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Costco - The Pin is in stock


By stevedave

7 years ago



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    #101 7 years ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Let's be honest, at least 25% of us here would say $800.00 was too high a price had they been offered at that price initially. Personally, $1999.99 would be a good price IMO.

    Exactly. I posted this in another thread, but in the mid '70s, Bally sold their home game for $700 - $800 at Sears -- IN THE MID '70s!

    The $800 price point is 40 years old. $800 dollars in mid-70's money is actually over $3000 in today's dollars. So for the same money today, you'd get a lot more game with The Pin, than you did with the mid-70's Bally home game.

    It still feels like a lot of money, though.

    #102 7 years ago

    None in California Costco.... I also wanted to play it...

    #103 7 years ago

    Hmmmmm

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    #104 7 years ago

    ...anyone on PS pony up and by this home game for Christmas? Does it have an Extra Ball shot? Jpop

    #105 7 years ago

    Good point, kenh.

    How much were commercial pins selling for in the 70's?

    #106 7 years ago
    Quoted from jpop:

    ...anyone on PS pony up and by this home game for Christmas? Does it have an Extra Ball shot? Jpop

    Nobody here would admit buying one if they did.
    Howie

    #107 7 years ago

    I don't know anyone that would want one. I think I'd rather a Spanish Eyes EM.

    #108 7 years ago
    Quoted from luvthatapex2:

    I think I'd rather a Spanish Eyes EM.

    Ha! That's my Dad's favorite game.

    By the way, my friend connection has struck out at CostCo. The sale is completely regional.

    #109 7 years ago
    Quoted from Pdxmonkey:

    What's the return policy on these?

    Costco used to have a lifetime return policy...

    #110 7 years ago

    Yeah, someone here really needs to rent one of these from CostCo, play the holy ever loving shit out of it, return it and report back.

    To be clear: Someone not me.

    #111 7 years ago
    Quoted from HighProtein:

    Costco used to have a lifetime return policy...

    Once they took off in TV business that went away.

    #112 7 years ago
    Quoted from rai:

    I keep reading about the other Costco pins IM and Batman, how were they different from the pro versions?

    They were made before there were Pro versions, there were just regular versions.

    Differences (off the top of my head)

    Costco Batman (same cabinet as a real game)
    -No Joker reveal mech - Joker toy's just mounted on a bracket.
    -No metal ramp, teeter bridge, or "Path of Gadgets" - this was replaced by one plastic ramp that goes to the left w/ plastics & lights to represent the gadgets.
    -No Joker drop target
    -One shade DMD instead of multiple shades of orange
    -Always on Freeplay, no coin mech.

    Ironman Classic
    -New redesigned MDF cabinet screwed together Ikea style.
    -No magnets
    -No kickback
    -All LED inserts
    -Stronger slings to compensate for lack of magnet/kickback
    -Easier rules
    -Always on Freeplay, no coin mech.

    #113 7 years ago
    Quoted from Hwawonyu:

    Once they took off in TV business that went away.

    It is still in place, just not for computers and certain electronics. This one might qualify as it is in the Toy section

    #114 7 years ago

    They have a Transformers to play at the costco here:
    830 East Boughton Road
    Bolingbrook, IL
    (630) 410-0700

    #115 7 years ago

    There's one at the St. Charles Costco too (Randall & North).

    #116 7 years ago

    Avengers version coming next. Its actually kinda neat.

    #117 7 years ago
    Quoted from coasterguy:

    Avengers version coming next. Its actually kinda neat.

    HUH???????

    #118 7 years ago

    I feel that this machine COULD benefit all in the hobbie and business! Cheap looking or not, if younger people get interested in pinball because of this game then all power to it. It's seems like a good effort to reach out to the general public and maybe spark an interest in something real instead of virtual. I am a so called seasoned player and collector and I feel like we should give Stern some respect in their efforts. My wish is that pinball lives on and progresses and this game may plant a seed by introducing pinball to people that may not have otherwise had a chance like you and I to play pinball at a location.

    ITS ALL GOOD !!!!

    ROB

    #119 7 years ago

    Interesting, not only is amazon not matching costco's $2500 price tag, they actually raised the price to $3,314!
    amazon.com link »

    STILL says 16 in stock, I don't think they're selling any

    #120 7 years ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    Differences (off the top of my head)

    Costco Batman (same cabinet as a real game)
    -No Joker reveal mech - Joker toy's just mounted on a bracket.
    -No metal ramp, teeter bridge, or "Path of Gadgets" - this was replaced by one plastic ramp that goes to the left w/ plastics & lights to represent the gadgets.
    -No Joker drop target
    -One shade DMD instead of multiple shades of orange
    -Always on Freeplay, no coin mech.

    I'd actually really like a chance to play one of the "Costco BDKs". Everything that was removed in my opinion seems like an improvement. It's like they took out everything I didn't care for on the original, but left in the kick-butt crane...

    #121 7 years ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    I'd actually really like a chance to play one of the "Costco BDKs". Everything that was removed in my opinion seems like an improvement. It's like they took out everything I didn't care for on the original, but left in the kick-butt crane...

    I love both versions of BDK, but they do play very differently. The classic version felt like a new game to me. Wish I could find one...

    #122 7 years ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    I'd actually really like a chance to play one of the "Costco BDKs". Everything that was removed in my opinion seems like an improvement. It's like they took out everything I didn't care for on the original, but left in the kick-butt crane...

    Hey, didn't we meet a few years ago at Chicago Expo, or am I confusing you for someone else? That's where I played the Costco BDK! I think Stern brought it...it was next to an Avatar whitewood.

    #123 7 years ago

    I was incredibly skeptical about this but got the chance to play it at Costco the other day. Didn't even know they were selling them but walked past it and had to give it a couple runs. It's actually pretty fun. Playfield is not as small as I thought and the build quality of it is great. It actually seems like a fun machine for someone who doesn't have a lot of space, expertise, or money.

    Now the machine is still ugly as all sin and I'm not a fan of the theme, but if they cleaned that up and didn't make it look so cheap/cheesy, I think it'd be worth the $2500 price. Especially if you have kids.

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