Quoted from Spacemanratso09:
As I posted earlier I picked up BK for cheap and the cab is fantastic,very clean inside and boards are sound for the most part.
I ordered a new plastic set today,got the Mayfair backglass,and put in led displays.
I heard a playfield is coming out from micro in September so I was thinking I couldn’t have got this at a better time.
Back in the day my brother always preferred Flash Gordon over BK where as I prefer BK
I really enjoy the game and love the feeling it emotes.
It’s like in that moment I am back in time and I feel like it’s playing defender or tempest way back when.
Should I be this excited about the chance to slip a new playfield in this game?
My brother thinks it’s way over the top and unnecessary and I will never see my money back.
I feel with this game it’s not about the money.
I had a FG I parted out and a guy REALLY wanted the coin door.I could see this so I told him he could have it.He insisted on paying...
He told me he found a FG at the dumps and had restored the whole thing and was almost done and sent pics it looked amazing.
I remember thinking why would anyone go through this when you can just buy one pretty decent for 1500?
I guess it wasn’t about the money
I think this game has ALOT going for it besides it’s pinball “value”
I love bringing this thing back.
I don’t want to do 30% and just play it and sell it.
So,again,should I be this damn stoked about a new playfield?
Has anyone put one in and have an opinion?
Thanks,going to go play one more round against him
Everyone puts a different value on games. If you plan on keeping it, then you decide what you want to put into and don't worry about getting your money back out. I have a Firepower that I bought for $1100 CDN. It was my first pin. It now has a CPR playfield, CPR plastics, Mayfair backglass, Xpin displays, new flipper mechs, full LEDs with some customizations. It plays and looks fantastic. My pinball friends that have access to brand new, $10K games (Iron Maiden, Star Wars, Houdini, Guardians, Dialed In, etc.) think it's amazing. I've probably got $3K into it never mind the time and effort that went into doing a playfield swap and all the rest of the work I've done. I have no intention of selling it. Ever. So I don't really care what I have invested. If I was forced to sell it I'd be lucky to see $2K and I understand that is the reality of the situation. I can live with that.
My BK is a different story. It was supposed to be a budget restore. I decided to go with a hardtop rather than search or wait for a playfield to become available just to save a few dollars. Then it got the full LED treatment. Then I decided to put new flipper mechs in. Then I decided to get the CPR plastics even though mine are really pretty decent. Now that it's all coming together I have to decide if I want to spend the money on a new backglass. All of a sudden it is no longer a budget restore.
Bottom line is at some point, unless you're a flipper, you stop worrying about what you've spent on it. If you look at it and play it and it makes you smile, screw what everyone else says. These things become a labour of love, especially if you are doing the work. My buddy was always concerned that he could get out what he put into a machine when he sold it. I got tired of listening to him. What value do you put on your enjoyment and usage of a pin?
So do what you want and don't listen to anyone else. As long as you can afford it and it makes you happy, that's all that matters!
Just my 3.5 cents (adjusted for the Canadian/US exchange rate, no tariffs added).