I was going to be so insufferable about this. I was going to say, “What’s this about bobbleheads? They’re not bobbleheads, They’re, ah, mascots, or hockey dolls, or little hockey players in different uniforms with heads that bounce around. I had one when I was a kid that my dad had bought for me at Maple Leafs Gardens. And I have one now. I never thought of it as a bobblehead. That’s so….new. So modern. So….unhip.
Then I see this ad in a 1965 Hockey Pictorial, and they call it, yes indeed, a bobble-head, just below the heading of Mascot Figurines.
Boy, is my face red. (Although mascot figurines seems to be the official name. At least back then.)