New sterns were not 4k for lotr and those early sam system games.
Lotr, tspp, harley davison (right when they switched from sega to stern), etc all were $3100 new.
Iron man is when they were raised to 4k even. Tron was $4100, Bdk $4100 , Transformers pro, x men, both $4100.
Then they started going up annually and here we are now which is way top much. They still earn the same on location or less.
A higher priced machine does not make it earn more unfortunately.