My only comment here is on the question of trying to do a high end restoration yourself. While my family and I can't really justify (now) paying a restorer to do this professionally, my son and I are modeling our work after bryan_kelly (not that we can come close but we are trying). No, we don't need to go to that level, but we want to, because when we are done, every time that game turns on, my son and I will look at each other and smile. That is worth every extra sanding, coat of paint, plating, tie wrap, tumbled mech, and new plastic. In fact, we do extra work just because. When we are done, this game will be priceless to us. We plan on hiding a flash drive with photos of the restoration someplace deep in the machine. Definitely worth every penny.