Saturday, December 10, 2011

Orioles Bobblehead of the Week- Big Head Matt Wieters

OK, so I'm a huge Matt Wieters fan and a bobblehead collector to boot, but I'm not a big fan of these "big head" bobbles. They just don't look right to me. Not to mention that the designer somehow chose to use the "Jersey Shore" skin color option on Wieters' face. 

But it's still a Wieters bobble, and I'm happy to have it in my collection. It looks a little bit like Matt, but my favorite part is how his legs are in a realistic catching pose. 

One other negative for me is that Wieters is pictured wearing his #15 jersey, which was necessitated by Jamie Walker's 2009 usage of Matt's preferred # 32.

As far as I can remember, this was a Christmas gift to me last year by someone who must know me pretty well. Orioles? Check. Matt Wieters? Check. Bobblehead? Check. It's a triple-whammy present bonus. 

Overall, the details on the bobble are pretty good, but it's just hard for me to get past Matt's gigantic noggin and orange skin color. Still one of my top ten favorite bobbles, but those things keep it out of my top five.


Dodgerbobble said...

I'm not a big fan of the Big Heads either, but this one actually looks pretty good.

An autograph would look nice on that helmet.

zman40 said...

I think I like the base the best.

I've got one big head like this and it is an Alex Gordon Wichita Wrangler bobblehead. It was a SGA, but I still like it despite the size of the noggin.

Orioles Magic said...

DB- If Wieters ever does a sit down signing, you're very right that the brim is ripe for signing.

Z- The base is pretty cool, you're right.