It’s a Giant Head. It Wobbles.
Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Center, Middletown
Wild Bill’s closed in 2018.
I don’t get it.
But this is apparently a big deal to a certain segment of our society. I’ll admit I find the World’s Largest Jack-in-the-Box really, really cool – and that’s also here, at Wild Bill’s wacky store along Route 3 in Middletown.
But there appears to be a vibrant subculture of people who collect things called Wacky Wobblers from some company called Funko. They are very similar to Bobble Heads and I don’t know the history of the two toys or which came first. And, believe it or not, I don’t really care. This stuff is just not my thing.
I don’t collect anything tangible at all. I never have, even as a kid. I like to get rid of stuff. I hate knick-knacks and pursuing collectibles is just folly to me. But yeah, some people are in love with Funko Wacky Wobblers – and Wild Bill certainly is. In fact, he’s so immersed in the Funko community, he’s even got his own that you could purchase at some point.
But that’s not the real story here. For, on the front of the crazy Wild Bill store wobbles the world’s largest Wacky Wobbler! A giant wobbly Wild Bill head! I can’t find any real authentication that this is indeed the world’s largest, but Bill says it is and really, who’s going to argue?