"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 Ollie's CEO and President John Swygert said in a news release.
Guinness World Records rules required the bobblehead to be an oversized replica of an existing model, which Ollie's sells as a promotional item.
The team behind the giant bobblehead used 3D modeling, hand sculpting, carving and painting to create the fully-functional bobblehead over the course of four months.
The previous record was set in 2016, when Florida-based Applied Underwriters unveiled a bobblehead that measured 15 feet, 4.75 inches high.