Not at all. In fact, this will be the longest playfield run we've done since 2010. (That one being Cyclone, which we intentionally doubled the run size thinking we'd experiment with what it was like to have extras for a year or two afterward for late customers. We still have dozens left in stock today. It was a bad idea.)
In this case, unlike Cyclone, every single playfield is spoken for up front.
Regardless, the TAF run is a fixed size due to the IPB supplies load, as detailed in the other thread.
No it will not. It's not on the films. Already checked.
Our cut design will follow factory original. Not IPB's. We haven't seen an IPB in person, nor is there one within 1000 miles of here. Don't want to see one. So there will be no influence from what IPB cut in the past.
Quoted from kosmo:
Resellers probably preordered a bunch of these, so i guess you'll probably be able to find one
Distributors aren't allowed into the preorders. Preorders are for you guys. The end users get first dibs on playfields here. Distributors aren't allowed to step in until months after release and buy any leftovers (silvers and usually bronzes) if there are any left.
With the size of the waiting list right now, distributors won't get anywhere near a crack at one of these.
Don't let PPS having these available confuse anybody. PPS' portion of the run is also spoken for. They are our licensor, not the role of CPR distributor in this case. Big difference.