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How Your Order is Prepared and Shipped August 25, 2017 08:35

How Your Order is Prepared and Shipped!

You're ready to place your order, but you might be wondering about how it's all put together? Our little guide will walk you through the process of your package going from the worldwide headquarters of PopCultureSpot.com LLC to your hands!

Having been in the mail order business for over 19 years, we at PopCultureSpot.com have perfected the art of order fulfillment. Once your order has been placed, the first step is to send the order information down to our facility for it to be prepared for packaging. A real human being (not a robot, droid, AI) goes and gathers the items for your order. Each and every item is personally inspected to make certain that they meet our quality control standards. For items such as bobble heads, we make certain that everything from the outside material to the hinges are perfect and paper products include our inspection process ensuring that the printing is spot-on. We've personally had many times of ordering from companies where they take a product, literally toss it into a box without a care, and the order arrives broken, crushed, etc. Our high quality fulfillment process is one of the little touches that makes us stand apart and is incredibly important to us!

Once we've inspected your products, the package needs to arrive safe and sound, so we ship in quality, durable cardboard boxes and padded bubble mailers depending upon the type of product that you're purchasing. We ship your order in compact, tight packaging, ensuring that your product is not only protected, but the box is solid and durable, preventing crushing.




You might find bubble wrap or newsprint included as packaging material in your order. We believe in environmental sustainability, so we're very focused on reusing and recycling. When the products arrive from manufacturers, we receive countless volumes of packaging material. Instead of discarding that packaging material, we make every effort to reuse at least 90% of all the materials that we've received. Additionally, our office paper comes from mixed use and recycled materials.



So, once we have your box and packaging materials, the fun stuff is ready to go into the box! We take great pride in securely packaging and examining each product before they ship.



Once your product has been packaged up, we add in a printed invoice, your free gift, and sometimes even more! The last step of the process is sealing the package where your box is carefully taped (or in the case of a mailer, it's secured) and then your shipping label is adhered. We ship via the USPS and UPS at regular intervals during the business day, Monday through Saturday. Just look for the PopCultureSpot.com LLC logo to know that your package from us has arrived!





And that's yet another day in the books for Tickles the Cat and the gang here at PopCultureSpot.com LLC!


New Products August 18, 2017 08:36

Here's our latest for Friday, August, 18, 2017:

Donald Trump Executive Orders Sticky Notes Notepads

Donald Trump is the President of the United States and he's here with the Donald Trump Executive Orders Sticky Notes. On what looks like White House stationary, the President is holding a pen and the it has his signature just like when he's signing an executive order. It also contains a separate executive order pad and four sticky note tabs that can be used in books and papers. The tabs read: Loser!, Terrific, Sad!, and Classy! Over 400 sticky notes.

  • Donald Trump Trump's Executive Orders Sticky Notes Notepads
  • (1) Trump Sticky Executive Order Notepad 
  • (1) Trump Executive Order Notepad with the President and Pen
  • (4) Sticky Note tabs including Loser!, Terrific, Sad, and Classy!
  • Over 400 sticky notes measuring and the largest pad measures approximately 4"x3"

Donald Trump Notepads


Product of the Week: Hollywood Movie Film Director's Slateboard July 21, 2017 09:14

Our Hollywood Slateboard Film Production Clapper is a working production clapboard. You've seen film directors always using the movie clapper and that's what we have! Our Hollywood Film Production Slateboard measures 8" x 7.5" (20.32 cm x 19.05 cm) and is made of durable wood with the classic black surface and white text.
 

Whether you're shooting a movie with professional video equipment or your home video camera, this is the one! Did you know that the slateboard is also commonly known as a clapper or clapperboard? The history is rich and the clapper is the ultimate for professional film production, amateur film production, and perfect gift for the filmmaker in your home!

  • Measures 8" x 7.5" x .50" (20.32 cm x 19.05 cm x 1.27 cm)
  • Working Slateboard; You can use chalk on it!
  • For actual use or decorative; Great for home theaters, party centerpieces, or amateur film production.
  • Made of wood
  • One of our most popular products since 1999!


Despicable Me and Minions! June 23, 2017 09:29

Despicable Me 3 is right around the corner and we have plenty of Minion stickers and more! Hurry up, as they're being discontinued very soon!

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Bobble Heads - History and Anatomy of Bobble Heads May 24, 2017 13:11

history of bobble head dogs


The History and Anatomy of Bobble Head Dolls from PopCultureSpot.com

Updated, May 24, 2017

What is a bobble head doll?
First of all, we need to examine all of the names that bobble heads are known by. They are known as bobble heads, bobble head dolls, bobbing heads, bobbleheads, moving heads, nodders, nodding heads, wobblers, nodding heads, amongst the most popular of terms for bobble heads.

Bobble head dolls were first believed to be referenced in 1842 in the short story "The Overcoat" by writer Nikolai Gogol. The story is also known as "The Cloak" and has been adapted to film and stage. Present day bobble heads originate in Germany. Ancient Japan and China had string dolls, which were the precursor to the German style of bobble head that is prevalent today. The German bobble head dolls were made of ceramic and began production in the late 1700's, early 1800's. The term nodder originates with these early German dolls. In the 20th century, commercialized bobble head dolls were made of paper mache and then switched to the more durable ceramic. In the United Kingdom, it's very common for bobble head dolls do be referred to as nodding dolls.

The modern bobble head doll typically consists of two styles of body mold: A plastic body or ceramic body. The advent of the plastic mold over the past three decades allows for more unique designs and lightweight body styles. The time tested ceramic bobble head doll remains popular, but is more delicate in nature. There are generally two subsets of design of the plastic bobble heads doll. One style is a durable, sturdy plastic mold. The second is not only sturdy, but also covered in a "flocked" material, which is generally a cloth, fuzz material. Our bobble head dolls generally are made of the later design.

black labrador bobble head dog
(Black Labrador Bobble Head Dog)

When has the bobble head been most popular?
The first mass promotion of the bobbing head doll was done for Major League Baseball's World Series and these bobble heads were imported from Japan and made of paper mache. Shortly thereafter, the switch was made to ceramic for the bobbing head to become more durable and long lasting. Throughout the 1960's, bobble head dolls became very popular. Sports teams made bobbing heads of their most popular players such as Willie Mays and even baseball team mascots like Mr. Met were enshrined in ceramic.

The first bobble head craze ended in the early 1970's. New collecting crazes began and went full steam ahead into the 1980's including lunchboxes, action figures, and video games.

The bobble head doll seemed to be deemed a 20th century relic by the turn of the century, but Major League Baseball again brought back the bobble head doll from pop culture oblivion. The San Francisco Giants presented the Willie Mays bobble head doll on May 9, 1999 to 20,000 visitors to their ballpark celebrating the 40th anniversary of Candlestick Park, which was the last year of the Giants playing at that stadium by the bay. That ushered in a whole new era of bobble head madness. Baseball teams throughout the United States began to offer the bobble head doll as a promotional item for their fans and bobble head dolls were one of the most popular and eagerly sold items in the early days of eBay along with Pez.

In June 2012, the TBS talk show 'Conan' went to film in Chicago and produced one of the largest bobble head dolls ever documented. The Conan O'Brien Bobble Head stood at 16 feet tall!

In 2016, there were many terrific MLB bobble head giveaways that focus on team mascots to legendary Dodgers broadcast Vin Scully. Both major league and minor league baseball heavily use bobble head doll promotions to drive attendance. For 2017, MLB teams plan no let down in the size and scope of bobble heads. Teams from the Mets with their Noah Syndergaard Thor themed bobble head to the Angels with three different Mike Trout bobble heads throughout the season aren't letting up with promotions throughout the league each and every week.

Bobble head dolls hit a new peak in the early to mid 00's as licensed, animal, and sports bobble heads raged. Our company, PopCultureSpot.com, began stocking bobble head dolls in late 1998 and have remained a primary retailer of the products ever since. Amongst the most popular bobble head dolls of the past decade, we carried the now out of production Osbournes Bobble Head Dolls, which were of the then top-rated MTV reality television show based on the family of famous singer and former Black Sabbath front man, Ozzy Osbourne. These bobble heads were amongst a new trend, they incorporated a solid plastic mold and the ability for the bobble head to speak by pressing a button.

Bobble head dolls have remained popular since their reintroduction into pop culture in the late 90s, but over-saturation of the market by some companies have led to the lowering of pricing of older, collectible bobble head dolls. The most popular current styles of bobbleheads are made of solid, durable plastic, poly-resin, and flocked. The flocked style bobble head incorporates a plastic shell covered with a fuzz like flocked layer on the outer shell.

Here is an example of a modern bobble head doll with a demonstration of our Bobble Head Bull Terrier Dog.





Amongst the most popular bobble head dolls continues to be the bobble head dog. The bobble head animals are popular due to the love of various animals, their compact size, and the ability to place the bobble head on the car dashboard or back window. In the United States, the availability of bobble head dogs have been limited greatly over the past several years. As of late 2013, one of the top producers of ceramic bobble head dogs discontinued their product line.

 

We get customers and visitors that ask questions like these, "How are bobble heads made?" and "What are bobble head made out of?" With so many questions, there's only one thing to do, answer those questions!

What are bobble heads made out of?

There are all types of bobble heads and they're made from several types of materials. Generally, the most common bobble heads are made from resin and plastic. There are also ceramic and wooden bobble heads, but they are in the minority of the products currently produced. The resin bobble head dolls are solid and generally allow for greater details and finer contouring of the body. Plastic bobble heads are cast from a mold, but not all plastic bobbing heads are the same. Some styles rely purely on the mold as the entire product with the appropriate paint colors added. Our most popular bobble heads use a plastic inner shell that are not solid and are covered with felt cloth. The felt adds a layer of detail, a layer of feeling, and an additional layer of strength to the bobble head. With our bobble head animals, you'll find that the eyes are made of plastic and some vary from completely solid colors to an eye complete with color and pupil.

(Above) The Moose Bobble Head Doll shows the rich detail of the resin bobble head


What parts are bobble heads made up of?

We're going to use the Dalmatian Dog Bobble Head Doll as our example product. We begin with the head of the bobble head doll. The body is made of hollow plastic that is covered by felt cloth. On the head, a metal clasp is connected to the downward portion of the head to connect into the bobble head dog's body. At the far end of the body is a bolt that acts as a weight for the head. When attached to the body, this allows for the bobble head to sway and bob around. Without the weighed bolt at the end, the bobble head would simply rise to the top of the body in a fixed position.

 Next up is the body of the bobble head doll. The body, which in this case is about 4" (10.16cm) in length, is made of a hollow core like the head, but the mold is not enclosed in order to allow space for the head piece to attach to the body. To attach to the body, a small metal anchor is attached inside the upper portion of the body to allow the clasp from the head to rest in the center of the anchor. When the head is attached to the body, the bobble head bobs and glides with ease. The movement can be endless as long as the bobble head doll is in contact with motion to jostle the parts enough to cause movement.


With many of our bobble head dolls, you'll find that they come with metal decorative necklaces. Lastly, all of our bobble head dolls (and most in general) come with an adhesive double-sided sticker to attach to most surfaces. It's most common for the bobble head to be attached to a car's dashboard or desk. 


Dalmatian Dog Bobble Head Doll

(Above) Bobble Head with bolt and clasp 


(Above) A closer view of the bolt found at the end of the head


(Above) The body of the bobble head doll


(Above) The full bobble head doll with parts attached

  

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New Bobble Heads for May 12, 2017 May 12, 2017 08:50

We're extremely excited as we have Chihuahua Dog Bobble Heads back in-stock and that includes a whole new style!


Peter Capaldi BBC Sticky Notes! April 26, 2017 09:33

Time is limited as Peter Capaldi is the Doctor for this season before being regenerated and our BBC Doctor Who Sticky Notes will be discontinued at the conclusion of this season of Doctor Who to make way for the new Doctor. Get 'em while they're still available!

 

BBC Doctor Who Sticky Notes


Shipping News! April 07, 2017 11:50

We're very excited to announce a change for standard shipping within the United States. Effective today, April 7, 2017, all orders that are $49 and about qualify for free standard shipping, which is 2-4 business days for delivery. As you know, we work meticulously to keep our shipping rates low and we're very pleased to offer this new price-point. Shipping for all orders below $49 remain $4.50. 


Bobble Head Dogs.. It's the Great Dane Dog Bobble Head! March 29, 2017 11:42



One of our many popular bobble heads is the Great Dane Dog Bobble Head! The dog's eyes move along with its head down the road!

 


New Products for the Week of March 20, 2017 March 21, 2017 08:01

New products for the week of March 20, 2017:


Learn about our mascot, Tickles the Cat! March 16, 2017 05:48

Read all about our official company mascot, Tickles the Cat, and his history. 

 


Winter Storm Stella Update via the USPS March 14, 2017 07:51

Based on similar winter storms this season, we're anticipating shipments going up the East Coast from Maryland to Maine to be delayed due to Winter Storm Stella. Below is the latest update from the USPS and we'll continue to update our customers from the USPS, UPS, and Fedex.

Winter Storm Stella

The Postal Service is monitoring conditions as Winter Storm Stella heads toward the Northeast region. While there are no closures or service interruptions at this time, emergency preparedness plans are underway to ensure the safety of customers and employees. Postal operations will continue in areas where it remains safe to do so.

Please check back for updates.


New Products for the Week of March 6, 2017 March 07, 2017 07:43

Here are the latest new products for the week of March 6, 2017:

 


Like Us for Flash Deals! February 10, 2017 09:05

Be sure to like us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to catch ongoing flash deals and great promos! Don't worry, we don't spam up your feed with dozens of posts a day! ;)

New Bath Soaps! January 20, 2017 10:58

We have several terrific new bath soaps in-stock and ready to ship!

Albert Einstein's Bath-Time Continuum Soap


Pope Francis Soap




Sigmund Freud's Wash Fulfillment Soap


Donald Trump's Small Hand Soap


Use Social Media to Create Your Account! December 16, 2016 16:08

When you create a new account, we're making it easier than ever to do so! When you create a new account, you can now use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ to quickly make it!

2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines December 06, 2016 09:12

Holiday gift season is upon us and here's our easy to consult shipping guide for the holidays!

United States Shipping Deadlines

Christmas 2016 (Sunday, December 25, 2016)

  • Standard Shipping Deadline
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016, Noon Eastern
  • Expedited Shipping Deadline
    Thursday, December 22, 2016, Noon Eastern
  • Overnight Shipping Deadline
    Thursday, December 23, 2016, Noon Eastern (Metropolitan areas)

Hanukkah 2016 (Begins Saturday, December 24, 2016) 

  • Standard Shipping Deadline 
    Monday, December 19, 2016, Noon Eastern
  • Expedited Shipping Deadline
    Wednesday, December 21, 2016, Noon Eastern
  • Overnight Shipping Deadline 
    Thursday, December 23, 2016, Noon Eastern

 

International Shipping Deadlines

For our International shoppers, outside of Canada, on average, the shipping deadline for International Air Mail is the 11th-13th of December and for our Canadian guests, typical delivery is in 7 days, so around the 15th of December.

 

Please remember that during the holiday season, we strive to have products in-stock as readily as possible, but many products no matter how great of inventory that we have available do run out quickly and there can be manufacturer shortages. We advise to order as early as possible to avoid having any items back-ordered or out of stock for the holidays.


Why Quality and Licensed Products Matter November 01, 2016 16:11

In the world of online shopping, there's a lot of choices both big and small, but the little things matter and that's what we pride ourselves in here at PopCultureSpot.com! Over the past several years, we've seen the proliferation of unlicensed products from stickers to decor and our line of products aren't immune.

There are certain sites that allow for the printing of copyrighted material and some giants that are flooded with fakes and do nothing about it. It might not seem like a big deal on the surface, but scratch below and you find out that everyone gets affected. When you purchased licensed products (e.g. Harry Potter stickers, Disney Tsum Tsum keychains), not only are you getting officially sanctioned products, but also high quality merchandise. We're seen a growing number of fakes online of many stickers and when they arrive at home as a customer, they're nothing short of a huge disappointed. Poorly cut, pixelated, and just seemingly off. We've found that the stickers are made of poor quality materials and wear incredibly quickly.

While it might be enticing to buy a product because it's at a rock bottom price, you'll find that in the end, the quality is so poor that you'll be out looking for a replacement in no time. Here at PopCultureSpot.com, we offer quality, officially licensed products from pins to stickers. They're made with with the highest quality materials and will last for a long time. We've offered for years a combination of excellent pricing and affordable shipping options and we're very pleased that you've stopped by and greatly appreciate your business!



New Products for October 30, 2016 October 30, 2016 14:26

Brand new for today are these incredibly cute and awesome paper clips!

Fruit Punch Scented Paper Clips

Peanut Butter and Jelly PB&J Paper Clips


Halloween Shipping Deadlines October 10, 2016 20:32

Standard U.S. Shipping ordering deadline for Halloween is Wednesday, October 26th at Noon Eastern and Expedited U.S. Shipping ordering deadline is Thursday, October 27th at Noon Eastern.

International Shipping deadline for Halloween delivery is October 16th at Noon Eastern.


Learn about our Costume Accessories October 06, 2016 15:24

Read all about the History of Cigarette Holders, which make for great Halloween costume accessories!

New Products for the Week of September 26, 2016 September 27, 2016 08:44

Brand new products for the week of September 26, 2016!


We Now Accept Apple Pay! September 23, 2016 10:28

As of today, September 23rd, we now accept Apple Pay! When you head to your shopping cart and checkout screens, you'll see the Apple Pay option. You must be on iOS 10 or iOS Sierra for the Apple Pay option.

 


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! September 16, 2016 11:45

Just arrived are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles scented stickers! They smell great and are big.

 

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