In a former life I was a bit of an authority on good old Popeye so I'll have a stab at this ....My Popeye in it's current form.
How much it's worth will largely determine whether I keep it, swap it or sell it.
In a former life I was a bit of an authority on good old Popeye so I'll have a stab at this ....
As you identify the main cosmetic issue is the boat apron. The cleats are unobtainium so yeah those need fashioning. Luckily the decals are available.
I notice your upper playfield is missing the 2 lane dividers behind the Swee Pea Ramp - these are welded on to the backplate , their purpose being to stop the ball straying in to the wrong lane. You can see them here https://www.pinballspareparts.com.au/a-17769.html
It is not unusual to see these missing - they are prone to breaking after a life on site. To be honest many players / owners are unaware of their existence. But they really do improve gameplay - stops the ball activating the wrong switch back there.
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I also notice most of the main playfield General Illumination seems to be out ??
The rest looks ok tbh - playfield looks decent from what I can see, cab is average, most have some degree of fade to the red. It has the 3D Bluto head, it has the Animal Target cover on the top playfield - though the decal looks faded on top.
Popeye never commands big bucks - rough ones / ones with issues 1200+ , average complete ok workers 1500+ , very nice ones 1750+
Yours looks to be in fair shape - barring the issues mentioned above, which wouldn't take a great deal to sort out.
I ve never seen one for sale (and I ve been looking too)! It’s a terrible pin, but a killer theme and because of this I think they are being held on to.Hi all,
Does anyone know the price of, and anyone with a Super Mario my Gottlieb. It is for Billy to have at home, his boys are Super Mario MAD! It will be his gateway into pinball at home. A loan machine would be preferable I think, but I may get the boys it, if one comes up as a loan for him then move on or sell back after. If anyone loans, I will ensure it is maintained as Billy lives 5 minute walk away.