History of Heads
Due to the unpopularity of the original heads back in 2008 to 2009, Roblox stopped making separate heads for a while until January 2017, when they started making separate heads again that are all suited to be able to wear hats on them.
On January 16, 2017, all heads, except the Roundy, Trim and Blockhead, were taken off-sale. This resulted in the community being disappointed and strongly disliking the change because the Peabrain was highly liked by the community. However, 5 new heads were released, and those 5 heads are currently on-sale.
When Rthro was released on October 22, 2018, Roblox started making new heads to be bundled with Rthro. These heads can often be found used in meme/troll avatars due to how small and out of place they look when equipped onto most non-Rthro bundles or the default body. They are often paired with other meme items such as the BFG Giant Ears as well as both the Chill and 3.0 Man and Woman faces.
On August 19, 2020, the classic heads from 2008 and 2009 were updated with slightly new meshes. This had caused a rumor that Roblox would bring back the classic heads.
List of heads
- Eraser Head
- Fat Head
- IBot Head
- ROX BOX
- Cool Thing
- Flat Top
- Cylinder Madness
- Strong Jaw
- Head (item)
- . (2017 head)
- . (2018 head)
- Headless Head
There are 17 different types of mesh files inside of the Roblox local fonts file, which contains every mesh of these heads, including the normal Head, Roundy, Trim and Blockhead, the off-sale catalog heads which do not use a special mesh ID, but use Bevels which were removed. These are now seen as identical cylinder meshes and normally break when the humanoid is removed, however the mesh files do not break as they are special meshes.
- From 2006 to 2009, zooming into the players head would show a hidden circle inside the mesh of the default head, confusing some players.
- In 2017, Roblox made a controversial decision to remove most of the old Roblox heads. Many people hated this decision since they feel as this is erasing Roblox's history.
- At March 2021 Roblox changed the thumbnail of the heads Roundy, Trim and Blockhead to the default heads icon.
- Recently, Roblox also changed the thumbnail of all the heads into the default head excluding some heads from bundles like Junkbot-Head, Denny-Head and Linlin-Head there are more bundles which head thumbnail was not changed.