the public will get wound up for wind-up toys but Alexander is confident based on his past history with collectibles, especially because early versions of his bobblehead dolls sell for up to $400 on eBay.
(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
Copyright © 2005 Wireless Flash News Inc. All rights reserved. Wireless Flash® and FlashNews® are registered trademarks of Wireless Flash News Inc.