Quoted from HookedonPinonics:
Sure! Everything is a gamble and pinball is a huge one. Even buying a NIB Stern is a gamble regarding playfield quality and what not. You know you will get your game but at what cost. I have played the gamble on NIB multiple times and have lost multiple times on playfield quality. It is what it is. I have no doubt Haggis has the drive to do this. Just depends on how many orders they get and their labor force as well as covid slowdowns. If I was Haggis I would have not given a timeline but I understand they need to at least give some timeframe but for those ordering I would at least double the time on expectation. Look at JJP. They still can't get games out fast enough and still wont give anyone any timeframe..
As far as investment goes....I don't understand that for I never have looked at pinball like that. I buy what I want to play. Not what I think will give me a return. I can't see the value of a mermaid version tanking on the aftermarket though and should hold its value steady like the majority of NIB. But again who cares if you lose money if you got you moneys worth of fun. That's all that matters.
JJP definitely is having a hard time turning out games and they are a larger company and still can’t keep up with demand. 250 is not a lot but the last game they made only had 18 produced. That’s a 1289% increase in production. If they can do it, then I applaud them, but I have my doubts.