Quoted from joekiss:
Is it that much better than playboy? Just seems like the average pinball person would rather have a JD DM almost any Data East game etc over this. Ive had I think 10 over the years but they were all as KISS collectibles. Guess there is a higher demand for it. I sure do know a lot still aren't around.
You are comparing apples to oranges. If someone wants a JD or DM or DE game, that's what they'll buy.
If they prefer a MUCH better looking game, with a theme that appeals to many hardcore pinheads and rock fans, with the classic pinball experience, they'll buy KISS. I would personally rather play KISS than JD or Demo Man, I don't enjoy those games much at all. I love playing KISS, especially in competition. Great rules and fast, fun game. Not the drab, overcooked yet half-baked experience of JD/DM.
There are woodrails that sell for $10,000. Doesn't mean they "compare" to JD or DM.
In my opinion, yes KISS is much better than Playboy with a more appealing theme, but that's in the eye of the beholder. If you don't like that kind of game, you don't like it, so don't know what to tell you. But the market says - and has for the 15 years I've been doing this - that KISS is worth a premium for that era of game.