A little background:
I purchased a nice (not perfect) AFM a couple of months ago. The game is currently residing in one of my company's US warehouses and awaiting free transport home to Toronto. I really love the look of this game and it's a great title. I've always wanted to restore one and had been considering doing a HEP style BAFM with all black trim and the works... just for the fun of it.
I realize now that I probably don't want to keep AFM in my collection with MM being so similar, so I was thinking, have fun restoring it and see what I can get for it later. TRON LE and CV are some titles I'd be interested in.
Then, I got busy!
I now have a WH2O in my shop that I am doing a full tear-down restoration on and a FT that is waiting for the same treatment. Both are staying in my collection. I can only really do 1-2 games a year with my schedule so my plate is pretty full.
So, with recent posts of TRON LEs FS/FT getting my interest. Do I go to trouble of restoring AFM to better than showroom condition and possibly put it on the market 4-6 months from now, or should I just trade it now "as-is" towards one of the titles I want? Not really interested in selling outright.
What would you do? Let's vote on it
-Game condition is very clean. Very little fade if any, but a few nicks on the cab.
-Playfield is probably an 8.5 - 9 (small pencil eraser sized wear near left flipper and 2 or 3 inserts edges look like they may need some attention. SOL must have some wear but is covered for now)
-has Pinbits shaker motor installed
-has pf and GI LEDs installed
-I have a set of original Pheonix Arcades decals included
-I have a Pinbits blackout mod, new strobe board/lamp, saucer plate and a few other random parts.
-game is fully blanket + shrinkwrapped and paletted.
Here are a few teaser images (from original seller, not mine)