Quoted from Pinballs:
I was going to buy one, but they increased the price by 40% and forced buyers to buy via a well-known expensive distributor i.e. I can't go to UK factory anymore. I was quite excited as a UK person to have a UK pinball manufacturer, and had a fantasy to turn up in a van to pick up my Alien, but somehow these guys have managed to kill all that. Incredible really. So now they are more expensive than Stern, despite Stern being imported from US and UK import taxes being 20%. That is a level of greed that deserves a Sheen movie.
It will be interesting to see what sales they achieve at the new price point, but to be blunt I think they've killed the company. They've lost my custom, and I'm sure most others. Hey ho. Plenty more fish in the sea, I guess.
I totally agree, I was thinking of getting one but by the time I add on the bits to make it an 'LE' its up to £10,460 ($14,138)!
So no way.
It's more expensive than any other machine available here, and HP are a UK manufacturer, heck I can get the Houdini for £6,995 and that is made in the USA.
Dialed In Limited Edition is £8,995!
So I'll pass on Alien and HP thanks.