OLLIE'S CELEBRATES 40TH BIRTHDAY BY BREAKING A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE

OLLIE'S CELEBRATES 40TH BIRTHDAY BY BREAKING A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ TITLE

"For 40 years, we've been committed to offering huge deals on brand name merchandise, so we wanted to create something big to help honor our anniversary, and what better than a 16-foot bobblehead?" said John Swygert, President, and CEO of Ollie's. 

According to Guinness World Records' guidelines, the bobblehead had to be a replica of an already existing model, which Ollie's sold as a promotional item, and needed to be fully functional. From start to finish, the bobblehead creation process included 3D modeling, hand sculpting, carving and painting, which took over four months to complete. A light density foam material was used with a steel inner skeleton for support and a spring mechanism to create the bobbling motion of Ollie's head. More than 10.5 gallons of paint were used to create a perfect, hand-sculpted replica of Ollie. The finished bobblehead weighs over 600 pounds compared to the 9.7-ounce original bobblehead. Time lapse video and event footage can be found here.

The World's Largest Bobblehead will reside at Ollie's flagship store in Harrisburg, PA.