Being a displaced Reds fan, I had to order my Joey Votto bobblehead off of eBay a few days back. I finally got it and was astonished when I opened it. His feet had come completely off the base/stand. When I tried to push him back into the base, he would just fall over. First to the left, then to the right... like he was dizzy or something. So, last night, I got some good silicone adhesive and glued his feet back into the stand. He's standing upright again with no problems at all.
Here's hoping that this was all that was wrong with the real Joey. Maybe this particular bobblehead had some sort of a voodoo curse on it or something.