MastroNet Winter 2003
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Popeye the Weatherman was an extremely important set to the company's history. The 1959 game's regular use on the Captain Kangaroo Show made many children aware of the company for the first time, and caused a boom in sales. This offering of materials from the company's files includes production pieces for both the small and large versions of this classic game (set #'s 117 and 2117, respectively) and for the unusual Popeye Nail-On game from 1963 (set #4002). Contents for set #117 (Please note that this set, and its larger version, were largely photographically produced, using three-dimensional models for the cover and platform graphics.): original vinyl art; two 8" x 10" color photo transparencies (for cover and platform images); mech.'s for cover and platform (black and white w/grayscale photo image); cardboard test stampings for vinyl; two sets of neg.'s for both the cover and the bklt. (16 total); two pos.'s for vinyl; two ad mech.'s (one shows both games); black and white proof for cover and platform (on one sheet); final prf.'s for platform (two on one sheet), bklt., and cover/platform (on same sheet, two included - one w/ed. not.); and a NM sample game. Contents for set #2117: original bklt. art (mostly mech. and on same board as bklt. for small set) and vinyl art (w/inked ov.); two ad concept artworks (24-1/2" x 8-1/4" w/tis. ov., and 6" x 2-1/2"); four 8" x 10" color photo transparencies (for cover and platform images, plus two unused images); ad mech.; cardboard test stampings and two pos.'s for vinyl; color prf. of cover (w/ed. not.); final prf.'s of bklt. (both sets on one sheet) and platform. Contents for set #4002: fabulous painting of cover inset art (W/C - 16" x 11.5"), punch-out figures art (W/C - 17-1/4" x 12-3/4"), concept art for the hammer (8" x 7") and the stylized "sea" of the platform (8" x 5"); mockup art for cover (some damage - 19" x 12"); mech.'s for the punch-out figure outlining (hand-drawn on tis. ov. over final prf.), the stylized "sea," the cover (trans. mech. of text and inset art over a 22-1/2" x 19" color photo of a child with a hammer), and the platform inset photo of two kids playing with the toy; two 14" x 14" color photos of the same two kids; a flattened example of the produced cover (with a partial game interior); and a sample game with NM contents in a VG box (missing one of the two punch-out boards). Some of these (possibly all) were produced by an artist named Bill Conlon.
"Popeye" - Three Different Games - 1959 and 1963
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