Quoted from Arcade:
We want shakers
We want real backglass
We want anti glare glass
We want powder coated rails.
Who is this 'we' you're talking about? I don't really care about any of those things.
Quoted from Arcade:
What a tough ass group.
All I am saying is Stern used to add value to their LE’s with actual upgrades.
If you want to pay thousands more for new artwork and signatures I’m not stopping you.
Ah! I didn't follow the thread back to the 'these should be LE items' - that makes a bit more sense.
To me, all of that stuff should be add ons (powder coat, fancy glass, fancy backglass, shaker, topper) so that the price can be kept down.
It'd be nice if the 'premium' was the same gameplay wise as the 'LE' (if they still insist on doing a stripped down pro, too) but left all those extra bits as optional add ons and the LE had all the dressings as a package price. Bring the price of the 'premium' down a bit and more easily justify the cost difference of the LE.
From the screenshots of the video, the arrow inserts are color changing -- and there's no groot arms, so that must be a pro? Possibly "more" RGB on the LE, but it seems like at least shot indicators are RGB on the pro too.
Sounds like the only thing I'd really miss on the pro are the spinners; because spinners are fun at all times.
Yes, I'm sure whiners on pinside is why this happened. It wasn't planned from the start or anything like that.
Quoted from T-800:
There is something pure about them and the hand crafted artwork that had to be created to make the animations. I like the HD LCD displays, but I really love some of the 90's Williams DMD animations on a ColorDMD.
I think Stern's problem with the LCDs is they really aren't using them very well. The displays just aren't that well designed. The stuff JJP does with the display is gorgeous. Stern's attempts so far are ... not. I'm no graphic designer, so I can't really speak to what they should do different -- just as an end user, what they've done so far is ... meh. If they were amazing, I think you'd have less of a 'I miss the DMD' feeling.
Quoted from Delta9:
I was at expo steve said never again will he do a movie theme and everything they did with sw had to be approved by the sw people he said it was a royal pain in the ass
Everything has to be approved on ANY license game. It just sounded like Disney was much less agreeable than most people they work with, so Star Wars was not a joy to work on.
Quoted from kermit24:
Another point - Marvel is Disney. So GOTG is Disney.
Yeah - I think they're just MUCH more strict/controlling with Star Wars given what the property means to the bottom line. Probably the only thing that would be worse to work with them on is a Mickey Mouse pin. GotG isn't the megalith that SW is.
Quoted from fishmanrob:
This is a smart business decision. Wait for the code.
Is it? Do average location players even care? I would think the 'strike with what's new and hot' would work better - regardless of finish details. Sure, repeat regular customers might be disappointed by it, but on a route operation how much of that is really where the money is versus "OOOH GUARDIANS (puts money in)"
Quoted from Whysnow:
thanks. I had heard from a typically reliable source that TWD vault was coming where they will have the PRO model with walker bombs, spinner, and extra magnet. I was told the only thing holding it up was that Lyamn is still busy on other titles with code.
If true, it would be enough for me to likely by a TWDve for home finally.
Why would they do this? They could just make more premiums. Doesn't make any sense.
The point is, if there's a market for TWD with the spinner/extra magnet/walker bombs -- why not just make more premiums instead of a hybrid 'pro'. Are the ramp flap and crossbow THAT problematic that it would be worth leaving them off?
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