Quoted from iloveplywood:
I'm currently 96% sure that I've narrowed my new pin to either AFMR or BM66 (sold my TAF six months ago or so). I like both games, but if everything was equal I'd go with BM66 due to theme and code depth. Of course everything is not equal especially in price with AFMR being $1600 cheaper so I'm a bit torn.
AFMR would be the easiest all around to get both money-wise and not having to risk a delivery (which I sort of dread). I like the one more game feel to AFM and I think it would be appealing to the rest of my family with the more obvious rule set. On the other hand I'm worried it will get old in a one pin lineup faster than something deeper like BM66.
BM66 is a theme that appeals a lot to my family and I like the code -- I'm just not sure if it's worth the extra money and the worry of having it shipped to me.
Anyone have any opinions on the longevity of a BM66 vs AFMR in a super small lineup of one?
Hey Brady! The nice thing about pinball machines is that they hold their value relatively well. Get the one you want, and when you get bored with it, sell it and get the other one (rinse/repeat). If you buy on the second-hand market, you won't have to take the NIB hit. If it matters, we have a nice AFM original on location that is on your side of town, so I'd go with BM66, since there is one closer to downtown and a bit further away from you. BM66 code is really good, AFM is a nicer shooter overall, and is "over-the-top" humor-wise.
On the shipping front, if you buy NIB, I wouldn't worry about shipping. You can always refuse delivery upon damaged goods (open the box and inspect before the driver leaves!) A good distributor should work with you to take care of any problems. kingpingames is a great guy if you go with AFM. I don't think you'll go wrong either way. GL! (FYI I voted to man up and decide for yourself! )