I got the call from my Stern dealer earlier in the week that my Munsters Premium should arrive at his shop either Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. This will be my 3rd NIB Stern title. The 1st two were TWDLE and ST Pro, delivered and setup by an independent 3rd party at the same time. Both were bought without having played them 1st. The only regret I have is not unboxing and setting them up myself. TWDLE was basically "meh" with the initial code, but as time went on and code matured, it became, and is, a fantastic pin. Being a fan of the show since day 1, Clelands sound mod was the icing on the cake! ST Pro was good out of the box. No complaints.
This time around, with Munsters Premium, I'm going to bite the bullet and make the 2 hour trip to my dealer and bring it home myself, so I can unbox and set it up myself. I want the full NIB experience! I've not played a Pro or an LE so I'm going into this major purchase blind. I have seen game play videos on YouTube and I like what I see. I chose the Premium because of the B&W art package. I find it unique and gorgeous! Don't get me wrong, the Pro and LE art packages are beautiful, but IMO, the Premium, with the B&W art pays more of an homage to a TV series I grew up with, watching in syndication!