I agree this should not have been a "covered" pin announcment, but it doesn't really matter in the end.
Quoted from f3honda4me:
Would love to. Been trying to get one for a few weeks now. I’m trying to text Kingpin Chris though about ordering a YBR for MGC but I’m sure he’s busy at TPF.
To me it’s not worth buying an $8k pin then sink another $1k in plus 12 hours for light boards if the boards flake out.
Sorry it's so pricey for you, I know you were hoping it would be less. Still, it just proves there might be a market for this after all. Who know how many they actually have to sell to make it worthwhile at these prices anyway.
So much anger here. The world does not owe us reasonably priced pinball machines. It's too much for me but I"m not angry about it, I just won't buy one. If Wonka comes out at 10K plus, I'll be sad as it's a dream theme, but it's their business and they have to do what best for them. Anyway, I don't think I'll stay in this thread and debate this though
If you do get it, f3, enjoy. I bet it's a great looking machine in person (they always seem to look better in person than the pictures or videos show).