Quoted from Wickerman2:
these come up often for much less--usually around 2k. Do not pay 5k.
This is the one that was listed at $10K a couple weeks ago. Give it a couple weeks and it may be down to $2K. I'd try to find one a little closer to home though and unless it is really nice, closer to $1K..
I think it has been discussed before. They really don't command that much higher a price. As normal, condition is king in determining price.
I see this on the IPDB.
We asked Roger Sharpe about the reason for this change. He replies:
Suffice it to say that we did have some limited run of machines featuring a 'blonde Marilyn' — and I don’t know if these were for international only. However, we were informed that there were rights that needed to be secured in order to use Marilyn and the decision was made to just alter the artwork so that the female character was renamed ‘Lola’ for the main production run. If memory serves, and I can’t say with certainty—there might be games that were manufactured with a brunette Lola and then a redheaded Lola.
Does anyone know the real number of machines with Marilyn? I am guessing 200 is false info on Ebay. They must of made quite a few before they got in trouble.
Almost all of the Taxis that I have seen/played were the Marilyn version. I don't know the exact number but for sure there are LOTS more than 200 of them.
EDIT: looked at the listing and noticed that the game is in Germany. Explains things a bit....
Quoted from surfsled:
Plastic sets for sale have the Marilyn key fob....
It's out of stock.
That playfield is totally trashed, take a look at the pictures on Ebay. In my opinion it is worth $1000.
there was one on Denver CL for 2k a few months ago. Are you trying to see if yours is worth more? Because all pinball machines are worth more on Ebay for some reason...
Quoted from surfsled:
Does anyone know about the Blonde hair on the backglasses? how rare those are?
It isn't worth $5k.
CPR did a run of them a couple years ago.
Honestly, the artwork difference really isn't significant enough on this game to have a noticeable effect on the price.
Thanks didn't know they did a run of backglasses.
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Don't pay $5K for that machine. I would sell you mine for $4K. All kidding aside, read some older threads. There are way more than 200 out there and new play fields are Marilyn, so many more would be converting over.
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