Quoted from JY64:
So how did they cheep on plastics playfields ect be specific. Now when you look at JJP games after Woz no uper playfields till POTC and how did that go. A game about a phone and before you try and tell me it is a disaster game explain selfie mode and emoje mode. Molded figures on pops getting fewer main toys being a rehash popup trolls no more monkey JJP is cost cutting time to admit it
Look, you're not stupid. You know many of the ways Stern has cost reduced over the last 10 years - we ALL do.
But I'll give you one plastic example - the drop target shelves. We usually don't see them nor think about them, but they have been made paper thin compared to what they used to be. They break now, where I have machines that are 30 years old where they've NEVER broken. I never even replaced one on ANY machine until Game of Thrones. Hidden cost reduction to save, what, a penny?
Cabinet wood is SUBSTANTIALLY crappier and that happened sometime around the KISS run. You can FEEL the difference in screw bite pre-KISS and post-KISS, and it's likely the reason for the rash of split cabinets since then.
But again, I'm not buying your dumb game. YOU know where the bodies are buried, as most people here paying attention do. Stern has cut costs substantially at the expense of customer's machines AND STILL RAISED PRICES 100% in 10 years. So forgive me if I don't jump on JJP for doing the most minor of cost reductions. They have a LOT more to do to even be in the same universe as Stern (and I hope they never go that far).