Quoted from tslayer71:
Heavy Metal - Such a cool movie. That would make a great pin, but a little dated. But then again 30 year old themes seem to be all the rage these days.....
It was early 80's but tied up for years in legal battles before publicly available again in the 90's for viewing. I was a kid and my Dad pirated on the Sony Beta so I grew up watching it often. Oh the memories but for anyone that hasn't seen it? See it. It doesn't feel dated to this day and YES to a pin for that theme.
I hope one of these games turns up at Lucky's Lounge in Edmonton, AB.. Bill has done an excellent job with his pins, and I show up to toss a few coins every now and again since he obviously went out of his way to provide a Ghostbusters for public use. Big shout out for Bill, keep up the good work man!
Edit: Bill = NinjaBooT
Quoted from SuperPinball:
The reason why it doesn't feel dated and would make an awesome pin is due to the awesome soundtrack.
It would be a shame if Stern gets this theme because it would be one of many themes wasted on an econopin.. I vote JJP or AP for that theme. I would put my money on that for sure!
Edit: it's a give away theme since it revolves around a little green ball, I want 20% of all the proceeds lol
Quoted from someoneelse:
People obviously feel priced out of the party. It's a small community, pinheads have heavily supported and in the end saved Stern in bad times making it possible for them to continue business. Now that the company is healthy again and it's time to celebrate they feel like Stern is leaving them behind, targeting the anniversary BM66 only to the high rollers and attaching all kinds of strings to the purchase of the machine. Of course the average Stern customer is upset and expressing this on Pinside.
It's also helpful for Stern to have access to this information. Otherwise, if BM66 is not as successful as they assumed they won't know if this was because it's merely a BDK re-theme with cosmetic corrections or because of the marketing model. So just "moving on" and not expressing why someone
Also remember this is even worse outside of the US, because of changes in exchange rates with the US $. True for euro, Canadian $, etc.
In here we have to digest an extra 20% (or more) increase. A regular Stern Pro is now around 6,000€ here (sales tax included). I don't even want to know how much people will pay in France for BM66 Prem.
Not that my opinion matters to Stern - never bought a NIB Stern, probably never will.
But it should matter to those buying NIB pins because, as many, I tend to like their games, and I am interested in a number of recent titles I would like to buy after a few years. But now I am also priced out of the secondary market! So once bottom feeders like me can't even second-hand buy the shiny toys Stern NIB buyers are no longer enjoying: prepare to lose your shirt when trying to sell a game which is not a super hit. Plenty of examples here of LEs sold at a huge loss. Unsure how many Pro NIB buyers can afford a $1-2k loss on each title they buy.
My offer for any Stern game is 500 only not one dollar more!
Lol they bumped the "limited" production amount and I guess the price is the same. I've said all along stop buying crappy stern games and they pull that stunt? Hahaha!
Sooo as I've said many times before it's a stern. No good backbox light show, no subways. The spike system they so proudly showed with WWE had a cable run across part of the LED lamps to obstruct what little lighting available for the backbox which wasn't interactive with the game anyways. They had tubes before that. How is it possible people still support a company that's not forward thinking.
I put my money on JJP because it's not a old school monarchy
Quoted from iceman44:
I don't know why its so hard to understand this part. It's a big winner for the 80 people that got one, and SLE with 400 people on the list.
And yes its a big win for Stern too, because while somewhat sleazy, they executed it 10x better than Jack.
It's also a big win for the 240 LE's. Why? Because few are backing out and there is a line there too.
You may not agree with price, I don't either, but NONE of that matters when it sells out huge. Price matters when it doesn't sell, like JJP#3
Haha a winner? You guys spent WAY to much on a pile of crap!
Fanboys, I didn't know there was a stern army so there you have it. Nothing I can say or anyone else to convince you to spend your money on better quality pins.
Stern is opulent, pay after release, why would they be in a hurry AFTER they have your money? Stop paying them then you might get service or the company will go away as it should.
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