Quoted from Jpp718:
Hey got a question thinking about making a trade for a hobbit is there something I should look for or a year that it was built to see any problems
Off the top of my head look for....
Early run had bad metal flaps on the ramps and the left rail the returns the ball to the inlane had issues with the ball coming off the rail.
Check Smaug to make sure the head moves correctly
Sure others will jump in with more thing as well as better details