I'm with you on the first part of that Methos. "Crazy" is the word. That's why Gary will eventually make a Queen pin.
Based on combined sales of albums, singles, videos and downloads, Queen are the seventh best-selling musical act worldwide:
The Beatles (246 million)
Elvis Presley (191.6 million)
Michael Jackson (150.8 million)
Abba (54.5 million)
Madonna (156.5 million)
Led Zeppelin (129.9 million)
Queen (87.3 million)
A Queen pin is simply a great business proposition (assuming it's well designed & built and plays well) because Queen is still a MASSIVE brand all over the world. A Queen pin has the potential to outsell AC/DC in Europe, will outsell AC/DC in Asia, will sell very well in Australia and New Zealand and Canada (although probably not as well as AC/DC).
Now, what about the USA? Will it outsell AC/DC in the USA? Probably not, but why wouldn't it sell strongly nevertheless? Strong enough to make a neat profit for Stern?
"Another One Bites The Dust" is likely to be the best selling physical single ever in the USA by a foreign group. "Bohemian Rhapsody" reached the Billboard's Top 10 twice (in 1976 and 1992). In the digital era (from 2005), Queen have managed five million selling songs, all of which were obviously released in previous decades; apparently no foreign band beats that.
Queen have sold something like 40,000,0000 albums in the USA.
Many of those album owners people love pinball.