Free to a good home, a giant, live-in head of Humpty Hump

Here's a freebie you won't see again any time soon: a gigantic head of Digital Underground's Humpty Hump, available free to a good home, and Shock-G himself will deliver it to you, and promises to rent it from you for cash money if the band ever does a reunion tour. It's big enough to live in, which is just what its former owner was doing when he got caught living illegally in a warehouse storage unit and abandoned it. Here's some details from the AV Club's Marah Eakin:

The enormous noggin was made both as a stage prop and as a set piece for the group’s 1993 music video “Return Of The Crazy One.” According to the person who alerted everyone to its existence on Tumblr, whoever last owned the head (not another member of Digital Underground, hopefully) had been evicted from his or her apartment, and was actually living in the head for several weeks before being discovered. And while that might sound uncomfortable, the head is actually big enough to house a full dressing room and an electronic elevator that would lift Humpty out through the giant nose and onto the stage. Also featuring sunglasses that would light up and lips and chin that double as steps, the head originally cost $50,000 to build, and required an 18-wheel truck to transport and a four-man forklift team to move—although it splits into three convenient pieces.

This 12-foot-tall Humpty Hump head needs a home, wonders if you're ticklish (via JWZ!)


  1. I have a warehouse… I’m worried though cause transportation to Ontario is prohibitive… hmmm

    edit – anyone that wants to pay to transport it here, I’d let it live here rent free, insulated, powered warehouse, fully equipped with tools to fix stuff up, but in the middle of nowhere

    edit – okay, ima price it out, I have accounts with freight and delivery firms, I’ll post a dollar figure tomorrow or if I can’t get quotes tomorrow then Monday, in case any kind of group effort should ensue, and see if any locals would be interested in lending mad skill to fix it up besides me.

    1.  i hope you can,  that is awesome.    if you can get a dollar figure, maybe the BB community could kickstarter the transport/restoration.       it would make for an awesome party!

      1. Nope, no can do. Transport would be btwn $3100 & $4400 which isn’t too bad, but in another blog post 
        it is revealed that the landlord of the warehouse expects some grease, and that posts dates to Jan 2011, so this is a bit of culture that is gone already or hitting up into the 5-7 thousand dollar range to get to this warehouse. Nopers, as cool as it would be. Humpty/Shock G/Hump is fuckin awesome though

  2. “and Shock-G himself will deliver it to you, and promises to rent it from you for cash money if the band ever does a reunion tour. ”

    Not exactly true, unfortunately, or I’d be sending Shock-G a really excited letter including over a thousand reasons why he should bring it to me! 

    He will, though, reimburse your expenses IF he ever needs the head back… 
    “whoever grabs it up, please stay in touch, and when we next need it again, i’ll reimburse your transport, storage & cleaning expenses up to the current date, to either buy it back or rent it out if it’s no longer for sale. – shkg”

    I want it really, really badly. I do. I even know without a doubt that my wife would be double-down with this humpty-plan. But, I can’t lay out the funds even with the promise that Shock-G would reimburse me *if* they ever need it again.

    A shame, really. :(

  3. If you want to see exactly where this $50,000 head was used in the video, it’s at the 1:30 mark. Here is the YouTube direct link to that timecode to make things easier.

    Also, where is the guy who lived in it? Give him some respect!

  4. i would SO do this,  if I had the space.   if only the space.   can you imagine how much booty that massive thing would pull?    I mean,  “come back to my place to see my glass etching?”    has nothing close to “party at my crib with the Giant Humpty Head!!!!”       Nah, she’d kill me.   I cant.

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