Quoted from Faust:
Thanks for the link. I read through it (before I bought these kits actually) the only difference I saw was backboard illumuniation for royal ed.
However it may be included in the GI upgrade kit; not clear to me.
Hence my questions; did they change anything else on the 13000 series (updated mechs, lights or electronics for example) that is not in the separate kits.
I’ll start reading up here but ai was just hoping someone knew something more
I was lucky enough to get a Royal, as I didn't want to go down the road of installing pieces to make it look like a Royal if I bought an older version...
From what I recall, the shaker motor, all metal trim, side mirrors and back panel lighting is what would be "missing" if you did all the cool upgrading...
Then, tying in the pop bumpers to the RGB, mounting the new boards correctly in the back box, switching around the speaker wires for the RGB effect.
While it's more time than I'd like to spend, it's really cool that CGC made this an option.
Only question I have would be is it worth the same as a Royal if you do everything?
Personally, I don't care. Play and enjoy what you have! I chose the "easy" way out IMO. I have enjoyed from Day1 and never regretted the price tag. By the time you add up all the parts (and labor time, even if it's a passion of yours to work on) it's pretty close to cost of a NIB MMrRE.
Main thing is making it to your liking. Collectors are a funny breed...one pieced together will never equal a bought one from the factory with all the trimmings. To each their own.
Again, have fun and enjoy your pin!
Post some pics when done!