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About Popeye

If eating spinach automatically makes you feel like you’re about to sprout bulging biceps, chances are that you grew up watching Popeye. This lovable, nautical character sailed into the public's hearts after appearing in the comic strip of the same name in the 1920s, along with other beloved characters like Wimpy, Bluto, and of course, his lovely wife Olive Oyl. In the 1930s, cartoons made the spirited sailor man a household name, and since then, we have seen him in everything from comic books and video games to live-action films. If you’re feeling nostalgic for the days of watching this classic character during your childhood, you can find plenty of vintage Popeye merchandise on eBay from a range of reliable sellers. For instance, you can check out the corncob pipe-smoking character on action figures, plush dolls, and board games. Other popular Popeye toys include hand puppets, coin banks, and bendable figures. The affable, strong sailor with the skinny wife remains a collector's dream for antique lovers and toy collectors alike. Be forewarned, however, that when buying souvenirs that pay homage to Popeye, spinach is not generally included.