Monday, January 11, 2010
Product Review: GG Allin "Throbblehead" Extra Filthy Bloody Edition by Aggronautix
When the Aggronautix company introduced its very first “Throbblehead” dolls last summer, they created quite a stir. The limited-edition bobblehead figures of notable punk-rock legends GG Allin and Tesco Vee (of The Meatmen) were big collector’s items right out of the gate. Allin’s 2,000-piece edition Throbblehead sold out almost immediately.
So it is probably no big surprise that Aggronautix have honored Allin with a second Throbblehead. The Extra Filthy Bloody Edition exists in a limited run of only 500. The figure is similar to the original, at 7 inches tall, and features GG clad only in his “Eat Me” jockstrap. The extra blood and filth are rather pronounced though.
As a big fan of the series, I have had ample time to compare the two figures, and the new one flatters the legacy of Allin in every way. There is much more blood than previously, which is an improvement as GG never left a stage without copious amounts of blood being spilled. There is also plenty of what Aggronautix calls “filth,” which anyone who knows about GG’s onstage antics knows is mainly his own feces.
Of course the doll comes complete with all of the great original details, such as faithful duplications of Allin’s tattoos. These homemade beauties include such thoughtful statements as “Life Sucks,” “Scum Fuck,” and my personal favorite, “Vomitose.”
The packaging of the Extra Filthy Bloody Edition differs significantly from that of the previous Throbbleheads. Both the original GG Allin and Tesco Vee figures came out in tri-windowed boxes, encased in a plastic clamshell, which worked as an excellent display case. The new Extra Filthy Bloody Edition Throbblehead has no windows and is in an oversized “splatter” box, with the doll protected in a molded styrofoam container.
No matter though. If you are like me, you will take GG out of the box and place him on top of your speakers (I now have one for each). Next thing to do is pull out a copy of Freaks, Faggots, Drunks & Junkies. Turn up either “Sleeping In My Piss” or “My Bloody Mutilation” and watch the Throbbleheads throbble-out. It is a great way to start your day.
The best place to order the Extra Filthy Bloody Edition GG Allin Throbblehead is directly from Aggronautix.