Quoted from metallik:
Elwin's 3rd game just announced; bad time to be getting out of the hobby. Stick around and let others buy the limited run junk.
To bad such a great designer works for a company that can't screw two pieces of wood together.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s going to get a lot worse.
I’ll probably always keep a game in my house but I’m not at all interested in ‘collecting’ and throwing money at these manufacturers for the crap they give us.
Thats freaking ridiculous, and Im sure they will sell all 200 of them.
You know what would be just as impressive for a topper, costs the same, and it can be used on any game? A stack of 1000 uncirculated $1 bills. Just set it up there and light it up with some green LEDs.
I'm not a buyer, and have the game. Whats the big deal, limited run stuff always commands good money. I've turned down $900 for our kiss topper and I don't think its worth near that. Quit crying, don't buy it and enjoy what you have
At least you don't need to fill out an application telling them why you should be picked to buy the topper.
We all know if they are only doing 200. They will sell out in under an hour. Ads for them at $1500 nib will pop up within 2 hours.
I was planning on getting the topper, but now...not a chance. $1,000???? I paid $1,000 for a nice Joke Poker this summer. For anyone that’s wondering, Joker Poker is an entire working pin
The eyes on the skulls are going to lite up and the left gargoyle will lift his leg to fart.
Quoted from Hazoff:
The price of the games themselves make us all suckers why not the toppers and mods. At least u guys don't have the exchange rates us foreigners have. Ready for this. A pro now cost's me $8300 over 10 for a Pre and close to 13K for an LE. Who's a sucker? me and I love it. Why I've been known to suck a golf ball through a garden hose
That's insane. I thought it was through a straw.
To buy or not to buy...
Speak with your dollars. That's all that matters. You can't control what others do.
"Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
You don't want it then don't buy it. Think it costs too much then don't buy it. Move along.
I've never understood the "collector" mentality or limited edition for that matter. Especially toppers... But to each his own. If it makes you happy and you have the disposable income... Does it really matter what anyone spends their cash on? The only person that is going to find value in your collection is you, no matter how big your e-peen gets stroked... You can't take any of it with you so might as well enjoy it.. but if your getting it to impress others... That's a mistake and a whole other issue...No one really gives a shit
Its no different than the CE at JJP or the LE at Stern, A big part of it to many collectors is the hope its worth more later to the limited status but I've been buying pins for 10 years now NIB and many many LE's. Not a one garnered me a profit on resale, quite the contrary. I'm all for the LE model and if they make a Road Warrior or Blade Runner or Slayer pin I'll buy the LE but not because of "limited edition, make as many as you want as far as I'm concerned. I'm buying that model cause if its in my dream theme category I want the best example I can get. Same goes for this ridiculous over priced topper. It will sell out, some people have enough money or passion for this game and want the full package. Good for them. If you can't afford it them maybe you should have studied a little harder or had less children.
I bet the gargoyle on each end jumps up in what Stern will call "Super Vertical Action Dual Movement Jumping Gargoyles". Hopefully for this price it comes with an LE plaque on the back of it...
Guessing the whole “limited” thing coupled with what I guess would also include an autograph (plus a $5 coil!) will make these fly off the shelf.
If Stern wants to make some extra dough from insanely priced toppers vs. stripping even more features from games I’m OK with it... seriously, who can blame them when they see people shelling out the same for a Ghostbusters topper!
I've never been so happy to have a basement with low ceilings where I can't even use toppers.
I guess at this price there would be some kind of "Elvira" plastic image on it but she would have to sign off on that. What we see is what we get at this price.
Every year I see the exact thing at Party City where I get halloween costumes for my kids - for $10 though. They are even more limited too because I think there's only about 50 of them in the bin.
Quoted from captainadam_21:
Imagine all the hookers and blow you could get for the price of that topper!
8 ball = 3 bills
A good quality Side Walk Sally 300 an hour so it would be fun but not for long.
This is what I've heard anyway.
Don't buy toppers. For me anyway I think they make pins look cheese. If u like them then hey, we all like different cheeses. I would much rather have the option to buy a kit that added a spinner or under PF magnets that actually impact gameplay. Armor and Shakers and Add on toys? Nah. To each his own.
Quoted from Hayfarmer:
std's and drug addiction or a topper
Well this would suggest to me uv never partaken in that activity before. If u know what ur doing then that's a non issue.
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