Archive for October 2015

Products Featured on “Sleepy Hollow”

On October 1, the Fox TV show “Sleepy Hollow” featured our lifesized Ben Franklin and George Washington bobbleheads.   You can also see our small versions in the background.  They were a big hit!

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Royal Bobbles Featured on CNN’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” with Mike Rowe

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Royal Bobbles was featured on CNN’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” with Mike Rowe on June 4, 2015.   Royal Bobbles founder Warren Royal and Artist Rachael Royal were interviewed extensively.  The segment explored how bobbleheads are made, and why it is so difficult to produce them in the United States. “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” with Mike Rowe, on CNN June 4, 2015

http://www.vidio.com/watch/77492-bobbleheads-are-mind-boggling-work

Pope Francis bobblehead gets the nod of approval from the Pontiff’s fans and supporters

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Pope Francis bobblehead gets the nod of approval from the Pontiff’s fans and supporters

Pope Francis took the US by storm, and so did Royal Bobbles’ likeness of the Holy Father. For weeks leading up to the Pope’s arrival and during his visit to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City, tens of thousands flocked to see him, while thousands also purchased the company’s Pope Francis bobblehead, made more in scale and proportion than many of the company’s other collectibles, his hand raised in greeting and a warm smile on his face.

This bobblehead definitely struck a nerve with people; It sold out repeatedly and hit Amazon’s top ranking in September. It became the best-selling bobblehead in the world that week!

This rendition of the Pontiff also captured the media’s fancy. Here are samples of stories from across the country and even as far away as Australia and the UK, talking about Pope merchandise, with Royal Bobble’s creation front and center.

The Wall St. Journal
Pope Francis Memorabilia Gets Really Cheesy; Mozzarella, Anyone? August 26, 2015
http://www.wsj.com/articles/pope-francis-memorabilia-gets-really-cheesy-mozzarella-anyone-1440550254

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11 Alive News, Atlanta, GA – Sept 15, 2015
Papacy in motion at Alpharetta business
http://www.11alive.com/videos/news/local/alpharetta/2015/09/15/papacyinmotion-at-alpharetta-business/72338284/

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CBS News – CBS This Morning – Sept 25, 2015
Small businesses profit from Pope Francis visit to US
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/small-businesses-profit-from-pope-francis-visit-to-us/

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Steven Colbert, The Late Show on CBS – Sept 26, 2015

LOS ANGELES TIMES – Sept 24, 2015
Pope Francis inspires a craze, and a quest, for a bobblehead doll
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pope-francis-dolls-20150924-story.html

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Washington Post – August 24, 2015
‘Pope-apalooza’ inspires a flood of Francis bobbleheads, mugs, even beer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/pope-apalooza-inspires-a-flood-of-francis-bobbleheads-mugs-microbrews/2015/08/24/302eb134-4800-11e5-846d-02792f854297_story.html?postshare=6631440682538041

USA Today – August 28, 2015
Why a plush doll is a pope visit souvenir
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/08/28/official-pope-francis-us-visit-souvenirs-include-plush-doll-bobblehead-and-cardboard-cutout/71310114/

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KKCB, Duluth, MN, Sept. 29, 2015
Brief blog on Pope souvenirs, with photo of bobblehead
http://kkcb.com/souvenirs-of-pope-francis-visit-are-quite-surprising-would-you-purchase-a-bobblehead/

Good Morning America (ABC) – Sep 26, 2015
Images of Pope Francis Bobblehead on the morning show

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Slate.com online magazine – Sept. 25, 2015
The Pope’s Swag: Francis’ visit has inspired a cottage industry of papal buttons, baseball caps, and bobbleheads.
http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2015/09/pope_francis_swag_all_the_papal_souvenirs_you_can_buy_from_bobbleheads_to.html

WAMU-FM – Sept 25, 2015
With Beer And Bobbleheads, Washingtonians Welcome Pope Francis
https://wamu.org/programs/metro_connection/15/09/25/washingtonians_welcome_pope_francis

Philadelphia Magazine – Sept 25, 2015
The Fully Sanctioned Pope in Philly Drinking Game
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/09/25/pope-francis-in-philly-drinking-game/

AOL.com – Sept. 25, 2015
Bobblehead, umbrella, mug or magnet? Pope souvenirs abound (includes a video)
http://www.aol.com/article/2015/09/25/bobblehead-umbrella-mug-or-magnet-pope-souvenirs-abound/21240665/

SFGate.com, San Francisco, CA – Sept. 24, 2015
Pope Francis bobbleheads, cookies and more merchandise for sale
http://www.sfgate.com/aboutsfgate/article/Pope-Francis-inspires-merchandise-craze-bobblehead-6526583.php

The SunTimes Network, Chicago, IL – Sept 22, 2015
Pope Francis’ visit inspires run on thongs, bobbleheads, beer
http://national.suntimes.com/national-world-news/7/72/1868266/pope-francis-united-states-visit-thongs-bobblehead-sports-bra

US PAPAL VISIT – Photos: World Meeting of Families 2015 – Sept 22, 2015
CruxNow.com Catholic online publication
Run date: Sept. 22, 2015
http://www.cruxnow.com/papal-visit/2015/09/22/photos-world-meeting-of-families-2015/

The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Sept 22, 2015
Why does everyone have a Pope crush? ( pic of bobblehead/ personal commentary)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/why-does-everybody-have-a-popecrush/article26464579/

Pope shows up in cardboard and Legos – Sept 21, 2015
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/pope-francis-shows-up-in-cardboard-and-lego/article26452382/

The Daily Press, Newport News, VA – Sept 22, 2015
Pope Francis bobblehead
http://www.dailypress.com/visuals/photography/dp-pope-francis-arrives-in-the-united-states-2-003-photo.html

Washington Examiner – Sept. 21. 2015
Popemania hits DC: Emergency bobblehead orders and more
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/popemania-hits-dc-emergency-bobblehead-orders-and-more/article/2572494?custom_click=rss

Washingtonian Magazine – Sept 21, 2015
Pope Bobbleheads Are Nearly Sold Out
http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/capitalcomment/local-news/pope-bobbleheads-are-nearly-sold-out.php

Everything you need to know for the Pope’s visit to DC – Sept 24, 2015
http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/capitalcomment/local-news/everything-you-need-to-know-for-the-popes-visit-to-washington-dc.php

TIME Magazine – Sept 21, 2015
Pope Francis Bobbleheads Are Flying Off the Shelves
http://time.com/4043692/pope-bobbleheads/

The Guardian, London, UK – Sept. 18, 2015
Pope Francis souvenirs: bobbleheads, baseballs and Pope toast – in pictures
http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2015/sep/18/pope-francis-souvenirs-pope-toaster-baseball-bobbleheads-in-pictures

WPVI-TV, Philadelphia – Sept 17, 2015
Top Pope Francis-themed products
http://6abc.com/shopping/15-pope-themed-products-that-will-make-life-heavenly/988476/

WDRB-TV Louisville, KY – Sept 17, 2015
Pope Francis bobbleheads a popular item ahead of the US papal visit
http://www.wdrb.com/clip/11852563/pope-francis-bobbleheads-a-popular-item-ahead-of-the-us-papal-visit#.Vfs24L8IxwU.mailto

Fox43 News, WPMT- TV, Harrisburg, PA – Sept 10, 2015
Pope-inspired merchandise taking over Philadelphia
http://fox43.com/2015/09/10/pope-inspired-merchandise-taking-over-philadelphia/

Gruen Transfer – Australia- Sept 30, 2015
Around the 10 min. mark. At 12.22, direct mention of bobblehead and prior graphic. Gruen Transfer is a television program on Australia’s ABC1 network, called The Gruen Transfer, discusses the methods, science and psychology behind advertising.
Published on Sep 30, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3g9JBKtpLA

FOX NEWS/Latino – Sept 9, 2015
From bobblehead dolls to toasters, Pope Francis keepsakes become huge business in the U.S.
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2015/09/08/pope-francis-memorabilia-serious-business-in-philadelphia-sort/

The Herald, Rock Hill, SC (WP reprint) – Aug 28, 2015
Pope’s visit inspires a flood of Francis bobbleheads, mugs, microbrews
http://www.heraldonline.com/living/article32405013.html

Mainline News ( Suburban Philadelphia) – July 6, 2015
Want a Pope Francis bobblehead?
http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2015/07/06/main_line_times/news/doc55940f538db72508847299.txt#.VZrdKXX8Vtk.facebook