Sooooo much pinball! I agree that MGC in it's new location is far superior to Expo. Great show. Attendance is highly recommended, especially the after party if you want to play pinball.
I did not count and so I don't know if the used carry-in section was smaller this year (still a ton of great games) or just seemed like fewer games since it was dwarfed by the gigantic vendor area. The only After Party pic I took, since I was too busy playing
It was nice to have all the parts and mod vendors in the hall. They had a bunch of interesting stuff for sale.
My unsolicited opinion of the new(er) games: (yes, I am dead inside)
1. Wonka: Solid game. Looks great, fun to play. Didn't really understand the toys in my limited exposure.
2. BK:SoR: Did nothing for me on any model. I'm a geek; the theme is right in my wheelhouse and I just didn't like the layout or the art. I haven't been as bored by an upper playfield since GoT. Kind of a No Fear vibe to it. YMMV and my opinion is often wrong.
3. Munsters: Never liked the show, but I thought the art looked great. Standard modern stern. Fun, but forgettable. Mini-playfield is a waste of time.
4. Oktoberfet: I had more fun playing the mini-playfield on Munsters than this entire game. Maybe it was just the specific pin that I was on with the back legs as flat as the front, but it was slow and floaty like Hobbit(an achievement for a standard sized game). By the end, I was almost trying to let the ball drain, but it wouldn't -so slow I couldn't miss and you need to watch the ball to avoid seeing the art- Just make it stop.
5. CGC: Not really new, but I thought their stuff was the best in the vendor area. I think I need to buy an MMr. (Please start making them again)
Great show, worth the trip.