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Bob’s Big Boy Statue

October 6th, 2008 · 96 Comments

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Bobs Big Boy Sign

A Big Bob’s Big Boy

We were always on the lookout for unrestored fiberglass Bob’s Big Boy statues when we where in the restoration business. So when we were offered one at a good price about seven years ago, we said “Sure, we’ll take it”. But when the truck showed up with the delivery, it was a bit of a surprise. It seems the guy who was working for me at the time didn’t think to ask how big it was when buying it. In all fairness to him, we did not know there was a larger version of good old Bob. The two we had restored to that point were about eight feet tall, but this one was north of fourteen feet. He was so big I think they had to cut off the hamburger to ship him. In any case, we never restored him. It was just too much work. Someone ended up buying him unrestored and I am sure he is still out there smiling away somewhere.

Bobs Big Boy

This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby of collecting and restoration. We also enjoy sharing the photos of the many items we have restored over the years.

Tags: Bob's Big Boy · Unique & Unusual · Unrestored Statue

96 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Amanda // Jan 24, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    We are looking for a 7.5ft Bob’s Big Boy. Do you have any advice on where to get one?

  • 2 Keith // Mar 1, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Keep an eye on ebay, they seem to show up now and then.

    Best of luck with the search.

  • 3 johnny // Apr 7, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    saw your storie on the 14 ft tall big boy statue, was wondering if you know who purchase it or how i can get ahold of the person. i have a fruit market and am looking for a big boy statue the larger the better. the fact that the burger was removed would suit my interest. i am interested in placing a large fiberglass basket with fruit over flowing the basket on top of his hand. if you can help please get back to me. thanks for your time, johnny

  • 4 vintagevending // Apr 8, 2009 at 8:14 am

    Johnny,

    We don’t have the information on who purchased the statue. We found the unrestored Big Boy on ebay. Occasionally one will pop up on ebay or Craig’s list, so keep checking back with them.

  • 5 Gregory Malta // May 31, 2009 at 2:27 am

    Amanda,

    I didn’t know if anyone was still checking these posts but I do have a 1950’s unrestored 8 ft Manner’s Big Boy up on ebay right now if anyone’s interested. Should be live at 5pm eastern.

  • 6 Bernie Wood // Jun 16, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Amanda,

    If you are still looking for a Bob’s Big Boy statue
    I have one for sale. He is about 7.5 ft and in
    pretty good condition.

  • 7 john b // Jun 28, 2009 at 12:46 am

    I am looking for a Big Boy statue. Please email me and let me know what you have available.

    ps – any condition is considered.

    thanks

    j.bisanz@comcast.net

  • 8 sylvia // Jun 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I have a real authentic Bob’s Big Boy statue and the Bob’s Big Boy sign. I will be auctioning them on ebay or you can contact me via email sylviaavanessian@yahoo.com

    still in good shape!! Get it before somebody else does

  • 9 Don // Jul 11, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I am looking for a bob’s big boy statue, small or large. Thanks, 830-237-2270

  • 10 Dave // Aug 28, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    I am looking for fiberglass giant statues of all kinds. Thanks, 217-556-5835

  • 11 Masa // Sep 26, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I am looking for fiberglass giant of all kinds(mostly Fast food company’s). Thanks.

  • 12 DIANE FRY // Oct 6, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I have a 12 ft. restored-like new Big Boy statue.

    Contact me at 231-436-5021

    Ask for Diane

  • 13 John C // Jan 18, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    I have a solid copper BigBoy medallion it look’s to be hand beaten out. Aprox. 3ft. in diameter.Wondering if anyone has ever seen one like it or what it’s worth.
    jonmon@asylum.com

  • 14 D. Hjelm // Jan 30, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I have a 7 1/2′ tall Bob’s Big Boy statue for sale.
    Los Angeles area. 909-952-8794

  • 15 CARLOS // Feb 8, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    i bought a big boy statue but it doesnt have a double decker burger how real is this staue all the ones ive seen have the double

  • 16 vintagevending // Feb 9, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Carlos,

    Does your statue have Big Boy with his arms resting on his belly? If so, that is the Older 1950’s-style Bob, “Suspender” Bob, not the “Hamburger” Bob. So it is real.

  • 17 Zam // Feb 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    We have a 1960’s Frisch’s Big Boy (ball cap style) lobby statue that’s been fully restored.
    We are looking to sell him. Anyone have any advice?
    Please contact: czam@pacbell.net

  • 18 Christine Shaw // Feb 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I have a 7 1/2 foot Original Big Boy Statue for sale. Please contact me if you are interested.

    cshaw@bishopamat.org

  • 19 ELI // Feb 23, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Does anyone know where I can get my Big boy statue repainted? Thanks I am in Los angeles

  • 20 Eric // Mar 29, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I am looking for a Bob’s Big Boy statue { 7′ } , without the burger. Thanks !

  • 21 Eric // Mar 31, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I am looking for a Big Boy without a burger, …ANYONE…ANYone…..Any…one ?
    ecbelleview@gmail.com

  • 22 steve // Apr 4, 2010 at 3:47 am

    i am looking to buy a bobs big boy statue please contact me via email . i do live in texas and may need to ship. please let me know what you have . thank you …..
    domichop@hotmail.com

  • 23 Ken Roland // Apr 17, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Looking for one around Southern Indiana – Northern Kentucky.

  • 24 John // Apr 25, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Looking for a bob’s big boy on the west coast

  • 25 archicane // Apr 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I am looking for a frisch’s big boy 7′ before may 15 to buy… please contact me at archicane@gmail.com

  • 26 James // May 9, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    looking to buy a big boy without the hamburger or with and a small big boy and a 12 ft ill have to truck it unless you’re driving distance from atlanta my number is 1–706–323–9500 JAMES

  • 27 James // May 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    looking to buy a big boy without the hamburger or with and a small big boy and a 12 or 14 ft ill have to truck it unless your driving distance from Atlanta my number is 1–706–323–9500 JAMES

  • 28 Tyler // Jun 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I have an older 50’s style “Suspender” Big Boy without the hambuger that measures 6 foot 6 inches tall and is in need of repainting but otherwise it is in great shape with no cracks or rot of any kind. I’m available to call between the hours of 10am to 6pm eastern time. You can call me toll free at 877-392-7296 to discuss this further. Serious buyers only please. Tyler

  • 29 Tyler // Jun 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I also have several nice wooden framed pictures of Big Boy older style menus and one really nice wooden framed peice which includes pictures of both Big Boy owners having dinner with movie stars including Charlton Heston, Roy Rogers, Soupy Sales and others. All of these items came out of a Big Boy in Okemos Michigan that closed down. I could email them if anyone is interested.

  • 30 ken // Jul 26, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    looking to buy large bigboy 12ft or bigger live in IL phone 309 825 7951

  • 31 Annette Milliff // Jul 29, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Looking for a big boy statue if anyone has one for sale

  • 32 imagineering shop // Aug 1, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Eli or who else it may concern

    Here at Imagineering shop, we cater to full restoration fiberglass repair, paint ,and design
    for: Statues, Game fish, Helmets,Man-cave art, Hot Rods, Motorcycles, and any style finish.

    imagineeringshop@gmail.com

  • 33 Steve // Aug 3, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Before I fulfill all of my dreams by trying to buy one of these amazing pieces of history, how much are the restored statues selling for these days?

  • 34 john // Oct 9, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I have a 7 ft big boy statue in excelent condition . if interested call me at 1805 -796-7909 .. if u dont get me leave a voice mail will return call. in the southern california area..

  • 35 Doug // Oct 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I am looking to buy a 56 inch, 6 ft , 7.5 ft, or 8 ft Big Boy…. Please contact me at snyderd747@comcast.net
    if you know of one for sale. Any condition welcome. Thanks.

  • 36 Brian // Oct 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I have a statue that I purchased in need of some restoration. Please contact me for pictures and details and with your references.

    brian@bmelt.com

    Thanks,
    Brian

  • 37 Laurie // Nov 3, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    There is a statue of Bob off the 14 freeway in Acton. I see him all the time in a outdoor statue/fountain sales lot.

  • 38 Candy Veluzat // Nov 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I have a Bib Boy statue approx. 7 foot tall for sale in Southern California. Please feel free to email me candy@melodyranchstudio.com

  • 39 Robbie // Nov 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    I am looking for a Big Boy statue , 6ft. or up. Please contact me at: 336-963-2159.
    Thanks,
    Robbie

  • 40 wellsantique@gwi.net // Nov 20, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I have a 7.5 foot Big Boy, totally restored. In excellant condition. Call Joe: at 207-646-5553. for details

  • 41 Michael Haddad // Nov 22, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I have a Big Boy approximately 10ft tall. It is in good condition. I was told when I bought it years ago it was circa 1948-1950. I am selling it $10,000 or BO. Mickey (860) 230-4495 (CT) Will E-mail picture on request.

  • 42 mark // Dec 4, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    We do full restorations on fiberglass including painting . The price is always right.

    Located in Southern California
    Please call 760-881-0107

    Always looking for vintage fiberglass statues

  • 43 Allen // Jan 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I have been looking for a Bob”s Big Boy Statue of 7ft. or a little bit taller in good condition.I live in Dallas tx.

  • 44 Joe Marca // Jan 8, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Does anyone know the name and contact info for the company that manufactures the new Bob’s Big Boy statues? I am looking for their help. thanks.

  • 45 Jeff Milliff // Jan 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    looking for 7ft are larger big boy statue,any condition considered .tkx

  • 46 Jay Hamburger // Feb 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    For Sale……Big Boy statue in very good condition…..nearly 6′….has been restored. Make BO ASAP. In Houston TX…..either pick-up or arrange your own shipping.
    713.302.0101

  • 47 Tiffany // Feb 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I have a 7′ fiberglass big boy statue in good condition as far as no dents or holes or anything but it is in need of a paint job. If you are interested you can contact me at swtlkeme@yahoo.com. I am in NC.

  • 48 Larry Fisher // Feb 19, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Looking for a short (5′ to 7 ‘) statue in decent condition – needing paint OK. In the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. 818 344-5289 or katlark@aol.com – thanks, Larry

  • 49 Brian // Feb 20, 2011 at 7:51 am

    We are restoring the statue that I purchased and actually working with Big Boy HQ to get exact colors used and templates. Will keep folks posted on this. It has taken months of red tape to get the proper templates and things.

  • 50 Sebastian // Feb 28, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Looking for Big Boy STatue 6′ and Up. IN Los Angeles.

  • 51 Kenny Moore // Feb 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I am looking for a restored Big Boy Statue
    5′ or bigger. Thanks!

  • 52 Kari Brown // Feb 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I live in Michigan and I’m looking for a Big Boy statue around 6ft-7ft. 586-219-4833

  • 53 big-n-italian // Mar 6, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    i finally have a big boy! looking now for Big Boy trinkets in GC like menus, signs, whatever. LMK what you have and how much. thanks.
    j.bisanz@frontier.com

  • 54 Eric // Mar 12, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I have a 5ft Big Boy, Restored about 9-10 years ago, still looks great, Kept indoors,,,,, California…. Chitsee@yahoo.com

  • 55 Eric // Mar 12, 2011 at 6:23 am

    I have a 5ft Big Boy with Hamburger, Restored about 9-10 years ago, still looks great, Kept indoors,,,,, California…. Chitsee@yahoo.com

  • 56 Jimmy // Jul 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I have two BIG BOY’s with hamburgers. both are approx 57-60″ tall. one is pristine condition and has a great b/w checkerboard stand that makes it about 6.5′ tall…this one will not need any work, except there is a small scratch on his tummy. I was told this was straight from the factory, never placed in a store…and it looks like it.

    the other has a crack on the top of the burger, but still intact…and great condition otherwise. this one has been repainted. They are in Dallas, TX.
    jimmy@jimmybelasco.com

  • 57 mark // Jul 25, 2011 at 4:53 am

    You have a big boy statue ? standing their Getting dusty? well put him to work and make some cash! Looking for bob s big boys statues for movie props and tv shows.ect. call mark for info.so.cal.only…..760-881-0107.

  • 58 ken russell // Aug 31, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    ken 310/871-9388, I am looking for a Muffler Man head or the head off any big vintage statue to use in a TV show in Los Angeles, rental preferred, will pay for a referral, Thank You!

  • 59 Evan // Sep 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I’m looking to buy a bigboy statue, 5 to 6 feet high. Anyone looking to sell can email me at blatt11@aol.com with specs of the statue and the price.

  • 60 Rachael // Sep 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    i was interested in buying a big boy statue, how much do they, on average, cost to purchase and how would I go about getting one? Thanks, I’ve enjoyed reading this post, very interesting.

  • 61 Rich/fireman // Oct 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Looking for a big boy/with burger, 6ft 7ft refurb, I live in the city of Chicago. Please contact

  • 62 DENIS // Oct 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    HI, I HAVE A BOBS BIG BOY STATUE FOR SALE 440 862 3943. HE IS APPROX 7′ TALL AND IN GOOD CONDITION I LIVE IN OHIO.

  • 63 SAM // Dec 21, 2011 at 5:22 am

    BOB’S BIG BOY RESTAURANT CLOSING DOWN EVERYTHING FOR SALE INCLUDING THE STATUE OUT FRONT IN GOOD CONDITION. Contact me ASAP if you are interested in purchasing anything to do with BOB’S BIG BOY! Serious buyers only.

    BOBSBIGBOYLA@GMAIL.COM

    MUST SELL QUICKLY!

  • 64 Tiffany // Dec 31, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I have a freshly restored Bob for sale. He is 5 feet tall, holding a Big Boy. I am in Southern California. Email me if interested. Tiffanydesg@gmail.com

  • 65 Radu // Jan 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I need to restoring fiberglass statue,I have 4of them,somebody know persons who do this job,please call or send me email,radupanfil@yahoo.com,13479335680,thanks,I located in ny

  • 66 Joe // Jan 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Im looking for a 7ft big boy in restorable condition somewhere in the south east of the US for sale. Please contact me via email with pics and price. My name is joe an my email is satansangel426@hotmail.com
    Thanks
    Joe

  • 67 JILL // Mar 22, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    WANT TO BUY an original Bob’s Big Boy statue now. Could you please email me or call my business cell phone from 11 am to 11 pm 818-846-2020 my

  • 68 Dave Lewis // Sep 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I’m looking for a Statue with the Burger, Larger the Better, In Ilinois, Restored or unrestored,but no junk please

  • 69 joe // Oct 6, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I have just got in in a 7.5 foot Big Boy statue. It is for sale. If you are interested in it call Joe at 207-646-5553. The price is 3800.00.

  • 70 Dean S. // Oct 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I am looking for a Frisch, Manner’s, or Azar’s Big Boy statue, not the Bob’s style. I want one running with the hat. If anyone can help, please contact me asap.

    Dean 818 471 3508

  • 71 Scott // Oct 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Hi all, I have a 14 foot tall Burger Boy (I think), wearing a baseball cap and striped shirt. The burger is held by both hands and infront of his face. He needs restored but is for sale. 785-741-4774

  • 72 nick // Dec 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I have an original Bobs Big Boy statue for sale holding the hamburger. Great condition the statue is about 5 to 6 feet tall. I’m in southern California. Email me if interested at nickh0607@yahoo.ocm

  • 73 Jim // Dec 25, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    We have a restored 8′ tall statue in excellent condition. We would prefer local pickup, located in North Texas. Email us for pictures. We are asking $3800 and our email is aamech@yahoo.com

  • 74 James // Dec 30, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I have a restored Bob’s big boy, standing 8′ tall. It’s in like new condition. I’m in Dallas, TX. I’m asking $3,800.00 and would like a local pickup, however will consider shipping if buyer pays. If you’re interested or if you have any questions contact me at jimculpen@gmail.com

  • 75 Stuart // Jan 2, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    looking for a 8′ tall Bobs Big Boy in the Los Angeles area restored or unrestored will need to be shipped to 90039 and i can only pay by paypal. any leads please contact
    stuartroley@optusnet.com.au

  • 76 John // Feb 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I have an 8ft Big Boy statue, unrestored, 1950’s, pin stripe overalls, sligshot in pocket, hamburger in both hands. If you are interested in buying. wellsbuilt@embarqmail.com

  • 77 Andrea // Feb 16, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Does anyone know the exact colors and which paint brand is best for restoring a Big Boy? Thanks. andreasrapke@gmail.com Appreciate any help.

  • 78 Michael // Mar 24, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I have a 7 1/2 to 8Ft Big Boy Statue in good condition for sale. It has some scratches to the back of his head which can be easily repainted over. Other than that the paint is in perfect condition and so is the statue. I am looking for $3800 or best offer. I am willing to provide local pick up or make arrangements for shipping at the buyers expense. You can contact me at mmnes97@yahoo.com

  • 79 Antonio // Apr 13, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Hi,
    I have a 6ft tall Big Boy for sale. He is in great condition. You may reach me at
    antonios.collectibles8 AT hotmail.com

    thank you,

  • 80 Nick // Apr 28, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I have a 7′ Big boy statue without the burger. Statue is in good condition, is original. Make me an offer. Statue is in Detroit area.
    I can be reached at peterbuckhorn@yahoo.com
    Thanks, Nick

  • 81 Mike // Jun 4, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I am looking for a Big Boy statue, any size and condition. Drop me some pictures and prices to my email. Thanks, Mike
    mikec@ianps.com

  • 82 mike // Jul 19, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I am looking for a Big Boy statue, any size and condition. Drop me some pictures and prices to my email. Thanks, Mike
    Last post email was wrong, correct one is :
    mikec@iandps.com

  • 83 SIMON // Jul 25, 2013 at 6:33 am

    IM LOOKING FOR A BOB BIG BOY STATUE ANY CONDITION SEND PICTURES AND PRICE IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA ….
    FILMLA@aol.com

  • 84 Justin // Aug 5, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I’m looking for a 2-4ft big boy, either style in fairly good shape.

  • 85 jc // Aug 13, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I’m looking for a Shoneys or Bobs Big Boy statue to restore. Please contact me at (919)244-9591 or my e-mail jcgrammer@yahoo.com

  • 86 Rick // Aug 17, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I have an old metal sign of Big Boy. Been in a barn and I believe it’s 1950s. Interested in selling respond to email please if you can help .
    kab6302000@yahoo.com

  • 87 Antonio // Aug 27, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Hello,
    I have a Bob’s Big Boy statue- I sold one a few months ago- I now have a 7ft big boy for sale. It’s in good condition – an original from the 60’s era. I also have other lifesize figures- let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll try to help you out

    if interested please message me.

    antonios.collectibles8 at hotmail dot com

    thank you,

  • 88 Ken // Aug 28, 2013 at 7:19 am

    I have a 7.5 ft tall statue of Bob Big Boy statue for sale. Needs painting, but is in good condition. What is a fair price for it?

  • 89 Antonio // Sep 24, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Ken,
    email me regarding your Big Boy…. You didn’t post an email address- therefore there is no way of contacting you…

    my email is antonios.collectibles8 at hotmail dot com

    thank you

  • 90 Joe Marca // Nov 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Hi Big Boy fans. My 6′-6″ big boy was vandalized.
    The vandals cut off his hamburger arm at the elbow, and unfortunately took it with them. I’d like to find a way to get an authentic upper arm and burger replacement. Any helpful ideas? Thanks!

  • 91 Donnell // Dec 3, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I have a 6ft tall fully intact big boy in need of restoration. It is possibly for sale. Email me for pics.

    donnellcobbins@yahoo.com

  • 92 Garth // Jan 27, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I am looking for a Big Boy statue. Located in Connecticut. Also have Betty Boop statues if someone wants partial trade. Email is rdassoc@att.net or call 203-417-5893.

  • 93 Johanna // Mar 23, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Relative of Bob Wian ISO earlier version of Bob’s Big Boy statue- Please respond w/photo, location & price. Many thanks -JK amc.admin@cox.net

  • 94 sime sandhu // Apr 5, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Looking for Big Boy Statue
    Email, call or text 204-229-9241
    SIME49@GMAIL.COM
    Any Condition
    Thanks

  • 95 Paul // Apr 24, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I want a Big Boy Statue. Please email me. THANKS! pdkom@yahoo.com

  • 96 Katie // May 21, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Hi, if anyone is interested in still purchasing a Bob’s/ Shoney’s Big Boy. I have one. It is somewhere between 8-9ft. My grandpa got it from the original Shoney’s restaurant. It is in good condition. We would wash him off and polish him off before he is purchased. If you would like to call me 843-321-7366 or 843-291-3314. I would be happy to speak with you, thank you.

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