Quoted from jgentry:
I need your rose colored glasses. Why waste money changing the line and weeks of down time to build a WOZ no one wants if anything you said about POTC is true. All companies have business plans. All business plans are fluid and constantly being changed as needed. So either POTC is not doing what you claim or management at JJP should be fired. The funniest thing you posted is JJP sticking to a schedule. Their games are really good, built super solid, definitely will love for the hobby, filled with cool stuff, on schedule is not something they have ever been though.
No, you're not understanding the situation, yet again. They aren't building the YBR on the main line. Jack said this. The main line is still building the last of the POTCs and then swapping to the new game. YBRs are built on the second small line.
Again - the decision was "POTC is selling better than anticipated so. OPTION A - order more parts, wait for them, hold up main line production and delay new game X and new game Y or OPTION B - finish building POTCs for now, as planned, and continue on release schedule for game X etc"
That was JJP's choices. They chose option B, and I agree with it. Most would. If they went with option A, we'd have 10 threads on pinside bitching about how JJP hasn't announced a new game yet, JJP must be going under, the sky is falling, blah blah blah. Instead, in spite of POTC success, we have people saying JJP is going under, POTC sales terrible, blah blah blah. Nevermind the fact that a used POTC LE sells within hours for only $500 under NIB retail.