Last week I ordered the Limited Edition Ritchie/Fukuoka signed Kingpin Translite offered online by Circus Maximus.
I bought it because I like the theme, history of the game, artwork, etc. I also made the purchase to secure a place in line when/if the machines are put into production.
I never thought I would make a NIB purchase of a pinball machine. Incomplete code, quality control issues, up front deposits -- it was not worth the investment to have the latest and greatest machine even if I did like the theme. I like how the guys at Circus Maximus are approaching the remake -- retaining much of the original art, theme, and code but at the same time offering some modern tweaks and listening to the public's feedback. I also like that no up front deposits are requested; I am more than willing to buy something I want but I want to make sure my money brings something home ( TBL anyone?).
Looking forward to what is to come later this year, even if it has to carry over into the next. The history and back story of this title are tempting enough. . . combine that with gangsters and tommy guns and I will be all in for my first NIB Pinball.