Borderlands Achievements


Collect 15 claptrap bobbleheads   

This is the same concept as The Lubricator.

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Comment #1 by crimeclown420
Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 12:04:12 PM

These are the most annoying achievements to get >_

Comment #2 by Creeping monte
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 10:05:31 AM

No doubt. They should have just put them all together; bobbleheads, pizza, panties ect. And given us something else unique

Comment #3 by horse05
Monday, October 04, 2010 @ 09:24:01 PM

anyone know where these are at... can't seem to find them

Comment #4 by Litz24
Saturday, October 09, 2010 @ 12:44:45 PM

i noooo i cant find anything

Comment #5 by xXNINJEDIXx
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 05:01:33 PM

pretty much you have to run around killing the clap-traps and they randomly drop the items... the pizzas, bobble heads and oil cans are a beast to get! sooo annoying!i agree totally with creeping monte's comment.

Comment #6 by DarkDraco90
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 11:20:23 PM

I think a patch for the rarity of these items and the "Achievement Order" glitch is coming this month, it'll be the only thing that makes me play this game again

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 01:26:56 PM

This achievement is the worsed out of them all ive completed the DLC and not found 1 claptrap bobblehead!

Comment #8 by TheBestAlex
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 12:01:15 AM

These achievements are extremely rediculous, and when it comes to finding the pizzas oil cans and especially the bobbleheads it would take a month or more worth of grinding...
ive put hours into this expansion and beat it and i do not believe ive seen a bobblehead yet, might have collected 2 panties 4 oil cans 5 pizzas and a few million bags of fish, components and 3d glasses

Comment #9 by eclipse9999
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 01:01:48 PM

borderlands was a fun game but this dlc and moxxies dlc... the achievements are plain ridiculous. It took me 12 hours to get big tournement, itll take at least the same amount of time for this one. I also agree with creeping monte

Comment #10 by T0P G0LD
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 07:10:20 PM

if you go back 2 where you fight MINAC he will continuesly spawn clap traps makes ure grining alot easier ive done it once on my 1st playthrough and found quite a bit ofoil cans and panties

Comment #11 by Skinny220
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 08:55:12 AM

so has anyone even found a bobblehead cause let me tell you I haven't found a
one it is starting to get very annoying.

Comment #12 by slayerzombie666
Monday, January 24, 2011 @ 03:09:41 PM

where is the 15 claptrap bobbleheads

Comment #13 by Rcurtis17
Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 07:06:37 AM

I have actually found maybe two claptrap bobbleheads so far just running through the game. Haven't seen not one of these against MINAC yet though. And I've been fighting him for like 3 and a half hours

Comment #14 by Black Kat
Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 03:23:56 PM

To eclispe9999

Moxxies underdome is really easy. Go into it with a friend who is a lower level than you. ALL THE BADDIES are the level of your friend. I managed to complete all four in under four hours.

Comment #15 by wdklemt
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 09:22:05 PM

Is there a certain place the claptraps drop these more often?

Comment #16 by angelusanya78
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 04:50:33 AM

There is a quest to collect 10 bobbleheads from the arms dealer dude (cant remember his name at the mo), I am hoping that there will be another one for the other 5 bobble heads later on in the dlc though. Also am not 100 per cent about this one, but I am fairly certain that claptraps do not drop bobbleheads.

Comment #17 by Ninja604
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 12:41:34 AM


Sorry to say the 10 bobblehead quest for marcus doesn't count. For that quest you actually collect marcus bobbleheads. The achievement requires Clap-Trap ones. And sadly there is no quest for those. Just randoms drops from dead clap-traps.

Comment #18 by Ellusion
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 06:02:52 AM

Even after the patch this is insanity. Have every other collectible in abundance, but the bubbleheads simply don't drop with any regularity. Resorted to passively farming minac while at work and while sleeping. About two 8 hour sessions that yields literary a thousand drops each. Two such sessions normally yields 1 bubblehead.

Actively farming these means killing some 30.000 claptraps (in my case). Whoever had a hand in that at Gearbox needs to be fired.

Comment #19 by StalePasta
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 06:24:38 PM

I found a faster way to get the items you need for these achievements! The second time you fight Dr.Ned he will infinity spawn suicide clap traps. Just keep killing them, and they actually drop rarer items. I found an oil can, and two bobble heads from fighting him for about 15 min. If you have a modded shield I would suggest using it to save you the trouble of constantly dying, but I know some people are against such things. Good farming everyone. ^^

Comment #20 by Kunnin Wayz
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 09:43:18 AM

There's an easy way to do this on the part where you get to fight MINAC. First focus on taking out all his turrets. Once that's done, stay as close to the front of MINAC as possible - reason being that he spawn considerably more Divine Wind Claptraps if you are close to him and drop the Claptraps quickly. As soon as he opens the hatch to spawn out Claptraps, spam the open hatch with your most powerful fast firing shotgun. If done correctly, this will cause a chain reaction, one Claptrap will ending damaging/killing others when they explode. Also, when MINAC closes the hatch, some Claptraps will get stuck underneath him, and MINAC proceeds to run them over.

I got the Oil Cans, Panties, Pizzas and ClapFish achievements this way, although I'm still working on the bobbleheads. It seems that

Comment #21 by Kunnin Wayz
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 09:45:12 AM

It seems that the bobbleheads drop the least often, less often than ClapFish, Oil Cans and Pizzas.

Wait, there's a character limit on posts?

Comment #22 by StalePasta
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 02:59:45 AM

After messing around with The second Dr. Ned for a while I noticed that if you get his health low enough and wait a bit. He starts spawning five claptraps at a time

Climb up on the rocky slant where you first entered, and they will just keep walking around the edge of the rock til they explode. I've already got the bobblehead achievement and I'm close to getting the oil one. It's really hard to find pizza though. That's the only real thing I need to find =

Comment #23 by RedHusky
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 12:01:55 PM

The OTHER worst achievement. Ever. It will be the death of me.

Comment #24 by Lemony Lollipop
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 01:10:10 PM

ok, so i can find everything BUT bobbelheads i am really close to all the other acheivements but keeping my xbox on for 7 hours on minac boss and i didnt get a SINGLE bobbelhead... really gearbox? i love borderlands but you couldnt make the claptraps have a higher percentage of dropping these things????

Comment #25 by JoeOfJoedonia
Friday, March 04, 2011 @ 09:14:20 AM

Make sure you record how many of us of these collectables you have as you are going through.
You can then tick them off and stop worrying about the ones you have completed.

Comment #26 by Clubin_Insomniac
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 @ 09:56:36 AM

these random drop chevos are lame, not even worth it. looks like i'll be missing 50G from this DLC

Comment #27 by DezSnaker
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 04:00:44 PM

#25 has the right idea. What you do is camp behind the rocks where they can't get you. Then if you leave your xbox for an hour, you'll have roughly killed 150 claptraps. There is a 1 in 10 chance that you get one of these items.

Comment #28 by r3gsmyth3
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 11:55:22 PM

I managed to collect 6 Claptrap Bobbleheads in a 3 hour period by hiding in the rocks and leaving the game running.
this is in my humble opinion the only way to obtain the bobbleheads.
a big thanks to top gold "comment #10" for the tip.

Comment #29 by Itz Da Dragon
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 11:41:53 AM

Can some1 help me with these 3 achievements(What a party! / The Lubricator &
Bobble-Trap)because i only get motherboards & Wires here and sometimes a pizza
or an oil-can but thats it. at me with message borderlands clap trap
achievements thnx

Comment #30 by SKIBBE
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 07:16:53 AM

Don't know how many of everything i had before, but i grinded all 3 achivements in 4.5H
with modded sheild/shotgun on the final boss (no way i would have botherd to play it otherwise, stupid achivement)

Comment #31 by bigboui
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 12:17:32 PM

I don't think I have found a single one of these claptrap bobbleheads. I can't remember finding them. I guesss back to the grind. I finished all possible missions and didn't finish this off, even after finishing the 250 claptrap components mission for Tannis.

Comment #32 by Cab00se1984
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 11:13:14 AM

Such a horrible set of achievements. Luckily I checked the forums prior to going on this lovely journey. Found the farming MINIAC idea rather helpful. Left my Xbox on overnight, about 8 or 9 hours total. Woke up, and found a treasure trove of goodies, a few of which i actually needed. Got the Achievement a few minutes ago. And for those of you who are wondering, the Achievements reverse-stack, meaning if you were dumb like me and decided to do Playthrough 2 first, as long as you use the same character and Gamertag the items roll over to the other Playthrough. Good luck all you peoples!!

Comment #33 by Leeluhm
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 09:32:07 PM

I just finished the DLC then and I killed MINIAC. I'm just wondering if I can
go back and verse him again. Is that possible?

Comment #34 by sweatycrisis
Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ 10:28:51 PM

The bobble head one is the most annoying. its the last one i need.
all that keep pooping up right now are 3-D glasses which is the easier one to get.
-_- really agrivating.

Comment #35 by CruelValcore
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 02:26:50 PM

was wonderening if anyone had a good shot gun they mind given me to get this tired of using my magnum ill help u out on anything u need i can get all achievements for black ops btw

Comment #36 by GMRINZLER
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 09:30:42 PM

#35 I've been using the magnum and my killer shotgun and after 4 months still nothing on these 3 chevos.

Comment #37 by raleigh747
Saturday, May 28, 2011 @ 01:32:22 AM

Use a good rocket launcher for MINAC. It works much better than a shotgun. Just start firing once the doors open and you kill them before they come out. That way, all the items are in one nice little pile.

Comment #38 by Latouche
Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 01:03:22 PM

I have managed to collect 3 panties, 5 fish in a bag, but still working on the 15 pizzas. I also did get all the Oil cans and 2 Claptrap Bubblehead in two separate MINAC farming sessions. So farming works but still, time consuming and painful dough.

Comment #39 by joekindler
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 02:55:41 AM

need 14 more. so stupid.

Comment #40 by HabuSakii
Saturday, July 02, 2011 @ 04:40:07 PM

I have found that the best way to farm the claptrops is to go to Tartarus Station run up to the top of the map to the Hyperion Dump keep left through the Dump running past all the humanoids until you reach the area with the claptrops. Kill them all then go back and collect all the spoils. Exit the game then reload it and rinse and repeat.

Comment #41 by N1GHTxxHAWK
Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 09:26:09 PM

I have not seen any of these yet and am fighting MINAC now!

Comment #42 by Savvyfranco11
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 01:24:21 PM

The easy way to get like i said in comment 104 in "what a party!" achievement, is to use the class mod cataylst that allows you to find rare items everytime you kill a claptrap. Although this class type mod i found is for the siren and i got all the collection achievements within a hour and a half.

Comment #43 by r9e7v
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 01:44:56 PM

I found a good spot behind two ammo crates when facing MINAC. You just let the claptraps kill themselves the don't hurt you and you then just come out after a little while to pick it up. If your in the metal hut looking at the new U station look left, you'll see a red crate then 2 boxes keep walking till you see 2 more open them and hide behind the left one.

Comment #44 by r9e7v
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 10:40:55 PM

I got -What a party- and -lubricator- using my farming method after waiting 2 hours and 30 minutes. I only need 8 more bubbleheads.

Comment #45 by CenozoicZombie
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 10:09:23 PM

Finally got this one after 3 and a half hours of MINAC claptrap farming. Pizzas rarely drop, and I found that Oil canisters are only slightly more common than them. Picked up a ton of 3D glasses too.

Comment #46 by x Outsanity x
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 02:39:34 PM

Got this one a while ago, still need more oil cans and pizza slices though.
Just keep killing a ton of claptraps, that's all there is to it lol.

Comment #47 by Shadow XBL
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 11:21:54 AM

there is no way to know how many you have of any of these, is there?

Comment #48 by BossierBroom
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 06:12:10 PM

#47 Nope, you just gotta grind until you get the cheevo. Only way to tell is if you kept track from the beginning how many you got.

Comment #49 by Carboncopy666
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 10:15:52 AM

You boys are a bunch of crybabies. Get on the grind, STFU and QQ n00bs.

Comment #50 by Snicker
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 01:34:38 PM

This 1 is so annoying to get this achievement

Comment #51 by Neg Primer
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 04:29:32 PM

left the game on overnight...from like midnight until about 2:30 pm the next day. Spent about an hour/45 minutes collecting and then FINALLY got this achievement when the ground was mostly clear. Pretty damn ridiculous...

Comment #52 by Agent Rex
Monday, December 26, 2011 @ 01:38:21 PM

Farming from the M.I.N.A.C. is probably your best bet.

Comment #53 by unit764
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 09:48:05 AM

Farming M.I.N.A.C still works as of 12/28/2011.

I crouched behind the bus, in the corner where the bus and the rock meet. Went to sleep, and collected loot in the morning when I woke up. Just be sure to clear a spot for MINAC's body. His body does not disappear after you kill him, and you lose any loot that he may be sitting on.

First session (6 hours) I got:
Off-Shore Oil Can: 8
Claptrap Bobble-Head: 10

Second session (8 hours) I got:
Off-Shore Oil Can: 26
Claptrap Bobble-Head: 8

(I also got more Motherboards, Gears, Wires, 3D Glasses, Pizzas, and Pink Panties than I cared to count. The Oil Cans and Bobble-Heads will be the bottleneck.)

It seems very random and could take just one OR multiple farming sessions to complete all three achievements.

Comment #54 by KillrNut
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 07:00:28 AM

I finally got this achievement after a few hours of farming both minac and undead dr. ned.

For those who don't know: When you fight Dr. Ned (the second boss on the way to MINAC) get his health down to about 5%, but don't kill him. He will spawn claptrops, and it seems to be at a higher rate than MINAC. Also, the drop rate for oil cans and bobbleheads seems to be a bit higher than the ones MINAC spawns.

Comment #55 by Sinkaa91
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 01:37:08 AM

it takes about 20 hours for me to get

Comment #56 by Skynet Drone
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 05:21:12 PM

Idk if anyone has tried this yet, but I'm noticing a higher drop rate on Playthrough 1. Got the 3D glasses on Play 2 but the others are ridiculous

Comment #57 by Slackzor
Thursday, January 26, 2012 @ 03:56:08 PM

I went to the MINC and waited behind the bus til the claptraps started to spawn after that i went to bed,got to work when i got back my xbox had been running for 20hours. I got all the collecting achivments hurray!

BUT! there was so much loot so the server almost crashed. :P it took me about 30mins to loot all the things that i needed and still alot of shit left. :P

Comment #58 by gogoactionteam
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 08:12:52 AM

does anyone know if there is a way to keep track of the amounts of each item...other than writing them down as you go

Comment #59 by SgtFuzzyGhost
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 03:35:46 PM

Unfortunately, no. There is no in-game menu that displays the number you have. If you forgot, just have to keep collecting until you have it.

Comment #60 by Oceans4Ransom
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 12:07:40 AM

I just beat MINAC on PT1. After, I read this... Is there anyway i can go back to that area and do this on PT1 or will I have to just do this on PT2??

Comment #61 by Oceans4Ransom
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 12:49:43 AM

EDIT: Just found that you indeed CAN go back through the boss battles. What a great find.

Comment #62 by asylumspadez
Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 10:47:58 AM

The rarest of the collectables and incredibly hard to find. I have 2-3 of these bobble heads so far and I have played this DLC for well over 30 hours. Such a grind.

Comment #63 by DarKKendO
Saturday, May 19, 2012 @ 05:56:39 PM

Posted a video for anyone who has already beaten MINAC

Comment #64 by Timmeh417
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 03:09:52 PM

I've been keeping track of pizza and bobble heads, turns out that pizza is the rarest for me. i have 9 bobble heads and only 6 pizza!

Comment #65 by asylumspadez
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 02:58:40 PM

As the other said, It's best to farm for collectables while facing MINAC. I just did my first farm with him and in less then 20 minutes I already had 2 bobble heads. Only 10 more to go :(

Comment #66 by mindlesscervantes
Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 06:41:49 PM

i got these fighting the minac, it took a while but i got it done!

Comment #67 by jmille2
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 09:11:36 PM

Is there anyone with a wired controller who is willing to help me farm minac

Comment #68 by jmille2
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 09:17:19 PM

Is there anyone with a wired controller who is willing to help me afk farm minac gamertag jmille13

Comment #69 by barnes889
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 @ 04:56:30 PM

it took me till now since the DLC for claptrap revolution came out to finish this chevos. that's playing part time by myself. what i'd really like to know is how many wires i've collected over this time!

Comment #70 by Arc En Ciel Odieux
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 07:26:02 PM

Wish they would keep track of how many collected. Bummer I almost have all of them

Comment #71 by Rodisizer
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 01:52:47 PM

Having trouble finding many Zas.

Comment #72 by Retheron
Thursday, October 04, 2012 @ 11:11:29 AM

I'm relatively sure I've found about 5 in the first play through, no real grinding apart from the Collector grind.

Comment #73 by ChainsawBuddha
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 10:26:27 AM

Got it by using the MINAC method. Left my xbox on all day and checked it every couple of hours. What horrible achievement. It was the last one that I got, the bobbleheads seem to take the longest time to get.

Comment #74 by Mobil Locksmith
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 03:17:41 PM

This is by far one of the hardest achievements to get.

Comment #75 by BillApocGreen
Sunday, January 13, 2013 @ 06:54:54 AM

anyone want to help farm ClapTrap DLC? GT: BillApocGreen

Comment #76 by synchro
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 09:42:47 PM

i've just played for god knows how long but i counted 129 claptraps destroed before i found my 40TH pair of pink panties. panties, 2 clapbobbleheads, some other stuff but seriously?
129 dead claptraps and THEN i get ANOTHER PAIR OF FUCKIN PANTIES??

Comment #77 by ZombieOdin
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 @ 05:28:59 PM

The achievement road map states this is not a hard game to complete. This is amusing considering the GRINDING required to get these damn bobbleheads.

Comment #78 by pet my head
Monday, July 01, 2013 @ 03:35:35 PM

after about 4 hours i found 6 of these bastards....ugggggh

Comment #79 by ClockKing1986
Sunday, August 04, 2013 @ 03:09:05 PM

Weird. I got two Bobble-Heads within the first 15-20 minutes of playing this DLC. I've read that some of you have to play way longer to get even just one. Now I probably won't find any more for the next 30 hours.

Comment #80 by Afro Ninja 1988
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 @ 06:49:58 PM

I don't even wanna know how many hours I've spent trying to do this...

Comment #81 by xKodywithaKx
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 @ 12:28:53 PM

There's an easier way to get this achievement, alongside its companions: The Lubricator, It's So Realistic, & What A Party.

• Best Part: NO MINAC farming, meaning this strategy won't have you spending hours upon hours getting to MINAC and then spending even more time fighting for the parts.

Here's the link to my video

Comment #82 by khangkiller
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 07:56:21 PM

this is the last one i need. anybody wants to trade a modded weapons for me. gt khangkiller

Comment #83 by khangkiller
Thursday, May 29, 2014 @ 01:04:04 AM

done with the game

Comment #84 by Hughes83
Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 02:34:07 PM

Awesome game with two awesome DLC's. The other two are simply HORRIBLE. What's the point of fighting hours in a super dull Underdome? And why are the pizzas, the oil cans and especially the bobble traps so hard to find?

Comment #85 by gnc2136
Monday, July 20, 2015 @ 04:52:08 AM

For anyone that is interested, I got the three farming achievements today. I used mostly the MINAC fight. I crouched in the rocks to the right of the spawn point. Shot out the guns when the MINAC would come by. Don't worry about where the MINAC dies because you can exit the area back through the entry portal and return. The MINAC will be gone and all the drops will still be there. It took me basically today to do it. I left my console running while I cleaned up and did other stuff. Hope this helps.

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Game Info
Gearbox Software
2K Games


US October 20, 2009
Europe October 23, 2009

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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