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If a $5k LOTR Vault is released before Hobbit, what will you get?

By YKpinballer

5 years ago

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“If a $5k LOTR VE released before the Hobbit, which would you get?”

  • Hobbit 64 votes
  • Lord of the Rings 183 votes
  • Both 20 votes

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#103 5 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

You feel? LOTR was one of their highest selling games until AC/DC. Guesstimates of how many LOTRs were made are 6000+ They made about 1000 Iron Mans initially...that's why the game was in demand & why the VE was done. Operators & collectors wanted it. Some collectors are crying for a NIB LOTR cuz they just want NIB anything...but is the demand REALLY there? It's doubtful that operators want LOTR again....they already have/had tons. Maybe 100-200 people would put their money where their mouth is, and that's being generous. Stern won't put it back in production with those numbers.

Ahhh, but convert to SAM with high quality sound and slap on metallic decals and those demand numbers shoot up to at least 1000. You even said yourself you couldn't resist those upgrades at one point! Convert code, redo sound, color DMD...easier than making Mustang from scratch and quadruple the sales!!!

#120 5 years ago
Quoted from thedefog:

Unless we get an extremely stripped down version of a game, a la The Pin, we will never see a $5 LoTR. $6500 is more likely what it would start at.

How many times do we have to go over this? LOTR doesn't have that many "toys".
1) Sword lock ramp...errr, wireform really.
2) Ring (which is just one circular magnet ala TOTAN)
3) Balrog
4) Tower that pathetically falls over
5) Can we even say the mini-playfield?

That's it. It's already stripped.

#122 5 years ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

I'm curious, if LOTR is considered "stripped", then what game would you consider loaded? Aside from WoZ?

TZ and RS for two...but the point was that LOTR doesn't have more any going on in it toy wise than most machines. There isn't anything costly about it.

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