I have noticed for awhile that AFM has been dropping in price. I have not seen the same from MM so maybe the rumor with respect to AFM is true. Who knows. Again if I was a pinball producer I would focus on reproductions of all the high priced pins (MM, MB and CC are 3 great examples). Would be nice to see that happen. I doubt they would reproduce WW and HS2 as people can find very nice examples for around $2K (give or take a couple of hundred).
I can almost guarantee that a remake of CC or MM would be a HUGE SELLER. To get a new one for about half the price of an old one. Also, that would either JUSTIFY and NEGATE this claim that so many make that these are "true collectibles" as lets face it a reproduction of the MONA LISA would be worth NOTHING. People want the one original. I have tried to say this all along and this would end that argument once and for all. The MM and CC are not worth what they are currently selling for in my opinion. Yes, they are worth every penny of $7K-$8K but when they blew through $10K in my opinion that was a joke. I would rather own an MM or CC then many pins I own that I paid $5K for so I would pay a little more but to pay TRIPLE no way JOSE !!!
The price jump of about $10K for a MM in 3 years was a joke in my opinion and anyone that bought one for over $10K should be a "bag holder" if they bought it because they felt it would keep going up. Hey, they took a risk and I feel the best thing to happen for this hobby would be for a lot of those people who bought it thinking the prices would increase to get burned bad....that will help the prices down the road for the true hobbyist that is just buying pins to enjoy for many years.
So lets hope they reproduce games like CC and MM and that should put an end to some of the price inflation in my opinion and put a top at least in some of the A titles which is healthy for this hobby and should be welcomed by all of us.